October 2, 2010

Review: The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

 
 
 



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.

Learning is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.  I'm constantly looking for ways to better myself and I thought this book sounded like a great teacher.  This very informative book has the possibility of opening up the doors to a whole new world, if you let it.

Little, Brown and Company
9780316027915
8/16/2010
304 pages
$19.99/$24.99








Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for free.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine.  If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.





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25 comments:

  1. Oooh, I absolutely need this book! Thanks for your review, and for organizing the giveaway.

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  2. Hi Bridget, Here's my comment: Thanks for the review, I could use the book and please enter me. :)
    Peace & Love,
    Kim Vazquez

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  4. This looks perfect! I really enjoy grammar/word books, remember Eat, Shoots and Leaves?

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  5. I would love to have this book to share with my teenagers!

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  6. I would love to read this. It might help with my writing. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  7. grammer is a fascinating and complicated beast but it's worth the challenge

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  8. This looks like an interesting book. I was never taught a lot about grammar.

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  9. This book sounds really good. I first read about it a few days ago & have been really wanting it!

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  10. This sounds so interesting. I love learning new things.

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  11. I didn;t know grammar and glamour used to mean the same thing. Interesting. I love grammar books and resource guides.

    AlexDean03(at)yahoo.com

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  12. I'm always interested in improving my grammar and this book sounds like it does so in a fun way. It sounds great.
    jentam777 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. Maybe the book will give me some ideas for creative responses to use when commenting on reviews and blogs.. .

    Actually,
    your review makes one want to read the book and improve their grammar and writing skills.

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  14. Call me a geek if you must but I love grammar books, especially ones that aren't stuffy!

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  15. As an English linguistics major, I think this book should be passed on to everyone!

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  16. Fun and engaging rather than stuffy - sounds good, would really like to read it.

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  17. I would love to read this book!

    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I would be very happy to have this book. Since the internet and cell phone texting and the downturn in reading for pleasure, grammar in the U.S. has suffered so greatly that it has become embarrassing.

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  19. This sounds like what I need to learn how to write. It might motivate me to write more often at least.

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  20. Looks like a nice addition to your reference shelf for those who love the written word, both reading and writing them.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. I'm always interested in improving my grammar and teaching my children.

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  22. It sounds very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

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