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Wondrous Words Wednesday

Once again I can’t believe how much time has passed since I last posted into this meme!

I have been jotting down words as I discover them and probably have enough material for a few posts now!

1. – LIBRIOMANCER

This word I came across at the ‘Always Me‘ blog, hosted by the lovely Lauren.

Cover Image Of 'Libriomancer' By Jim C. Hines

Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped. With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic. . . .

LIBRIOMANCER

Those gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects; track down and punish supes who harm humans

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2. – GNOMON

Next up, I discovered this word at ‘Brainfluff‘, the blog of the lovely Sarah Higbee

Cover Image Of 'Gnomon' By Nick Harkaway

Gnomon, which took Harkaway more than three years to complete, is set in a world of ubiquitous surveillance. Pitched as “a mind-bending Borgesian puzzle box of identity, meaning and reality in which the solution steps sideways as you approach it”, it features: a detective who finds herself investigating the very society she believes in, urged on by a suspect who may be an assassin or an ally, hunting through the dreams of a torture victim in search of the key to something she does not yet understand; a banker who is pursued by a shark that swallows Fortune 500 companies; Saint Augustine’s jilted mistress who reshapes the world with miracles; a refugee grandfather turned games designer who must remember how to walk through walls or be burned alive by fascists; and a sociopath who falls backwards through time in order to commit a murder.

GNOMON

One that knows or examines

An early astronomical instrument consisting of a vertical shaft, column, or the like, for determining the altitude of the sun or the latitude of a position by measuring the length of its shadow cast at noon.
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The part of a parallelogram that remains after a similar parallelogram has been taken away from one of its corners.
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3. – ANARCHO SYNDICALISM

This phrase I found over at Kelly’s Thoughts & Ramblings and was posted as a very thought provoking response to a book review Kelly had published

Cover Image Of 'Le Morte d'Arthur' By Sir Thomas Malory

WordPress seems to be having a bit of a glitch in uploading YouTube links, but if you scroll down this post to the comments and watch the clip of ‘Dennis The Constitutional Peasant’ from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you will definitely get the gist.

ANARCHO SYNDICALISM

Anarcho-syndicalism is a theory of anarchism that views revolutionary industrial unionism or syndicalism as a method for workers in capitalist society to gain control of an economy and, with that control, influence broader society.

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4. – MUNIMENT ROOM

Finally this time, I would like to share a phrase I came across, when Bev, owner of ‘My Reader’s Block‘, posted in one of her regular Friday memes..

Cover Image Of 'An English Murder' By Cyril Hae

Warbeck Hall is reputed to be the oldest inhabited house in Markshire. The muniment room in the northeastern angle is probably its oldest part; it is certainly the coldest.

MUNIMENT ROOM

A storage or display room in a castle, church, university, or the like, where pertinent historical documents and records are kept.

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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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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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