Tracy's Reviews > Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Reading the OED by Ammon Shea
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Sep 01, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: for-fun, nerd-literature
Recommended for: word nerds only!
Read in January, 2008 , read count: 1

I love the fact someone else out there reads dictionaries! Shea records his descent into the OED and brings us along for the ride. My favorite part was about the library basement and all of its inhabitants. Oh...the part about the library types killed me. Very true!

The words he includes cracked me up. I started using happify around my students (once I gave them the etymology).

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Reading the OED.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.