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I like to have answers to questions at my fingertips. I’ve listed a few below. For those reference items which do not fit in my budget, I make a list of questions then spend time at a Barnes and Noble pouring over the books in question with a cuppa near at hand.
- The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition by University of Chicago Press Staff
- New Oxford American Dictionary, Edition 3 by Oxford University Press, Christine A. Lindberg
- Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary by Random House
- Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus
- On Writing by Stephen King
- On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
- The Elements of Style by William Strunk, E. B. White
- The Hodges Harbrace Handbook / Edition 18 by Cheryl Glenn and Loretta Gray
- English Grammar For Dummies by Geraldine Woods
- English Grammar Workbook For Dummies by Geraldine Woods
Call me old fashioned. Though I know I can get many answers on the internet, there’s something that says “reliable information” when it’s between the covers of a bound book.