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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger wrote one of the most famous books ever written, The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger wrote many stories and, in 1941, after several rejections, Salinger finally cracked The New Yorker, with a story, "Slight Rebellion Off Madison," that was an early sketch of what became a scene in "The Catcher in the Rye." The magazine then had second thoughts in part because of World War II in which Salinger was in combat, and held the story for five years before finally publishing it in 1946, buried in the back of an issue. Everyone was surprised when the story and the book that followed it became a bit hit. Even today nobody can really explain why Catcher in the Rye is so famous and so popular. Yet, millions have been sold and are still being sold even though only available as used books nowadays. When The Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951, it was registered for copyright as "additional material." This obviously referred to the earlier work "Slight Rebellion Off Madison." The copyright page on "The Catcher in the Rye" states "Copyright 1945, 1946, 1951 by J. D Salinger." The date of 1945 obviously refers to the publication of "I'm Crazy," a short story written by Salinger and published in the December 22, 1945 issue of Collier's magazine that first introduced the character Holden Caulfield to the reading public. Salinger later reworked this short story to incorporate it into The Catcher in the Rye. The two earlier stories are "I'm Crazy," an early version of Holden's departure from prep school that later shows up in The Catcher in the Rye. With minor alteration, much of this story is familiar to readers as the chapter where Holden visits Mr. Spencer. What sets this story apart is the presence of an additional Caulfield sister and the clarity of Holden's resignation and compromise at the end. "Slight Rebellion off Madison" is an early version of another scene in The Catcher in the Rye. The story follows Holden when he is home from Pency and goes to the movies, then skating with Sally Hayes, followed by his drunken calls to her apartment late at night. An early story, it is the first of Salinger's Caulfied works to be accepted for publication.
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the_reading_bee
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Since I promised to read more classics this year. . .

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VeryLazyDaisy
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Catching up on some classics and this line made me laugh.

Leftcoastzen 😂 2d
Jackal121 You need to read it @hannah-leeloo 2d
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hannah-leeloo @Jackal121 I'm sure you'll get me to one day 2d
Jackal121 For sure 2d
sprainedbrain Gosh, I love Holden. 😊 2d
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Thousand-Lives
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I didn‘t expect to like this book, and I ended up loving it.

Trashcanman It's one of my favorites, read it every year. 4d
britt_brooke My very favorite. We even named our youngest son Holden. ♥️ 3d
Leftcoastzen Glad you liked it.It goes to show that the proof is in the reading. 3d
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Thousand-Lives @britt_brooke I love that ❤️ 3d
Thousand-Lives @Trashcanman I also plan to reread it. You reading it each year makes me think of Holden going back to the museum and being different each time while the museum remains the same. 3d
Trashcanman @Thousand-Lives I can definitely see that. I now own 8 copies of the book and the ebook too. I love this book. 3d
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TheKidUpstairs
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I think there are two camps when it comes to Catcher; those who love it, and those who think Holden is an irredeemably #obnoxiouscharacter

I'm firmly in camp two. Where do you sit?

#AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

MissAimz_55 Camp two. Fiancé is in camp one 1w
AmyG Two. I didn‘t like or “get” this book at all. 1w
sprainedbrain Camp 1. Holden was my first book boyfriend, and I have been making poor choices in men ever since. 😂 1w
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Reagan 2 Holden is insufferable and I didn‘t even finish the book. 1w
MicrobeMom I haven‘t read since I was 16. At 16 I was definitely Camp 1. Though, now that I am adult and way beyond 16, I imagine I would be in Camp2. 1w
zezeki Camp 2. I really really didn't like him. 1w
OriginalCyn620 I need to reread this...I read it in high school but don‘t remember it much! 1w
TheKidUpstairs @MicrobeMom I think you're right, that the age at which you first read Catcher has a big effect on which camp you are in! 1w
TheKidUpstairs @MissAimz_55 @AmyG @sprainedbrain @Reagan @zezeki testing a theory; how old were you when you first read Catcher? 1w
sprainedbrain I was 17 the first time. 1w
Reagan @sprainedbrain probably early 20s. I don‘t recall trying as a teenager although I might have. I haven‘t tried since either, I‘ve considered it but I think he would irritate me even more now close to 40! 1w
vivastory I reread Catcher a couple of years ago at 39 & loved it more than when I first read it at 18. I felt a new appreciation for Holden's youthful idealism. 1w
xicanti Camp One. Holden‘s insufferability is largely fuelled by loneliness and grief. He‘s fascinating even when he isn‘t admirable. 1w
vivastory @xicanti I agree. Plus, I have yet to meet an adolescent who isn't insufferable to some degree. I know I was. 😂 1w
Scochrane26 Camp 2. I read this as a adult, but I think I wouldn‘t have liked it even as a teen. 1w
zezeki @TheKidUpstairs I think I was 16. 1w
MissAimz_55 Recently so I think 30 1w
AmyG I was in my early 20‘s. 1w
Kimberlone I think there‘s a third category where you still like the book but are able to recognize Holden‘s insufferability. I work with teens and often have conflicting feelings of empathy and extreme annoyance with them. 1w
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rather_be_reading
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Took my Mom to a new thrift store. Heres my small haul.

