My employer has presented me with two books to read to help me write better technical papers and emails. Essentials of English Grammar and Handbook of English Grammar and Usage. I have read through roughly 30% of the first book and have to say it is a painful read. I have thumbed through the second book and I feel it's going to have the same effect. The best way I can describe reading these books is like reading a dictionary.
Is there a book out there that is more engaging to read and still help me hone my writing skills?
Thanks for all of the input. I just ordered The Elements of Style, Eats, Shoots, & Leaves, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, and Writing for Computer Science. I will update this again with my opinion on the books.