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Wondrous Words #281

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I have two more words from Personal by Lee Child. (To see my review, click the title.) 1.  pettifogging: “OK, so maybe some stupid temporary pettifogging regulation was technically against them at one point, but […]

Wondrous Words #280

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I finally finished reading Personal by Lee Child. Here are a couple of words I discovered in the book: 1.  scrum: A long, long shot. But the glass had held, and the sound of the […]

Wondrous Words #279

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. While reading the book description for All the Light We Cannot See I found this word: 1.  agoraphobic: When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure’s […]

Wodndrous Words #278

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. This week I’m sharing some new-to-me words I learned from the actress, screenwriter and children’s author, Emma Thompson. An interview with her was a part of a book I recently reviewed, By the Book. Here […]

Wondrous Words #277

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. This week I have two words that I really like. I’ve been trying to use them in regular speech which isn’t easy. They are from my word-a-day calendar. 1. duende: “A dancer with duende goes […]

Wondrous Words #276

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I have two new words – one heard verbally and one in my reading. 1. I learned a new word in a life-long learning class I’m taking on the Antebellum South: cooper: Our professor said, […]

Wondrous Words #275

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. This week I found two new words, both of them adjectives. 1.  I found this new word while I was reading a review in the LA Times about the new CBS show Madame Secretary: sardonic: […]

Wondrous Words #274

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. Here are a couple more words from The Competition by Marcia Clark. 1.  purview: “After that I believe an officer was posted here to make sure nothing got disturbed. But that was out of my […]

Wondrous Words #273

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. While reading The Competition by Marcia Clark, I found quite a few new-to-me words. Here are two of them. I’ll share a few more next week. 1.  maelstrom: When I reached six, Bailey turned south […]

Wondrous Words #272

Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog. I think we all have favorite places we go to for book recommendations. One of my favorites is National Public Radio, best known as NPR. In case I miss a good interview or review, I […]