Why I’m Done with “Classics” Written by Men

Beautiful books, but beware what lies within... I just finished reading The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, which reminded me strongly of another lesser known classic novel I read last year, Black Sun by Edward Abbey. Both novels were considered minor classics by authors I had heard of and wanted to read. I bought both books because they came in … Continue reading Why I’m Done with “Classics” Written by Men

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Very useful words: Cavil

I'm starting a new occasional feature where I highlight words I've recently spotted in the wild that are useful to know. Today's word is cavil. Cavil (caviling, caviler), a verb, means "to complain about things that are not important" or "to raise trivial and frivolous objections." Synonyms: carp, quibble, fuss, niggle, nitpick. Cavil is a very useful word because … Continue reading Very useful words: Cavil