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Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme from Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.

The first word is from Hot Six by Janet Evanovich:

stygian : (adjective) extremely dark, gloomy, or forbidding <the stygian blackness of the cave>

I forgot to write down the sentence from the book showing the use of this word before I returned it to the library.

The second word is from The Shunning by Beverly Lewis:

portentous: (adjective) of the nature of a portent;  momentous; ominously significant or indicative  (The book actually spells the word portentious, with an “i”, but I assume that is a misspelling, as neither Merriam-Webster or dictionary.com recognized the word)

“Katie was aware of a portentous feeling, as though something she had always known deep down was about to be revealed – like the missing piece of a life-sized puzzle, maybe, or an explanation she’d waited her whole lifetime to hear.”

What new words did you discover this week?

Here’s a fun, book-related picture from the Classic Penguin tumblr page: “Bookhenge”

Thanks to Cassie from Books & Bowel Movements for posting about this photo!

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Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme from Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.

This week’s word is from The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

salubrious:  favorable to or promoting health or well-being <salubrioushabits>

“As the handsome carriage sped east, the salubrious, almost countrified atmosphere of Kensington soon gave way to the crowded urban environment of Piccadilly, and beyond to the Circus where Anteros, the avenger of unrequited love, protrudes like an arrow fired at  the city’s heart.”

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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“I’m not one of those people who find their stride.  My body was not designed to run.  My body was designed to sit in a n expensive car and drive.”

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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Quotes about Books

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.  ~Anna Quindlen

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.  ~Paul Sweeney

If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe?  The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.  ~Author Unknown

A house without books is like a room without windows.  ~Heinrich Mann

Never judge a book by its movie.  ~J.W. Eagan

He who lends a book is an idiot.  He who returns the book is more of an idiot.  ~Arabic Proverb

Let your bookcases and your shelves be your gardens and your pleasure-grounds.  Pluck the fruit that grows therein, gather the roses, the spices, and the myrrh.  ~Judah Ibn Tibbon

No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.  ~Ann Landers

To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one.  ~Chinese Saying

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent me.  ~Anatole France

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