Tag Archives: J.D. Salinger

2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve been working on this list for a couple of weeks. I also plan on doing Non-Fiction and other categories in my out-of-control library. Some authors are represented multiple times. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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The Books: Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, edited by Anne Fadiman; ‘Marginal Notes on the Inner Lives of People with Cluttered Apartments in the East Seventies: ‘Franny and Zooey’, by J.D. Salinger”, by David Samuels

Next up on the essays shelf: Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, edited by Anne Fadiman Anne Fadiman is an author important to our family. I wrote about why here. Her lovely little book, Ex Libris, made up of … Continue reading

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A.S. Byatt’s New Book

She’s got a new giant novel coming out: The Children’s Book. it’s been a while for her – recently it’s been mainly short stories – and I am beyond excited. Now that I hear what it’s about, I am even … Continue reading

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The Books: “Franny and Zooey” (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger There’s a reason why Salinger fans tend to annoy non-Salinger fans. Because we tend to get evangelical, passionate – and (to the non-Salinger eyes) “melodramatic”. We say things like, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘Teddy’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the ninth and final story ‘Teddy’ Not too wacky about the closer story. It just doesn’t work for me. I can see what Salinger is going for … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the eighth story ‘De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period’ God, I love this story. The structure of it has now become a cliche: young person has a life-changing revelation … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the seventh story ‘Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes’ In Googling around for information on this story (there ain’t much) I came across a couple of disagreements … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘For Esmé with Love and Squalor’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the sixth story ‘For Esmé with Love and Squalor’ God, I love this story. It is perfection. It was one of Salinger’s most successful short stories, in … Continue reading

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