The trouble with buying (real) books

All readers have a fantasy of building a mini-library; a room dedicated to books or something of that sort. At least that has been the case for me ever since I can remember. In fact, none of the books I read till middle school were borrowed -- I bought them all and made quite a … Continue reading The trouble with buying (real) books

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Thoughts on “The Catcher in the Rye”

I finally read The Catcher in the Rye which had been on my to-read list since, like, forever. The novel has a somewhat controversial image (several shooters, including the guy who killed John Lennon, had claimed to have been influenced by the book). Let me begin by stating what I knew about this book before … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Catcher in the Rye”