February 11, 2004 in Books

Notes From A Small Island/Lanark

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One downside of working from home, is that I don’t get to use my commute time to read. Granted I have more free time, but I haven’t really spent much time reading any of the novels on my nightstand. I did manage to finally finish reading: Notes from a Small Island. The author Bryson, spent 20 years in England and after deciding to move back to the US, he goes on a four week tour of England. His insight on all the places visited makes this the perfect companion should I ever decide to cross the pond and visit for a month. So impressed was I by his writing, that I’ve already ordered a few more of his other travel books. Speaking of travel books, Paul Theroux is by far by favorite travel writer, but I can already tell that Bill Bryson could be a close second.
Now on to my second book of the year. It’s titled Lanark: A Life in Four Books. I’m only on page 30 of this 600 page novel but I can already tell I’m going to love it. Wondering, has anyone else out there read it? Jessa over at Bookslut raved about it which is why I decided to give it a whirl. But would be interested in hearing others thoughts about this book.


  1. November 5, 2004 at 1:49 pm

    Andrew C Lace


  2. February 11, 2004 at 8:08 pm


    as much as i’ve traveled i’ve never read one travel book. i love flying by the seat of my pants for the most part. i usually know exactly what i want to see and i know which travel directories to buy. i don’t really care about someone’s else’s picks and pans i guess.

  3. February 11, 2004 at 4:06 pm

    Miss E

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Bill Bryson. You should read In a Sunburned Country. It’s freaking wonderful. 🙂

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