Brumas 16:43 09 Jan 2007

One of the many factual books I received for Christmas was The Oxford Dictionary of Thematic Quotations. I am forever dipping into it and I find it so interesting and absorbing that I have to stop myself reading it through like a book – am I beyond help?

I stopped reading Fiction long, long ago as I find true accounts, biographies and books based on actual fact equally as exciting and engrossing – they don’t say Fact is often stranger than Fiction for nothing!

Do other forum members have a similar predilection?

Of course I must finish with a couple of Quotations on Quotations.

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations”
Winston Churchill

“I know heaps of quotations, so I can always make quite a fair show of knowledge.”

  Watchful 17:43 09 Jan 2007

I do. I have an old copy of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and dip into it all the time. I also enjoy reading a dictionary and often get carried away whilst looking up a word. I need carrying away......right?!

  Brumas 17:56 09 Jan 2007

Perhaps we should form a club - we could meet in a phonebox :oO

  Mr Mistoffelees 18:12 09 Jan 2007

Been there, done that :-)

click here

  Watchful 20:20 09 Jan 2007

Sorry, don't do phone books.LOL

  bluto1 20:26 09 Jan 2007

I love reference books, my favourite being The Timetable of History. So many fascinating facts on "the way we used to live".
Sad, eh?

  Brumas 13:55 10 Jan 2007

The telephone box will be quite big enough to meet in as there only appears to be the three of us in this 'club' :oO

  Watchful 15:19 10 Jan 2007

True. Perhaps the others are just shy?

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