Wondrous Words #313

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 like it when I discover a new word in a totally unexpected place. This past week it was on my telephone. (Yes, it is a smart one.) One of the bookclubs I belong to […]

Wondrous Words #312

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. Sometimes being retired means that I have tons more time to wander all around the internet reading all sorts of interesting, although not very useful, things. Occasionally, like this time, I found a new-to-me word […]

Wondrous Words #311

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’ve been following all the talk and writings about a new book out this month. It’s Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. It’s creating quite a stir. I found a couple of words while reading about […]

Wondrous Words #310

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. My new words this week both came from a couple of trips I made to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. First of all, I went to Wikipedia to check the background of author Bill Bryson. In […]

Wondrous Words #309

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. The words I’m sharing with you this week come from two blogs. Every Tuesday I participate in a meme wherein we share the first paragraph of a book we’re reading. My new words were found […]

Wondrous Words #308

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 like to watch PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. One of their series I like a lot is Inspectoe Lewis. Our library has added the entire series to their collection, so I decided to go back and […]

Wondrous Words #307

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. Last week in an interview on NPR’s Terry Gross show, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was talking about his new book, Between the World and Me. As always, it was a very interesting interview. I heard the […]

Wondrous Words #306

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. Lucky for me, I find new-to-me words all over the place. This week I was looking for a recipe for a good pasta salad. I found both a good recipe and a new word. Here’s […]

Wondrous Words #305

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. My words this week were found online. 1.  juxtaposition:  I was reading Martin Edward’s blog and saw this word. “ . . . I wanted to try to create a story that could in some […]

Wondrous Words #304

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. David Brooks has a new book out, The Road to Character. I was reading an interview with him  in Christianity Today, when I saw a couple of new-to-me words: 1. capacious: “Augustine is quite simply the […]