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review 2017-04-03 00:00
In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson Following closely on the heels of my recent reading of [b:A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail|9791|A Walk in the Woods Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail|Bill Bryson|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1388189974s/9791.jpg|613469], this Aussie travelogue by the popular and gifted writer Bill Bryson did not disappoint. Matter of fact I found the book superior to that first one I read. Less bad jokes, but still enough off-color to disgust me from time to time. But this particular memoir was jam-packed with useful information regarding the geography and history of Australia. Completely fascinating and dangerous. Much to get hung about. Educational and instructive. Well-written and adventurous. A truly great read.
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review 2016-10-19 18:55
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson

What Bill Bryson taught me about Australia: everything wants to kill you, whether or not it is animate, let alone conscious.Everything. And all of the critters are weird, many adorably so. We’re big on quakkas at my house. And Bryson is at his funniest describing a deep and embarrassing sleep he fell into. Oh, and the country is too damn big to see more than just a tiny bit, especially since the most inhabited parts, that is, the cities, are all dotted along the perimeter, and the middle is all desolate wasteland filled with dragons. No, wait, the dragons were from Novik.

When I got to that description of Bryson sleeping, I felt compelled to read some aloud to Veronica. When she later read the same book, she was compelled to read part of that aloud to me.This might be an important finding about compatibility, or humor, or something.

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text 2015-08-17 15:02
In a Sunburned Country (Audio) - Bill Bryson

I finally finished it! This book took me more than two weeks to slog through (I average a two day turnaround) which is seriously bizarre, because I really enjoyed it. Bill Bryson's writing is funny and captivating. I learned all kinds of cool stuff from reading this. I have no idea why I went through it at a snail's pace... I wonder if I'd have breezed through it if I were more familiar with or connected to Australia. At any rate, it was a fun and fascinating read.

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text 2015-08-14 14:44
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 331 pages.
In a Sunburned Country (Audio) - Bill Bryson

I like this book and Bryson's wry style... but I am struggling to get excited about it. This has been a slow and plodding read for me-- which is odd, because I really do like it!

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review 2014-11-04 00:00
In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson Three (reluctant) stars.
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