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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Thomas McNamee
Progress: 72/235pages
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Reading progress update: I've read 59 out of 400 pages.

Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation - David Crystal

Ok, I have to share part of this book's quotation of David Steel's Elements of Punctuation wherein he writes:

A nice acquaintance with punctuation is not, in my opinion, attainable by rules, as a knowledge of syntax may be acquired, but it must be procured by a kind of internal conviction, that the rules of grammar are never to be violated.

So as long as you're convinced that you're not violating the rules of grammar, everything's ok, apparently. I actually laughed out loud, picturing the poor indignant grammarians (or the indignant poor grammarians, if you prefer).