Booking Through Thursday 5/20 Useful Books

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Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. 

Today's  Questions: What’s the most useful book you’ve ever read? And, why?

I have two books that constantly "work" for me.

http://btt2.wordpress.comThe Chicago Manual of Style is always open on my desk. The book (or tome!) is filled with useful little rules and regulations of grammer, spelling, punctuation, abbreviations, editing tools, and just good and correct ways of writing. I used it more when I was an editor. My style of writing today is much more relaxed and casual but I still like the book by my side.

For a more personal reason, The Physicians' Desk Reference has been a great tool. My body is a walking science project. Lots of strange and rare things going on -- my doctors love me! So, I like to know what I'm taking as medications. Lately, Google has been my friend to research medicines, medical research, and breakthroughs.

I do think cook books would be useful but I don't cook -- my husband does!

 

 

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That first book sounds like a

That first book sounds like a great one to have open and around.

CMS -- what a great answer!

CMS -- what a great answer! And I am glad I found your blog.

Here is my answer on Rose City Reader.