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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. It begins,"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them."His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation
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Trashcanman
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Spent the weekend out in the middle of nowhere, hiking, relaxing and reading one of my favorite books. Did not see a soul as I was miles off trail. Had a great weekend hope you all are well. #thecatcherintherye @LibrarianRyan yes the catcher in the rye. #catcherhatersgonnahate #selfiesunday

LibrarianRyan Yes I‘m gonna hat. I hat Salenger like you hate dickens. Yuck! 3w
Trashcanman @LibrarianRyan OMG they aren't even on the same level! Dickens is a million to the power of a billion times worse. It's an actual fact #alternativefacts 3w
TrishB Sounds like a great way to relax. 3w
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sprainedbrain Awesome book choice! 3w
Bookwomble Looks like you had a fantastic weekend, George 😊 (But don't be hating on my man, Charlie 😄) 3w
Cathythoughts Catcher in the Rye ♥️💔♥️ 3w
Trashcanman @Bookwomble and I had some high opinions of your taste in books. Hehehe ha 😜🤪🤗🤗 3w
cherinium Sometimes getting back to nature is just what the doctor ordered. I love the peace I feel when I am surrounded by nothing but trees. 3w
inthegreensandblues It looks very peaceful! And you look well. 🙂 3w
Bookwomble @Trashcanman ? Sorry to disappoint! "The Pickwick Papers" is one of very few books I've literally shed a tear over when I finished, as I'd no longer be sharing my life the characters. 3w
Trashcanman @TrishB it surely was I loved it 3w
Trashcanman @sprainedbrain thank you Jenni! It surely is. 3w
Trashcanman @inthegreensandblues thank you Christine I'm really doing well in for the past days. I think I got my medicine worked out. 3w
Trashcanman @cherinium you are exactly right being out there away from everyone and everything is true healing. It is true rest. It's salvation from all the troubles of our modern world. 3w
Branwen I'm so glad you're having a great weekend! You deserve it! It sounds so relaxing! 3w
JacqMac Looking good! It‘s nice to hear that you‘re having a good weekend. 3w
Laura317 Just watch out for Bigfoot! 🤣 3w
batsy That sounds lovely 🌳 3w
CarolynM How lovely to see your face 🙂 Sounds like a perfect weekend. 3w
youneverarrived Sounds lovely 😊 3w
TK421 That would be great! 3w
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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 2w
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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 🖤 1mo
Leftcoastzen @JoScho They do a great job ! Might go back and take more photos, this photo only about on fourth of the display. 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker This display is amazing. 1mo
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julesG Great display. I'd love to see the rest of it. 1mo
Leftcoastzen @julesG I‘m going to stop by to see if it‘s still up .I only took the one photo. 1mo
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 1mo
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. 4w
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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 1mo
Sg1224 @Trashcanman ❤️🥳🎊 what are you reading? 1mo
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. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen One of my favorite quotes ever! Thanks for posting. 1mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
Cathythoughts Such a beautiful haunting book 1mo
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missjessie182 @Cathythoughts yes it is. It's one of my all time favorites. 1mo
missjessie182 @Leftcoastzen mine too. I try and re-read it once a year. 1mo
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 1mo
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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! ♥️ 1mo
Connster @britt_brooke Cool! Any excuse to buy new books is okay by me! 😁 1mo
britt_brooke @Connster Agree! 😆💸💸 1mo
Ruthiella Wonderful college! 😀 1mo
Connster @Ruthiella Thank you! I used an app called ‘Layout‘ which basically did the resizing and placement for me! 1mo
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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! 1mo
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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!)? 2mo
Vegamon @LiteraryinLititz Thanks! I've actually been pretty consistent about my reading lately. I'll be posting some updates over the next few days! 2mo
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Mara.w
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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 2mo
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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. 2mo
Insightsintobooks @DrexEdit oh wow, that was fast. 2mo
Kaylark One of my favorites!! 2mo
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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! 👌🏼 2mo
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Eggs Love this!!!!! 2mo
TrishB Awesome review 👍🏻 2mo
sudi Not a fan of this book but i love your review 👍 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved your review, not a fan of the book 2mo
Come-read-with-me @nute this is a amazing review. Thank you directing me back to a long forgotten story. 💗 2mo
MelKelsey I love and agree with your review!! 2mo
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1001BooksPodcast
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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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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... 3mo
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. 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Skyrimir yes! Exactly. You said that a lot more eloquently than I could so thanks! (edited) 3mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Eggs I was wondering the same thing. 3mo
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La_Cori
Il giovane Holden | Jerome David Salinger
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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! 3mo
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!😆 3mo
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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 3mo
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. ☺️ 3mo
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 3mo
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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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Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
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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🎵 3mo
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 3mo
RachelO Loving that hair 😊 3mo
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emilycoc
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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 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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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? 😍 4mo
PickingBooks 1951 😁 4mo
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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. 4mo
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! 4mo
ImperfectCJ That's a great mom review! :-) Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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Taylor
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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! 4mo
Taylor @hjreviews Thanks! 🙏 4mo
Cathythoughts Excellent review... I often think of this book .. and the song they sang as children playing in the rye stays in my mind ♥️💔 4mo
Taylor @Cathythoughts Thank you! 4mo
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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! 5mo
vivastory I nearly bought that Christie while at Half Price Books today 5mo
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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. 5mo
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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! 5mo
sprainedbrain I LOVE this! 5mo
Nute Wow! 3mo
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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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MayaB1226
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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!! 👋 5mo
Reggie Nice!! 5mo
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 5mo
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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 😘😘💖 5mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 5mo
sprainedbrain One of my very favorite books of all time. Love your drawing! ❤️ 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
Megabooks You‘re a talented artist! Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 4mo
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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! 😍 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Hi! This particular novel was published in 1958. Thanks :) 5mo
SW-T Lorene, you‘ll see comments but folks won‘t see your responses unless you use their @litsyname 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @SW-T aaahhh, ok, great, thank you so much :) 5mo
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. 5mo
Clutterbucks_Queen Yes i can see your comment! ☺ Was wondering when this version was published? 5mo
rretzler If it makes you feel any better, I‘m closing in on 56 and STILL haven‘t read it! 🤣 5mo
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 :) 5mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Clutterbucks_Queen sure, as mentioned above, this copy was published in 1958 5mo
SW-T Most welcome 😊 5mo
Clutterbucks_Queen Ah yes! Thankyou! ☺ 5mo
BooknerdsLife Awww my favorite book during my high school days (in America) too!!! 😍😍💖 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#MayMadness For your consideration #BannedBooks
A tour around the house without digging too deep I found these.

