Friday, November 11, 2005

Incoming Book: 11 November

There are people who avidly read long, heavy tomes on language, soaking up nuance and detail. I've always wanted to be one of them, but I've never quite worked up that far. I tend to read a lot of short, mass-markety, popular books on words, while gazing longingly at their notes and thinking if only I had a little more time, or patience, or energy, I'd be reading the OED instead of this.

I'm sure Slam Dunks and No-Brainers (by Leslie Savan) is a fine book, and I might even get to it soon. But right now it looks like a foothill. Anyway, it's what I brought home today.

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