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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!

124 responses

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

  2. Here’s mine:

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

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

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

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

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

  7. Here’s mine. Have a nice Thursday!

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

  9. Mine is up here

  10. thatsthebook

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

  11. 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:

  12. Mine is up. Happy BTT everyone. 🙂

  13. Mine’s up!

    Have a great day everyone!

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

  15. Have a lovely Thursday, everyone.

    Here’s mine:

  16. 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!

  17. Hi there! Here is mine.

  18. Writing my answer made me feel a bit disappointed with myself.. again! 😉

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

  20. I have my answer up.

    This is an interestinig question thought.

  21. 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!

  22. Joining in the fun with my fluency first post 🙂

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

  24. 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

  25. My response is over here:

    It’s really interesting how that is.

  26. great topic!
    My post is up!

  27. I’m up! Happy Thursday everyone!

  28. 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.


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

  30. Big response this week!

    Here is mine.

  31. Late but I’m up.

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

  33. Booking Through Thursday (on Friday) is here.

    Have a great weekend, y’all!


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

  35. Mine is up! Better late than never, I say. 🙂

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

  36. Sorry, this is a test.

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

    Thanks for the great question.

  38. 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!

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

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

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