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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on April 8 at 10:16 AM


If you’re into very specific things, like body image, nibbling, or quibbling with grammar, there might be something going on that would interest you in readings tonight. Otherwise, it could be a night to stay home.

Up at Third Place, Patrick Carman is reading from Saving Mr. Nibbles, which is a children’s book.

Bainbridge Island is hosting its second annual poetry slam.

Also, June Casagrand is at the University Bookstore with Mortal Syntax, which is a book whose subtitle reads: 101 Language Choices That Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs—Even If You’re Right. This is an interesting choice. It seems to be a grammar snob book that’s trying to position itself as an anti-grammar snob book. Self-loathing grammar snobs will be turning out in droves this evening in the University District.

Then, there’s a touchy-feely night going on at the Elliott Bay Book Company. Three poets read poems along the theme of Life Lessons at 6 pm, and then at 8 pm, Rosanne Olson reads from her book This is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes, which is a book of mostly nude photography of women who are, um, all shapes and sizes.

Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.

Also, if you haven’t already, you should check out the nifty, brand-new books page, which has a ton more reviews and a mini-blog revue of the last week’s books-themed Slog posts, over here.

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It's much better grammar to hyperlink the noun itself rather than "here". Click here, click there, go here... it's all a lot of wasted verbage. Or maybe it's better style, not better grammar.

Full readings calendar.

The only people who don't know you're supposed to click on it are not using the Internet anyway.

Posted by elenchos | April 8, 2008 10:57 AM


You know, it never really occurred to me. I realize I overuse the "here," but that's because it's the easiest way for me to use the link in a full sentence. I think the "Full readings calendar" thing you describe comes off as brusque. But I'll think on it.

Posted by Paul Constant | April 8, 2008 11:06 AM

Oh, just say: The full readings calendar has all the details.

Or: The full readings calendar awaits you.

Or: Kind sir or madam, do be so good as honor us with a moment of your time devoted to the full readings calendar, offered for your edification and enrichment by your humble servant, Pl. Constant, Esq., OBE.

Anything but click here.

Posted by elenchos | April 8, 2008 11:21 AM

Casagrand as great: it should be a funny, languagey event.

Language snobs come in two varieties: those who can substantiate language "rules" with some understanding of grammar and linguistics and those cannot, and the latter are the primary target of Casagrand's humor.

Posted by Grammar Marm | April 8, 2008 1:51 PM

I think most people who quibble about grammar and take it seriously are those who have never taken a linguistics course. Just a theory.

Posted by Kristin Bell | April 8, 2008 1:54 PM

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