Writing guides, grammar books, punctuation how-tos . . . do you read them? Not read them? How many writing books, grammar books, dictionaries–if any–do you have in your library?

As an aspiring editor, I have several grammar / punctuation / style books. I have several dictionaries and thesauri too (but they are old and need replacing). I love love love those kinds of reference books! I have a whole list on my Chapters account that I’m just waiting to purchase once I get accepted into SFU’s Writing & Publishing Program for the Fall. I really want the Chicago Manual of Style, Canadian Press Style Guide, as well as the new Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus (not condensed or concise).