One thing that I enjoy about my job is that they allow us to read during the time in between the phone calls we receive. This could be any where from seconds to minutes and you'd be surprised how much reading you can get done in between calls. Yesterday I finished reading The Catcher In The Rye. I should have brought another book because I finished it with an hour left of work. I always go back to this book; it is probably my fourth or fifth time reading it. What can I say? I just love Holden Caulfield and his insight on phonies. Below are some of my favorite quotes from the book. Click here to see what else I've been reading lately.
"I thought it was 'If a body catch a body," I said. "Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around-nobody big, I mean-except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff-I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catch in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy."
"The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, they fall off, but it's bad if you anything to them."