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Journal Entry: Fri Mar 27, 2009, 1:02 PM


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The Catcher in the Rye ~ JD Salinger
Crime and Punishment ~ Fydor Dostoevsky
The Red and The Black ~ Stendhal
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ~ Milan Kundera
The Perks of Being a Wallflower ~ Stephen Chbosky
A Seperate Peace ~ John Knowles
Rumble Fish ~ SE Hinton
Tideland ~ Mitch Cullin
The Virgin Suicides ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
Lolita ~ Vladmir Nabokov
Joy in the Morning ~ Betty Smith
The Picture of Dorian Gray ~ Oscar Wilde
The Architecture of Happiness ~ Alain de Botton
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ~ Carson McCullers
Jude the Obscure ~ Thomas Hardy
Mrs Dalloway ~ Virginia Woolf
Daddy Long-Legs ~ Jean Webster
The Bell Jar ~ Sylvia Plath
Morvern Callar ~ Alan Warner
The Ripening Seed ~ Colette
In Search of Lost Time ~ Marcel Proust
Fahrenheit 451 ~ Ray Bradbury
Nineteen Eighty-Four ~ George Orwell
A Scanner Darkly ~ Philip K Dick
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas ~ Hunter S Thompson
Gravity's Rainbow ~ Thomas Pynchon
The Orange Girl ~ Jostein Gaarder
The Welsh Girl ~ Peter Ho Davies
The Ghost Writer ~ Philip Roth
The Trial ~ Franz Kafka
The Handmaid's Tales ~ Margaret Atwood
The Time Traveller's Wife ~ Audrey Niffenegger
Sophie's World ~ Jostein Gaarder
To Kill A Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
Anne of Green Gables ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
Little Women ~ Louisa May Alcott
Anna Karenina ~ Leo Tolstoy
Madame Bovary ~ Gustave Flaubert
The Hill of Dreams ~ Arthur Machen
I Capture the Castle ~ Dodie Smith
Coraline ~ Neil Gaiman
Hunger ~ Knut Hamsun
The Outsider ~ Albert Camus
American Psycho ~ Brett Easton Ellis
Brave New World ~ Aldous Huxley
Slaughterhouse-Five ~ Kurt Vonnegut
The Fountainhead ~ Ayn Rand
No One Belongs Here More Than You ~ Miranda July
A Clockwork Orange ~ Anthony Burgess
Crash ~ JG Ballard
Animal Farm ~ George Orwell
Breakfast of Champions ~ Kurt Vonnegut
1985 ~ Anthony Burgess
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas ~ John Boyne
The Little Prince ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Life of Pi ~ Yann Martel
One Hundred Years of Solitude ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Invention of Solitude Paul Auster
Tree of Smoke ~ Denis Johnson
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
The Book of Words ~ Jenny Erpenbeck
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing ~ Melissa Bank
Paper Towns ~ John Green
Sick Notes ~ Gwendoline Riley
Pack up the Moon ~ Anna McPartlin
Nausea ~ Jean Paul Sartre
The Diary of a Young Girl ~ Anne Frank
Tess of the d'Urbervilles ~ Thomas Hardy
The Other Side of You ~ Sally Vickers
Less Than Zero ~ Brett Easton Ellis
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest ~ Ken Kesey
Franny & Zooey ~ JD Salinger


:bulletred:Books of the Month:bulletred:
April2009 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
May09 Sophie's World
June09 Lolita
July09 Crime & Punishment
August09 The Unbearable Lightness of Being
September09 The Bell Jar
October09 Brave New World
November09 The Outsider
December09 A Clockwork Orange
January2010 Coraline
February10 The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Watching: The Virgin Suicides
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Book of the Month: 'THE CATCHER IN THE RYE' Quotes

I don't even know what I was running for - I guess I just felt like it.
It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt like you were disappearing every time you crossed a road.
People always think something's all true. People never notice anything.
I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.
It's really too bad that so much crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes.
Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.
</blockquote></b>"Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake."</sup>
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
</blockquote></b>"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."</sup>

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