Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Glamour of Grammar ~Book Giveaway~

The Glamour Of Grammar
A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English
By Roy Peter Clark

About the Book:
Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing.

About the Author:
Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level--to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors--for more than thirty years, and has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR, and The Today Show; at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations from the New York Times to The Sowetan in South Africa. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited fifteen books about writing and journalism, including his most recent, Writing Tools


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Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered this book to three of my lucky readers.

MANDATORY/REQUIRED ENTRY:
Leave me a comment telling why you would like this book.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry. But in addition you can:

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only and can not be shipped to PO Boxes. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on September 9th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.
**Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, you will receive only one copy of the title (or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.**

*Disclosure: I have not read this book, I am just hosting a giveaway. The Hatchette Book Group will be mailing the winners of this giveaway each a cooy of this book.*

91 comments:

Tore said...

I am a follower. I am interested in this book because I am looking at writing a book and I am thinking of even taking classes to help me with that. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest.
I plan on writing more now that I am retired and this book might be a easy way to review.


Thank you for the giveaway.


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Benita said...

I'd like this book because I've always liked grammar. I taught ESL for 35 years. Grammar has become a passion.

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debbie said...

I would like this book to read with my son. He is obsessed with langauge and would love it.
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Nicole C. said...

I would love to win because my son loves books like this!

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hity88 said...

I want to help my grandson with grammar and I will need help.

moushka said...

As a homeschooling mom I could certainly use this book.

Susieqtpies said...

I would love this book for my twin teens. We homeschool and I think this would be something they would enjoy reading through this year.

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This book would be a great resource for our family and grammar is important all our lives. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Jenndiggy said...

I hate misplaced apostrophes. I also hate when someone is using incorrect grammar and correct someone who knows how to use grammar correctly. (My childhood dream was to be an English professor, so I think I'd like this book!)

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Marilu said...

I would love to win a copy. Please enter me.

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Lisanne624 said...

I'd love to win this book because I was an English major in college and am really interested in all aspects of language. This book sounds like it would be really interesting!

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hiann88 said...

Grammar has always been my downfall - I need to better myself.

Anonymous said...

I love to learn about language, grammar, communication and human expression... Would love to read this book for that reason alone. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

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Alison's Book Marks said...

I am something of a grammar geek, proven by the Warriner's English Composition texts I filched from high school English class! This book would be right at home in my library.

Thank you for the chance!

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jhitomi said...

I would like this book because I have always been a stickler for good grammar, written or oral, and I think it is more important than people realize.

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ChrisNY2 said...

I'd like to win this because I think I'd love it as much as "The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations" on my shelf.

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Jenn S. said...

I think grammer is important and love reading this type of book.
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Sara A Broers said...

I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing~ this looks like a great read!

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Sara A Broers said...

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Lora1967 said...

I would like this book to read and then donate to our public library they are low on funds and asking for book donations. i would love to offer this book to them.
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Lucky's Luna said...

I'd like to win because I love to write but need help with my grammer. This looks like a fun read that would be very educational.

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Kelly said...

This book would help me out greatly with my writing skills. I too, would like to write a book oneday soon.


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tallcapp said...

The only part of my written language that needs tightening is grammar. This book makes it sound like fun.

Eileen said...

I would like to win this book because I am a writer and grammar is and always has been my weakness.

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Donna said...

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Emmy Coffee said...

Because I am fascinated with our language and would like to delve into it further

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Anonymous said...

I am the type of person who enjoys reading a dictionary.

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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...I listened to an interview with the author on NPR last week, sounds like a book for those of us who love the written word & writing, that gives some new insights into grammer.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'd love to read this book because English was always one of my favorite subjects :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Nancy S. said...

I would like to win this because I've always been obsessed with grammar.
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Auriette said...

I love words and language, so I am very interested in reading this book.

Bakersdozen said...

I used to write a lot and am thinking about writing a book. Also, I have a teenage daughter who writes for the school newspaper and wants to be a writer. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gianna said...

I love grammar and my kids have lots to learn!