The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0316769487 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingKateKintailwing of Burke, Virginia USA on 6/14/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Saturday, June 14, 2008
Bought at a library used book sale.

This is one of my favorite books of all-time because I find the main character, Holden Caulfield, to be incredibly intriguing.

The book starts out in Holden's usual cynical tone as he sets the reader up for a tale about a few days of his life as a sixteen-year-old expelled from a prep school he didn't want to go to anyway: "If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place, my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them..... I'm not going to tell you my whole goddam autobiography or anything. I'll just tell you about this madman stuff that happened to me around last Christmas just before I got pretty run-down and had to come out here and take it easy."

Journal Entry 2 by wingKateKintailwing at Iron Hill Museum in Newark, Delaware USA on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/13/2008 UTC) at Iron Hill Museum in Newark, Delaware USA



Left out back on the picnic table by the little pond.

This is my first wild release in the state of Delaware. We at BC in DC (Crrcookie and I) were on our way to a BookCrossing meetup in PA and I requested we stop by Delaware so I could wild release something there. This was an easy spot to find once we followed the little brown signs.

Released for 366 Leap into the Wild Challenge & Never Judge a Book by its Cover Challenge- week 28(no cover picture)

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Journal Entry 3 by campinghamster from Newark, Delaware USA on Monday, July 14, 2008
I found this book on the front steps of the Iron Hill Museum. I think I scared my son because I started yelling with excitement. I have never found a book in the wild. The bag was very muddy so I'm not sure if this was the original drop location. The funny thing was, about 10 minutes later we were walking on the trail and I found a another ziplock bag. No book inside but your card was. I'm assuming someone found it, took the book, and threw the bag on the ground. Shame on them for littering but I hope they at least read the book and re-release it. Thanks for the book, I read it in middle school and can't wait to re-read it and release it.

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