People writing “your” when they mean “you’re” makes you cringe. The song “The Way I Are” makes your hair stand on end. You can’t read user comments on websites anymore because you can feel brain cells dying off just trying to make sense of them. You, dear friend, are a grammar geek. As such, there are books that constitute required reading for those of your ilk. After you’re done editing this article, proceed to your nearest bookstore and purchase these must-have titles for rolling in the depths of grammar.
The bookcase is easily the most essential storage unit in any home. Although its name implies that it should be used for books, the versatile piece is also used to organize a variety of everyday items, from electronics and craft supplies to dishes and even clothing. Plus, they tend to be easy to find and affordable.
While built-in wall shelving systems may provide added storage space, their installation is far more labor intensive. And, you can achieve a similar “systems” look by placing a few of the same bookcases next to each other.
Even though the style and size of a bookcase depends on the room it will go in and what you’re looking for, there are some general tips to keep in mind when shopping for one.
As Jonathan Franzen and JK Rowling are parodied on Twitter, Ceri Radford looks at the rise of the sarcastic tweet, and asks how this social network is fuelling literary spats
Gabrielle Gantz, a publicist with Viking and Penguin as well as an active Twitter user, explains the value of the site from a publisher’s perspective:
“If done sincerely and with a bit of research into best practices, Twitter can help authors and publishers connect with a large audience of book lovers. It’s a place to share interesting thoughts and ideas with each other, not just self-promote. As for negativity, I find that it’s rarely done well. Best to keep it positive than have regrets.”