The question over at Booking Through Thursday this week:
Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?
I have to read them, as editing is my bread-n-butter, my roti-sabji. 🙂 I love reading the rules and finding the exceptions, so that is not a problem. I have to read them, and I want to read them too.
I am yet a beginner in this area. As I go deeper into the field, I feel the need to develop more of a sense of editing, and have recently begun poring through proofreading manuals and grammar books.
As far as my home library is concerned, I only own one grammar book – Wren and Martin. The trusted Oxford Dictionary holds a place of honour on my desk. I mostly read online on editing and proofreading guidelines. I am yet to invest in a proper language guide or a writing guide.