Friday, April 15, 2011

book love antici...pation

Oh, one more month. Yes, one more month and then I'll delve into the incredibly huge, can't possibly get to it all in this lifetime booklist I'm compiling. And, I'm adding to it. Just yesterday, I read "Three Books for the Grammar Lover in Your Life and immediately added these books to my list: The Power of Babel, The Lexicographer's Dilemma, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage.

I'm also taking some suggestions from the comments on that article.

I just caught up on reading the Kinsey Millhone series and I'm back to waiting for "V" along with everyone else. I'm deep into some other books and I've just started a book I've been wanting to get to and I'm not nearly as enthralled as I thought I would be. I'm actually a little disappointed. Ah, well. I realize I'm not really part of the target audience and I'm keeping that in mind.'


Perhaps here is the place to admit that I used to read my MacMillan's Children's Dictionary. I didn't just use it to look up words, but I read the front matter and then I'd browse through the dictionary part itself. I am still compulsive about looking up words, even when I know that I know them.


kate said...

I just read that list as well and have looked them up to borrow from the library. Of course, much like every other book I learn about from NPR, they are wait listed. Ah well, it will be a great surprise when it's finally my turn.

v said...

Oh, I love when my wait list stuff comes in! (Actually, that reminds me, I have some stuff on hold right now, waiting for me to come pick it up.)