I'm about to embark on reading the entire Chicago Manual of Style. I've read a great deal of it, but I figure I'll read it all, straight through, a la J.J. Abrams reading the Encyclopedia Britannica. (His book The Know It All is a delight.)
But I checked Amazon, and the next edition comes out August 1! Do I wait and read that one? Am I sure that they'll even let me buy it, what with all the budget crunching? It seems a waste to read a style guide that's about to be updated.
What do you say? Should I read it anyway?