This is my second challenge and I’m a bit slow on the uptake so continue to bear with me. I was nominated by Samantha Murdoch who has a wonderful blog. Please take a look! Coincidentally, I just realized that my quote choice for Day#1 is “akin” to one of Samantha’s…

The rules are as follows:

  1. Post 1 quote each day for 3 days…
  2. Pick a theme for each day but according to someone more experienced at blogging than me ~ not necessary…
  3. Nominate 3 blogs to pick up the challenge and “pay it forward”…
  4. Let your 3 bloggers know by posting on their blogs….Enjoy!!!

My nominees are:





Day 1 ~ Authors 

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

~ John Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent)


John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors. Winter of Our Discontent was published in 1961 and was his last book. Ironically, of his 27 publications, it is the only one that is set on the East Coast. The story takes place in the fictional New Baytown  which was modeled after Sag Harbor, NY, where Steinbeck lived while writing the book. Sag Harbor, once a whaling port, is now part of the trendy and expensive Hamptons ~ home to many celebrities.

Steinbeck’s modest Sag Harbor home

In the book, the main character, Ethan Allen Hawley, visits the tide pool during times of change and turmoil in his life. It is his safe place, his port in the storm.

John Steinbeck

February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968



5 thoughts on “3 Day Quote… Challenge #1

    1. My first time in college I earned a BA in English Lit so read many of his books. When this was published critics didn’t think it would do well; they were wrong.

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