HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » fadedrose » Journal
Page: 1 2 Next »

fadedrose

Profile Information

Gender: Female
Hometown: Port Huron, Michigan
Member since: Sun Nov 12, 2006, 12:36 AM
Number of posts: 10,044

Journal Archives

THIRTY-THREE TEETH by Colin Cotterill

Book 2 of the series




Book 10 of the year

THE CORONER'S LUNCH (2004) by Colin Cotterill

"Dr. Siri Paiboun, the 70-something national coroner, Nurse Dtui, and Geung, a developmentally challenged morgue assistant, in 1970s Laos"

This is the first in this mystery series. I picked it up last night along with the 2nd book, Thirty-Three Teeth 2005, recommended by petronius in clyrc's op of Dec. 11. I like Dr. Siri very much.

What is amazing to me is that it is so obvious that these books were never borrowed from the library before. I think maybe people don't warm up to books written about foreign countries.

Anyway the author has a light humorous touch and I think this is the beginning of a new series for me. Am only on page 57, so things could change. Dr. Siri is 72 years of age...

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Cotterill_Colin.html

Book 9 of 2012

DEATH OF A NAG (1995) by M. C. Beaton

This is Book 11 of the Hamish Macbeth series...

My 8th of 2012....

My post about CAPS

As a kid (1950) I was taught that quotation marks were used ONLY in quotations and magazine articles, etc., and that book titles were to be ALL in capital letters or underlined. (Upon reflection, the nuns did teach me a lot of stuff that wasn't true)

Typewriters did not have italics. They had an underscore key but it was cumbersome to backspace all through a title to underscore it, so CAPS were the easiest and quickest way to go. In written work in school, CAPS were also preferred being neater than hand underlining without a ruler....

DU's format doesn't allow formatting of thread titles other than quotation marks which I feel aren't quite right in a book titles. Emails don't have formatting options in the subject line.

When the computer came along, somebody decided that all CAPS was screaming probably because there were so few people using computers that they wanted to get their monies worth out of the italics and underscore keys. I personally don't like to read things printed in italics and dread reading more than a paragraph (I wonder if this is because italics in fiction are the crazy killer thinking).

College and University websites now all seem to approve of book titles with the first letter of words capped in combination with quotation marks. I feel uncomfortable with that because it's in direct opposition to what I was taught.

So bear with me and my book titles all in CAPS. Honest, I'm not screaming at you, and will use them until our Hosts tell me to stop...

The list that I typed in another thread took ages to look up and even longer to type and I'm putting this separate so that the list could be neat and and easy to read and use with none of my bs....


Websites where usage of all CAPS in Book Titles is permitted

It has to be mentioned that for every site condoning usage of all CAPS there are a hundred sites that call for other forms. All CAPS is generally acceptable where formatting to use italics or underlining is not available, such as the subject line in an email. It is preferred mostly in publishing correspondence.

http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/archive/2003_03_03_archive.asp

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30395

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090410142359AAz8eDE

http://styleguide.yahoo.com/editing/treat-abbreviations-capitalization-and-titles-consistently/capitalization

http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?action=printpage;topic=32814.0

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/rules-for-capitalization-in-titles/

http://www.agentquery.com/format_tips.aspx

http://marlyspearson.com/formatting_101.htm

http://www.kcitraining.com/styleguide/book/itals.html

http://www.acpaweb.org/ACPQ/ACPQGuidelines-BookReview.pdf

http://www.neverend.com/manuscript_format

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/notesj/for_authors/index.html

http://baselinescenario.com/2011/02/11/richard-posner-is-my-new-hero/

http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2009/04/titles.html

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_titles_of_all_the_clique_books

http://simplelittlebookworm.blogspot.com/2011/05/packet-alternate-title-all-caps.html

http://www.freeebooksdl.com/09/TITLE-All-caps.html

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/title-caps.aspx






DEATH OF A CHARMING MAN (1994) by M. C. Beaton

Just finished this a while ago. It was exceptionally good.


Book 10 of the Hamish Macbeth series. Takes place in Scotland.

My 7th book this year..2012...

Not quite finished with Amos Walker: The Complete Short Story Collection (2010), but I'm getting there. It's due on the 1/25.

DEATH OF A CHARMING MAN by M. C. Beaton

Book 10 of the series..

Book 7 of 2012..

These books are mostly 150 pp and are fairly easy to read...

DEATH OF A TRAVELLING MAN by M. C. Beaton

Book 9 of the series....

Book 6 of 2012

DEATH OF A GLUTTON by M. C. Beaton

This is the 8th of the Hamish MacBeth series.

Didn't care for this one as much as the others. I guess it's because I feel sorry for the glutton and unlike the other characters I don't want to murder her.

Book 5 of 2012.



I would love to fool around with those new buttons..u I wonder how to work the underline....

:i: maybe this will work...:i: No, it didn't.

DEATH OF A PRANKSTER by M. C. Beaton

Book 7 of the Hamish MacBeth series in Scotland...

Book 4 of 2012


Bear with me, am trying to figure out this stuff




Book 7 of the Hamish MacBeth series in Scotland...

Book 4 of 2012

Bear with me, am trying to figure out this stuff


Anybody know what "close tags" means?

Go to Page: 1 2 Next »