Review: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

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Title: The Elements of Style
Author: William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
Series: N/A
Pages: 105 pages
Publisher: Longman; 4th edition (August 2, 1999)
Rating: 4 stars (Read It!-Choose It!)

The writer’s reference book, The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White provides writers a handy resource for editorial advice.

True to its description of “manual,” The Elements of Style gave practical editorial advice on writing style and grammar. Everything was definitely good advice and was a good writing book as many reviews said, but I can’t say I was very interested since informational non-fiction isn’t my favorite genre.

However I did like the fact that this reference book was thin and only included good advice, so it was a much more feasible reference book read than The Chicago Manual of Style. I’d recommend The Elements of Style to anyone who wants to become better at writing or editing. In addition to The Elements of Style, I’d also recommend On Writing by Stephen King and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott to anyone interested in writing.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of December 22, 2015 is: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year.

Here’s the list:

Top Ten Tuesday

1. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

2. The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen

3. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

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4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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WWW Wednesday #36

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading Chained by Susanne Valenti.

Chained by Susanne Valenti

I have recently finished reading Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini and The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

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I will hopefully read Sky Ghosts All for One by Alexandra Engellmann and Angelfall by Susan Ee.

Sky Ghosts by Alexandra Engellmann

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What are you currently reading? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂

WWW Wednesday #35

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words. The meme was formerly hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading. The questions are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

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I have recently finished reading Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

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I will hopefully read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh next.

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What are you currently reading? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your WWW in a comment. 🙂

To-Be-Read List #6

On my To-Be-Read List #5, I read The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, Winterspell by Claire Legrand, and Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs.  I also read The Rose Society by Marie Lu, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, and The Island of Doctor Libris by Chris Grabenstein, which were not listed on my To-Be-Read List #5.

Here is my current To-Be-Read List:

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

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The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

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Angelfall by Susan Ee

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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The TBR Book Tag

I was tagged by the Quirky Book Nerd to do the TBR Book Tag. Thank you for the tag!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use GoodReads sometimes, but mostly I use it to archive my progress in reading. I guess that I use my TBR posts as a reminder to myself of what I want to read next.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Most of my TBR’s are print because I like paper books better. However Cassandra Clare’s Tales from Shadowhunter Academy novellas are only on e-book and I really love her books–also that series is about nine books, which is a good bit of my TBR.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

Normally I read which ever book I either have on my hands at the moment or the one that sounds most interesting.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White has been on my TBR for a very long time and I still haven’t read it.

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A book you recently added to your TBR?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh.

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A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

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The cover of Winterspell by Claire Legrand looks so mysterious and foreboding that I was immediately interested. Plus the quote from Marissa Meyer refers to a darker version of the Nutcracker, which interested me.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand? I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and liked it, but I already have such a long TBR and generally I prefer fiction…

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An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

An unpublished book on my TBR that I’m excited for would probably be Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

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A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. I only got to about page sixty-two before I had to return it to the library.

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A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, so I’m finally going to begin reading it.

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A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. But it won’t be published until April 26, 2016 😦

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)

How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?

45 books?

I Tag:

Poppy’s Best of Books

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Calliope the Book Goddess

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To-Be-Read List #5

On my To-Be-Read List #4, I read Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

Here is my current To-Be-Read List:

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

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The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

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Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (To be released September 22, 2015)

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

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Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of September 22, 2015 is: the top ten books on your fall TBR.

Top Ten Tuesday

1.  Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

2.  

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3. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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4. Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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5. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

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To-Be-Read List #4

On my To-Be-Read List #3, I read Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield.

Here is my current To-Be-Read List:

All of Cassandra Clare’s books that I haven’t read already

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

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The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

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Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (To be released September 22, 2015)

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The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

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Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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