Great list! I had almost forgotten how much I like Bill Bryson.
Starting to get worried about you. June 13 was quite a while ago. Hope all is well. Reread Bryson's A Walk in the Woods while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains last fall. Not a book to read on public transportation or in a cafe if you're at all self-conscious about snorting, sniggering, and guffawing in front of strangers.
Sweet of you to be concerned, M. Just feeling uninspired. Will try to write more soon.