Tuesday, February 20, 2007

House Thinking

A room-by-room look at how we live.

I haven't actually read this book, but this is the second time I have checked it out from the library. The first time I started to read it, decide it wasn't what I was looking for, and took it back. When I started reading it this time, a severe sense of deja vu recalled my former foray.

House Thinking, by Winifred Gallagher, is a historical-sociological look at how the rooms we have in our houses came to be, and how their usage has evolved over the years, whether centuries or decades. Since I was looking for something a little different, I didn't finish it. But if you like the sound of it, you'll probably enjoy it. The tone and writing style are well enough.


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