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Fall Movies

Now that summer is over, the movie season has calmed down a little bit. But soon the holiday movies will hit. Time to see what movies based on books are coming out. 280 more words


10 Must-Read Short Story Collections

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that’s all about, you guessed it, top ten bookish lists. This week’s prompt is ten hidden gems in any given genre, and because my tastes are all over the place and I couldn’t come up with ten in any one specific genre, I’m going with short stories. 687 more words

August Reads: CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger


The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, second-hand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.

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A Reading Life

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves,” wrote Anna Quindlen. 1,895 more words

The Catcher in the Rye

While I have not yet succeeded in getting anyone to read this book, I have to put it on this blog because it was my absolute favourite book in high school. 201 more words

Summer Irish American Book Club: August, already???

Indeed, it is. Another summer nearly over. But, nearly is the operative word. There is still time to knock a couple more titles off your summer reading list. 873 more words

Irish America