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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

Death of an Airman
Christopher St. John Sprigg
Progress: 140/253pages
The Science of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 32/385pages
Children of Time
Adrian Tchaikovsky, William Henry Hudson
Progress: 355/990minutes
Alas, Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology
Hilary Rose, Steven Rose
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).