Made in America (Unfinished Book #1)

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Made in America, Bill Bryson, finished Mar 2011. An excerpt from the Wright Brothers/Kitty Hawk chapter shown.

Yes, it’s true! I actually finished an “unfinished book”. 1 out of 2 before March 2011 yo! 😀

I finished “Made in America” by Bill Bryson earlier this week, at lunchtime. Why is that important? To show that sometimes I read books at lunchtime. 😛

This book took me, in total, 6 years to finish. Homaigash.

But really, it’s a terrific read. There is a lot about word and phrase etymology, but I find that rather interesting. The stories contained within – about famous and not-so-famous people in America, who were either part of beginnings, endings, or in-betweens of cultural evolutions – are a delight to read.

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Mar 2011
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Origins of supermarkets; self-improvement to benefit others; and how TV ruins our lives (Unfinished Books, Q1 2011)

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So I thought I’d set a clearer goal than just, “Finish 6 previously unfinished books in a year“.

Hence, come 31 Mar 2011, I should have finished any 2 of the following books:

A little bit more about each book:
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e-Book a Month: Jan 2011… Missing!

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Excerpt from Chapter 2, The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories

Excerpt from Chapter 2, The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories

I said I’d do it. I said, “Bring it on”.

However, my e-Book review for January 2011 is… missing!

I thought I’d finish “The Horse-Stealers and Other Stories” by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov by the end of the month, but apparently not 🙁 I am still on Chapter 2!

Should I get a shorter e-Book to read? </cop out>

I will try my best, and update accordingly. Really! 🙁

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Feb 2011
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Unfinished books, have hope

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I tend to not keep “unread” piles of books. Mostly because I have started reading them. The main problem I have is in finishing them.

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Jan 2011
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An e-book a month, in 2011

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Witness the optimism that occasionally sets upon me:

Read 12 free e-books in 2011 on an e-reader? From she who does not own any dedicated e-book reader nor any device that renders pleasurable reading experiences?

Bah. Bring it on.

Will I also write reviews? From she who, all her reading life, hesitates to recommend books to others, fearing they would come back to her and tell her what horrible taste she has?

Okay.

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Dec 2010
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