Month: October 2017

Megan’s Munchkins by Pamela Foland

Megan’s Munchkins by Pamela Foland
Posted on October 18, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Again, this book very realistically portrays the shenanigans that come with pet sitting. It reminds me of all the trouble I had while pet sitting recently! A lot of things I realised were true that I wouldn’t have thought of before (and most books don’t include). For example the pets behaving differently for sitters than for their owners. In the book, Holly the cat doesn’t eat at first and then gets picky when she does eat. This is sort of true for cats in general—many are finicky eaters—but especially cats and dogs who […]

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Woe is I by Patricia T. O’Conner

Woe is I by Patricia T. O’Conner
Posted on October 11, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This is a great resource for writers and I recommend it. Some of the rules and advice is outdated but as long as you can tell what is currently considered fine (by the rules of common usage) then you can easily skip over old rules. I did learn some things, and some rules I will have to ignore because the power of common usage is too strong (unfortunately). But the friendly manner in which O’Conner relates the information makes it a fun read. She can get a little patronizing at times, a little […]

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Shady Characters by Keith Houston

Shady Characters by Keith Houston
Posted on October 4, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This was an undeniably entertaining book. Well, I say entertaining, but a better word is probably interesting. It’s difficult to put down, and I hardly ever say that about non-fiction. It is probably the most heavily-researched book I have read, at least in terms of references. There are hundreds. They take up exactly seventy pages of the book. But Houston manages to weave them all together into a captivating and comprehensive history of punctuation. The accompanying pictures are indispensable, although they do seem to break up the narrative a bit too often to […]

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