I eyed this copy of Catcher in the Rye at a popular used bookstore chain here called Book Off. I’ve been wanting to re-read the classics for awhile now. Well for many of them, it’d be my first read since last time I “read” the Cliff Notes version. At the time, I was impressed by how many term papers and discussions I could pass off without having to read a page. The teachers must have known I’m sure!
Back to my point, I’m hoping that I’ll appreciate these books more this time around. So far, Catcher in the Rye hasn’t disappointed! It’s such a great read that I haven’t been able to put it down. It’s witty and funny, and I have a friend who is exactly like Holden. For some reason, I remember there being a lot more 4-letter words in it when I first read it, but maybe I was just shocked that our teacher allowed us to read something with any cuss words in it at all.
After this, I’m hoping to hit Gatsby, Huck Finn, and some Hemingway. Have you gone back to read the classics? What are your favorites?
P.S. The colorful and yummy salt water taffy in the picture is courtesy of the wonderful Erica from Dogs Make Everything Better via our international foodie pen pal exchange. Stay tuned for the next round if you’d like to join!