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message 1: by Paul (last edited Feb 02, 2015 05:07AM) (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
The nominations thread for the March Non Fiction Read is now open, please suggest your book choices below.

To get a better variety of non fiction book we are suggesting themes for each month:

The Theme for February is Language

This thread will remain open until 5th February and then will be closed for voting.

Please remember that the books need to be readily available in as many formats as possible at a reasonable price.

Nominated:
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way


Nominated & Seconded:
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
What's in a Surname?: A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker


message 2: by Debbie (last edited Jan 31, 2015 01:20PM) (new)

Debbie | 585 comments I would like to nominate The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
I give up on ever finding a book that Paul has not read.


message 3: by Jason (new)

Jason (jasondenness) | 1877 comments I'll second debbies nomination. I got it on my list already but haven't been able to find a copy in the past.


message 4: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 585 comments Jason wrote: "I'll second debbies nomination. I got it on my list already but haven't been able to find a copy in the past."

I got mine on the Kindle app last year.


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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Debbie wrote: "I would like to nominate The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
I give up on ever finding a book that Paul has not read."


Brilliant book. That made me chuckle too!


message 8: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
I think that one might be a little too new Imogen, it was only published in November


message 9: by Cathy (new)

Cathy | 553 comments I'll second Alphabetical - sounds interesting.


message 10: by Linda (new)

Linda (pippilotta) I have Eunoiaon my dusty shelf which uses only one vowel in each of it's 5 chapters. It is for those interested in language, and I DO think the idea was interesting, but I'm not sure if it falls under non-fiction. It has been germinating on my bookshelf from 2 birthdays ago...


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
I think that it is more poetry Linda. Looks goos though!


message 12: by Imogen (new)

Imogen | 60 comments shame re Lingo. Maybe I will read it anyway, I can probably slot it into the full deck challenge somewhere!!


message 13: by Pink (new)

Pink I like both those seconded choices. I have a few ideas, but some of them are denser reads and maybe not so enjoyable for a book group discussion.

How about The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson


message 15: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Imogen wrote: "shame re Lingo. Maybe I will read it anyway, I can probably slot it into the full deck challenge somewhere!!"

Sorry. Would suit the multi coloured square though!


message 16: by Linda (new)

Linda (pippilotta) I'll second Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English it has some good reviews by my friends...but I think Alphabetical looks interesting too...


message 18: by Pat (new)

Pat Morris-jones | 1372 comments I'll second Caseys


message 19: by Jo (new)

Jo Weston (joster) | 1697 comments Mod
My choice is in here, and seconded, so no vote or second to add this time.


message 20: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Jo wrote: "My choice is in here, and seconded, so no vote or second to add this time."

Which one was that?


message 21: by Jo (new)

Jo Weston (joster) | 1697 comments Mod
Etymologicon.


message 22: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Ah! A very good book indeed


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (mrswhams) | 730 comments Mod
Yes it's mine too I think, I've had it on the Kindle for ages. Dusty Kindle 'shelf'?


message 24: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "Yes it's mine too I think, I've had it on the Kindle for ages. Dusty Kindle 'shelf'?"

Why not!


message 25: by Paul (new)

Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5462 comments Mod
Polls are now open and this thread is now closed:

Non Fiction - Non Fiction


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