Language


The Argonauts
Lexicon
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Rain Reign
Ruby
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
A Snicker of Magic
Embassytown
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe
Far Far Away
On Immunity: An Inoculation
Midwinterblood
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
The Elements of Style
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build a Perfect Language
Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

Margaret Atwood
Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.
Margaret Atwood, Der blinde Mörder

Jarod Kintz
I often fantasize about torturing some of the lazier letters of the alphabet, like C, U, and E, because together they only manage to accomplish as much as the solitary letter Q.
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

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