TheReadingMermaid Very nice! 5mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
merelybookish Great stack! 5mo
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Lintwi
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Really good

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Clutterbucks_Queen
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⭐MUST READ⭐
I can't believe i declined reading this many times because i thought it would bore me! I'm so happy that i chose to read this novel finally after all this time.
It wasn't anything like i expected. I expected the main character to be an older man but it was infact a young teenager. I really felt i could relate the deeper meaning of this book.
I wish i had a limitless amount to write this review because this book deserves it!
⭐5 STARS⭐

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britt_brooke
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Happy Mother‘s Day! 💐✨🥂

Leftcoastzen Great Quote! 5mo
vivastory 😂 BTW I am still going to send you the Coates book. I haven't had a chance to go to the post office! 5mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Jeez, get it together, Scott! 😆 Just kidding, no rush. And thank you! 5mo
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Jaimelire Yes, and I remind my kids of this. Keeps them in line😉 5mo
merelybookish Truth! Happy Mother's Day! 💐 5mo
britt_brooke @Jaimelire 😆😆😆 5mo
britt_brooke @merelybookish Thanks, and same to you! 5mo
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaa Thats very true! 🤣🤣🤣👍🏼 5mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😳😂😂 5mo
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mirsophie
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Book: catcher in the rye
Song: i know places by taylor swift
Movie: the girl on the train
#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 6mo
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lolcanidieyet
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Pickpick

I absolutely adore this book, it‘s one of my favorites so far. I highly enjoy Holden‘s pessimism and cynical outlook on many things.

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vivastory
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What ties together John Lennon, Ronald Reagan, David Bowie, Jodie Foster & Jimmy Carter? Two stalkers, & murderers, who claimed to be following Salinger's message, but they were really obsessed with fame. Mark Chapman & John Hinckley Jr., Holden Caulfield thinks you're a phony.
#EveryBreathYouTake #AnglophileApril
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Kimberlone There‘s a really good podcast about this! First season of The Thread. 6mo
vivastory @Kimberlone I'll have to check that out. I knew a little bit about their stories, but the more I read, the crazier it became. 6mo
Kimberlone @vivastory highly recommend! 6mo
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Mdargusch Interesting how so many people have been obsessed with Catcher in the Rye! 6mo
emilyhaldi I had no idea!! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Love this! 6mo
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Christinak
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“Grand. There‘s a word I really hate. It‘s a phoney. I could puke every time I hear it” #QuotsyApr19 #controversy

gradcat Love that post & love this novel. 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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How many have you guys read? 😃

