2 Nov 2016

WONDROUS WORDS WEDNESDAY, ALMA BOOKS CHILDREN'S BOOK MONTH ... OH AND A WONDROUS PUMPKIN.

Wondrous Words Wednesday, a meme that Yvonne @ Fiction Books (see her latest WWW post here) and several of my other blogger feature on their blogs. I enjoy joining in every now and then and, given that Mr T maintains that if they gave out degrees in talking pure s***e I'd have a Masters degree by now, how could I resist sharing this, my first word courtesy of FaceBook ....





And from three of my recent reads ...



From the Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild ...

PULCHRITUDINOUS
Great physical beauty and appeal.

From Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl ...

HEBETUDINOUS
Dullness of mind, lethargy.


From Whispers Through A Megaphone by Rachel Elliot ...

TRYPOPHOBIA
A fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps.


Not happy with just a week of celebrating children's books the wonderful folk over at Alma Books present - drum roll if you'd be so kind ...

November's Children's Book Month which offers ...
  •  50% off all children's classics, including all the usual suspects – The Secret Garden, Peter Pan, The Jungle Books, and many more besides! *
  • A Monster Story Competition – lined up to celebrate the release of The Horror Handbook… the five best stories will be printed in a special collection, and signed by Axel Scheffler. *
  • Free colouring pages – created from some of the greatest children's classics in our list. 
  • A signed copy of The Double Axe to give away to one lucky winner. *
  • Courtesy of David Mackintosh, the illustrator of Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,  the chance to win a beautiful framed print of the dreadful Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's classic tale. * 
  • And that's not all ... Children, get an adult to sign up to Alma's eNewsletter, and they'll send you a link to download their free My First Classics Activity Book! 

(* Sorry, open to UK residents only)

And finally, for those of you who haven't already seen it on FaceBook, our 2016 pumpkin as carved by Mr T ...


and in b&w ...



10 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh, I always love the WWW posts at Yvonne's so great to see you joining in, too. All of your words are new to me, though something about that first one is vaguely familiar - not that I could have put a definition to it.

Excellent pumpkin! Thanks for sharing it with us here.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I love words like this. Totally need to use blahterskite in a sentence now. It would be easy... have you seen one of our candidates for prez? LOL

BTW, love the pumpkin!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

*smiling* I knew the first word!!!

Suko said...

WONDERFUL wondrous words! I enjoy this meme, too, created by Kathy from BermudaOnion's Weblog.

Thank you for sharing Mr. T.'s terrific Jack-o-Lantern! (I am not on Facebook too often, and usually I just go on briefly, to check for birthdays.)

Brian Joseph said...

Thanks for sharing Tracy.

I love such exotic words. There is a fun game that I play. When I learn a new one I try to use in in conversation. I usually do this with folks who tend to also be amused and interested by such things.
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I will try to use at least one of these words tomorrow.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh love the pumpkin! Aw, if i was in the U.K, I'd totally enter the giveaway and take advantage of the deals. How fun though!

-Lauren

Neal Terry said...

My goodness dear, teaching me a new word... I'm kind of getting the hang of this pumpkin thing I think...

Gina R said...

Sweet niblets! That's an awesome pumpkin... and I'm loving the wordy play too. Of course, working them into a sentence may be a tad harder...😉

The Bookworm said...

lol I think I'd have a masters degree too by now!
The pumpkin is awesome!
And those are some interesting words.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

Thanks for the mention, I appreciate it. However it is Kathy who is always so kind as to co-ordinate events each week and share the Linky button with us all.

Given that you didn't enjoy 2 out of 3 of your listed books, I'm surprised that you bothered to check out any of the words, but I am so pleased that you did, despite the fact that they are all new to me and make me feel quite inadequate!

Favourite out of the 4 words this week, is hebetudinous, that's just how I'm feeling at 11pm on a Thursday night when I need to be up again by 5am!

There is a real touch of the 'intellectuals' in this post, so thanks for sharing :)

Yvonne