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Book: English Idioms and Expressions for Everyone, Yes, Even You! by Reza Mashayekhi
This is a collection of more than 2000 English idioms and expressions, their meanings, and some of the origins. I felt the need for such a resource both when I was learning and, later, when I was teaching English. Especially considering the fact that there are so many idioms in the English language. The book also includes interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures that [...]
 
Book: The Illustrated Book of Funny Old Sayings - Everyday phrases and their origins by Sally Mooney
Have you ever wondered why we say, "It's raining cats and dogs" and other funny old sayings like, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"? Often we know what they mean, but do we know where they originated? Well in this book, you are about to find out! For example, when we want to wish someone a good nights sleep, people often say, "Night night, sleep tight." Who would have thought that this dates [...]
 
Book: Triumph & Hope - Golden Years With the Peace Corps in Honduras by Barbara E. Joe
When the author announced plans to join the Peace Corps in her 60s, a male friend was skeptical, predicting her prompt return home, "by Christmas at the latest." But thanks to the welcoming folks of two towns El Triunfo, The Triumph, and La Esperanza, The Hope acknowledged in her book's title she extended her stay beyond the usual term and finally made peace with the tragedy of her son's untimely [...]
 
Book: From Iran to America - Mahnaz and Shirin - A Love Story by Reza Mashayekhi
This fictional story is loosely based on true events that have taken place beginning in the 1950's in Iran and continuing up until the present in the United States. Some of these events happened in the author's life, and the rest are what he is aware of. The book provides the reader with a window into some aspects of life and upbringing in the Middle East, and especially in Iran. In addition, the [...]
 
Book: Sherwood Ltd. (The Camilla Randall Mysteries) by Anne R. Allen
Snarky, delicious fun! The Camilla Randall mysteries are a laugh-out-loud mashup of romantic comedy, crime fiction, and satire: Dorothy Parker meets Dorothy L. Sayers. Perennially down-and-out socialite Camilla Randall a.k.a "the Manners Doctor" is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but she always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way. Usually with more than a little help [...]
 


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