Booking Through Thursday

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

Manual Labor May 8, 2008

Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:38 am

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  • 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?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

And also–Don’t forget, folks–sometimes WordPress’s spam filter seems to decide that a lot of perfectly valid answers are spam. I periodically check throughout the day for lost comments. But, PLEASE–if your comment doesn’t show, don’t post it four more times in the hopes that one of them will go through. If WordPress thinks you’re spamming, it’s not going to put any of them through until I tell it, and by then, I’ve got four times more comments to go through than I would have had. I get very, very tired trying to sort out the duplicates!

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124 Responses to “Manual Labor”

  1. trish Says:

    I’ve added in a couple of other questions to spice this up… what can I say, I like to discuss stuff. :D

  2. Mountaingirl Says:

    My post is up :-)

  3. Paula Weston Says:

    Here’s mine:

    (I hope this doesn’t appear more than once, but my posts don’t seem to appearing for some reason tonight)

  4. Peta Says:

    Yet again, I make a mental note to learn how to hyperlink in comments!

  5. Megan Says:

    This one was a lot of fun for me. I may add a second post in the morning…

  6. Kat Says:

    Here’s mine! Happy BTT! It’s 5 pm where I’m at now, the day’s almost over hehe.

  7. Rebecca Says:

    I love grammar! But I’m starting to think I’m the minority here…
    Read my response

  8. Mikko Says:

    Here’s mine. Have a nice Thursday!

  9. Dot Says:

    I missed it last week as wasn’t very well but remembered to pop by this time! Here’s mine, Happy BTT! :

  10. Rhinoa Says:

    Mine is up here

  11. Jennifer Says:

    I really should learn how to make a neat link in comments…

  12. thatsthebook Says:

    Here it is. This is my last post from Korea! I’ll be back…in Canada

  13. Tami Says:

    Here is mine! This was easy!

  14. BooksPlease Says:

    I left my comment earlier today, sorry if I’m repeating it but I have no way of knowing if it’s gone in the spam or just disappeared. I won’t try again – promise!

    My post is here:

  15. madi Says:

    I’m up

  16. Matthew Says:

    Mine is up. Happy BTT everyone. :)

  17. Julie Rose Says:

    Hooray, Happy BTT! Mine’s up here:

  18. deb Says:

    Mine’s up!

    Have a great day everyone!

  19. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I haven’t done this in forever but I’m finally up!

  20. Christine Says:

    Have a lovely Thursday, everyone.

    Here’s mine:

  21. Mine’s up!

    Happy Thursday, everyone.

  22. Susie Says:

    Playing again this week, and I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in my obsession with word reference books! Here’s my post!

  23. Josette Says:

    Hi there! Here is mine.

  24. tanabata Says:

    Writing my answer made me feel a bit disappointed with myself.. again! ;)

  25. tanabata Says:

    Writing the answer made me feel rather disappointed with myself!
    Mine is here.

  26. Serendipity Says:

    I have my answer up.

    This is an interestinig question thought.

  27. katrina Says:

    I have a few different grammar and punctuation books as I’m an English teacher and I use them to check things I’m uncertain of, or when I need activities or examples. The only one I have read is ‘Eat Shoots and Leaves’.

    One massive dictionary and a huge thesaraus again used for school and when I was at uni. I’m always completely shocked at the amount of kids I teach that can’t use a dictionary – they know how it works but takes forever, far too used to spell check!

  28. KittyCat Says:

    Joining in the fun with my fluency first post :-)

  29. Hi,
    This is my first time I participate to this meme

  30. TrishaJ Says:

    Kinda late in the day, but mine is finally up.

  31. Megan Says:

    After lurking on other book blogs for ages, I’ve finally started my own! I posted my response to the question here:

    Bookerina’s BTT

  32. My response is over here:

    It’s really interesting how that is.

  33. Michael Says:

    My response is here.

  34. Kim Says:

    great topic!
    My post is up!

  35. I’m up! Happy Thursday everyone!

  36. CJHill Says:

    I’d probably post these things earlier if I could remember what day it is…

    Anyway, mine’s up via a link with my name.


  37. carol Says:

    I just finished my post. You can read it by going to

  38. Big response this week!

    Here is mine.

  39. BookGal Says:

    Late but I’m up.

  40. I’m a little late this week but here it is! Happy Thursday.

  41. Florinda Says:

    Booking Through Thursday (on Friday) is here.

    Have a great weekend, y’all!

  42. mrswade Says:

    Here’s mine. I write manuals for a living. This question was so great for me!

  43. Becca Says:

    Mine is up! Better late than never, I say. :)

    Who knew BTT could be therapeutic?! You’ll see why in my blog:

  44. Sorry, this is a test.

  45. Late to the party, but my response is up!

    Thanks for the great question.

  46. Sorry, I can’t get my comment to post with the link included. Please click on my name to get to my blog to read my post.

    Thanks for the great question!

  47. Hi. have just discovered this site and so is here is my link to the response

  48. Hi, came across this to day so a late post

  49. [...] This week’s question on Booking Through Thursday: [...]

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