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My Favorite Book

Short_historyI read it a few years ago and it really sparked a renewed interest in science for me.  I'm talking about Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.  What an incredible book.  It's my very favorite book of all time.  If you haven't read it yet grab a copy as soon as you can...and get another one as a gift for a friend!

Speaking of which, oldest and best friend from my younger days in Pittsburgh recently told me he just read Bryson's latest hit, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and loved every bit of it.  I just got my copy and can't wait to dig into it.

So what's your favorite book?  What's the one book you'd wish for if you were stranded on a desert island?  Bryson's is my choice.


Susan Helene Gottfried

Joe, don't tease me like that! When you use "Pittsburgh" and "Thunderbolt" in the same sentence, what's a girl like me supposed to think, other than "You know it goes faster at night."


Katie Andrews

Thanks for the recommendation on Bryson! His books sound very interesting, I'll have to check them out. I have to say, I would need to have any of Louise Erdrich's books with me. Her use of imagery and the interesting tidbits of history she weaves in to her stories would keep my mind off the fact that I was stranded on a desert island.


robyn andrews

i think i would want to have paulo coehlo's "the alchemist." it's a simple fable, but i find something new every time i read it.

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