Since I promised to read more classics this year. . .
Catching up on some classics and this line made me laugh.
I didn‘t expect to like this book, and I ended up loving it.
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
Took my Mom to a new thrift store. Heres my small haul.
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.
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.
#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.
Happy banned books week & my last (day 7) #7days7covers. What are you reading to celebrate banned books week?!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.👇🏽
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.
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!!😉
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
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 😎📞
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/
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.
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....
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
“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!
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