Why are Italians so Attached To Columbus Day?

To answer this question we have to look back at the experience that Italians had as immigrants. Italians started emigrating from Italy in mass starting in the late 1800’s. They were running from wars (Italy was going through it’s unification wars) and extreme poverty. When they came to the United States they didn’t receive the… Continue reading Why are Italians so Attached To Columbus Day?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Dido’s Crown

I have been looking forward to sharing this review! I have to say, I fell in love. From Goodreads: Set in Tunisia and France in 1935, Dido’s Crown is a taut literary-historical adventure influenced by Indiana Jones, The Thin Man, and John le Carré. Mary Wilson MacPherson has always been adept at putting the past… Continue reading Book Review: Dido’s Crown

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The Women of Banned Book Week

For today’s look at banned books I thought I would take a look at the women behind some of the most famous (and interesting) banned books. JK Rowling. Perhaps the reasoning behind her books is the most obvious. She wrote about witches and wizards. It doesn’t matter that the books have a clear theme of… Continue reading The Women of Banned Book Week