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This Is Why I Collect Copies Of  The Catcher In The Rye     On the 65th anniversary of its publication, I wrote about why I own 20 copies of  Catcher :   When I first read it, at 20,  Catcher  was a revelation, but not for the reason you might assume: I fell in love with the language. It is still one of the most exquisitely rendered character studies I’ve ever read. The originality and power and consistency of the voice, so brilliantly controlled, so precisely deployed, not a word out of place. I got goosebumps reading it. It lit a fire in my emerging writer brain:  Oh… that’s how you do that.     Read more .

This Is Why I Collect Copies Of The Catcher In The Rye

On the 65th anniversary of its publication, I wrote about why I own 20 copies of Catcher:

When I first read it, at 20, Catcher was a revelation, but not for the reason you might assume: I fell in love with the language. It is still one of the most exquisitely rendered character studies I’ve ever read. The originality and power and consistency of the voice, so brilliantly controlled, so precisely deployed, not a word out of place. I got goosebumps reading it. It lit a fire in my emerging writer brain: Oh… that’s how you do that.

Read more.

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7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries

With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;

  1. Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
  2. University Club Library – New York City
  3. Admont Abbey Library – Austria
  4. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
  5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
  6. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  7. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa

Support your local library, kids. Part two. See all 28 here.

That about sums it up.  
 Spotted at Kinokuniya, Sydney. 
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That about sums it up.

Spotted at Kinokuniya, Sydney.

(via andwcampbell)