It's Monday and I'm in the middle of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Sadly, the literary world recently lost one of its celebrated authors as Salinger passed away at the age of 91 on Jan 27, 2010. An article on him was published in The Star newspaper. I haven't read it yet...therefore, I'm sort of bookmarking it here!
Anyway, I'm actually reading the novel as it's one of the required readings in my English class. I had the novel a long time but haven't read it yet. So now's the chance for me to bring down my stack of TBRs, which never seem to reduce.
Check out the various covers of the novel below. I'm not sure of the years they were published but I do know that the red one (most right) was the first edition cover! And it's being reprinted. I prefer it much more than the boring white one I have now.
Actually, I'm only halfway through Chapter 3. During class, the lecturer mentioned that Holden Caulfield suffers from a mental illness and can never stick to one topic during the narration of the story. He is also known to use crass language and likes to call some people phony. He's a pretty colourful character, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of the book.
This post is part of the weekly event, It's Monday! What Are You Reading? It used to be hosted by J. Kaye but now the new host is One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.
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