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Books Again

I’m reading Made in America by Bill Bryson. Lord, that man is a researcher. The amount of STUFF he crams into a book is just unbelievable and it’s all intensely interesting, funny and surprising. 332 more words

Daytime Wanderings

John Muir, PCT, Books, and Dreams

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir

Every time I put down a book, whether fiction or nonfiction, I always think to myself “Wow, I want to do that!” It was especially that way with  300 more words


Bill Bryson - America perduta

 Questo divertente e politicamente scorretto libro è il resoconto del viaggio intrapreso da Bill Bryson attraverso gli Stati Uniti. A qualche tempo di distanza dalla morte del padre, Bill decide di tornare negli USA dall’Inghilterra, dove ormai si è stabilito da parecchi anni, per ripercorrere gli itinerari vacanzieri della sua infanzia e per ritrovare la stessa spensieratezza dell’epoca. 145 more words

Massimo Arena

Clair Patterson, Rocks from Space, and Metal in the Air

It’s not a secret that I’ve got a soft spot for meteorites, especially the sort that I can get my hands on and turn into jewelry. 1,411 more words

Natural Science


The book I read to research this post was Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson which is a very witty look at the development of languages with English being predominant. 306 more words


Just Read: Down Under, or In a Sunburned Country

By Bill Bryson. That’s almost good enough for a review. He is – as always – funny and so endearing in his enthusiasm to make acquaintances with the strange and unfamiliar, and that includes people, landscape, history, customs. 184 more words

As It Happens

United We Stand: 10 Things I Love About My Country #4: Writers

And here we are at week 4 of 10 Things I Love About My Country. While the brilliant and lovely Suzie dukes it out with the also brilliant and lovely… 2,540 more words