News in Slow

Learn and practice listening to foreign languages with News in Slow. The episodes are short (usually <10 minutes) and the speakers go over current events and then do a quick language lesson.  It's quick, interesting, relevant, and helpful.  Oh. And the speakers speak VERY slowly so learners like me can follow along.

By Trey McIntyre, ago

Book Review: The Giver

SUMMARY: (5 of 5 stars) I'd never even heard of this book until a friend mentioned it on Facebook as an example of dystopian fiction, but apparently all of my friends have and they loved it. I did not enjoy reading this book because it's horrifying and painful to read, but it's a good book and a very quick read. It's the story of a boy who is born into a society of near-perfect equality, but is assigned the role of "Receiver" for his community. And in training for his life's work, he starts to understand all sorts of horrible things about life there.

By Trey McIntyre, ago

Podcast Subscription Updates

OK. I've overextended myself a bit on my podcast subscriptions.  My last batch of subscriptions included both several that update frequently, but several that have longer episodes. This makes getting through everything much more difficult. So, anyway, here are updates I've made to my podcast subscription list.

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Recent Reads
The Giver
The Night Circus
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
La Belle Sauvage
Every Heart a Doorway
It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse—and How You Can, Too
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Core
The Moonstone
Brave New World
The Stone Sky
The Obelisk Gate
The Fifth Season
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
A Gentleman in Moscow
Helliconia Spring
Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Gardens of the Moon