I am the happy owner of a new dictionary. It was a gift from my parents (one that I had strongly hinted/placed an order for.) After I opened it, I flipped through the pages and asked Maggie to pick a word. I was going to illustrate some of the wonderful uses for a dictionary. She flipped a few more pages and blindly pointed to a word. Fornication. Of course.
I have an old dictionary that I used in college (it was a few years old then, which makes it over 20 years old now!) Think of all the words that didn’t even exist 20 years ago. So I am feeling current and ready to go with my new dictionary.
There are some things that I simply like to have on paper. A dictionary is one of them. I have tried using on-line versions, but I like the feel of the paper between my fingers. I like to be able to see the words around the chosen word. I like to be in control of the whole process.
I was also the lucky recipient of a book about blogging. (I have misplaced it ALREADY but will edit the title in as soon as I find it.) Can’t wait to get started on that one! And another Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. I just need to find the time to find my voice.
Tonight I went to the bookstore for the last of my gift buying. I glanced at the parenting section for the new Elizabeth Pantley book on napping. I read a review of it and was interested in a section called “Hush time” for kids who don’t want to nap, since I happen to have a kid who doesn’t want to nap.
They didn’t have that book, but another one popped out at me and I left with it. I think it’s called Late Talkers. It’s official. With the passing of yesterday and the little man’s birthday, he’s a late talker. I will be reading up on things I can do to help his speech, what to look for in case there is a problem, though surely will find other things that may make me neurotic. At least I will be an informed neurotic.
Add in a book club book, or two, and I need to get reading. What are you reading?