Exploring My Bookshelves: Textbooks

“Exploring My Bookshelves” is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds. Since Victoria was on summer vacation, Shannon at For the Love of Words created her own topics, which I followed along with. Now they will both host the meme in alternating months. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

A textbook or a book you bought for class

I’ve gotten rid of most of my textbooks since I was running out of shelf space and knew I wouldn’t use them again. Only a few are left which Sweet’ums, my kidnapped adopted polar bear cub shall present.


They are:

The Associate Press Stylebook

[which I didn’t purchase for a class but bought because I knew I’d need it someday]

Understanding English Grammar by Martha J. Kolln and Robert W. Funk

The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications by Amy Einsohn

Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide by Lois Tyson

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction by Anne Curzan and Michael P. Adams

Read, Reason, Write: An Argument Text and Reader by Dorothy U. Seyler

As you can see, I kept only those pertaining to English language and literature. There are a few others I’ve acquired on mythology and editing but I don’t see them now and I don’t want to comb through my shelves.

How this meme works:
  1. Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
  2. Write something on the day’s prompt.
  3. Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
  4. Link back to Victoria’s post.
My bookshelf:
my bookcase
my bookcase

4 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Textbooks

  1. A very interesting creature is the polar bear!
    They’ve got black skin, they look white though their fur is transparent, and according to google, at night their invisible!!!
    Which must be true 😀
    I’ve not seen one 😀

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    1. A man and a polar bear walk into a bar. It’s about 5pm, and they’re ready for a good night’s drinking. They start off slowly, watching tv, drinking beer, and eating peanuts, as the night goes on they move to mixed drinks, and then shots, finally the bartender says :”last call”, so the man says: “one more for me…. and one more for the polar bear “, the bartender sets them up and they shoot them back. Suddenly, the polar bear falls over dead. The man throws some money on the bar, and starts to leave. The bartender yells :”Hey, you can’t leave that lyin there “, to which the man replies :” that’s not a lion, that’s a polar bear “.

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