I'm a GoodReads user testing new waters after the serious website changes. I mostly read fiction, usually Anglophone classics/ modern classics; I like nonfiction (mostly social and cultural history), good fantasy and graphic novels. For guilty pleasure, I read advice and how-to books. I made at least two reading resolutions recently; 1. read less, live more; 2. read books which give me more pleasure. I have poor filters, and books I find stylistically pleasing tend to be depressing, so I need to do something about that; if you think you know a book that is very well written, but won't make me weep, please drop me a line.

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour - Kate Fox It gets repetitive (the construction is a killer, and Ms. Fox seems to have had her conclusions firmly in mind as she started writing, and EVERYTHING seems to support her theses), but overall, it is an interesting read, a must-read for any anglophile. I recommend it to all of my students.

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