Book Shelves #50, 12.09.2012

Books, Literature, Writers

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Book shelves series #50, fiftieth Sunday of 2012

There are fifty-three Sundays in 2012. I ran out of book shelves last week.

Here are some shelves/books from my office (work).

One wall is floor-to ceiling shelves—the whole wall—but most of the space is filled with files, folders, and professional books.

I tried to picture some of my favorite stuff—dictionaries, guides, and anthologies that remain inspiring.

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There is also a little corner where I keep stuff I read in my office—review copies or other books that I work with when I have a spare hour.

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Here’s a shelf (double stacked, as you might be able to see) that gets constantly shifted around. There are a couple of books about usage here that I like to bring into the classroom.

Of course, the best usage guide is Strunk & White’s classic:

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This illustrated copy was a gift from some dear friends.

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Joseph T. Shipley’s The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots is a favorite.

Interior sample:

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