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Grant and Martha Recommend Books

Finally today, Martha and Grant talk about two books they love to recommend as gifts: Idiom’s Delight by Suzanne Brock, and Karma Wilson’s book for children, Bear Snores On, illustrated by Jane Chapman. This is part of a complete episode.

frugalist

frugalist  n.— «On the opposite end of the spectrum are the few people who call themselves anti-consumerists, freegans, frugalists or just plain Dumpster divers. Whatever the moniker, these people delight in drastically reducing their...

flake

flake  n.— «After goat-proofing the yard with a substantial fence, all it requires is letting them mow the lawn and eat up to one flake of hay a day each. Connie feeds half a flake in summer and a full flake in winter. There are about 20...

whoop-de-doo

whoop-de-doo  n.— «It has a whoop-dee-doo…much to the delight of the city’s young bicycle riders.» —“City’s Bike Motocross Course a Hit” by Robert J. Allan Los Angeles Times Jan. 13, 1974. (source: Double...

happy-clappy

happy-clappy  adj.— «And they have those happy-clappy waiters and waitresses who seem to love to sing birthday cheer, but appear to know next to nothing about the menu.» —“Olive Garden no delight” The...