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At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

It’s no secret that I love the hell out of Bill Bryson. When At Home was released last fall, I ran out and bought it (by running out, I mean looking it up on my Kindle browser, and clicking the Buy Now button, but that’s neither here nor there). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 19, 2011 in Author: Bill Bryson, History


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In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

I’ve been a fan of Bill Bryson’s ever since I read his highly-accessible popular science survey A Short History of Everything. His breezy writing style, palpable empathy, and droll humor immediately captured my attention and I’ve been on the lookout for similar books since then. In a Sunburned Country is the second book by Bryson I’ve read (I’ve since completed A Walk in the Woods and am slogging through At Home). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 2, 2011 in Author: Bill Bryson, Travel


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A Short History of Nearly Everything — Bill Bryson

I picked up Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything on a whim. I hadn’t read many science books, nor even non-fiction, for fun, in years. But I was addicted to The Universe on the History Channel and needed something to fulfill my yen for popular science reading. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on March 28, 2010 in Author: Bill Bryson, Science


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