Before I get to the BTT question for this week, please, if you haven’t read my post about Amy, please do so now. Amy is a fellow book blogger who is in the hospital for cancer treatment. I’m organizing a package be sent to her of gifts and well wishes…you can just write her a note and tell her she’ll be in your thoughts and prayers.
On to BTT…
This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
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?
Erm, I don’t have any of these books and I’ve never read them. The English language makes sense to me so if I ever wonder about something I look it up and I rarely need to reference it again. Except for when to use who and whom. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have a problem with this? Can you explain it to me?
WAIT! I do own a dictionary. I like my dictionary. My boss bought me Eats, Shoots & Leaves, but again, do I really want to be reading about grammar and punctuation unless I have a specific question (in which case it’s annoying to look up in ES&L)? I think…no.
Ya know, this brings up an interesting point. I was doling out phone books today, and someone said, “NO! I don’t want a phone book! We shouldn’t have so many phone books when we can find most of that information online. It’s a waste of trees…blah blah blah.” I think she has a point. Are we getting to the time when these kinds of books are obsolete when you can easily find this information online?
I guess that’s my answer. I can’t WAIT to see what y’all say about who v. whom and whether these types of books are obsolete. Don’t forget to check out my post about Amy…reaching out to her can cost you as little as $.41 (if you hurry! $.42 if you don’t hurry).