It gives me renewed resolve to press on in my effort to complete the second volume of my book, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs, and Figurative Expressions by October 1 of his year when I notice things like I saw on Amazon this morning. There was another 5 star rating on the original volume by someone ‘I don’t know from Adam’s off ox’…(that one’s in the new book). Out of the 17 ratings which have been posted on Amazon.com, 15 are 5 stars. I also checked the current sales ranking among books and dictionaries. There are over 32,800,000 books on Amazon and this one stands currently at 203,527 after being out 3 years. That still puts it in the top 1 tenth of 1 percent of all books on Amazon. It ranks number 372 in all dictionaries on Amazon. Reading my reviews every once in a while makes me feel that researching the etymology of phrases in the English language and publishing those results is a great part of my life’s work and mission.
I have surpassed 900 new expressions in preparation for the coming second volume. I’m really looking forward to the birth of my next brain child in a few months! My deepest appreciation to all who have helped make this happen.