Hello! The long weekend is finally over (and not a moment too soon!!) and things are getting back to normal. I didn’t take much of a break, I find doing nothing a bit too boring and there is so much to do for the e-class launch next week.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of the books that I have in my collection and that I have gathered over the years.
The first is my dictionary that my grandma bought me for my 21. It was tradition for her to give a dictionary as a 21st present as she knew it would never go out of fashion. I was really looking forward to it. It’s something that I can use anytime and will always be relevant.
Next is the thesaurus, which gets a lot of use. I’m always trying to think of other words that express what I’m trying to say.
I have to admit that the next two I need to really have a good read through. The little green grammar book is something that is next on my reading list. I’m never quite sure if I’m using my grammar correctly as it wasn’t really taught when I was at school. And Bryson’s Dictionary I purchased on a whim on the recommendation of a blogger I was reading back when I first started reading blogs. I have flicked through it, but I will give it some time soon!
The final book is Writing Feature Stories. I borrowed it from the library soon after I lost my job and when I had just started crafting. I got it into my head that I could be a writer and started reading books on how. This one I loved so much I went and purchased it. I’d recommend it to anyone that wants to focus on features writing.
I’ve never been afraid of knowledge and words, I think they help us to express ourselves better and to get our point across.
I’m sure I will continue to use these books for a long time to come.
Do you have books like these in your collection? Something that you consider ‘tools’ of your trade?