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The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting by Joe Gillard - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780399582677
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 3rd, 2019

Shh, don’t tell, I’m a word nerd. That’s why I read this book and why you need to read it too! This book answered one of my lifelong questions, where did the word Sloom come from? Gillard brings words back to life that just roll off your tongue and uses them in sentences that will genuinely make you laugh, describing everyday concepts and timeless ideas with historical artwork throughout. Discover your favorite lost word and gift a copy to your compeer! ~ Reviewed by Debbi Wraga


Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer - Book Review

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$37.50
ISBN: 9781523506484
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019

Roam if you want to… Roam around the world to the strangest places on every continent that you never imagined existed with the second incarnation of this bestselling atlas of hidden wonders. In Thailand, there's a Buddhist temple whose construction includes 1.5 million beer bottles. Salzburg boasts the world's longest ice cave. Don't touch anything in the Poison Garden in Northumberland, England. No diving at the world's largest deep-granite quarry located in Barre, Vermont. A great gift at a great price. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062853059
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Published: Ecco - July 30th, 2019

A dot above a comma: why is it so difficult to use, compared to a colon or question mark? It is maligned, misused, and marginalized in a manner commas never face, sometimes with great exclamation! Yet it soldiers on; it can enhance even the tritest sentences; it has earned its useful place in our language. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Emily Post's Wedding Etiquette, 6e by Anna Post - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062326102
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Published: William Morrow - January 7th, 2014

This book on wedding etiquette should be the first purchase for every newly engaged couple! It covers everything from how and when to announce your engagement to planning your honeymoon budget. Originally written by the legendary Queen of Etiquette, Emily Post, this 6th Edition is written by her great-great granddaughters, Anna and Lizzie Post. It provides a modern update to timeless traditions. Organizing tips, sample thank you notes, and helpful "dos and don'ts." - You will never second guess who is in charge of what or when it needs to get done! And when your wedding day is behind you, you'll be able to relax and enjoy the start of married life because everything on your checklist has been taken care with ease and perfection! ~ Reviewed by Jen Grigsby


Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781932907001
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Published: Michael Wiese Productions - May 25th, 2005

"The last book on screenwriting that you'll ever need" is right! I I love this book! When I'm writing, I keep my copy with me at all times. Snyder breaks down story structure beat by beat in his own restless and humorous style. Pair this with, Screenplay by Syd Field and you'll really feel inspired to write your manuscript! ~ Reviewed by Mia Nassivera


Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735210936
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 23rd, 2019

McCulloch is the researcher I aspire to be. Her enthusiasm and fascination with the subject combined with her humor to make an already engrossing subject an equally captivating read. No matter how much or how little you think you know about the internet, there's something in here to learn about how it grew, and how it affects the way we communicate. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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