- Books that keep you coming back
Reading a favorite book a second, or third time can be like seeing an old friend. It can also spark new insights and emotions, or a new appreciation for the beauty of the language. Midmorning looks at the pleasures of rereading.9:06 a.m.
Mark Athitakis: Writer, editor, and book critic. His reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post Book World, and the Star Tribune. He also writes about books on his blog, American Fiction Notes.
Janice Harayda: Author and editor-in-chief of One Minute Book Reviews. Her novels include "The Accidental Bride" and "Manhattan on the Rocks."
- Word origins quiz
Think you know where words come from? A special challenge edition of Midmorning with word origins scholar Anatoly Liberman.10:06 a.m.
Anatoly Liberman: Professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. He's the author most recently of "An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology."
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