Lisa’s July Suggestions – a celebration of words & images

Gustav Klimt: Complete Paintings by Tobias Natter

A book so beautiful, it’s almost a work of art unto itself! Dive into Klimt, in both word and image.

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The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour by Mitchell Symons

weird world of words coverA fun collection of English-language trivia facts about words and language usage — from “almost” being the longest English word with its letters in alphabetical order, to “stewardesses” being the longest word typed with the left hand. Or that fireflies aren’t actually flies — they’re beetles?

From information about words and their uses, to useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, bizarre test answers and more, The Weird World of Words is bursting with oddball facts — and will have you hooked from the very first page.

 

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