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Lost Languages and conversations about them

It's been a long time since I've been as excited about a book as I was about Andrew Robinson's Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), and I get excited about books almost every day. Lost Languages is a really excellent and informative introduction to the world's un-deciphered writing… Continue reading Lost Languages and conversations about them

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I Want to be a Tolkienologist — my review of David Day’s The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of The Lord of the Rings

The fact that it is still December and I'm already writing a review of a book I got for Christmas should tell you everything you need to know about how wonderful this book was. David Day's The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of The Lord of the Rings. (New York: Chartwell Books, Inc., 2013) is a 184-page-long,… Continue reading I Want to be a Tolkienologist — my review of David Day’s The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of The Lord of the Rings

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B.A Shapiro’s “The Art Forger: A Novel” — more a personal reaction than a review

To be honest, I haven't been much into reading fiction lately. When I was in grade school, I used to devour juvenile and young adult novels by the hundreds, but recently I have preferred my television and movies fictional and my books factual. However, when I happened to mention to my boss that I've been reading a lot about famous art forgers… Continue reading B.A Shapiro’s “The Art Forger: A Novel” — more a personal reaction than a review

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Just Finished Reading: Leonardo’s Lost Princess

"Just Finished Reading" is going to be my blog's newest feature, where I recommend books in brief posts. I think that by now all of my readers know I'm a regular bookworm, so I go through books at a pretty alarming rate. I don't necessarily have time to write full reviews of each one, so this… Continue reading Just Finished Reading: Leonardo’s Lost Princess