Wednesday, 27 November 2013

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home by Bill Bryson

At Home: A Short History of Private Life  by Bill Bryson was a great read.  Bryson manages to tackle all sorts of subjects in a very readable and accessible way. 

I was left with a few anxieties after reading the book – for instance, he says that every time you flush the toilet all sorts of bacteria escape into the air and so you should always have the lid down when you flush.  I did this for a while but just couldn't make it a habit so now I just wonder about it.

So the book looks at how the various rooms in houses came to be from a historical perspective.  It's a fun, engaging read.
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  1. I have also really enjoyed reading this book, like everything by Bill Bryson.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  2. I've thought about reading this book. Did he say where he got that idea? I'd think that the, er, bacteria could get anywhere the water splashes. Do you think that is what he means or that the bacteria start to fly somehow...?


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