Every time I review one of these books from the Reader’s Digest Blackboard Books series, I struggle to find something new to say. So far they have all been so fantastic, and it is one of the few book sets I would recommend investing the money to own. The nicely-sized hardbound books are so full of interesting and useful information – but the design of each book is always so incredibly gorgeous.
This particular book, Spilling the Beans on the Cat’s Pajamas: Popular Expressions – What They Mean and How We Got Them, by Judy Parkinson, is probably my favorite since the origin of words and phrases is something I’ve always loved.
As much as I love owning the actual books, they are now available as E-books from Amazon.com (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (nook). The advantage of owning them this way, is that they’re searchable.