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Eats, Shoots  &  Leaves by Lynne Truss
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Mar 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read from March 31 to April 18, 2012 , read count: 1

I loved Eats, Shoots, & Leaves, but then I knew from the minute I heard of it that I would; it's a book that lets you know it's okay to be a stickler—nay, not just okay, but noble, for caring enough about the preservation of grammar and order and all that that implies.

Lynne Truss takes us from the beginnings of the written word to present day e-mailings and scribblings. It should be considered the across-the-pond companion book to Strictly Speaking: Will America Be the Death of English? Sure, they were written 30 years apart, but I see their respective authors as soulmates.

It's full of useful information and anecdotes about punctuation; ultimately, it made me feel validated for wanting to correct others' faux pas.
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