Reagan Oh I loved Rob Lowe‘s books. 2w
jen.crofts ☝️same. 2w
Tove_Reads I love the Phantom! 2w
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Crazeedi Nice!👏👍🥰 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 2w
Lcsmcat Great finds! 2w
Brittlantis Lovely haul 😍 oh, Holden Caulfield 🌾 2w
rather_be_reading @Reagan im excited to read that one 2w
rather_be_reading @jen.crofts cant wait! 2w
rather_be_reading @Tove_Reads i cant believe ive never read it! 2w
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Laurylbennington
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Mehso-so

Everyone always told me how prolific and incredible this novel was, but I wasn‘t a huge fan. The way it was written was enjoyable, but I am struggling to find the purpose. Maybe that is the point after all.

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Pip2
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I have read this book for the first time in Spring of 2019. Hard to believe I lasted this long without reading this masterpiece. If you want to read something hilarious and not too lengthy, this is the pick for you!

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Thousand-Lives
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I had a few minutes between lunch with a friend and picking my son up from preschool, so I stopped at the library. 👏

britt_brooke Great-looking stack! 2mo
Lifeisasnap Good variety of genres. Enjoy. 2mo
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jewright
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
Mehso-so

I read this the first time about a decade ago. I‘m subbing in a class that is reading it. I thought I might like it this time, but I don‘t. I don‘t like stream of consciousness writing, and while I acknowledge Holden‘s pain, I still think if he stopped whining, he would feel better. He drives me crazy.

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Susanita
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One of these books is a hilarious memoir. One is a #classic I haven‘t read. #gratefulreads

ljuliel Clever “ catch” . I‘ve not heard of the baseball ⚾️ one. 2mo
OriginalCyn620 It‘s been soooo long since I read Catcher In the Rye! 2mo
Susanita @ljuliel I don‘t even remember how the book came into my possession. In any event, if you ever saw him with Johnny Carson, it‘s a bit like that. 2mo
ljuliel I remember the name and used to watch Carson every night, but don‘t remember much about him. That was a long time ago in a galaxy far away............. 2mo
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Insanitys_Chemist
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1. At times I just reach that stage while reading a book wherein I don't feel like turning the page and continuing with the narrative. I then simply pick another book from my TBR list and keep on going.

2. When it starts to feel like I'm forcing myself to get the book over with just for the sake of completing it.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💜📚💜 2mo
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countessnicki10
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“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one”

“Don‘t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody”

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Palimpsest
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#Day5 #7Days7Covers #Covercrush #Coverlove #Bannedbooks

To play along just post a picture of a book cover that you love, no explanation required.

Trashcanman In my top 5 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#bannedbooksweek One of my local used bookstores has had this display up most of the month.Some of the most powerful and relevant books I have read have been challenged over the years.

JoScho Great display 🖤 4mo
Leftcoastzen @JoScho They do a great job ! Might go back and take more photos, this photo only about on fourth of the display. 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker This display is amazing. 4mo
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julesG Great display. I'd love to see the rest of it. 4mo
Leftcoastzen @julesG I‘m going to stop by to see if it‘s still up .I only took the one photo. 4mo
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 4mo
Nute That‘s a very informative display. I‘m sure that some folks would be surprised to know that a particular favorite book of theirs is on someone‘s banned book list. 4mo
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Sg1224
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Happy banned books week & my last (day 7) #7days7covers. What are you reading to celebrate banned books week?!

