Monday, February 1, 2010
Design Wall Monday::Blog Giveaway
You can check out what others have on their design walls by going over to Judy L's blog Patchwork Times.
Over the weekend I read a lot of the commentary surrounding the death of J.D. Salinger. For my group of friends in high school reading Catcher in the Rye was practically a rite of passage. I think I was about 14 or 15 when I brought it home from the school library. My mother promptly took it away from me, declaring that it was "too adult." Since I had to return it anyway, I just took it back to school and kept it in my locker and read it during study hall. I identified with just about everything in that book. It was a book that my friends and I discussed and debated on our own, outside of English class. How ironic that it is now considered "literature" and is taught in many high schools! When my own daughter was in high school, I wanted her to read it, but she didn't seem to find it as engaging as we did. I did dip into it a bit at that time, and I remember being disappointed because it seemed dated. Yesterday, however, I picked it up again and read it in one gulp and it seemed as fresh as ever. If you haven't read it, it's definitely worth trying.
And now for the giveaway news....the winner is Miriam, at Yellow Roses!
I'd like to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments in the past week. Blogging has enriched my life so much during the past three years and 200 posts and I appreciate everyone who stops by.