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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.

My words this week are from The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter (which I am enjoying greatly).

varioloid: 1. resembling smallpox. 2. of or pertaining to a mild case of smallpox.

“Instead, my mother died of the varioloid a few months after Nanny moved in.”

calumnious: of, involving, or using calumny;  slanderous; defamatory.

“You are here to help acquit the President of these calumnious charges, not to hunt for conspiracies or solve murders the police have closed.”

I haven’t been posting alot this month, and now there is only one full week of summer left for us!  I’ll be back on a blogging schedule soon, but for now I’m focusing on family time.  Hope each of you are having a wonderful summer!

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“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

I received this book by Seth Grahame-Smith for Christmas in 2010, and read it, devoured it really, right away.  I was thrilled today while reading Shelf Awareness to find out that this book is being turned into a movie in June of this year.  Given the current popularity of Vampires and other supernatural beings this has the potential to be a great hit!  I scoured entertainment news and youtube and found some information about the upcoming movie.

Actor Benjamin Walker is cast as Abraham Lincoln, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is cast as Mary Todd Lincoln.  Other cast members include Jaqueline Fleming (Harriet Tubman),  Robin McLeavy (Nancy Hanks Lincoln), Alan Tudyk (Stephen A. Douglas) and John Rotham (Jefferson Davis).

(Please note that if SOPA/PIPA is passed as it stands, I would be in violation for posting this content)

This is the original book trailer found on YouTube:

Read the  Shelf Awareness article here.

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