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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Recommendations for Those Who Love English

Just popping in to tell you there are two new books I'm oh-so-ready to read. One is The English Is Coming! How One Language is Sweeping the World by Leslie Dunton-Downer. The other is Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever by Leslie Savan. Reviews of these books may be coming in this blog, but I couldn't wait to tell you about these discoveries. Use the widgets at the left to order them--easily.


Now, for a couple of books I've read that I can highly recommend: It was the best of sentences, It was the worst of sentences and Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies by


June Casagrande. The girl can make learning more about writing fun!







And for a quick read--one you can put into a brief case and read in snippets--try my Great Little Last-Minute Editing Tips: The Ultimate Frugal Booklet for Avoiding Word Trippers and

Crafting Gatekeeper-Perfect Copy.




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