kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (Default)
omg mom what.

I think Mom subscribes to a bunch of book clubs, and every so often, picks out every book she thinks might be interesting to me and gets them. Today I woke up to two boxes full of books on my bed, and this is what was inside.

Alphabet Juice (I read the first page or so and it is ALREADY MY FAVORITE)
Brain Building Games
By Hook or by Crook
(by David Crystal, who wrote Language and the Internet which I used heavily for my paper and which was awesome I swear there was like a whole chapter devoted to MU* roleplaying logs, and How Language Works which I just realized I mixed up with another book but which I also read AND APPARENTLY HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED Txtng: the Gr8 Db8 which I want to read RIGHT NOW PLEEEASE, so yeah this guy's cool)
Chinese for Dummies (which, true to the name, seems to be entirely pinyin with no hanzi in sight)
Dictionary of American Slang
The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories
The QPB Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins
Websterisms (A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English)


I THINK MY PROBLEM HERE IS THAT HALF OF THESE ARE DICTIONARIES and yet I still want to read them through like books. brb reading Alphabet Juice, which itself seems to be something like a dictionary BUT COME ONNNNNNN anyway I put this list in alphabetical order and maybe that's the order I'll read them in. see, this puts most of the dictionaries at the bottom. (oh god Alphabet Juice is the perfect book though marry me--it appears to be written by a humorist and not a linguist so MAYBE EVERYONE ELSE WILL FIND IT ENTERTAINING TOO I SWEAR)

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