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Book Review: In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson

Overview: Before I read this book when I thought of Australia I thought of a sunny country where the people had funny accents. Now I view it as a vast death trap with a low overall population density. 960 more words


Books Read in 2015 30. Shakespeare - Bill Bryson

Genre: Biography, History

Narrative Style: third person, academic

Rating: 5/5

Published: 2007

Format: Kindle

Synopsis: This is a biography of sorts although it focuses as much on what we don’t know as what we do. 357 more words

Book Reviews

A German Classic in Victorian England

Today, I came across an interesting passage in Bill Bryson’s “At Home”. He talks (among a myriad of other things, of course) about childhood in Victorian Britain, which was not exactly characterized by today’s playfulness and affection. 1,926 more words


Book review: Bill Bryson’s African Diary by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson’s African Diary by Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books (December 2002)
Travel, Non-Fiction, Diary

A short review for a short book. Bill Bryson was invited in 2002 to visit Kenya on behalf of CARE International. 272 more words

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Down Under? Oy!

I spent the last week with sis and company. We spent three full days enjoying the beach in North Carolina followed by a couple of days in Northern Virginia. 1,118 more words


Books read in 2015 Q2

I was pretty busy this past quarter, but somehow I managed to finish 13 books! Now with 24 books under my belt, I might even try to shoot for 50 this year, considering how many on-going ones I have at the moment. 185 more words

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Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right by Bill Bryson

If you’re a word nerd, you will find this book interesting, probably useful. If you’re a writer, you should definitely read it. If you like to correct people, this book will give you plenty of ammo. 243 more words