I know, this is probably the least sexy question of all time…or is it? Depends on how you think about grammar. Me? I’m all about it, despite my sloppy sentence construction.
Here are a few grammar books I have loved. If you’re trying to become a better writer, communicator, orator, or you just want to be one of those people who can pedantically correct grammar on the Internet, here are a few items of interest.
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach To Punctuation by Lynne Truss
I started this book for the grammar, I finished it because of how hard it made me laugh. A great read.
The Elements Of Style by Strunk and White
Picked this one up after reading Stephen King’s On Writing. A good investment. Very nuts and bolts, not a ton of fun, but invaluable.
A charming little illustrated book, self published by the company User Design. They sent me a copy in the mail, it took me way too long to get around to it, but I’m glad I did. It’s funny, it’ll teach you the rules, and it’s short.
No comments necessary. Take a look.
Anyone have a recommendation for further reading?