Monday, October 18, 2010

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Dear Lynne Truss,

Will you be my best friend forever? It'll be very easy; you already live in my brain. Please, oh please?


Kaaren M. in Florida


I read this book this week, and it is truly as if she lives in my brain. I've said it over and over and yes, over again; grammar matters. I laughed with, nodded at, commiserated with and truly enjoyed this book. There are people out there like me! People who love grammar and hate to see it mangled in e-mails, text messages and web postings.

Let's eat, grandma.
Let's eat grandma.

Grammar saves lives, my friends.

The panda eats shoots and leaves.
The panda eats, shoots and leaves.

Wear your bullet-proof vests at the zoo.

You're amazing!
Your amazing!
Why, thank you.
My amazing what, exactly?

If you're looking for a fun book about punctuation (no, it is not an oxymoron), this is the book for you. With history on how modern punctuation came to be, plus funny asides from the author's own experiences, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" will leave you pumping your red-correction-pen-holding fist in the air. Take a stand! Choose good grammar!


The Foil Hat said...

I cannot even express how much I LOVE this book.

Niki said...

I love, love, love this book!