Let me just start by saying this: pretty much no member of Read It & Steep had anything good to say about Lucy Worsley’s If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home. One of our members even said, “This was the biggest letdown.”
We all had been fairly excited when we read the blurb for If Walls Could Talk. Ultimately, we felt that it made a whole lot o’ promises that the book couldn’t cash.
I don’t have too much to say about the book or the discussion except to post some of the things our members had to say about it:
“It lacked imagination.”
“The entire thing made me feel like I was being judged for being a modern day American.”
“There was simply no flow or narrative. You want good NF, you read Bill Bryson’s At Home.”
So, essentially, that’s all anybody had to say about that. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home gets a .5 teacup Read It & Steep rating.