Goodbye Chomsky

A book review of Goodbye Chomsky, and Other Essays on Language by Robert D. King Stars: *** Austin MacAuley (2021)Language328 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The idea of this book is that language is too interesting to be enjoyed… Read More »

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 »