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At Home by Bill Bryson
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Jan 08, 2011

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Read from January 08 to June 19, 2011

I finally finished this one, after months of listening to it on CD. It is a lengthy book, but I only listened when I was at the gym, and I'm not the most regular gym-goer. ;)

The book is interesting and extremely well-researched. Bryson goes through every room and space in his home and talks about the history and origins of the room, things that happen in the room, things used in that room, etc. I found it fascinating, but I can see how others could find it excruciatingly boring. If you like minutia, this may be a good book for you!

It's filled with Bryson's usual humorous asides, which adds some fun to all of the history and details. It's still not the most entertaining of his books--I think that one is definitely A Walk in the Woods.

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