In this slim ode to books, the author muses on the life of a serious reader—with bonnet himself being the ultimate example.
The normal reaction of a publisher when faced with an author with a bee in his bonnet is to grab the check and run.
I always had this sort of bee in my bonnet about doing my own thing.
While we were discussing the advisability of my departure Geneviève reappeared in the doorway without her bonnet.
Phantoms On the Bookshelves by Jacques bonnet bonnet owns more than 40,000 books.
She laid aside her bonnet and shawl, and pointed to a box of cigars on the table.
Well, give us your bonnet, and then you 'scooch' down, and I'll pull you through.
Elfrida ran up stairs, put on her cape and bonnet, ran out to the bookstore, and bought the book.
She put Baby on the floor at her feet and pulled off her bonnet.
Then to Sylvia he said, “Miggins, trot along upstairs and show your new sister where to put her bonnet and things.”
late 14c., Scottish bonat "brimless hat for men," from Old French bonet, short for chapel de bonet, from bonet (12c., Modern French bonnet) "kind of cloth used as a headdress," from Medieval Latin bonitum "material for hats," perhaps a shortening of Late Latin abonnis "a kind of cap" (7c.), which is perhaps from a Germanic source.