My 1975 American Heritage dictionary has served me well (particularly during this Pynchon reading phase!), but lately it's been dutifully disintegrating. I've been looking to buy a new one and would like a couple of opinions.
What's your favorite English dictionary that is reasonably cheap and portable?
I really like my Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus ($8.95 over at amazon). It's small but pretty thick so it won't fit in your pocket, but it's good to carry around in your bag.
Speaking of dictionaries, do you remember the film Say Anything... (John Cusack and the radio) well the valedictorian Diane had a dictionary in her room and would highlight every word she looked up and I think that's a fabulous idea! So when I remember, I try to highlight stuff I looked up (I usually don't remember).
Just wanted to share...