I would like to declare that I am a geek. I am reading a book on grammar and enjoying it. I read this book when someone suggested my grammar was less than perfect. I barely knew the person; his subsequent assertion that I may never make it as a writer hurt my feelings. He was right about the grammar, anyway.
That was a few years ago, so my feelings aren’t as wounded as then. They only hurt a little. Today, I read the chapters of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, and was inspired by both pristine grammar and by the artwork of Maira Kalman. I love her equal commitment to color and words.