Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Treasures!

Tuesday Treasures are the bookish distractions that catch my eye in the school library I work in on Tuesday. I'm not the librarian; I am the speech pathologist.

The library moved into my classroom due to flooding but I'm not complaining. This little old school library collection is chock full of wonderful treasures. Plus, I get to release my inner-librarian. The students who wander in looking for books assume I am the Tuesday Librarian. Can't blame them since my nose is always in a book!

Today's Tuesday Treasure is inspired by last week's Top Ten Picks hosted by Jillian at Random Ramblings. The category was books you should read at least once. A particular book that I've never read popped up on the lists of several participants. Can you guess which book it was?

I really don't know why I've never read this-- but the situation is about to be remedied. Actually, I read four chapters today and ended up checking it out to myself to bring home. There are only about four Tuesdays left in the school year and I didn't want to be left hanging over the summer. Yes, I could get it at the county library but I love reading books out of this little school library.

Not sure what I think about Holden yet-- so far he seems like a typical underachieving hormonal teen boy-- a bit cranky, a bit goofy, a bit critical. Tons of those sorts around my schools. I'm very interested to see how he develops and what makes this book so memorable.

Hubby has never read The Catcher In The Rye either but has always mentioned wanting to read it. Mainly to glean why some killers attribute premeditated murders to this book. I confess I'm curious about that as well.

Anyway, when hubby came home and saw the book lying on my desk he exclaimed: Did you get this for me? He was so excited that I hated to burst his bubble but I told him 'no'. Then hubby asked very seriously: Did you steal it? I laughed myself silly! Guess he thought The Catcher In The Rye was already leading me to commit criminal acts!


  1. Lol, I never read this book either but I really should. Cute story about your hubby. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Its a real love it or hate it book I think. I loved it but my husband really did hate it and couldnt finish it. Its one of those which is packed full of symbolism.

  3. Hello! I'd like to pass the Beautiful Blogger and Honest Scrap Awards on to you! Post the awards, along with 10 things about you and the blogs you are passing the awards on to!

  4. This book is on my Books Before You Die challenge this year. I'm curious as well. I think I read it in high school.

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm following...where are you headed? Will there be yummy snacks along the way?
    (you sure have a long blog name:)

  5. Welcome, Kim! No telling where I'll end up-- but come along-- and don't worry there will always be plenty of delicious vittles! I don't skimp on food!

    So far nothing earth shattering to share on the Catcher but I can tell I would not have enjoyed it in highschool.

  6. P.S. Stop by my blog for an award I'm passing along to you. (queen bee)


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