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