i just acquired strunk + white's elements of style... illustrated by maira kalman, who i've written about before. it's so good. i already loved her illustrations, but they take on a different life in this little book. you get a whole other interpretation of kalman's paintings when you see examples of grammatically correct sentences below them. observe:

"well, susan, this is a fine mess you are in."

so good. and it's perfect, really, because with her illustrations tempting me from the cover, i keep picking the book up and looking through it, even though it is a style manual.

it's such a beautiful day today—perfect for reading in the park.
off i go then!