Narwhal Party

06/01/2010, 8:51 pm
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Summer’s coming.


01/31/2010, 4:02 pm
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Many readers are reflecting on the death of J.D. Salinger and the significance of his most popular novel, The Catcher In The Rye—a book that has left a prominent impact on countless teenagers since its release in 1951. Most teens tend to gravitate toward the book’s protagonist, Holden Caulfield, and his alienated perspective. Personally, I didn’t read Catcher until I was nearly twenty and had a hard time identifying with what seemed to be an endless stream of pessimism and bitterness. As I gear up to teach the book to high school juniors, I plan on re-reading it for the first time.

Here’s where you come in. I’m sure that many of you have either never read the book, or haven’t read it in several years. I want to encourage you to read it with me, this coming weekend, February 5-7. Catcher In A Weekend. Three days seems like adequate time to read such a slim book, so go for it. I’ll be posting my thoughts with regards to the accuracy of my recollection of the novel and my responses now that I’m a (little) bit older. Read it with me, and post comments with your own responses, now that you are world-weary and wise. Do you read it differently? Is it better? Worse? More/less poignant?


It’s on.
01/15/2010, 9:02 pm
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Not sure where this is going. We’ll see.