Most holiday gift guides make me roll my eyes.
I do, however, know an awful lot of people who love books. I’m sure you do too.
I come from a big family of linguists who love to geek out on language, so books about words are a usually safe bet.
So here few I’ve read recently and some I might buy as gifts this year.
And I thought you, or someone you know, might like them too.
They’ve gotta be better than that scallop platter, right?
Lexicographer Dent shares the dramatic true story behind STEALING THUNDER, explains why CIRCLES are VICIOUS and what bears have to do with LICKING INTO SHAPE. The perfect stocking filler.
I geeked out on this Wharton Professor’s analysis of the most persuasive words to use in certain situations. ‘Should’ vs. ‘must’; ‘could’ vs. ‘should’ – these tiny tweaks can have a huge impact on our reader and our results.
Ok, so I chose this for the title alone. But this Sunday Times best seller for armchair detectives has rave reviews.
Ever wanted to be ‘more creative’? But not really known where to start? This little book in the Do Series has a series of prompts about how uncover the interesting things in life.
Forgive me the plug, but it’s the season of goodwill and all that. Packed full of ‘before and after’ examples, easy-to-use tips and with a light dusting of jokes, it’s everything you need to write more effective and engaging emails.