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
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!
Happy Mother‘s Day! 💐✨🥂
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.
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How many have you guys read? 😃
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.
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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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.
And that, my friends, is a first edition of The Catcher in the Rye. Quite unimpressive, no?
M = Marvels, The
A = Alice
R = Red Queen
C = Catcher in the Rye, The
H = Hollow City
This stack also happens to have all my fav reads and series! 😊
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Here we go! 2019 Northern California Braille Challenge. #Brailleisbeautiful #Braille #literacyforall #I❤️Braille This is my 17 year old super smart and super brave daughter. Wish her luck! She finished tagged book last night.
Words will never be able to describe how much I love The Catcher in the Rye.
I appreciate everyone‘s opinion, but I have returned to this book several times over the years, just enjoying it more each time. Holden really tugs at my heartstrings, especially as I have come to appreciate his character‘s depth.
Overall, this is a coming of age story, and we journey with Holden through a troublesome time at a difficult age.
Five stars. Always.
You can go to one social media site and claim everything is peachy, but if you go on another and say otherwise, something is still rotten. The odor wafts back on the trail.
Consider this a public service announcement. Don‘t be fake. Or at least have the sense to be consistent if people can see you. If you‘re honest, it‘s not hard.
My #lovehate is Holden Caulfield. I know a lot of folks are annoyed by him and his teen angst and war on phonies, but I can‘t help having a tremendous soft spot for him.
1. The Catcher in the Rye is a fantastic book
2. Both if I can get it. Sea salt caramel 🤤
3. Calvin (passed) & Donna, Glen (passed) & Linda, Howard & Helen (Peg) (step-grandparents)
4. Disney‘s Cinderella maybe 🤷♀️
5. If it has to be “local” NYC if ANY city Barcelona.
It took me MONTHS to finish this. A book this length takes me no time. This one, wow. I was easily distracted from it. I would read a page and move to another book. I read it because my friend hated it and wanted me to see why. I see why. Lmao.