Saturday, September 30, 2006

Recommended Book Of The Week

For the third week's recommendation, I am going to tell you about a book that will not only entertain, but will also educate. Now, now, don't be scared. It's not a textbook.

This book is the true story about the author's decision to read the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica from the very beginning of the first volume to the very end of the last volume. It is comprised of funny stories and explanations revolving around some of the more memorable facts he learned and the people he annoyed with his new-found knowledge. Determined to insert his new knowledge every chance he gets, the author discovers how many people just don't really care that Khnum is an Egyptian fertility god. The trivia you will learn just by laughing along with the author could make you the life of your next party.

I recommend "The Know-It-All" by A.J. Jacobs.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Sounds fun. I'll put it on my read some day when I don't have homework list.

...roseykrh said...

I feel for you, I went back to college at the age of 32 and finally graduated last year. I remember thinking homework would never end.