It’s been a while, but I’ve got some new books on my reading list, and I thought I’d share them with you:
First off is The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth. I love learning about where words come from, and this book promises to feed my obsession with word and phrase origins. I saw the book mentioned by Laura Grace Weldon as she was ranting about hecklers, and explaining where the word originally came from.
Next on my reading list is Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic by Irene Gammel. One of my friends posted about this book on Facebook, and I was immediately intrigued. I read (and loved) the Anne of Green Gables series as a child, and I’m working my way through the books with Miss Adventure. It sounds like Anne was fairly autobiographical, so I’d be fascinated to learn more about Montgomery’s life.
Finally, there’s An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield. (What’s with the really long titles on nonfiction books? Seriously long!) The book was discussed on a Brain Pickings post, but I mostly put it on my list because Chris Hadfield is awesome. I’ve heard him interviewed and seen his TED talk and I haven’t been disappointed by anything he’s done yet. I don’t expect to be disappointed by the book, either.
Any other books I should add to my already too long reading list?
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