Trashcanman One of my favorite things in the whole wide world 4mo
Sg1224 @Trashcanman ❤️🥳🎊 what are you reading? 4mo
Trashcanman @Sg1224 just finished the tag booked and now I'm reading a People's history by Howard Zinn. It's been 10 years. I hope you are well, truly. 4mo
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missjessie182
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Leftcoastzen One of my favorite quotes ever! Thanks for posting. 4mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
Cathythoughts Such a beautiful haunting book 4mo
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missjessie182 @Cathythoughts yes it is. It's one of my all time favorites. 4mo
missjessie182 @Leftcoastzen mine too. I try and re-read it once a year. 4mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 4mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3mo
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eatyourvegetables
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What sticks out about Holden was how quickly he described his younger siblings as intelligent people. Some teens my age are quick to scoff at kids: they forget they once were a child too. But Holden, as edgy as he seems, never lets go of childhood. Maybe a defense mechanism after his brother's death. Maybe it's common in all teens. I wonder: does he still wish to save Allie, or has he gone too deep,and now tries to catch himself from the fall?

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Connster
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush #day2

Seven covers in seven days with no explanation and tag someone new every day. What a cool idea!

Tagging @Ddzmini 🦅 🚬 🧢 🗽 🌾

britt_brooke I have a few editions of this, but none of these covers. I need more! ♥️ 4mo
Connster @britt_brooke Cool! Any excuse to buy new books is okay by me! 😁 4mo
britt_brooke @Connster Agree! 😆💸💸 4mo
Ruthiella Wonderful college! 😀 4mo
Connster @Ruthiella Thank you! I used an app called ‘Layout‘ which basically did the resizing and placement for me! 4mo
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sm7ma
The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome Salinger
Mehso-so

Other than the swear words which I skipped everytime, I really did 😂, I thought Holden was a decent kid. He really was. Good thing he decided to eventually turn his life around after the Author made it look like he really was heading for a very bad fall. I wish I read this when I was still young and in school back in Ireland. But I wouldn't add this book to the Top 100 though.

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TuesdayReviews
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I think we have a bookworm on our hands!

CarolynM So cute! 5mo
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melissajayne
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1) I was just pissed that he was a rich brat throwing his life away.
2) The Big Bang Theory
3) Coffee; depends on when I eat. Likely Mini-Wheats.
4) Pacific Time Zone (about 2 1/2 hours north of the metro Seattle area)
5) Yellow Churchill

#friyaintro @howjessreads

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Vegamon
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I've havent posted in a little over a year now but I'm back! My life has slowed down a little as classes are done and I'm on rotations so hopefully I can start posting again. Missed you guys!

LiteraryinLititz Welcome back! Did you read anything memorable lately (though it sounds like you were busy!)? 5mo
Vegamon @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I've actually been pretty consistent about my reading lately. I'll be posting some updates over the next few days! 5mo
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Mara.w
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Pickpick

Among all the other terrific covers i had to pick the most boring of them all, however the content made up for it, absolutely enjoyed the book and holden‘s view of everything resonated with me being a cynical person myself.

Cathythoughts Beautiful book inside & out 5mo
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Insightsintobooks
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Look what's now on kindle!

DrexEdit That was fast! I think it was only last week I read that the Salinger estate had finally consented to ebook editions. 5mo
Insightsintobooks @DrexEdit oh wow, that was fast. 5mo
Kaylark One of my favorites!! 5mo
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Nute
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Holden pulled me into his life and held me captive in his thoughts, his worries, his hypersensitivity, his anxiety, his depression, his heartache, his drunkenness, his loss of self, his search for identity and purpose, and his strangeness.
The 3 day directionless journey was brutal- that much smoking, that much drinking, that much profanity, that much loss, that much disconnect, that much loneliness- it was a spiral into emptiness.👇🏽

Nute It felt real and profound, it felt raw and humorous, it felt young and old, it felt distant yet somehow uncomfortably close, familiar and relatable. I don‘t have to be an angsty teen to know discontent and rebellion...to be questioning the realness or the phoniness of folks and their intentions...to be seeking some semblance of truth in a world of hurt, confusion and beauty.👇🏽
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Nute Salinger is a gift of an author as he helps to explain humanness and gives voice to a soul in the dark. I certainly wish he were a terrific friend of mine so that I could call him up on the phone whenever I feel like it (‘you know the quote‘).
Highly recommended!
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! 👌🏼 6mo
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Eggs Love this!!!!! 6mo
TrishB Awesome review 👍🏻 6mo
sudi Not a fan of this book but i love your review 👍 6mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved your review, not a fan of the book 6mo
Come-read-with-me @nute this is a amazing review. Thank you directing me back to a long forgotten story. 💗 6mo
MelKelsey I love and agree with your review!! 5mo
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1001BooksPodcast
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Pickpick

We are back to regular posting with our first guest episode ever. We dive into this staple of high school English class #1001books #soundcloud #googleplay #applepodcasts

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aloslibrary
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I am not a “white, relatively affluent, permanently grouchy young man with no real problems at all” and I love Catcher in the Rye and so does my husband who also isn‘t a young white male. People love books for other reasons and that‘s cool. Choose to hate it or love it. I dislike Wuthering Heights and that‘s ok.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/01/the-catcher-in-the-rye-fans-jd-sal...

