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Goldberg taps into her friendships, spirituality, and vast life experience upon the discovery of a potentially deadly cancer. Recognizing her own mortality, she appreciates life with enhanced insight, and embraces her life, and those around her, with renewed vigor. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
For Spinnen, a book is not words on a screen. Rather, it is tactile pleasure engaging sight and touch; an insignia of distinction in the bookshelf; a treasure sought in libraries and bookstores; a marker for a stage in life, proof of connection with the sentient world, and a talisman for the future. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare
Selecting a book is easy when it's something you're interested in. We gravitate toward that which appeals to us, and avoid that which does not. Sadly, this approach does not lend itself to a well-rounded perspective. Here are three tips for selecting something beyond your usual bibliographic fare. (Read more)
Did you know that the way children mispronounce words can change our language? That lexicographers' lives are full of dramatic struggles? That you can kind of understand Old Norse? Whether you're just curious or a budding diachronic linguist, this book will bring you a new appreciation of the words we use every day. - Some bookseller who never sent in her rec tag, ugh, oh crap it's me...
I used this book in my ESL classroom. Full of amusing (adult!) illustrations alongside handy references for conjugation, grammar, idioms and insults, this book can make even the Future Perfect Continuous both understandable and enjoyable. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus