I have wanted to read this book for a while. I am a punctuation/grammar "stickler," and I will be one still. The author is British, so the differences were recognizable, but she made them clear throughout the book. I found it difficult to continue after some of these marks were ripped to shreds, examined under a microscope, and brought to the surface with uses that should be quite obvious. However, they must not be since errors are seen in the most unlikely of places at times. In any case, by the chapter on semicolons and colons I just wanted to be finished. It was very humorous and sad all at the same time. I wish this knowledge could just be imparted telepathically so everyone knows how to use these marks. It wasn't very light reading, but it is very understandable - at least to the more intelligent. This isn't a book for truly learning much; if you're reading this book, it is probably because you feel the same way she does. It's not because you don't know how to use correct punctuation/grammar. It's cute and fun and very serious with many an opinion contributed by the author herself. Enjoyable for the first 100 pages; then it just seems overplayed and stretched out.