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The Books: “The Catcher In the Rye” (J.D. Salinger)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Like most people, I had to read the book in high school. I read it in 10th grade – the formative year, one of the best classes … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Favorite Fictional Characters

A revised list, from a post I did a while back. My favorite characters from fiction. I am limiting my choices to just novels – and leaving out such amazing characters as Hamlet, or Stanley Kowalski. Here is how I … Continue reading

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In praise of Catcher In the Rye

A really cool post about the plain maroon cover of The Catcher in the Rye. An excerpt here – but definitely go read the whole post: The dustjacket on the original 1951 edition, designed by Michael Mitchell, had a Ben … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye,was published today in 1951. To this date, it has sold over 60 million copies. This book, along with all its other associations, always makes me think of a couple of things. It makes me think … Continue reading

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Re-reading Catcher In the Rye

During my Bloomsday extravaganza this past year – which a ton of people seemed to really enjoy, actually – I got a couple of comments in emails, and also a couple of cowards posted stuff about me on OTHER people’s … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Fiction

And now for the Fiction recommendations. (See the Non-Fiction ones below) Choosing books out of all the books I love is rather torturous for me. So this is an impulsive, scanning-the-bookshelves-with-mine-eyes and writing titles down spur-of-the-moment kind of list. Here … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

This is from one of my favorite books of all time: The Catcher in the Rye. Holden Caulfield is out by himself at a nightclub with a band, and he hooks up with three touristy girls, out for a night … Continue reading

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