Story | Aug 13, 2014 | 9:30 AM
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Story | Aug 14, 2014 | 5:46 PMThe other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received through work, either as review copies or as gifts from sources. The growing pile necessitated the purge — I was going to run out of room soon — and so I rolled up my sleeves and set to work applying random criteria.
Story | Jul 31, 2014 | 5:46 PM
The current trend of making young-adult books into movies is exploding! "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are just a few success stories, with more on the way. Movie releases are turning these books into publishing sensations...
Story | Jul 2, 2014 | 6:38 PM
Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That's when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, "co" may be...
Story | Mar 18, 2014 | 4:57 PM
I've gotten a lot of emails recently about where to put periods and commas relative to quotation marks. The notes were prompted by a recent column in which I mentioned that, in American English, a period or comma always comes before a closing quote mark...