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Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle-drc, z2019-january, z2019-pub, narrative-nonfiction, best-of-2019

This is the first book on grammar and style I've ever read cover to cover, as it was informative and highly entertaining. I found myself laughing over Dreyer's snarky wit and his keen look at today's language "rules" had me taking notes. His writing style, use of footnotes, and humor reminded me of Mary Roach's books and I believe Bill Bryson fans will also enjoy.

Everyone who does any writing (even if it's nothing but an annual holiday letter) should have a copy by their computer as there is too much content to absorb in one reading. About the only things I remember are "sic" isn't short for "spelling is correct" and "assless" in "assless chaps" is redundant.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for the advance reading copy.
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Reading Progress

November 6, 2018 – Shelved
November 6, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 6, 2018 – Shelved as: kindle-drc
November 6, 2018 – Shelved as: z2019-january
November 6, 2018 – Shelved as: z2019-pub
November 6, 2018 – Shelved as: narrative-nonfiction
December 29, 2018 – Started Reading
January 18, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 9, 2019 – Shelved as: best-of-2019

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Cynthia An immediate classic, IMO.


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