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Friday, March 6, 2015

Book Beginnings: Between You & Me


Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

"Let's get one thing straight right from the beginning: I didn't set out to be a comma queen."

I don't think many editors (and copyeditors and proofreaders) do. I think it's something you have a knack for and an interest in and other people in your life steer you in that direction.


5 comments:

sherry fundin said...

Comma queen. I couldn't help but laugh. They are a very important element to writing and I am curious what else the book has to say.sherry @ fundinmentalFriday Memes

Juli Rahel said...

Hahaha comma queen is such a good name, much better than grammar nazi! I shall be adopting it as my new royal title! This sounds like a hilarious book, I might have to add it to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have an amazing weekend!
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Katherine P said...

Love the name! My mother was an English teacher so even the word comma makes me flinch a little! The beginning sounds like this could be a very funny book. Hope you enjoy the read!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love that title! I'm a grammar nerd myself, so this sounds like a book I'd thoroughly enjoy. I'll look for it.
My Friday post features WILLOW VALE.

Elizabeth said...

This seems like a great gift for a teacher. I have a friend who teaches grade 8 English and doesn't allow students to use commas in any way until she teaches them. Here's my post: http://ebogie.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-burning-wire-book-beginnings-page-56.html