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An Exaltation of Larks

An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition - James Lipton

Probably my favorite bits of this book were the introductions before each chapter. You really got a sense of how much Lipton loved words and the hunt for new terms of venery and really, it was just lovely to read. I was astonished at some of the terms that have been around since the 15th century and even more impressed as Lipton related some of his searches as he tried to discover just what some of them meant and how they came to be called their term.

However, while usually terms of venery excite me and incite a desire to memorize each and every one, I found quite a number of Lipton's own terms to be devoid of creating this desire. But there were a few that garnered a chuckle or a effort to memorize the term. Unfortunately, I was unable to write them down and will have to re-acquire this book so as to do so.

Even though I did not love this book as much as I thought I would, I am now far more interested in the game of creating the terms and would love to play a "chase" with my sisters. Somehow I think Lipton would be ecstatic at that turn of events.