Sunday, November 06, 2005

Two Things

Quillhill is giving away another book. You just have to guess the author of the quote. There's a new book I've got my mitts on called Bibliotopia compiled by Steven Gilbar. It's filled with literacry facts and curiosities like the origin of the word "book." Apparently it comes from "beech" as in beech tree because the Saxons and Germans usually wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. There are lists of prizes and books and pronunciation guides to author's names. A wonderful book to dip into.