Monday, August 23, 2010

The Glamour of Grammar Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Hatchette Book Group, I recently had the chance to review The Glamour of Grammar:

The Glamour of Grammar A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English
By Roy Peter Clark
Category:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
Format:
HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date:
8/16/2010
Price:
$19.99/$24.99
ISBN:
9780316027915
Pages:
304
Size:
5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Synopsis:
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.

What we thought: If you are a fan of proper grammar, you will probably enjoy this book. Roy Peter Clark gives essays as examples and then discusses the grammar issues after each essay. He offers practical advice in navigating proper grammar techniques and is quite often witty throughout the book. You will probably learn at least one(and probably more) new thing about grammar during your reading of this book. ABCD Diaries gives The Glamour of Grammar an A!
Buy It: You can get your hands on your very own copy of The Glamour of Grammar at your local book store or online book seller:)
Win It: Hatchette Book Group has generously offered three ABCD Diaries readers a copy of The Glamour of Grammar!! To enter, comment below.
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Giveaway ends Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winners will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US and Canada residents 18+:)
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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