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At Home by Bill Bryson
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Dec 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, i-own-this, history
Read from June 19 to October 06, 2011

This book was SUCH an effort, it took me months and months to finish.
It wasn't for lack of interest in the subject matter- it is just SO DENSE. So very, very dense. It has so much information in it that my brain started imploding and leaking out my ears.

I do not regret it.

I learnt many new things from this book. Most I have forgotten, but I did learn them.
Things like rats are super smart and can steal eggs by wrapping themselves around them and having another rat pull them by the tail back to the nest. Now that is a clever animal.

Perhaps there was a little too much information and a little too much going on at once, but I really enjoyed every chapter.

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08/27/2011 page 431
84.0% "running a slow marathon with this one..."

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