Are you enjoying a good book
Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:08 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:19 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 06:35 PM
The local library had a book swap last week, and I got a copy of Leonard & William Safire's "Good Advice", an anthology of quotations. He is the "On Language" columnist for the NYT, and any of his books are fascinating reads. The English language is fascinating from its historical context and its flexibility to be precise, even when it is necessary to [bleep]ize words from other languages. Linguists are studying the effects of the internet and the chat lingo/ text msg on how we write and communicate IRL.
I hope you have a good visit in Exeter. Do you have a laptop, or will you be offline?
Posted 28 April 2006 - 07:22 PM
The Sea Wolf(1914)
By Jack London
You can get it for free on the 'net(It's released to the public for free) but I'd highly recommend getting the book from the library. Reading it on the 'net is just not the same...
Also try- The adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Call of the Wild
Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:50 PM
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