Post Number: 424
|Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 01:26 pm: |
Even though there are two authors in my family, I think giving books as Christmas gifts at my house might get you shot. Even the gift cards might end up being used to buy CDs, video games, or cafe lattes. Let's face it: this is the electronic age and everyone wants flatscreens, Playstations, digital cameras, portable CD players, etc. Unless someone has a really specific love of certain books (my kid likes Captain Underpants for instance) they wouldn't be appreciated as holiday gifts. I get a lot of review copies myself, so receiving books as a gift would probably be a waste of someone's money. However, a copy of the official Scrabble player's dictionary would be a most welcome gift.
Regarding that book on diagramming, it sounds very interesting. I used to diagram sentences in the 5th and 6th grades. It helped me so much. I haven't read "Eats, Shoot, and Leaves" yet but I keep a copy of "The Elements of Style" by my desk.