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Wondrous Words Wednesday

Oh My! I didn’t realise just how long ago it was since I last posted into this meme. Time just seems to be flying by this year!

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I am probably teaching you all how to suck eggs with these first couple of words, however I really did look both of them up, just to be sure that my assessment of the definitions were correct!

Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews

While cutting my daughter’s hair she starts to teach me about homophones. Don’t believe we learnt that at the age of 9! Night and knight are homophones. I taught her about homographs when she finished her lesson!

HOMOPHONES –

Each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling.

Each of a set of symbols denoting the same sound or group of sounds.

HOMOGRAPHS –

Each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and origin.

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Cover Image Of 'Miraculous Mysteries' Edited By Martin Edwards

I Wish I Lived In A Library

I really enjoy these collections edited by Edwards and I love a good locked room mystery!

LOCKED ROOM MYSTERY –

The locked-room mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime—almost always murder—is committed under circumstances which it was seemingly impossible for the perpetrator to commit the crime and/or evade detection in the course of getting in and out of the crime scene.

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Image Of The Progression Of A Total Solar Eclipse Over Indonesia In 2016The Telegraph Newspaper – Science Pages

British nyctophiles – fans of darkness and the night – have been waiting since August 1999 for a total solar eclipse to gaze at. Unfortunately, they might be waiting a while for the next decent one too – it won’t take place until August 12, 2026, when up to 95 per cent of the Sun will be obscured. Britain will not see a total solar eclipse until September 23, 2090, but there are a plethora of partial eclipses in the meantime to keep nyctophiles content

NYCTOPHILIA –

A love or preference for night, darkness – also called scotophilia

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Cover Image Of 'How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive' By Michael Bernhart

Pen And Paper

A man questioning his virility for the first time (hence the reference in the title to sex, of which there is actually very little), a wife who turns heads everywhere she goes and, handily as it turns out, is something of a sharp-shooter, Margaret and Mary aka M&M the wickedly funny and resourceful twins prone to getting into trouble who, though they make great reading, at the same time make you thankful that they’re not yours, good old Uncle Skeeter with his stories of buried confederate gold hidden in them there caves (thus the Speleology of the title) …. just some of the memorable cast of characters to feature in this wonderful madcap rollercoaster of an adventure that, with its themes of racism and police corruption, sadly if cleverly hi-lights just some of the current political and social environment.

SPELEOLOGY –

The study or exploration of caves.

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Cover Image Of 'Drawing Dangles: Lettering And Art With Charms' By Olivia KneiblerSavvy Verse & Wit

Olivia A. Kneibler has a colorful cover and it is clear from the drawings that your lettering will never be plain Jane again. When kids doodle adding things to their letters or words, they are often told to write the letters as they should be written. But this book allows their imaginations to run free, adding all sorts of designs to the dangles hanging from their letters. There are chapters in the book to guide them through the process of drawing them, and there is no limit to how many dangles or what types of items can be made into dangles.

DANGLE ART –

If you like coloring, tangling, or lettering, you’ll love to dangle! 

Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationary, invitations, lettering, and more.

WONDROUS WORDS WEDNESDAY

… 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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