Clwojick I‘ve only read 4, and part of the HP series. 6mo
Blueberry Woah, I've read 13. True, haha. 6mo
riversong153 I‘ve read 3 and part of the HP series. I have no interest in many of those titles so I wouldn‘t even lie and say I read them lol. 6mo
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stephothebesto I've read 11 (including all of HP) 6mo
ravenlee I‘ve read 9, parts of 2 (LOTR and Sherlock Holmes), and have 7 more on my TBR shelf (like, I have actual copies and just need the time). But I wouldn‘t touch Fifty Shades with someone else‘s hand. 6mo
TheReadingMermaid @ravenlee HA!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 6mo
Naj Somehow I've read 14. 6mo
Kaila-ann I‘ve read 9 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Pride And Prejudice, Fifty Shades, To Kill A Mockingbird, and tried Anna K but that one was a DNF couldn‘t get past the first chapter no matter how hard I tried and I honestly tried numerous times. 6mo
sudi i've actually read 8. I thought it would be somewhere near 2 or 3 books 6mo
Eggs 8 6mo
Stacy_31 TKAM is actually my favorite book. ❤️ I've read 3 (including HP many times) and have started 2 others. But have no interest in reading most of the rest. 🤷 6mo
Amandajoy 12 and a half. I‘ve read some of Sherlock Holmes, but not all the stories. 6mo
jenniferw88 14! 6mo
cobwebmoth I've read 6 and I've read the first HP book but none of the rest. I plan on reading a few more of these, but I just don't care about some of them. 6mo
AmyG 12 6mo
Laughterhp 7 and a half. I‘ve read some Sherlock stories but not all of them! 6mo
hilded 9, and several more on my TBR. Some of those classics are dense! 6mo
bewareofwords 11, plus a few Sherlock books 🤗 6mo
Ashley85 2, and both during grade school 😆 6mo
Bookjunkie57 3 and several pieces. Like we only read excerpts of the Diary of Anne Frank in school. 6mo
cherinium Start to finish, I've read 11. Could only make it about 3/4 of the way through Alice before giving up. And, I have read the first HP, but will not read the remainder of the series. I don't understand why anyone would lie about what they have read. 6mo
LauraJ 17...and part of Oliver Twist. It kept giving me nightmares, so I put it away. 6mo
kspenmoll 9 of these.😄 6mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I've read 4. Hope to try some of the others, except 50 Shades. 5mo
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Caseyemorgan
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This has been my favorite book since middle school and I read it again every couple of years. Most recently, I switched off reading it aloud in the car with my best friend on a trip to the beach. We were laughing the whole way there at the dark humor that Salinger somehow seems to capture while telling an incredibly sad story.

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BookBumming
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I love when I realize why a classic is considered a classic. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger speaks for its time, our time, and for all time. Aimless, angsty, eerily familiar..I think we all know a Holden Caulfield. The whole book read like a painful conversation with a friend. I also loved the mental health aspect of this novel.. it‘s just so candid.
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BookBumming In 1945 This story was partially published in serial form before it was finally published as a novel in 1951. This is a 1991 edition! it is one of the most Banned and challenged books.. you‘ll have to read it to find out exactly why. 🧒🏻🌾⏳
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BookBumming The author of The Catcher in the Rye is very interesting to me! Salinger served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was involved in the 1944 invasion of Normandy. He began the story in his 20s before he set out for war. He had bits and pieces of the novel with him throughout all of the brave moments and all of the horrible things he saw from Paris to the Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany. 7mo
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CafeMom
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Buddy read with my son for high school English. I don't remember reading this one in high school. I found Holden Caulfield an annoying kid. My husband reminded me I am not the target audience. Holden's behavior was quite shocking for me; drinking, smoking, episode with the prostitute. Life was sure different in the 1940s. I liked how the story came together, especially the ending. Look forward to hearing how my son likes it.

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I‘m sorry that the voice my brain always uses for Old Spencer has always been Darrell Hammond‘s impression of Sean Connery on SNL‘s Celebrity Jeopardy. Is that weird?

readordierachel 😂😂 Thats kinda perfect 7mo
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