Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet delved into how (American) English evolved with the internet. The book had a good concept and a good start. I was amused to learn what kind of internet person (there are different waves and subgroups) I was. McCulloch also tackled internet slang (up until the book was published in 2019), which was quiteContinue reading “Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch”

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

This one is another book from the pile of unread books I’d accumulated over the years. I bought Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries in New York back in 2017 and finally read this at the end of 2019. So here’s a familiar sounding remark about my latest read: I can’t believe IContinue reading “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper”

kaddish.com by Nathan Englander

After the first few chapters of kaddish.com, I did not know how to feel. I’d expected the book to tell the story of Larry’s misadventures over the 11-month mourning period for his father. So after the first part ended, and Larry came home, and that was that, I’d felt short-changed. I couldn’t make sense ofContinue reading “kaddish.com by Nathan Englander”