So, I'm listening to this book right now called "The Know it All". (Remember that Audio.com membership I keep raving about?) It's a book about a guy who decides to read the Encyclopaedia Brittannica straight through. (At 15 hours, you'd think that would be the EB alone!) It's a funny mix of insights and neurosis. Neurosis? Well, that's right up my aisle!
I actually did this once many years ago. When Tim moved to Sonoma in 1985, he had to pack light. He left me with a television and a set of encyclopedias. (His was only 26 volumes. The EB weighs in a 32.) One night, I told Rosa I'd do it and, sure enough, I eventually did it. It was great. So, I can relate to this guy.
Feeling "encyclopedia fever" once again - watch out, Vicky! - I looked up the EB's web site today and found it to be very useful. More than just a site that sells books. You should check it out.
(There. That's my good deed for the day!)