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Learning is fun!

May 4, 2017

This is my favorite type of nonfiction, where you learn a ton of stuff while laughing.

If you think a book about dictionaries sounds boring, prepare to be happily mistaken.  The New Yorker calls it “an unlikely page turner,” and I wholeheartedly agree.  

I doubt that I am the first person to call Jennifer Wright the Mary Roach of history. You will learn approximately a million interesting things from this book, plus it was hilarious (despite the fact that it was about the Spanish flu, leprosy, polio, tuberculosis, and other fatal diseases). If you like this, try The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum.

beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.

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