Affability and Condescension

Dear Reader, Have you ever read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? While it is, perhaps, one of the most popular works of Victorian literature, it wasn’t until recently that I completed this 19th century classic. By today’s standards, the story is nothing special (stilted flirtations, courtship, matrimony, etc.), however, one thing that stood out to... Continue Reading →

Lost in Translation

Dear Reader, A trip to the emergency room can be scary enough under normal conditions, so imagine what it is like when you and your doctor do not speak the same language. Luckily, I did not have a medical emergency, however, as someone who loves languages, I wanted to point out an oddity about a... Continue Reading →

Joker—trickster—big fool, go!

Dear Reader, Doesn’t it sometimes seem that older books use more advanced language than our novels of today? For example, take this line from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the... Continue Reading →

Audiobibliobibuli

Dear Reader, This post was written for readers like you! I was thinking about how my reading habits have changed since the pandemic. While I have been a fan of audiobooks for a few years now, my consumption of audiobooks has increased significantly with the pandemic. Now, I find myself finishing most books in a... Continue Reading →

Learn Me Grammar

Dear Reader My mind moonlights as a rabbit hole. Sometimes I will come across something ordinary and my brain will flashback to a peculiar, tangentially related incident that makes me reconsider the so-called ordinary thing. Then, to better understand this sudden flashback, I search for related information online. In this way, something as common as... Continue Reading →

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