Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Book list for January 2011

These are the books I finished reading in January.  Just finishing the titles probably really took it out of me.

The Eco-nomical Baby Guide: Down-to-Earth Ways for Parents to Save Money and the Planet.  Joy Hatch and Rebecca Kelley.
I liked this for the 'hey, pick and choose the parts of this book you like' attitude of the authors.  And for the buying guides and lists of websites.  Speaking of which, these authors have a website!  (Just in case you're interested.) I initially checked this out from the library, but wound up buying it after renewing about 4 times and nearly finishing the book, only to have Cody flip through a couple of sections (especially on making your own baby food) and say "We should buy this."  So I did, and now I'm glad we have this on hand for various baby stages.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.  Simon Winchester.*
I'd read The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, also by Simon Winchester, before (I think I own it) and liked that story and Laine had told me I needed to read this book.  So I did.  The story of the OED is fascinating, okay?  Fascinating.