What we're reading
25 March 2011 | Vero Beach, FL
Linda -- Just finished Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire. A terrific read about a young upper class boy in Cuba (pre- & post revolution). Also, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, eye-opening tale of African-American maids & the white families they worked for in the 1960s. Now reading: Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This classic of American Literature was written before the Civil War in 1852. All I can say now is: WOW!
Bill -- Reading The Voyage by Philip Caputo, an excellent tale of boys & their adventures on a Schooner. A coming of age story. Also reading: The Federalist Papers by Hamilton, Madison & Jay (political activists who wrote a series to articles urging a vote FOR a UNITED States rather than a CONFEDERATE States. This is pre-constitution stuff, folks. Heavy, but fascinating IF you really want to understand how our country came to be.
Kudos to Kindle for making so many classics available for free!