Eats Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

by Lynne Truss | Education |
ISBN: 1592400876 Global Overview for this book
Registered by indygo88 of Lafayette, Indiana USA on 3/10/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, March 10, 2007
"We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with."

Found this hardcover copy at Goodwill today. What a bargain!

I read this in a bookring a while back & loved it. If you're a stickler about grammar & punctuation & enjoy a little humor thrown in, you'll like this one! Here's my earlier review: My review

Journal Entry 2 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, March 17, 2007
Starting a bookray of my own with this one. Please see order below. General courtesy applies. Please journal when you receive the book, and again with your review and when you ship it on to the next person in line. It's a fairly short book, so please try to keep it no longer than around one month. If something comes up, please PM me to let me know. I'm also including a bookstring with this one -- please keep that with the book as well (hopefully it will hold up that long!). Lastly, enjoy the book!

Book order:

UnwrittenLibra (Maryland, USA)
oldreader (California, USA)
lahley (Arkansas, USA)
ariesgirl29 (Tennessee, USA)
brewster13 (CANADA)
darkpunkangel (CANADA)
boirina (PORTUGAL)
mikime (ITALY) (asked to be skipped)
DA-Cameron (GERMANY)
stellamaris23 (SPAIN) (no response to PM's)
spoiledrotten (New Jersey, USA)

Journal Entry 3 by indygo88 from Lafayette, Indiana USA on Saturday, March 17, 2007
Off today to UnwrittenLibra! Happy travels, little book!

Journal Entry 4 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Sunday, March 25, 2007
This book came in the mail while I was in Massachusetts...I just got back tonight and I can't wait to read it! Thanks, Coleen!

Journal Entry 5 by UnwrittenLibra from Middleton, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, April 5, 2007
Great weather allowed me to read this book under my favorite tree in Summit Park, right near my house.

I was surprised at how short a book it is. My mom had read a book by Lynne Truss awhile back and said that she didn't like it. I could see her point. I rated this book a steady 5 due to the fact that although the subject matter was interesting, it seemed like one long rant from a pretentious British woman with a huge chip, or comma, on her shoulder. She was very adamant in her views and unwilling to accept anyone else as correct. Note to Ms. Truss: Let it go, dear. The fact that in her bio pic on the back flap she's putting an apostrophe on the Two Weeks(') Notice poster is evident of her phobia.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed some of her analogies and examples and the fact that she stayed on topic, keeping an example going through a chapter at a time. I sure hope that poor Kerry-Anne of Michigan doesn't get her hands on a copy )you'll see why once your read it)

Anyways...I finished the book almost a week ago; it didn't take me long at all to read it. I just haven't had time to get to the post office recently. It will go out today to Sue (oldreader) of Citrus Heights, California. Happy travels!

Journal Entry 6 by oldreader from Citrus Heights, California USA on Friday, April 13, 2007
arrived today,thanks.have 2 ahead but will read fast.

Journal Entry 7 by oldreader from Citrus Heights, California USA on Monday, May 7, 2007
The best part of this as far as I was concerned was the title.On to the next person,

Journal Entry 8 by oldreader at US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 7, 2007

Released 14 yrs ago (5/7/2007 UTC) at US Post in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to lahley today.

Journal Entry 9 by ariesgirl29 on Thursday, January 17, 2008
I got this in the mail today! Thanks so much for including me! I have two above this but will get this moving quickly!

Journal Entry 10 by ariesgirl29 on Thursday, January 31, 2008
On its way to darkpunkangel - enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 25, 2008
Thanks, got this today...I think I'll be able to start this today.

Released 13 yrs ago (3/20/2008 UTC) at to the next participant in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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I didn't really enjoy this book as I thought I would, so I sent this to the next participant today. But thanks, indygo88 for letting me join ;)!

Journal Entry 13 by boirina from Mallorca - Calvià, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Friday, March 28, 2008
The book got here safely today.

Thanks!

Journal Entry 14 by boirina from Mallorca - Calvià, Illes Balears/Islas Baleares Spain on Thursday, May 29, 2008
I truly enjoyed this book. I'm one of those language freaks. :)
Now the book is on its way to DA-Cameron, as mikime asked to be skipped.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!
Thanks!

Journal Entry 15 by DA-Cameron from Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Thursday, July 3, 2008
2008-06-04:
The book arrived yesterday. Thanks for sending it!

2008-07-03:
Maybe I'm not as freaky about language as the author, but I truly enjoyed the book.

Journal Entry 16 by DA-Cameron at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Sunday, July 20, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (7/19/2008 UTC) at Ditzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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The book is on its way to spoiledrotten. (I couldn't reach stellamaris23...)

Journal Entry 17 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Sunday, July 27, 2008
Recieved this in the mail along with the Book String!!!! Have 2 books in front of this, but will read a quickly as possible and mail on. Thanks for including me and for sending.

Journal Entry 18 by spoiledrotten from Waldwick, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 11, 2008
Well, I did enjoy some parts of the book, book overall I did find it a bit too wordy! I would like to thank indygo88 for including me and since she dosen't want the book back I also get to keep the book string!!! Yeah!!! This book is now up for grabs or wild release.

Journal Entry 19 by spoiledrotten at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 21, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (8/21/2008 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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Sent this as a RABCK to ButtrcupHarmony. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 20 by ButtrcupHarmony from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Received as a RABCK, and just realized that I never journaled it.

Journal Entry 21 by PatriceR from Palm Springs, Florida USA on Saturday, October 11, 2008
Received this today from Buttercup Harmony by way of Bookmooch.com. I've already begun reading it and am enjoying it, as I am a punctuation geek. It looks like a quick read. Thanks for sending it to me.

Journal Entry 22 by PatriceR at Cumberland, Maine USA on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (12/3/2008 UTC) at Cumberland, Maine USA

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The book is on its way to Derek in Maine. It seems to like to travel the eastern seaboard, as I got from someone in New Hampshire and now is headed north to Maine. Enjoyed the book but it was very wordy. I skimmed the last third of it.


Marked received by Derek in Maine on December 20, 2008 at BookMooch.com

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