The cottage wifi was down for three days.
It was like living in pioneer times…except I had heat, running water, electricity and a Chihuahua.
I rediscovered reading, finishing… 115 more words
In 1953, J.D. Salinger released Nine Stories, a short story collection comprised of his major writings between 1948 and the book’s release. This was right on the heels of his debut (and only) novel, the utterly enduring Catcher In The Rye. 1,084 more words
When I was thirteen or thereabouts, I read The Catcher in the Rye and it changed my world. Stereotypical, I know.
Recently, I found myself trying to explain to a friend why it had such a powerful impact on me, and it was difficult to find the words. 581 more words
Book club this afternoon and our book of the month is J.D.Salinger’s novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’; it is hailed as a classic of modern times… but written nearly seventy years ago, (the idea for it began in 1940 so it is even older!) it surely is no longer modern. 564 more words