…before the book is officially on sale. To help me celebrate my brother flew in from Belleville yesterday – a total surprise! I hadn’t expected him at all so a special day will become more so.
I answered a few questions in an interview for a book chain the other day and one of them asked me to name some of my favorite books. There are so many, and for so many different reasons, but the one that kept popping into my head was the dictionary. Maybe sounds nerdy, but every time I open it I’m fascinated. I’ll look up one word and twenty minutes later I’m still reading.
I’ll look up one word and twenty minutes later I’m still reading.
Hah! I thought I was the only one who did that! My parents have one of those lovely huge older dictionaries that has its own book stand. I can’t help it. I always get distracted on the way to the word I really want to look up, and end up reading all sorts of words that weren’t on the agenda.
So cool that your brother came to celebrate!
Were I marooned on a desert island I’d want a dictionary, pens and paper and I’d be content…for a while anyway. Then I’d want cable.
Just FYI – my copy of “A Darkness…” arrived today from Amazon. 😀 Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to start it.
That’s great to hear. I really am pleased with the cover design and overall treatment.
I hope you enjoy it!
Heh, I do that too. And online dictionaries, however informative, are not nearly as good as that.
I came over via
to offer my congratulations. I will be ordering the book on her recommendation *g*
Welcome and thanks! And yes, you need a good old fashioned dictionary to really sink your teeth into. It’s some of the best reading around.