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pwinkler
Dec. 29th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
It definitely seems you prefer non-fiction more than most.
radhardened
Dec. 29th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
It's funny you say that, because as I was looking over the list I thought it was more fiction-heavy than usual. So I think I usually—or historically, anyway—read an even higher proportion of non-fiction than I have this year.
pwinkler
Dec. 30th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
See? Extra true!
quufer
Jan. 3rd, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
I've gotten to the point where I read almost nothing but non-fiction. If you want suggestions (and even if you don't) here's a couple I recently found particularly good:

Empires of the Word

Team of Rivals

I still have about 35 books that I've owned for longer than a month and haven't read. This, however, is down from about 100 in 2000. I have a tendancy to buy a book, read it, and to ignore my "backlog". Trying to work on that.

How accessible is the Language book? I haven't read much of anything on semiotics or linguistics, and many things I see in bookstores tend to have a lot of jargon.
radhardened
Jan. 3rd, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions. Language in Thought and Action was very accessible and non-jargony. I didn't enjoy it all that much, though, I think because I was already familiar with the points it was making.
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