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Book Review Thursday: Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

I personally enjoy books such as this one by Erik Larson because I not only learn about a significant historical event, but the background leading up to it and what else was going on in the world at the time.  332 more words

Book Review Thursday

Wanderlust World Guide Awards

Last night I was lucky enough to attend Wanderlust’s 9th World Guide Awards at the National Geographical Society. Hidden in the shadow of the imposing Royal Albert Hall and Science Museum, the National Geographical Society’s glass fronted building looked far less intimidating than its regal neighbours. 417 more words


Fat Girls In Des Moines

I first read “Fat Girls In Des Moines” in 1988 in Granta, a literary magazine (yes, I know, save it). It’s still around. Anyway, Bill Bryson, the author, was an American ex-pat at some point who later moved back to the States. 177 more words

My Favorite Things

Amazing moon video by Bill Bryson

A Bill Bryson video of the moon, featuring “the rocket” and “sea of showers”.

Whats New?

... and (lack of) exercise

My one night in Brisbane was merely a stopover before starting my proper journey along Australia’s East coast in Cairns; I figured I’d begin in the north and make my way down towards Sydney and Melbourne where I would catch up with some friends over here. 780 more words

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The Mother of all Bryson Books

Title: The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson

Genre: Linguistics

Length: 245 pages

How many times am I going to spend entire reviews singing the praises of Bill Bryson, bowing down to his mage-like powers as a wordsmith?  350 more words


30 Day Book Challenge - Day 16

Day 16: A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

This post was an easy one for me.   For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to read this book but still haven’t done it.  82 more words