52 weeks.
52 books.
im now reading East of Eden.
i love reading the dedications in books.
here is part of the one in this book:
"Well, here's your box. Nearly everything I have is in it, and it is not full. Pain and excitement are in it, and feeling good or bad and evil thoughts and good thoughts- the pleasure of design and some despair and the indescribable joy of creation. And on top of these are all the gratitude and love I have for you. And still the box is not full."

i love the photograph of John Steinbeck on the back cover: