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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

The sad state of reading in a "global" community

I should have written down which book I saw this in, but it was late last night and I was tired.  I'll look for it again later, but I didn't want to forget to make a note of it anyway.


While strolling through some of my many Kindle books, I came across one that had a note at the beginning to the effect that the author is British and the book uses British spellings -- honour, centre, realize -- which are NOT errors.


Didn't we sort of used to just take that for granted, even before the whole "global community" thing?  Or have too many readers become so U.S.A.- centric that they think everyone who doesn't adopt "our" spelling is automatically wrong?  Are they so culturally isolated that they don't even know there's a difference?