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This isn't (likely to be) happening

The late great Douglas Adams in his fabulously inventive ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” gave us “The Improbability Drive” as the motive power for nipping from interstellar points A or B to C, D, and beyond. 334 more words


Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It has been twenty years since Bill Bryson, a writer originally hailing from a small town in Iowa, fell in love with Great Britain where people are delighted in small pleasures, call strangers “Love,” and orderly wait on lines in public without peevishness. 500 more words


A quick pep talk. 10 reasons not to give up on your English study

Your labours grant you access to new cultures and perspectives.

You are constantly challenging yourself.

You have already learnt a language in your lifetime.

You are developing your mind. 54 more words


Notes from a Small Island– Bill Bryson

This post is going to be short. I don’t have much to say about Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island… 544 more words


Banff and Beyond: Outlandish Adventures in the Canadian Rockies by Jack Leggett III

Dedicated to my mother: Mary Beth McGowan

Thanks for remembering and sharing this insanely majestic place with us. Sometimes it was hard to put these experiences into words, but on the following pages I do try.

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

I read probably ninety percent of my books on my Kindle. This was the first physical copy of a book I read since The Great Gatsby… 834 more words