In a Sunburned Country

by Bill Bryson | Humor |
ISBN: 9780767903868 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/27/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, September 27, 2020
I found this softcover (published elsewhere as Down Under) in this Little Free Library in Westford MA while dropping off some books of my own, and nabbed it for another release copy.

The book's terrific, with lots of laugh-out-loud stuff, and with a good deal of Australian geography, science, and history creeping in around the edges. Bryson can be ludicrous, informative, inspirational, and just plain funny - sometimes within the same paragraph. I learned a lot, and felt as if I'd been along on the trip. "Trips" actually, as the book covers several trips that combined to form a tour around (and through) the country, with stops at the major cities and the most desolate spots, and with visits to what may be the oldest surviving lifeforms on earth - and to somebody's back garden (where Bryson was chased by dogs!).

There's an excellent audiobook version, read by Bryson himself - recommended. [There's a TV Tropes page on Bryson and his work.]

Released 4 wks ago (9/28/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library "Beehive", White Oak Lane in Derry, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in this handsome bee-themed Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 September Sapphire challenge. ***

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