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Another Word A Day
As founts of knowledge, books are considered sacred in India. It's believed that Saraswati, the goddess of learning and wisdom, resides in them. If, unintentionally, my foot touched a book, I'd pick it up and hold it against my forehead as a sign of respect.
Years later, I came to the US to attend graduate school. Ready for my very first class, I noticed a student walk into the classroom, flop down in a chair, drop his backpack on the floor, and prop his feet on it. I wanted to run over, yank the bag from under his feet, and scream, "What do you have in there? Lumps of coal? Don't you know you're not supposed to put books under your feet?"
Well, I didn't do that, but those 50 minutes in class felt too long. Many years later, as an author myself, and well aware of the countless hours that go into making a book, my respect for them has only increased.
So today I'm delighted to announce the release of my second book:
Another Word A Day : An All-New Romp through Some of the Most Unusual
and Intriguing Words in English
A limited gift edition of the book is available exclusively at Amazon. The first pi x 100 (314) readers to buy it can request a personalized inscription.
The paperback version is available wherever books can be found. Please ask for it in your local bookstore, nearest library, or online.
I hope you'll take part in a unique virtual booksigning next week. Come chat with the author and have your copy of the book signed on Nov 1
I hope you'll enjoy the book and that you'll let me know what you think of it.
Please don't put your feet on it.
For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. -Ingrid Bengis, writer and teacher (1944- )
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