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Bigly and other words to avoid


Thousands of grammar nerds cringed while watching the final U.S. presidential debate this week. Republican candidate Donald Trump said “bigly”—not once, but twice—while trying to discredit his “pumped up” opponent. 248 more words

Writing Tips

The Road to Little Dribbling (2015) by Bill Bryson

“I like being in a country where when cows attack, word of it gets around.”

I read this book’s forerunner, Notes From A Small Isla…

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Final Thoughts/reviews

Walking Through America

I’ve written before about that moment you come across a book that was exactly what you needed at the precise moment you needed it.  I’m sorry if that’s not your relationship with stories, but it is mine, and  596 more words

Book Club Thursday

1927: One Summer by Bill Bryson

Highly recommended. 1927 had a  summer that saw Lindbergh fly the Atlantic, television invented and much more. Most interesting bits of this for me are that: 45 more words

Three Cancer Patient Memoirs

There can’t be many of us whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, estimates that one in three of us will have cancer at some point in life, and that figure is steadily rising to one in two. 1,019 more words

Nonfiction Reviews

Book Review: Neither Here Nor There

After my last novel (whose review I’m too lazy to write), I decided to read a light-hearted and fun book. Someone suggested me Neither Here Nor There… 308 more words

Tuesday Thoughts - The Road To Little Dribbling

I always look forward to Bill Bryson’s next book. He’s entertaining and educational. Many of his books I’ve read multiple times and walk away each time having learned something new while laughing. 591 more words