Sunday, November 7, 2010

GIVEAWAY AND REVIEW OF AT HOME BY B. BRYSON

At Home: A Short History of Private LifeIn At Home: A Short History of Private Life, the author takes us on a tour of his house in rural England. The house was a former rectory and he went from room to room and commenting on what he found interesting. The bathroom provides the occasion for a history of hygiene; the bedroom, sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen, nutrition and the spice trade; and so on, as Bryson shows how each has fig­ured in the evolution of private life. Whatever happens in the world, he demonstrates, ends up in our house, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture.



My Thoughts-

I found the book enjoyable. In reading the book, I felt that there were a series of essays combined together. There were many interesting facts that I was unaware of such as the inventor of the mouse trap and the definition of a Study. It reminded me of a history text, but more interesting and entertaining. There were illustrations and Photographs throughout the text that depicted what the author was discussing at the time. Mr. Bryson included a great bibliography and an index but I wish he would have used footnotes at times. I have never read any of the author's books before and I look forward to reading A Walk in the Woods. So would you like to win a copy of this book? It is Easy.



And now for the contest-

Thanks to Knopf-Doubleday, I am able to give away two copies of this book.

OPEN TO  US RESIDENTS ONLY.
No PO Boxes.
Prizes will be sent by the publisher.
To Enter-
Please put all entries into one comment. Thank You!

1. Please leave a comment with your email. +1
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Contest ends 11/21 @ 12mn Eastern

GOOD LUCK!




CymLowell

6 comments:

  1. 1. We loved A Walk In The Woods at our house. I really love the idea of At Home. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    meah56[at]gmail[dot]com

    2. I'm a Google Connect follower

    4. I "liked" Books R Us on FB (Bookfan Mb)

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  2. 1/ I'd love to read this book.
    2/ I'm a GFC Follower +3

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. The synopsis of this book is intriguing and one that I would like to read. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

    steven(dot)capell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. +1. I have never read anything quite like this. It sounds really interesting! Please include me.
    +3. GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
    +2. I like Books R Us on Facebook (Colleen Turner).
    Thanks!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful sort of escapist book where you can picture yourself walking through seeing everything through the author's eyes and in his voice. Thanks for the review!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

    +3 I follow via GFC as jewelknits!

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  6. +1 Please count me in!
    +3 I already follow
    +3 Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/nfmgirl/status/5384034079219713
    +2 I like you on Facebook

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