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10/16/11 1:13 A

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Loved both A Walk in the Woods and In a Sunburned Country. Wonderful travelogues.

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10/14/11 10:24 A

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I've never read any of Bill Bryson's books, but based on the glowing reviews here, I'll have to check him out!

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10/9/11 8:30 P

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A Short history of Nearly Everything is one of my favorite books. A Walk in the Woods was hilarious. He actually visited the area I lived in and mentioned it in the book. You always wander what outsiders think of Appalachians when they actually meet us. Bryson used humor but was respectful at the same time.

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9/17/10 7:07 A

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Have read The Thunderbolt Kid and A Walk in the Woods. Both made me laugh out loud. Really enjoy his books. emoticon

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9/13/10 5:25 P

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"A Walk in the Woods" made me laugh out loud. I need to read more of his.



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9/13/10 5:16 P

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I read "A Walk in the Woods," which is about how Bill and his friend hike the Appalachian Trail. It's hilarious (his friend is trying to subsist on Snickers bars) and a little sad.

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9/10/10 7:43 P

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Goody! Another author to investigate!

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9/10/10 2:27 P

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I have never heard of him.

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.



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9/10/10 12:40 P

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This is the first I've heard about Bill Bryson.I'll have to watch for his books. emoticon

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9/10/10 8:27 A

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9/10/10 7:42 A

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Have you read 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' by Bill Bryson? I love it and have read it 3 times already. That is, I have listened to it on my ipod 3 times. I haven't gotten any of his other books yet, but thanks for the reminder!

'Give a giant room and you will house a giant and not a smaller man' Emily Dickinson

"One good laugh is worth a thousand right answers" Ancient Chinese Proverb


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9/9/10 7:10 P

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I don't know which is nicer, losing 2 lbs the day AFTER Thanksgivng or finding a great author. I've never read any Bill Bryson, but In A Sunburned Country was great and very timely because of the election drama in Australia. I have The Thunderbolt Kid on my night table stack.

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