1. First up this time, is another of those ‘labelled’ reading genres, which I never understand the need for. I discovered this one over at the blog of Gilion AKA ‘Rose City Reader’, where she hosts the very popular weekly meme ‘Book Beginnings On Fridays’
This Aga Saga has a bite to it as we pick through the growing up years of the sprawling Harper family. It’s reminiscent of Ian McEwan’s family novels, as one would expect from the author of Moon Tiger, the Booker winner about a brother and sister enjoying a particularly close relationship.
AGA SAGA –
An Aga Saga is a type of popular novel, set in middle England and populated by the middle classes of the sort that typically own Aga cookers. Agas are kitchen ranges, often very large and expensive, which are seen as epitomizing the prosperous and cosy middle-class English country lifestyle.
2. – Next up is a word I came across in the course of my voluntary work at the charity shop. Part of my responsibilities include stocking the jigsaw puzzle shelves and this word, whilst I could make a rough educated guess at the meaning, I was unsure of the exact definition in relation to the jigsaw.
GRAFIX PIRATE ADVENTURE 3D LENTICULAR JIGSAW PUZZLE
… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading. It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
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