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Katherine Koba
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A few disjointed thoughts on a year of running.

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  I didn’t realize until I moved to Stockholm just how much my mood is affected by daylight hours. Sure, it’s easy to look at a globe and see where Sweden is and know that the winters will be dark, as an abstract point of fact—it’s not as easy to really…

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Spot It!: Find the Hidden Creatures is another gem of a picture book that I found at the library a few weeks ago. It was actually originally a French title (Cherche la petite bête); the English version is put out by Abrams Books. Author: Delphine Chedru…

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It's St. Patrick's Day but I forgot about it completely, so have a Friday 5 about movies instead.

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What’s your favorite monster movie? Oh, goodness. I’ve seen a respectable amount of off-brand monster movies, thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, and Cinematic Titanic. Can I pick a favorite? If I had to, I’d say The Horror of Party Beach…

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Since today is White Day in South Korea and Japan, it seems like a good time to put up my review of The White Giraffe. Author: Lauren St John My GoodReads rating: 2 stars Average GoodReads rating: 3.99 stars Language scaling: B2+ Recommended…

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Another prefix post! This installment focuses on Greek and Latin prefixes beginning with “E” and “H.” (There are none beginning with “F” or “G.”) Prefixes are morphemes that you can attach to word stems to form completely new words. Prefixes in particular…

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Which of the Winnie-the-Pooh characters do you most relate to? Rabbit, I suppose? I like to read, I can be bossy, and I find real-life Tiggers to be very trying.   Which of the Winnie-the-Pooh characters has qualities you’d find most attractive in a…

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I read this one for Black History Month but didn't get around to writing about it until now.

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I’ve created and shared another Anki deck for EFL students. This cloze deck focuses on the grammar concept of participial adjectives (for example, interesting and interested). While these adjectives have an overlap in meaning because they come from the…
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