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At Home by Bill Bryson
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Feb 09, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobooks, history, nonfiction
Read in February, 2011

As Bill Bryson wanders through his house, he riffs on the social (and sometimes science) history associated with the various rooms. Fascinating tidbits of life from centuries past. Just brushes - if you want in depth information about, say, the evolution of iron buildings, this is not the work for you. I found it fascinating.

I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Bryson himself. Although usually an author-narrated book is a kiss of death (with some exceptions, of course) Bryson is up to the task.

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