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Kimberly Uyyek has commented on (7) products.

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders
Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

Kimberly Uyyek, October 25, 2014

I am a teacher of French and English as foreign languages, a word nerd and I also appreciate picture books and illustrated books in general. You can imagine my delight when I happened upon this beautiful little book, which is filled with words from around the world that have no word-to-word translation, but require a sentence or paragraph to relay the meaning. One of my favorites is tsundoku ( Japanese for “Leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books.” This book is definitely not part of my tsundoku collection, by the way. I’m thinking that it is a perfect little gift for my word-loving family members and friends. I wouldn’t use the Italian verb “commuovere” (to be moved in a heartwarming way, usually relating to a story that moved you to tears) to describe how I felt after reading Lost in Translation, but almost.
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A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner by Julien Merceron
A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner

Kimberly Uyyek, April 26, 2014

WOW! I just got this book so I haven’t had time to try any of the recipes, but that doesn’t really matter. I (and my French students) have enjoyed poring over the pages. It is a feast for the senses, tactile and visual, from the lovely orange and green cover to the beautiful photos of the confections. It’s a history lesson and a memoir. It’s food porn. I am looking forward to baking with my daughter, which makes me think that this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially since the French word for mother is in the name of the shop/title.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl

Kimberly Uyyek, January 31, 2013

This book kept me up reading it. The main characters are extremely interesting and the story line was not what I expected, but I loved the surprise.
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Practice Makes Perfect French Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect) by Eliane Kurbegov
Practice Makes Perfect French Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect)

Kimberly Uyyek, November 20, 2011

As an IB French teacher, I was "super contente" to find this workbook. It has all the elements required for the writing section of the IB exam since it includes both formal and informal French writing styles. It also includes current texting abbreviations. Merci Eliane Kurbegov.
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

Kimberly Uyyek, September 26, 2011

Timothy Egan does it again. The Big Burn is a non-fiction book that reads like a novel. The characters in both Washingtons (DC and the state) are extremely vivid. It also taught me somethings about the history of the US and the Pacific Northwest.
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