1/52 : The Moon is Down, by John Steinbeck

I don’t exactly know what has possessed me, but I’ve decided to do a 52 books in 52 weeks challenge. I’ve been wanting to read more but get so bogged down in the reading I already have to do for school. I’m hoping this will help me have the motivation to read things other than history textbooks and anthologies of ancient writings. We’ll see how this goes.

Some favorite quotes:
“Doctor Winter was a man so simple that only a profound man would know him as profound.” (4)
“He had a large, white, spraying mustache and two smaller ones, one over each eye.” (7)
“Sooner or later everyone wanted to punch Loft in the nose for his sureness about things.” (23)
“Their talk was of friends and relatives who loved them and their longings were for warmth and love, because a man can be a soldier for only so many hours a day and for only so many months a year, and then he wants to be a man again…” (51)
“Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars.” (96)

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