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I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
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Jul 11, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 1-or-2-stars, didnt-finish
Recommended for: no one
Read from June 30 to July 03, 2010 , read count: 1/2

Some parts of this book were funny, but mostly it was just boring. I never finished the book, and what i did read, i skimmed through or skipped a lot of it. i just didnt like his writing style. it was dull. and weird too, because i grew up in NH and i felt like he was trying to make NH sound different than it was, like some hokey kitschy place. granted, i grew up in southern NH not up in his town, but ok it is modern times, OF COURSE we locked things. How could we NOT lock things esp our house? and my parents, who still live there, hardly know their neighbors and some not at all. i think he was making everything sound more quaint for his audience. But overall, very boring and i couldnt make myself finish it.
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Reading Progress

06/30 page 43
15.0% "funny at times but also very dull too."
07/01 page 93
32.0% "Innacurate. I'm from NH & its not like this."
07/02 page 164
57.0% "find myself skipping/skimming a lot."
07/04 page 189
66.0% "stopped reading this yest dunno if ill continue"
04/03 marked as: read

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