Sunday, December 16, 2012

'Home' & 'The Girl...'

What was your Book of 2012? Fill in our survey here - we'll be blogging responses leading up to Christmas.

@simonmlewis chose Bill Bryson's Home: a short history of private life:

I love Bill Bryson's narrative style. I love the way he can't help going off in tangents and this book about the rooms in his house gave him lots of freedom to deviate from describing the history of particular rooms to bizarre factoids and stories from American and English history. The book could have been twice as long and I still would have enjoyed it.
@acuparia went for the spectacularly named The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente:
This beautiful creation will be the source of a new generation's fairytales...

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