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2019 Books Read

It’s been such a busy year for me as a writer. The busiest. I’ve had to “make time” for reading stuff that has nothing to do with anything writing-wise. I need to read for pleasure. Many of the books I … Continue reading

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2008 Books Read

… in the order in which I finished them, understanding that very often I read many books at the same time. I count re-read books, by the way. I’ll include links to any posts or book excerpts I might have … 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’ Nine Stories was published under the title For Esme with Love and Squalor, and you can still find … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘Down at the Dinghy’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the fifth story ‘Down at the Dinghy’ There’s not much to this story, it seems to me to be the “thinnest” in the collection. If you put … Continue reading

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

One of Salinger’s perfect blends of comedy and pathos – another great example (if I could only follow it) of not saying too much. Saying just enough … but leaving some of the meaning and interpretation outside the lines… f … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘Just Before The War With the Eskimos’ (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the third story ‘Just Before The War With the Eskimos’ A story so compact, so perfectly structured, that if you remove one word the whole thing would … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nine Stories”- ‘Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut’ (J.D. Salinger)

Next book on my adult fiction bookshelf for the Daily Book Excerpt: Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger – excerpt from the second story ‘Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut’. My favorite in the collection. I think it would make a terrific short … Continue reading

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