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Book Review: Pnin

Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov Pnin is is a deceptively short novel full of larger importance.  Like the Gospel of John, it is a short work that reminds the reader both explicitly and implicitly that if all that was written could … Continue reading

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Bammelbegierde

It is a feeling that starts early in life.  You are a toddler, fascinated by watching a show with scary animals on it, both afraid and drawn to the danger at the same time.  Your mother looks pensive at a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Schottenfreude

Schottenfreude:  German Words For The Human Condition, by Ben Schott This book has a particular audience in mind, namely those who are impressed or intrigued or amused by the ability of the German language to contain thoughtful words based on … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language, Part 3

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language, Part 3, taught by Professor Seth Lerer A course that began with a great deal of interest and promise ends in a somewhat strange place.  I do not say that this course … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 2

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 2, taught by Professor Seth Lerer I must admit that I found this particular set of lectures to be pretty fascinating, but that is not a surprise given my fondness for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 1

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 1, taught by Professor Seth Lerer This course began in such a way that I was left pretty encouraged about how it would turn out.  Admittedly, this is a course designed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic In Two Minutes A Day

Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic In Two Minutes A Day:  365 Selections For Easy Review, by Jonathan G. Kline [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While I do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day: Vol 2

Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day:  Vol 2:  365 More Selections For Easy Review [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Keep Up Your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day: Vol 1

Keep Up your Biblical Hebrew In Two Minutes A Day:  Vol 1:  365 Selections For Easy Review, by Jonathan G. Kline [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lexicon

Lexicon, by Max Barry This is a fascinating book whose depth and dark turns have only been hinted at in previous novels by the author, and it is precisely the sort of book that one would want to see in … Continue reading

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