Irreverent Mama

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Schott's Original Miscellany is a snapper up of unconsidered trifles. Its purpose is to gather the flotsam and jetsam of the conversational tide. Importantly, Schott's Original Miscellany makes very few claims to be exhaustive, authoritative, or even practical. It does, however, claim to be essential. It is, perhaps, possible to live one's life without Schott's Original Miscellany, but it seems a curious and brave thing to attempt.

What is Schott's Original Miscellany? For me, it's a gift from a friend, a lovely little hard-cover book, just a bit bigger than your palm, small enough to fit in a largish purse, just the right size to haul out and open at random. When you do so, you will certainly find something odd, something interesting, something to fascinate or raise eyebrows. "I didn't know that!"

Something that's not authoritative, exhaustive, nor even practical - yet which is essential. What's not to love?

Me, I love this book. Thanks, Bob.

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