Monday, August 9, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: The Glamour of Grammar (CLOSED)

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English
The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English
By Roy Peter Clark
Little, Brown and Company, 2010
English, 304 pages


Product Description:
Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

My Review:
I'm just gonna start by saying that I'm scared to get something wrong in this post after reading this! One of my pet peeves is someone who uses words incorrectly (not to say that I don't do it on occasion). You're not Xeroxing a paper, you're making a copy. You're not using a Kleenex (unless that's the name on the box), you're using a tissue. I drink soda, not Coke. Anyway...

This was fun for me to read. I really enjoyed the fresh, not teacher-y, approach to the subject, which let's face it, isn't the first thing people want to read about in the morning! It was also fun that in a few places he actually tells you how to break the rules.

Thanks to Anna at The Hachette Group, I can offer 3 copies of this book to my readers.

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Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only. You will have to provide a physical address, not a PO Box, per Hachette's rules. Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator (Random.org), Friday, August 20 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com

I received a copy of the book for review purposes. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you to Anna from Hachette for including me in the giveaway!

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