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At Home by Bill Bryson
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Oct 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: general-nonfiction
Read in October, 2010

Bryson moved into an old English parsonage and as he was exploring some interesting areas (why is there a door in the attic that leads to nowhere?) he decided to do some research into the history of "home" as we in the modern world understand it. It was really fascinating and I couldn't put it down. Sometimes he got a bit repetitive, and sometimes I lost his train of was hard to grasp the connection between what he was writing and the section of the house in which he started that specific chapter. That might not make sense, but read it and I think you'll know what I mean. However, Bryson is one of my favs and I love it when he rambles, so even if I got lost it was still pleasurable. Great read.

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