Monday, January 1, 2007

Book #1 - Scatterbrained, Edited by Will Pearson et al.


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The year isn't 14 hours old, and already I've read my first book. Am I perfecting the art of speed reading? No. Most of this book was read in 2006, but I didn't have quite enough time to finish it.

Scatterbrained is yet another mental_floss trivia book, and I enjoyed this one as well. Scatterbrained takes on the idea that every fact can be connected to one another. It starts out with Greece (the country) and ends with happy endings.

Favorite fact from the book: Lincoln's last words. While watching "Our American Cousin," Abraham Lincoln reached over to hold wife Mary's hand. She pulled away, embarrassed, asking "What will people think?" Lincoln answered "They won't think anything of it," was shot shortly afterwards.

1 comment:

Celia said...

You write very well.