Monday, October 5, 2009

Librarians are Hot; Good Grammar is Hotter

Occasionally (oh who am I kidding?) when I've no time to blog, I point you in the direction of cool sites that will knock your socks off. Today I offer two great sites.

Direct your browsers to Awful Library Books, a goofy literary site where librarians post the worst books clogging their shelves. When you're done laughing it up, head over to Paul Brians's Common Errors page. Paul Brians is a no-nonsense professor with a PhD in comparative literature. In other words, he knows his shiz. I don't think you can spend time at his language errors site without having at least one ah-ha writerly moment. Go learn something, bloggies.

Good sites come to those who hyperlink. Found any literary sites worth sharing lately? Post 'em in the comments, please.


  1. I'm trying not to bust out laughing while sitting at a legal conference ... that "awesome" book jacket has me in internal stitches. I think I'd better not click on the librarian link until I'm in the safety of my own home. ;-)-

  2. I think my favorite bad title was "Looking Forward to Being Attacked." Those were fun!

    And thanks so much for the Paul Brian's Link. I WILL definitely need that.

  3. Okay, so I've been wondering about gray vs. grey for some time. What a fantastic resource. And I love the book cover too. You are so funny.

  4. The best. Have long been a fan of Paul Brian's, who, years ago, was one of the very few places on the internet to list just exactly what "begs the question" means. He is directly responsible for my shakes of abject horror upon hearing it misused now. Just found your blog and like.

  5. Sierra,

    Is this you? If not, you guys need to find each other and start a society or something.

  6. Ha ha! No it is not me. Nice find.
    I am also guilty as charged for cringing when I hear people say (especially at work) "irregardless." Do I automatically write them off as fooliots? (Yes. I have to.) What if someone I respect says it? Oooh, daggers to the heart then.