Wondrous Words Wednesday – February 15

Wondrous Words Wednesday – February 15

 

Have you learned some new words lately?  Share them at Wondrous Words Wednesday (hosted by Bermudaonion.net). “Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading."

I am super excited to tell you about several new words from my reading this week.

 
First, I came across 3 new words in HMS Nightingale by JA Sutherland, with two of them in a single sentence!
 
"Alexis felt as though she was treading waters filled with sharks; sharks and a particularly vapid remora."
 
  • vap·id /adjective/ offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
  • rem·o·ra /noun/  a slender marine fish that attaches itself to large fish by means of a sucker on top of its head. It generally feeds on the host's external parasites.

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Alexis uses this next word often, especially when commanding her crew. Of course, "instant" and "instantly" are not new to me but I had never heard someone use "instanter" until I read this series.

"See the men back on the boat. Instanter!"

  •  in·stan·ter - adverb     Without delay; instantly.

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Lastly, I heard the following new word in the audiobook The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, but I can't remember the actual sentence so here's a generic example of how it's used.
 
 
 "All this is so anodyne as to be completely unobjectionable."
 
  • an·o·dyne  /adjective/  Not likely to cause offense or disagreement and somewhat dull.
  • an·o·dyne  /noun/  A painkilling drug or medicine.

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Don't you love it when your reading expands your vocabulary?

What Wondrous new Words did you learn this week?

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

WWW Wednesday: February 8th

WWW Wednesday: February 8th

WWW Wednesday: 8th of February 2017

The WWW Wednesday blog-hop is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

It’s a great  way to do a weekly update, connect with other book lovers,  and see what they’re reading this week.

How does it work?

Just answer the three questions in the comments/reply section below for others to look at. Be sure to leave a link to your blog post. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses.

Please, take some time to read the comments and visit the participant blogs  so you can see what others are reading. You can also pop over to Sam’s blog, Taking on a World of Words, to see where it all started.

 

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What I’m Currently Reading

 

 

I’m listening to the audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Klett. She delivers a spectacular performance for an equally spectacular story.

I LOVE THIS SERIES.  Here’s why.  

 

 

 

 

 

One of my goals this year is to slowly work my way through both Herman Wouk’s volumes of The Henry Family Series – #1 The Winds of War and #2 War and Remembrance. It’s a fascinating story and wonderful account of history leading up to and into WWII. I’m learning a ton and enjoying it!

 

 

 

What I Recently Finished Reading

 

Simply Terrific. Both of them.

Click below to find out why they are now among my favorites.

The Invention of Wings

Red Butterfly

 

 

 What I Might Read Next

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you read any of these? Did you enjoy them?

What’s your WWW for this week?

Be sure to leave your link and a comments below (if you’re so inclined) and visit the blog posts of other participants.