I love words. Writing, reading, spelling, grammar. Words generally make my heart go pitter-patter. A well-written book makes me want to crawl right into the story and live there forever. I have an e-mail posted on my wall that is dated 9/21/04. I've kept it that long because it is so well written that when I read it I am transported back to my previous life as a high school band director, and it lets me know that some of them DID get some of the lessons I was trying to teach.
All that being said, if you are as much of an etymo-phile (is that a word?!), check out this site. I made it to 50. Warning: It is VERY addictive!