Tuesday, April 13, 2010
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!