Eggs Agreed. Why must humans categorize or politicize groups... 6mo
Skyrimir I love this book and always will. I recognize all the above about Holden, but I also recognize that as teens we don‘t realize all the privilege we may have. Holden thinks he knows everything, but I think it‘s the reader‘s place to see how much he needs to grow. 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Skyrimir yes! Exactly. You said that a lot more eloquently than I could so thanks! (edited) 6mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Eggs I was wondering the same thing. 6mo
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La_Cori
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#colormepretty @Sweetkokoro
Two classics from my collection for two prompts:
🔸️ Il giovane Holden (The Catcher in the Rye) #white
🔹️ L'amante di Lady Chatterley (Lady Chatterley's Lover) #monochromatic

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Nute
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No reason for why it took so long. Actually, I take that statement back...I was never really interested. Even now I‘m not sure. I just feel like I am supposed to. Also my nephew read this in his English Lit Class and I can‘t have him knowing a story that I don‘t. He thinks I‘m a Reading Goddess! I gotta live up to my bookish-reputation!!😉

Ruthiella 😂 I love that you read it to keep your reading cred with your nephew! 6mo
Nute @Ruthiella When the children, teens and young adults in your life gain literary ground and they look to you knowing that you are a reader thus expecting that you have read all that they have read, are reading and hope to read...your pathway is already determined. I must read ALL the books!😆 6mo
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EccentricElephantNovels
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My little at home stack of YA (I mainly borrow from the library!)😁
Catcher in the Rye is a classic that I first read in high school and felt so much relation. I‘ve read it so many times and can never get sick of it!
Also in high school, the only books I borrowed from the library was of course, Sarah Dessen! I just love love love her books and still read them! 💏
And of course Percy Jackson, brought my love for Greek mythology to life! ⚡️ #24in48

TheChipMan I liked Catcher in the Rye, i gave it 3 stars because I absolutely hated the ending. It seemed like it should have been a sequel. Glad you like it tho. It‘s one of those books that I wanted to like so much but just didn‘t. I love the character Holden, love him but loving the main character wasn‘t enough for me through the story 6mo
EccentricElephantNovels @TheChipMan I agree there should‘ve been more to the ending or a sequence but like I said, I felt like I could relate so much to the book/Holden and that‘s what made me fall in love with it. ☺️ 6mo
TheChipMan Made I‘m conflicted because I wanted to love the book lol. I love Holden, he reminded me of me. It‘s just that ending lol. But I am glad that I‘m not the only one who thinks there should be more to the ending 6mo
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Vexingcircumstance
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Goodwill find. They had a lot of good books (they are 69 cents there that price tag is from somewhere else). #thriftstorebooks #frugalreader

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JosephRead
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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
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cewilf
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This was both fun and hilarious 😂 #GoTeam @KathyWheeler @Emilymdxn @RachelO @Megabooks @cobwebmoth @Trashcanman @TheEllieMo

1. Catcher in the Rye, for sure. My first tattoo was a quote from this one.
2. All time favorite is Zeppelin (see #4), but MCR was my everything in high school. Also have a tattoo of a lyric from them.
3. I dyed my hair a bunch of colors like this!
4. My lucky shirt.
5. Motorola slvr 😎📞

nu-bibliophile Nice hair color🤩 I like Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin🎵 7mo
Emilymdxn I love seeing all these! Definitely good hair, i think everyone had an mcr time in high school for sure no matter what their music taste resolved into before or afterwards 7mo
RachelO Loving that hair 😊 7mo
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emilycoc
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Mehso-so

I remembered not really enjoying this book, but this read was better than I remembered it. Still not my favourite - I can‘t quite wrap my head around Holden - but glad I gave it another try.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Straight off the bat, I actually liked the narrator (Holden Caulfield). He‘s a bratty, rebellious teenager with a tendency towards profanity, tangential thinking, and wild exaggeration. Salinger‘s characterisation was superb; it sounded so much like the diary of a teenage boy, you‘d believe one had written it... Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-catcher-in-the-rye-j-d-salinger/

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StayCurious
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#jazzyjune @Eggs #lostandlonely In this classic, the MC attempts to isolate himself from society and is directionless.

