Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Book: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson (I read an uncorrected proof, prepub copy)
About: Bryson goes room by room explaining how the items, customs and traditions of one's home became that way
Pros: Very interesting and hilarious.
Some Interesting Things I Learned:
The difference between herbs and spices is that herbs come from the leaves of a plant and spices come from the bark or other non-leaf parts.
Once electric lighting took off, sales of books and magazines soared. More light = more reading.
Ice was once America's second biggest crop by weight.
Cons: None I can remember