Another Everything

On the heels of my recent failure with one nonfiction book with Everything in the title, I’ve now turned to another: The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.

So far, it’s much easier to understand, even if its subject is just as dry. Based on the first hundred pages or so, I’d say that the audience for this book is die-hard lexiconophilists only. Luckily for me, I happen to fit nicely into this category. Even associating yourself with such an odd audience is better than feeling alienated by a more interesting one.