All The Books In The Library

I bet most of you have heard, “I want to read all the books in the library.” I have said it, maybe you have too. I no longer take it seriously out loud, but I remember as a kid going to the library for the first time and setting in motion a plan of going through the shelves one by one until all were read. I don’t think I got beyond the first shelf before I realized this is going to be huge. It was the last time I think I organized anything.

As an adult, I have much more mature goals. Now I want only to read cover to cover Oxford’s pocket edition of Fowler’s Modern English Usage. I am on page twelve. The words are accommodate, accommodation. Two of the most misspelled words in English. Did you know when the verb accommodate is followed by “to” it means “adapt” and when followed by “with” it means to “equip?”

Now that is worth almost all of the books in the library. Well, not quite, but I know you will accommodate me.

5 thoughts on “All The Books In The Library

  1. neonwalrus October 27, 2013 / 9:38 am

    I could never complain about being bored to my grandmother. She would ask, ‘Have you read all the books in the library…yet?’

    • fictionfitz October 27, 2013 / 1:02 pm

      Hah! I would like your grandmother.

      • neonwalrus October 27, 2013 / 3:08 pm

        You have a long time until you need to meet her.

  2. Carole Webber October 27, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    It is just like placing more food on your plate than your stomach can accommodate

    • fictionfitz October 27, 2013 / 1:02 pm

      Always liked that too.

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