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Short she-book reviews #1: My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

Over the next little while I’ll be posting short (lazy) reviews of the books by women writers that I’ve ploughed through since January but haven’t reviewed properly on here. 245 more words


Book Review: Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first bought this book, I didn’t know that there are two different but related stories, one focuses on Franny and another one on Zooey. 198 more words


Quote of the Day - 21st May

The quote of the day is from JD Salinger’s most famous and controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye. Since its publication in 1951, its protagonist Holden Caulfield has become synonymous with adolescents everywhere. 35 more words

Reading Challenge: #20--My Salinger Year

Joanna Rakoff has provided that rarity, a memoir that reads like a novel. She does admit she needed to fill in some gaps, which is totally understandable and quite forgivable. 324 more words


In Praise of Battered Books

“Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go.”     Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451… 473 more words