shark_hat (shark_hat) wrote,
Just finished Domestic Manners of the Americans, which has a really interesting mix of justified complaint (like CONSTANT SPITTING OF TOBACCO JUICE, and SLAVERY) and "Eugh, poor people claiming to be my equals! Get some manners, Americans!" (And other things, like good scenery and travel descriptions, and a look at some early camp-fire revivals, and stuff. I'd quite like to read Basil Hall's Travels In North America In the Years 1827 And 1828 now, hearing her describe how it was received in America at the time! It isn't in Gutenberg, though, and is pretty expensive in paperback.)

And a Dave Barry book I hadn't read has arrived- Money Secrets- and is as good as it ought to be. So that's very nice.

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