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"To Read, Perchance To Write": The Eloquent Life Of Editor And Avid Reader Robert Gottlieb

The New York Times “Books” section featured a review of the life and work of Robert Gottlieb, the accomplished editor and publisher for 60 years at Simon & Schuster, Knopf and The New Yorker. 159 more words


Recent reads & recommendations #3

I’ve read quite a few books since I last posted one of these so I’m only picking a few to write a little about – if you want to see which other books I’ve been reading and how I rated them just go to the little side bar bit >>> and it has a link to my goodreads.com account! 553 more words

The Lines I Coloured When I Read Catch 22..

It’s a very recent habit when reading a book that I own – to mark the lines that mean something to me. Maybe if I ever lend the book to someone, they would know if we liked the same lines. 1,192 more words

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Short and Sweet Reviews // Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

“He was going to live forever, or die in the attempt.”

― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Catch-22, first published in 1953, is a satirical novel set during World War II.

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Quote of the Week

History did not demand Yossarian’s premature demise, justice could be satisfied without it, progress did not hinge upon it, victory did not depend on it. That men would die was a matter of necessity; which men would die, though, was a matter of circumstance, and Yossarian was willing to be the victim of anything but circumstance.

-Joseph Heller, Catch-22


Thought Bubble

Okay, so I’m not really sure that this qualifies as a poem.  The prompt I was replying to was: “What’s in your thought bubble right now?”  …and, yeah, I edited it after the fact, so it really doesn’t count as “right now,” does it?   77 more words


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Yossarian is a soldier fighting in Italy during World War II who is angry about all the people who are trying to kill him, especially in his own army where more and more flight missions are being added every day. 366 more words

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