If you fit the profile of a wordsmith, you enjoy challenges.
Maybe you play scrabble or work crosswords. There are three
nonfiction books about eccentric wordsmiths and the genius of
their lives. Loanlady is enthusiastic about recommending them
for a slow satisfying read. Rich vocabulary and absorbing.
THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A TALE OF MURDER, INSANITY,
AND THE MAKING OF THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY 1998
BY Simon Winchester 423 w759P Second Floor Nonfiction
THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS; LOVE, DEATH, MADNESS, AND THE
CREATION OF ROGET’S THESAURUS 2008 BY Joshua Kendall
413.092 R 732ke
THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF THE OXFORD ENGLISH
BY Simon Winchester 423.09 W759m