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On the bookshelf: August 2014

Mad late with this month’s reviews. Just the one, but will have loads more for September.  1,299 more words


One Summer: America 1927 - Bill Bryson

Ik heb een kleine tic als het op boeken aankomt: ik lees gigantisch graag in het Engels. Ook in het Nederlands, daar niet van, en Frans als het echt niet anders gaat (lezen in het Frans is toch niet zo gemakkelijk als ze ons wijsmaken in het lager en middelbaar onderwijs, maar dat even terzijde), maar het overgrote merendeel van onze bibliotheek bestaat uit Engelse boeken. 354 more words


Mini Book Reviews: Very Long Walks

My summer reading this year was all about adventure, travel, and crossing the country…mostly on foot. I couldn’t get enough of these kinds of narratives. Can you tell I’ve wanted to get into backpacking? 1,413 more words


Book Chatter: Comfort reading

As I have mentioned previously, I’m currently in the throes of moving.

Now, there are are good ways to move, and there are bad ways. 517 more words


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

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