For over a year I've been trying to find my copy of J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. I had started reading it and only gotten into the first few pages when I lost track of the book. In all my years of reading I had never read this iconic novel. Salinger's death last year reminded me to dig my paperback version out of the garage and finally read it. I did. Then it disappeared.
Buying a new copy was not something I wanted to do. I knew it was in the house somewhere. Sometimes I would remember it and look around to see if I could find it. I rearranged all of the books in my garage in hopes that Catcher had somehow made it back there. I spent considerable time and energy over the past year trying to find the book again.
Then the other day I found it right here in my home office on one of my bookshelves. I wasn't even looking for it--I was looking for another book. There it was right before my very eyes where I had probably looked at it a multitude of times without realizing what it was I was seeing.
Now that I have found it again I am going to place it in my stack of to-read books that I had posted about before the Christmas holidays. After I have read Catcher I will post my thoughts about it. But first I'm going to finish those books from my holiday reading list.
One of those books is Perilous by fellow blogger Tamara Hart Heiner. I was part of Tamara's book tour back in December, but I had not yet read the book due to my preoccupation with NaNo. Now I'm almost finished reading Perilous and will offer my review here next Tuesday. After that I will try to get through the rest of my list.