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    The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.) by Simon Winchester So boring, but I read it anyway for book club.

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Beowulf: love reading it and teaching it; especially love that the iconic English epic hero is Scandinavian