Google+ The Introverted Reader: CLOSED: ARC Giveaway: At Home by Bill Bryson

CLOSED: ARC Giveaway: At Home by Bill Bryson

Monday, January 30, 2012

This giveaway is now closed. 

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of At Home by Bill Bryson, and while I enjoyed it, I didn't love it enough to keep it, so I'm giving it away to a lucky reader.

At Home
“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”

Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.” 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 4 star review.

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I have to limit this one to the US only. I apologize, international bloggers.

Winners will be chosen using and will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Contest ends at midnight EST Saturday, February 4, 2012. Just fill out the form below to enter!

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  1. Oh darn. I was hoping this would be available outside the US; I've been waiting for what feels like forever to read this book! Oh well. I retweeted your mention of this giveaway on Twitter, and I hope you generate some good interest in it!

    1. Sorry! I try to do international when I can, but when I'm shipping it myself, cost limits me. Thanks for tweeting about it though! I hope you get your hands on a copy soon!

  2. I too had the ARC for this book but was a little disappointed that it didn't have the endpapers with the layout for the house. Luckily my brother got the handcover so I culd reference his.


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