Tag Archives: Bill Bryson

The Lost Continent

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Bill Bryson’s writing. I have yet to find a book of his that I don’t like, even mildly, and don’t suspect that I will either. The most recent book of his I’ve read, one of his earliest works – The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America – […]

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A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail turned out to be a much better buy at the Denver Public Library used book sale than the Theroux sadness I recently read. Granted it was only a dollar as well, but what a great find, or gift rather. And that gift […]

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid is a fantastic memoir of what life was like growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1950s for Bill Bryson. And as far as I’m concerned, despite a 30 year difference, it’s not much different than what it was like growing up for me just a […]

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I’m a Stranger Here Myself

I read my first Bill Bryson book about 16 months ago before I took my vacation to Australia and New Zealand. In a Sunburned Country seemed like the perfect book to read before heading downunder, and it came highly recommended to me by several friends. Since then I have not had an opportunity to pick […]

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