(Note: I was unable to use italics in this comment section…. Oh well!)
In Judaism, a synagogue official who leads the musical part of a service. Capitalize before a name, but lowercase otherwise.
Beatitude is a formal title of respect for a Catholic patriarch or an Orthodox metropolitan. It should not be used except when it appears in quotations.
Another short story collection -- this one hailing from the National Book Foundation's annual selection of rising writers under 35 -- Antopol's debut follows political dissidents, Israeli soldiers, and other characters who are in some way inhabiting the fringes of their respective societies.
Books by author Andrew Clements ( Frindle, The Map Trap, No Talking) are excellent for boys age 9 to 11.
The reason a comma is put in between the book titles is because, while they are in quotation marks, they are still part of a list. When listing things, you put a comma in between each item. For example, if you were to say “He likes bananas, oranges, and carrots”, you would have to put commas between each item that “He” is said to like. How these commas are placed is a matter of debate for some people, since many are starting to avoid using the Oxford comma. If you do not use the Oxford comma, the sentence would read “He likes bananas, oranges and carrots.”
Ah, blogs…Good post subject, but I would have liked to have heard from some publishers or even writers themselves about their take on the “girl” naming trend…which is really what this is: people trying to ride the wave of a popular title.