Friday, November 5, 2010

Who knows how words are formed.

In honor of Book Lover's Day (Observed) and a November bloggy giveaway idea I stole , I am giving away a book I love. Leave a comment on this post any time from now until November 30th and you could win my copy of For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington by Donald T. Regan, with my underlined passages of what I thought justified USA Today's front cover review of this book, "Spicy!" This book is also autographed. By me.

If for some reason you don't want Regan's book (like who needs two copies) you could choose another book that I love, The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten by Jeffrey Kacirk. From this book you can learn that a "glee-dream" isn't just a nightmare about living at a musical high school. If the reviewers of Regan's book had had a copy, that book would have a much more interesting front cover. I didn't write in or underline anything in this book, but on the other hand, it will teach you NOTHING about the Gipper.

Book Lover's Day is tomorrow, but like refrigerator cleaning and donuts, books deserve more than one holiday.

I like Gretchen's suggestion, so if you want to, leave your favorite word in a comment. If you want the Regan book, be sure to include an exclamation point.

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