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iread - my reading life

Yesterday, my husband and I were reading Bryson’s rather wonderful memoir of growing up in 1950’s America. We have been enjoying reading this together for a few weeks and find it often invites both hysterical laughter – as memories are triggered or scenes described – and intense discussion about some point or other that Bryson makes. 631 more words

BOOK REVIEW: Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

When the O Family was in South Africa recently Mr O found a book by Bill Bryon in our Air BnB called A Short History of Nearly Everything… 387 more words


Bill Bryson "Made in America" – book review

It’s hard to describe Bill Bryson’s Made in America as a genre: it’s partially an etymology, partially a history, and mostly a collection of witty anecdotes. 261 more words

Bill Bryson, let me count the ways.

Bill Bryson is my favourite writer, by a long shot. there are more important writers, there are braver writers, but my heart belongs to Bill. 441 more words

Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #717 - Sept 29, 2017

What an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home, and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile attempt to recapture the comforts that you wouldn’t have lost if you hadn’t left home in the first place. 60 more words

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Reader in the grass - 5 books to try

This year again, the sunny summer has gone off my radar – and if you live in Belgium, you might have entirely missed it, too. Here, it shows up on a “now you see me, now you see me not” basis. 805 more words

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Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The TL;DR version of this review: This is the travel guide to Britain you never knew you needed :D I’m a Bill Bryson convert. Just as he has adopted the British (genetic?) predisposition for sarcasm and deadpan delivery, I’ve adopted his unique writing style. 468 more words

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