Day: May 8, 2008

Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library? – BTT

I don’t “read” them per se. I do have a couple, and I like a good reference book as the next bibliophile. I have two English dictionaries, a couple of English other language dictionaries, and one purely French dictionary. I use the computer and online dictionaries more. I also have one grammar book, and I would really like to get a copy of the Elements of Style. I like owning grammar books rather than using them though. I listen to the Grammar Girl podcast which says a lot about me, but I am horrible at grammar and syntax. When I learn languages, writing and proper oral communication is the hardest for me to learn while I learn quickly through comprehension.

Bit late today since I’m busy on thursdays now. I haven’t had time to read this week. The weekend can’t come fast enough.