Three big football games highlight college football today - USC (1) vs UCLA (11) at 4:30 eastern and VA Tech (5) vs Florida State at 8 p.m. Should both be good games. Also Georgia (13) vs LSU (3) at 6 p.m.
The Adventure of English This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English. This looks to be a very interesting book - listen to the sample on the Audible site. If you like languages, then this should be fascinating. Gets a 5/5 from readers with high praise for the narrator. Just another instance of where an audio book works better than a written book.
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. (5/5 at Audible - listen to the sample - Roosevelt is a fascinating fellow).
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Word of the Day
ineluctable - Not to be avoided or escaped; inevitable - Those war plans rested on a belief in the ineluctable superiority of the offense over the defense