Which one of these is not like the others?

How’s this for random?

My Amazon.com recommendations today include 1) Sometimes I Wonder if Poodle Like Noodles by Laura Numeroff, author of my son’s beloved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie… books, 2) Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney, and 3) The War Within: A Secret White House History by Bob Woodward.

Okay, the first and the third ones really aren’t that random. We own many other Laura Numeroff books, and as a former journalism student and current events buff, I own at least three other books authored by Bob Woodward.

But BeowulfBeowulf??

Has one of my high school English teachers hacked the special Amazon recommendation algorithms and tried to convince me to revisit the ninth grade?


About jenniferlarsonwrites

I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Nashville, Tennessee. I have a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in English from Rhodes College. I'm a born-and-bred Southerner who spent a few years in Southern California, a rabid baseball fan and a would-be grower of tomatoes. You can also visit me at LinkedIn or on Twitter at @JenniferLarson.
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