Friday, January 9, 2009

New Book

A few hours after I finished writing about the OED, the next book on my list, The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, by A.J. Jacobs, was delivered to my office. (I love working in a library). I will segue into this book with a word a learned in the last one: Omnisciturient - desiring omniscience. Shea has this to say: "Wanting to know everything might generously be called a very bad idea." Jacobs, who is clearly a kindred spirit of Shea sets out to read the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica. I am interested to see that both authors describe at the start of their books the event of having the books delivered to their respective apartments.

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