I think I've always been fascinated with punctuation and type, but the older I get, the more I love it.
If, as Kurt Vonnegut believed, the only reason to use a semicolon is to show that you’ve been to college, what does it say when someone uses a pilcrow? Or, for that matter, an interrobang, a manicule, or an octothorpe? While this book doesn’t make any judgments about the punctuation one chooses to use or avoid, Shady Characters takes an entertaining look at the evolution of both common and lesser-known characters.
Shady Characters looks like a great read, and I've added it to my wish list. (Update: It's already available for Kindle, and now purchased.)