Review: Reading Chaucer’s Poems: A Guided Selection by Bernard O’Donoghue

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Reading Chaucer's Poems: A Guided Selection Author: Bernard O'Donoghue Publisher: Faber & Faber The volume contains extracts from most of Chaucer's major works along with short introductions to the poems and adequate glossaries with word meanings appended at the end of each chapter. My Rating: ★★★★☆ Geoffrey Chaucer’s poems are not easily accessible to the modern readers. His language presents an immediate difficulty...

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Review: Why We Work by Barry Schwartz

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Book Review, Non-fiction | 0 comments

Title: Why We Work Author: Barry Schwartz Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 1, 2015 Pages: 112 Barry Schwartz's Why We Work seeks to challenge the myth that human beings work only for material gains. Barry Schwartz’s Why We Work seeks to challenge the myth that human beings work only for material gains. In this small 88-page book the author, who teaches psychology at Swarthmore College,...

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Review: Write Back Soon by Karen Benke

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Book Review | 0 comments

Title: Write Back Soon Author: Karen Benke Publisher: Roost Books Write Back Soon! is a collection of letter-writing ideas with many chapters of the book containing a "post-card sized prompt" that would nudge you to start writing with a pen and paper again. My Rating: ★★★★☆ In his 17 September 1819 letter to George and Georgiana Keats, John Keats wrote:”All clean and comfortable, I sit down to write.” This simple short phrase, from...

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Review: Larousse Concise French-English Dictionary

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Book Review, Reference | 0 comments

Title: Anglais Dictionnaire/French Dictionary: Francais-Anglais, Anglais-Francais/French-English, English-French Author: Larousse Genre: Foreign Language Study Publisher: Larousse Editions Release Date: 2011 Pages: 1440 Thus, in this Concise French-English Dictionary Larousse has stood up to its tradition of providing the learners and readers of both French and English with a delightfully convenient practical tool. Larousse’s pocket-sized...

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