Frenglish gleanings week 10

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Frenglish gleanings
week 10

Frenglish? The links will be either in English or in French

Gleanings? Anything I found personally interesting and worthy of being shared with all my readers

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The best mystery and suspense for your reading group

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Language Wars: 10 Novels Where Words Change the World

DID YOU DISCOVER ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY?
ANYTHING YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED SOMEWHERE ELSE
AND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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Book review: The Word Exchange

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The Word Exchange

A few years ago, I requested The Word Exchange on Netgalley, because the story line sounded totally my cup of tea, and then, more urgent books piled up, and only recently did I finally take time to read it.

The structure of the book is neat, with its 3 parts: Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis.
Plus each chapter is alphabetized (like in Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary, by Henry Hitchings, referred to in this novel itself) and opens with a made up definition of a word starting by that letter, in connection with the plot.

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Book Review: A Wizard of Earthsea – Classics Spin #14

A Wizard of Earthsea

A wizard of Earthsea

Author:
Ursula K. Le Guin

Published in:
1968

Pages:
297

ISBN:
978-0547722023

Genre:
Classics
Fantasy
Young Adult

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In my last review on The Invoice, I highlighted its nice message on life.
I’m now thrilled to talk a bit about the book I was assigned to read for The Classics Club spin #14. It fell on number 1, which on my list was A Wizard of Earthsea. Though in a very different genre, it conveys a unique message on life.

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