Books for September

  Somehow, it is already September. Soon, clocks will turn back and afternoons will turn into night even sooner. Throw blankets will become part of the household wardrobe and a warm mug of tea a necessity. Here are some titles to help you ignore the dying of the light.  DR. MüTTER’S MARVELS BY Cristin O’Keefe…

OF WEIRD NEWS AND STRANGE OBJECTS

Burglar Caught By A Skeleton By Jeremy Clay & Antiques Magpie by Marc Allum Jeremy Clay has scoured Victorian newspapers for tidbits and tales of bizarre and amazing news and compiled them into this handy book.  Need to impress someone at a party?  Need to one-up that guy at work?  Get some ideas here — or…

FOR WORD NERDS: THE ETYMOLOGICON & HOROLOGICON

Mark Forsyth has vindicated word nerds the world over with these two books.  Far from being dry reference books, Forsyth brings the dead back to life by digging up the circuitous history of the words we use every day. The Horologicon arranges the entries around the hours of the day.  The chapters include Commute, The…

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