Tag Archives: Herman Melville

Books That Shaped America

A new exhibit – Books That Shaped America – opens today at the Library of Congress.  A good friend alerted me to this celebration of reading through Michael Dirda’s article in The Washington Post - Library of Congress Wonderfully Diverse List … Continue reading

Posted in American history, books, children's books, children's literature, classics, news article, reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in American history, authors, book review, books, history, humor, nonfiction, places to go, reading, travel | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments