Bill Bryson’s Made in America is a romp through both American history and the words added to the English language by American culture and society.
Bryson’s style is conversational and light, making the book feel like a series of great lectures by a fantastic college professor, or as if the guy sitting on the bar stool next to yours actually was funny and erudite.
Made in America is full of great little nuggets about words, expressions, and different eras in American history.
A great read.
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.