Keeping track of the books I've read, plus other Bookcrossing-related information
Sunday, 31 January 2016
2016 Book #3: The Island at the Centre of the World
By Russel Shorto. Very easy read and very interesting look at the Dutch colony that founded Manhattan. My favorite bits were learning how certain parts of America and Manhattan came to be named (eg Wall Street, Brooklyn, Harlem), and also the influence of the Dutch language on America vocabulary.