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Wondrous Words Wednesday

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’

“AGA SAGA”

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.

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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.

Outside Box Image Of A 3D Lenticular Jigsaw Puzzle

LENTICULAR

GRAFIX PIRATE ADVENTURE 3D LENTICULAR JIGSAW PUZZLE

LENTICULAR –

Shaped like a lentil, especially by being biconvex.”lenticular lenses”.
Relating to the lens of the eye.
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Lenticular is a word that describes the shape of a double-convex lens. A lenticular puzzle is a puzzle that takes advantage of this type of lens to create an illusion. The illusion works by showing you a different image depending on the angle at which you view the image on the puzzle.
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3. – My final word comes courtesy of fellow blogging friend Kelly, over at ‘Kelly’s Thoughts & Ramblings’. She introduced me to this great new site, which regularly posts words which would stretch even the most comprehensive of vocabularies. As they don’t directly involve me discovering new words in my reading, I shall try not to use them too much, however this is the word that Kelly used to make the introduction.
Image Representing Clipomania
CLINOMANIA
Interesting Words That Perfectly Describe Fridays
CLINOMANIA –
There is nothing wrong with wanting to have a long lie, particularly on cold, wet wintry days. For the Clinomaniac though, the desire to stay in bed is overwhelming and irresistible and could persist for days on end, particularly when it is raining or snowing. Clinomania comes from Greek meaning the obsession of sleeping. In other words, it is love to bed, pillows and blankets.
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… Is An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesdaya 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.

Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments  as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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