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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Good Grammar is the Life of the Party by Curtis Honeycutt - Book Tour + Giveaway


 

Join us for this tour from Jan 18 to Feb 5, 2021!

Book Details:

Book TitleGood Grammar Is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life by Curtis Honeycutt
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 18 yrs +, 244 pages
GenreHow-To, Humor, Grammar and Writing Reference
PublisherThe County Publishing
Release date:   May, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13: "I write "hell," "damn," and "shit" a few times. Maybe "ass." ."

 


Book Description:

Grammar rules! Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life will convert grammar goofballs into bonafide word nerds. As the writer of the award-winning humor column “Grammar Guy,” Curtis Honeycutt’s grammar advice appears in dozens of newspapers every week. His debut book—filled with witty word wisdom—is designed to make your life more awesome by improving your grammar. Do you love language, but sometimes get tripped up by confusing grammar rules? Good Grammar is the Life of the Party is like a cheat code for your social life. Level up your grammar game to become a linguistic legend—from romantic relationships to job promotions to getting invited to fancy roof parties. Climb the corporate ladder, convince people you’re smart, and win at life with dozens of helpful tips on how to master the English language.

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Guest Post

Mustard is a must

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

—Stephen King

 What’s a sandwich without a little sauce? And, by sauce, of course, I mean mustard. Without mustard, a sandwich is dry, boring and lifeless. Please, I don’t want any emails from the pro-mayo lobby on this one. For me, it’s mustard or bust.

 Adverbs are like sentence mustard. They add flavor and intensity to otherwise plain word sandwiches. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, another adverb, or an entire sentence or clause. Most of us think of adverbs being words that always end in -ly. The fact is, many adverbs do end in -ly.

 Sam walked slowly to school.

 Hampton chortled heartily at Peggy’s pun.

 I frequently check my email.

 On the other hand, there’s a long list of adverbs that do not end in -ly. Keep these words in mind the next time you play Mad Libs on a road trip: they include afterward, never, next, often, and almost. These adverbs are like the honey mustard of sandwich condiments; you might not even think you’re eating mustard because they’re so sweet and discreet.

 Adverbs never modify nouns—that’s a job strictly reserved for adjectives. Adjectives are like sentence cheese to the noun’s meat; they make sure the adverb doesn’t touch the noun. You do put the mustard on top of the cheese and not directly on the meat, right? We’re not barbarians, after all.

 The further I go into this metaphor, the hungrier I get. In this case, I suppose verbs are veggie toppings like lettuce, tomato, and probably pickles (although I’m personally not a pickle person).

 Adverbs give additional information about when, where or how something happens. How did Kenny run? Kenny ran quickly. When did Byron start doubting the moon landing? Byron started doubting the moon landing yesterday. How frequently do you read the newspaper? I read the newspaper often.

 Once you start noticing adverbs, you’ll see them everywhere. It’s similar to buying a car—prior to buying the car, you don’t notice many of the same models on the road, but after you buy it, you see your same car everywhere. Just be careful not to spill any mustard on your new interior.

 —Curtis Honeycutt is a syndicated humor columnist. He is the author of Good Grammar is the Life of the Party: Tips for a Wildly Successful Life. Find more at curtishoneycutt.com.

 


Meet the Author:

Curtis Honeycutt started writing about grammar in his local newspaper. His column, Grammar Guy, has since won multiple awards and now appears in newspapers across the U.S. Originally from Oklahoma, Honeycutt now lives in Indiana with his wife, Carrie, and their two children, Miles and Maeve.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

Jan 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 18 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 19 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 - bless their hearts mom – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 20 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 21 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 21 - My Reading Journey – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 22 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Jan 22 - Lisa Everyday Reads  - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 25 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 26 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / guest post / author interview / giveaway
Jan 26 - Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 26 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 27 – Man of la Book – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 27 - Laura's Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 27 - The Phantom Paragrapher - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 28 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Jan 28 - I'm All About Books - book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 29 – Writer with Wanderlust – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 1 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 - Redhead with a Camera/Goodreads - book review
Feb 3 – The Irresponsible Reader – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Feb 4 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 5 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
 

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