Saturday, August 28, 2010

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF THE BOOK THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR

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


About the Author- 

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level--to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors--for more than thirty years, and has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR, and The Today Show; at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations from the New York Times to The Sowetan in South Africa. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited fifteen books about writing and journalism, including his most recent, Writing Tools. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.


My thoughts

This is not your typical English class text book. The book discusses grammar in a fun and interesting way. The book delved into the roots of grammar and the author mentioned that spelling is very important. If a word is misspelled, the reader may not get what you are trying to say. The book was easy to follow and well researched. I have always loved to write and the book will definitely help me improve my style and grammar. I will recommend the book to my teachers and classmates. 


And now for the contest-

Thanks to the Hachette Book Group I am able to give away 3 copies of the Book.
Open to USA and Canada only.
No PO Boxes.
prizes will be sent by the publisher.
There will be one winner per Household.


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11 comments:

  1. 1. Please leave a comment +1 Wow thanks for the giveaway! The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English seems like a really useful tool for school ^.^
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  2. My son would love this book. He is fascinated by the langauge, and would really enjoy it. +1
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    debbie
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  7. I'm a stickler for grammar. This sounds like a great read!

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  9. +1
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