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Book Review: Lingo (A Language Spotter’s Guide to Europe) by Gaston Dorren

Words: without them we wouldn't have books. Tracing the family tree and evolution of language has proven as complex as the evolution of biological life. But all European languages now have a missing link - one common ancestor language that created English, Spanish, Greek, Finnish, Armenian, Catalan, Cornish, Welsh and every other now spoken in… Continue reading Book Review: Lingo (A Language Spotter’s Guide to Europe) by Gaston Dorren

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Book Review: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust Volume 1) by Philip Pullman

Many of us, no doubt, have waited what felt like a life time for this book. The first of a follow up series to Pullman's best-selling series His Dark Materials consisting of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Announced earlier in 2017, it became the release of the year. It's the first… Continue reading Book Review: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust Volume 1) by Philip Pullman

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Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The TL;DR version of this review: This is the travel guide to Britain you never knew you needed 😀 I'm a Bill Bryson convert. Just as he has adopted the British (genetic?) predisposition for sarcasm and deadpan delivery, I've adopted his unique writing style. Like many Americans, Bryson always wanted to visit Britain. But his… Continue reading Book Review: Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

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Book Review: The Quest for a Moral Compass by Kenan Malik

It's taken me over three months to complete this book. Not because it is long, but because it is a book about one of the most important issues of human history. Like most non-fiction, you can't fly through it; it requires deep thought and much soul-searching. No matter which angle you approach this from, no… Continue reading Book Review: The Quest for a Moral Compass by Kenan Malik