A World Without Whom

A book review of A World Without Whom: The Essential Guide to Language in the Buzzfeed Age by Emmy J. Favilla (Buzzfeed Copy Chief) Stars: ***** Bloomsbury Publishing (2019)Language/Grammar400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A World Without “Whom” is Eats, Shoots & Leaves for the internet age, and Emmy Favilla is the witty go-to style… Read More »

Word Freak

A book review of Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive SCRABBLE Players by Stefan Fatsis Stars: *** Penguin Books (2002)Games>Scrabble416 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Scrabble may be truly called America’s game. But for every group of “living-room players” there is someone who is “at one… Read More »

The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky

This is a book review of The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky. Stars: ***** W.W. Norton & Company (2014) Cooking/Food Writing 2015 James Beard Award Finalist I received a copy of this book for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Why do we eat toast for breakfast,… Read More »

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation BY Ammon Shea

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea Penguin Random House (2014) Reference Summary: English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words we embrace as correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or… Read More »

Spanish Language Resources

In honour of Spanish Language Day (October 12) and Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month (October) I bring you three books to assist you in teaching your child Spanish even if you don’t speak it at home. Spanish Language Resources NOTE: Affiliate Links are used on this post. If you buy through the links, I get… Read More »

Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families by Carolyn Woods

Lightning-Fast Spanish for Kids and Families by Carolyn Woods Stars: ★★★☆☆ Self-Published Language/Spanish 82 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: No time to learn Spanish? Want to teach your children but don’t speak Spanish yourself? Lightning-Fast Spanish helps you incorporate… Read More »

Idiot’s Guide to Learning Spanish VS. Spanish for Dummies

When you want to learn something new, do you turn to the Complete Idiot’s Guides or the For Dummies books? I love both of these book series because they give you all info you need to know, laid out in plain English. The books are similar but may have slightly different information, a different format,… Read More »