Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bill Bryson – a ’90s look at the lost continent

Do you know anyone from Iowa?  An American politician running for President claims her Midwest roots from Iowa; the farm state is known for its corn and one of the best writing schools in the country.  Bill Bryson’s first line … Continue reading

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Required Reading for Freshmen

Remember the summer reading lists when you were in grade school?  And the book you read the day before school started? By the time you got to college, you’d figured out how to read enough to get by.  The freshman … Continue reading

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The Prince of Mist – first book from the author of The Shadow of the Wind

Before he created the haunting tale of The Shadow of the Wind – one of my favorite books; I’m still looking for the Cemetery of Lost Books – Carlos Ruiz Zafón wrote young adult literature. In his author’s note, Zafon reveals that … Continue reading

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