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Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader

I didn't always read, but that changed in June of 2013. I dropped the unnecessary stuff and picked up the awesome stuff--like reading! I started posting my reviews on Amazon and within a few months rose to the top 0.1% of reviewers. My reviews then went to Goodreads, and now my blog (http://ryandejonghe.wordpress.com) and Twitter (@Ryan_Reads). If you are reading this, why not leave a comment or send me a note? I love talking to other folks about books and my reviews. Publishers and authors, feel free to drop me a note if you want me to review your book. I usually stick to mainstream publishing, but I'll consider anything. If I review your book, I’ll give you a fair and thorough review and let you know when the review goes live. You can reach me at dejonghes@gmail.com. Happy Reading!

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger Abandon ship! Abandon ship! I must mark this one read, as in past tense, before another brain cell is cast overboard. I get the point, but not the prose. The payoff is not worth enduring the waves of drivel. The anyhows, somewhats, and kindas are drowning me alive. I knew my reading ship had hit the fatal iceberg once I reached the sea of repeated phrases—I was going down, fast. Mr. Caulfield, I hope you can swim, because I’m kicking you off.