i just finished bill bryson’s notes from a small island. a fantastic, funny, travel memoir about the american author’s last tour around england before he moved back to the states. maybe it was more interesting for me because i’m living in the uk, because a friend in st. louis said she found it boring. i read it with both a michelin guide and a road map(plus a hilighter) handy to cross-reference places bryson visited and to note places i want to visit. i do recommend it, especially for anyone coming here. i’ve added to my reading list, his books on the appalachian trail, a walk in the woods, and language, the mother tongue.