Friday, June 22, 2012

88 Books That Shaped America

In case you missed it, The Library of Congress has just released its list of 88 Books 'That Shaped America'. This link is courtesy of USA Today.

I've been too busy lately (the writing fever is back) to even drop by my own blog, but I thought you'd want to see this.

It's reassuring to see some of my own very special favorites, especially "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (which convinced me to become a writer) and "To Kill a Mockingbird", and, of course, "The Catcher in the Rye", but nice that they didn't overlook "Silent Spring", which is as relevant today as it was when it was written almost fifty years ago.

I've read most of these books, devouring them during a steep learning curve in my twenties and thirties, but one I will never read is "In Cold Blood." There are some things I'd prefer not to think about.

Until next time, whenever that is, take care.