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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

Notes From a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson, William Roberts

I've come to the conclusion that I can't read/listen to too many Bryson books back-to-back.  It's very much like travelling with someone for too long: eventually they start doing things that get on your nerves.

 

Overall I enjoyed the book, and there are several additional places in England that I'd like to see on future trips.  But I got weary of listening to Bryson complain about how much things cost, and sometimes... sometimes he was kind of mean and crotchety in a way that I felt passed the line of amusing, fumbling tourist and went straight into stereotypical obnoxious-tourist territory.  I might not have felt that way if I'd spaced these books out a bit more.

 

I'm still a fan, but I'll be taking a break until after the new year to start another.

 

N.B.:  Richard Williams is excellent as the narrator; I often forgot he wasn't actually Bryson, he owned this narration that much.