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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PickingBooks
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Nothing quite like a well worn book! 😁

Clutterbucks_Queen Whats the year this copy was published? 😍 7mo
PickingBooks 1951 😁 7mo
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BenFringuello
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Pickpick

Realized we never read this in school... so I saw it at the thrift store and picked it up. Gave it to my mom to read first and she said “the main character is a total cynical asshole... reminds me of you. You should read it!” Anyways I read it and I thought it was great! Made me laugh a LOT. Which is not a review I hear a lot about this book but it‘s really true, it‘s hilarious.

Leftcoastzen 😂😂😂😂She doesn‘t hold back! It‘s still an important book to me , I read it when I was young and not so young, love it still. 7mo
RaimeyGallant Great story. :)
And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 The Catcher in the Rye is a great book! 7mo
ImperfectCJ That's a great mom review! :-) Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
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Taylor
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Pickpick

An emotional, ecstatic journey. What a classic. The jokes, the sadness, the deeply driven psychic issues. It‘s such an easy read, yet profound, engaging both the heart and the mind. This is pop culture slash literature slash art at its finest. The story is aimless, and wandering, but never unsure of itself. Salinger taps into what it is to be human so adeptly—even 65 years after its pub date it still feels current and totally recognizable....

hjreviews Great review! 7mo
Taylor @hjreviews Thanks! 🙏 7mo
Cathythoughts Excellent review... I often think of this book .. and the song they sang as children playing in the rye stays in my mind ♥️💔 7mo
Taylor @Cathythoughts Thank you! 7mo
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euphemy
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This book has me in stitches. "That kills me."

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emilycoc
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Staged a picture of my next and upcoming reads - two re-reads and one new read! #tbr #summerreading

Spencer_Labbe Nice! 8mo
vivastory I nearly bought that Christie while at Half Price Books today 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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1. The lady I volunteer for praised me to her coworker ☺️
2. The tagged
3. St. Louis Blues I don‘t do bball
4. The Old Man and the Sea

Thanks @DebbieGrillo for taking over and starting this back up! I hope @MinDea is well and returns sooner than later
#humpdaypost

DebbieGrillo I hope she returns soon too, but I'm happy to fill in until then. 8mo
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IrmeKarhu
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Painted Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye for my english project, had a lot of fun drawing this angsty teen

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 8mo
sprainedbrain I LOVE this! 8mo
Nute Wow! 6mo
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thewellreadpug
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My latest library book sale haul. Which of these have you read?

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“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you‘re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.” - J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I drew this picture to express my love for this book—every time I read it, I see Holden a little differently!

Geeklet Beautiful drawing! Welcome to Litsy!! 👋 8mo
Reggie Nice!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Lovely drawing. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
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BooknerdsLife Oh what a lovely drawing! 😍😍 Catcher in The Rye is one of my favorite book since high school 😃 and Welcome to Litsy 😘😘💖 8mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 8mo
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books of all time. Love your drawing! ❤️ 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 8mo
Megabooks You‘re a talented artist! Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 8mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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I can't believe I waited so long to read this book.
After first hearing of it as a teenager in American teen mags, I finally read this novel at the age of 46! It was brilliant & I thoroughly loved it! I can see why so many young Americans enjoyed it, even as a mature adult I found it funny and so very honest. Holden is very relatable to us all

Clutterbucks_Queen When was this copy published? I collect different covers and havent seen this one before! Looks pretty cool! 😍 8mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hi! This particular novel was published in 1958. Thanks :) 8mo
SW-T Lorene, you‘ll see comments but folks won‘t see your responses unless you use their @litsyname 8mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @SW-T aaahhh, ok, great, thank you so much :) 8mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Clutterbucks_Queen hi there, I'm new to Litsy, I am hopefully tagging you correctly so you can see my response to your question. 8mo
Clutterbucks_Queen Yes i can see your comment! ☺ Was wondering when this version was published? 8mo
rretzler If it makes you feel any better, I‘m closing in on 56 and STILL haven‘t read it! 🤣 8mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rretzler Well I think one can relate to it at any age and get a few laughs out if it too, it's only a short book, I think its definitely worth it :) 8mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Clutterbucks_Queen sure, as mentioned above, this copy was published in 1958 8mo
SW-T Most welcome 😊 8mo
Clutterbucks_Queen Ah yes! Thankyou! ☺ 8mo
BooknerdsLife Awww my favorite book during my high school days (in America) too!!! 😍😍💖 7mo
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Leftcoastzen
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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#MayMadness For your consideration #BannedBooks
A tour around the house without digging too deep I found these.

TheReadingMermaid Very nice! 8mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
merelybookish Great stack! 8mo
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Lintwi
The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome Salinger
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Really good