Dear Reader, There’s no place like an institute of higher learning to make one feel like an utter buffoon. In my eighth year of post-high school education, I’m still building my proficiency in the language of professors and graduate students. In this post, I’m going to present a short list of words that I have... Continue Reading →
Poor Unfortunate Words
Dear Reader, Do you have a favorite word? Might it be something beautiful like “cerulean,” something esoteric like “troglodyte,” or maybe just something amusing such as “kerfuffle”? One word that I particularly enjoy is “unfortunately.” This is an odd choice; I know. The reason that I find this word oh-so pleasing is not for its... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →