This month, while mostly still staying home and finishing my CELTA English-teaching course, the world of languages was much on my mind; I finished a book in French (don’t be too impressed, it took me several months), I decided to start an other-language challenge, and I read Gaston Dorren’s Lingo, a fun and informative tour of “Europe in Sixty Languages.” Recommended if you’d like some easy-to-understand facts about languages without having to actually learn them.
Where have you gone in your reading this month?
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes had some interesting features, but in the end for me was too repetitive and one-sided.
- I Contain Multitudes was a must-read about the world of microbes that is all around and within us.
- Shadowplay is a witty pastiche of a novel centered around the author Bram Stoker and his theatrical colleagues– brilliant for theatre lovers as well as Dracula fans.
Other Books Read
- Chime by Franny Billingsley – Reread
- Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey – Reread
- Home and Home Work by Julie Andrews – Review to come
- Good Morning, Monster by Catherine Gildiner – Review to come
- Et Puis, Paulette by Barbara Constantine – Summer in Other Languages
- Lingo by Gaston Dorren
Other Features and Events
- I asked Do you dislike first-person narratives? A preference I find hard to understand…
- I invited others to join me in a spontaneous challenge: Summer in Other Languages
On my other blog
- I moved Entering the Enchanted Castle from WordPress.com to self-hosted; fingers crossed that everything is working properly. Changes are coming soon, and I will have exciting news to share!