I've just finished May This Be the Best Year of Your Life by Bornstein and Blindsided by Kyra Lynnon, and my reviews are up HERE.
Keeper of the Lost City from The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow and so now I'm off on a wild adventure fantasy, written for middle grade readers.
I love that I can read anything and find something of value in all of them. So . . .whatcha reading?
I'm a huge fan of Richard Lederer, and I've kept many of his articles I've read over the years because they made me laugh. We all know how embarrassing it is to write something, then discover it has grammatical errors. Even Her Grammarness knows how that feels. *Face grows red.*
But here's a fellow who knows how not to embarrass himself. Thanks for sharing this, Mr. Lederer.
A Zoo keeper who lost two of his animals in a fire wrote to a zoological supply company:
Please send me two mongooses.
When he re-read the letter, he thought it didn't sound right, so he tried again.
Please send me two mongeese.
That plural sounded even worse, so he wound up with:
Please send me a mongoose, and while you're at it send me another mongoose.
Do you ever write around a grammar issue that you're not sure of? What are the sticky wickets of standard written English for you?
Is everyone ready for the A-Z Blogging Challenge? Eeeek! Gotta go. I have a lot to do before April.