Category Archives: words

Shelf Life: A Must-Read, Lifetime-Learning List for Men Part 1 By George Grant

  Readers are inveterate and unapologetic list makers.  Indeed, according to Umberto Eco, “Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.”  There are lists of books that must be read.  There are lists of books that must be reread.  … Continue reading

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A Girl’s Garden by Robert Frost

A NEIGHBOR of mine in the village Likes to tell how one spring When she was a girl on the farm, she did A childlike thing. One day she asked her father To give her a garden plot To plant … Continue reading

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Much Vs Many

Today’s Lunchbox Lesson: MANY vs MUCH MANY modifies things that CAN be counted (i.e., count nouns). MUCH modifies things that CANNOT be counted (i.e., mass nouns). In other words, “many” tends to modify plural nouns, and “much” tends to modify … Continue reading

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Libraries—and a Secret Room! By Julie Klassen

This last week I spoke at three libraries (Alexandria, Fergus Falls, and Elbow Lake, MN), which I greatly enjoyed. The events were well-attended and everyone was friendly and interested. Meeting the helpful staffs and many readers was a blessing and … Continue reading

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10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

Have you read a book you feel compelled to carry on reading? You know the kind of book I’m talking about. You read it past your bedtime and during your lunch breaks. You read it because you want to not … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Alert….

Every language has a list of rarely used words that very few people know. They are not commonly known because they are rarely needed. Why bother learning something that you will not use..right? But for us, language nerds, that’s what … Continue reading

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Today’s Literature Lesson by Peter Leavell

Grab your coat no matter the weather. You’re going to need it today for our research. We’re going to the Yukon, and we’re reading Jack London’s To Build a Fire. Public domain allows you to read the story free at … Continue reading

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