Bookish Sites and Such

Every so often I look for Goodreads alternatives, if I knew they’ve been owned by Amazon for 8 years, I’d forgotten, that explains the monopoly. Their export option messes up read dates and doesn’t track rereads and doesn’t have enough data. In frustration I found the spreadsheet I mentioned in this post. But I’ve not… Continue reading Bookish Sites and Such

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What I Read: August 2021

I read a lot, but not necessarily well, I wasn’t thrilled with a lot of my fiction, however, I think it again helped me to think about my fiction. And the two non-fiction books I read were EXCELLENT! Nonfiction Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You… Continue reading What I Read: August 2021

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Hello, please bear with my site changes. WordPress is infuriating and somehow I managed to get my siteground hosted WordPress (.org) product mixed in with my free wordpress.com account (which I use to follow blogs), which considering how everything is scrambled, isn’t that surprising. So I just deleted my WordPress.com account. Anyway, I’m trying to… Continue reading PSA

The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

I found this tag here on Maribeth’s blog. I’m going to try to exclude rereads from this mostly. I’m afraid I can’t keep duplicate answers off though.   Best book you’ve read so far in 2021 The best fiction is Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy (the essence of summer in a set of books). And the… Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak-Out Tag

Is It “Mom” or “Mum” for Canada?

So, I reread Magic for Marigold and then read The Coming Storm (set in P.E.I. in the mid 20th century) by a modern Canadian author. The former book used “mum” (L.M. Montgomery characters usually use “mother,” otherwise they use “mum”). The latter book used “mom.” I feel like I’ve only heard Canadians Youtubers* say “mom.”  … Continue reading Is It “Mom” or “Mum” for Canada?

The Original English Accent

When Brits get irritated with us about “their language” or us mentioning their accent:   It’s our language too, and some of us are literally the same people. We literally have a ton more English speakers. And most to the point I’d heard (and have now confirmed), we actually have less of accent change than… Continue reading The Original English Accent

U.S. and North American Accents

The Wired Accent expert Erik Singer that I mentioned in earlier posts has a series of three videos going into depth of the various U.S. accents. I didn’t know there were so many. He speaks in the accents when describing them as well (so cool!) It is SO fascinating. Obviously, he can’t hit every single… Continue reading U.S. and North American Accents

Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness

I watched these two Wired videos (here and here) in which a Tolkien expert answers a bunch of questions a couple months ago. It is a Tolkien nerd’s dream. And of course I’ve also gotten touches of Lord of the Rings when listening to The Friendship Onion as well. I’ve always wanted to reread The… Continue reading Reigniting Tolkien Nerdiness