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Friday Round-Up

Each week I round-up all the (mostly book-related) articles/blog posts/book reviews/websites/videos that entertained me during the week. Enjoy! Articles Peter Sis talks to NPR about his new, beautifully-illustrated, adult book The Conference of the Birds. Read or listen here. “Dear Book Lover” at the Wall Street Journal has a great article about fiction books that … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Palimpsest

Palimpsest, n. A palimpsest is a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped off and which can be used again. (Thanks, Wikipedia.) Just learned this word and about this type of object yesterday, but what I find most interesting is the way artists are reclaiming the word to … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Lagniappe

I can’t wait to receive my lagniappe, coming in the mail, and from a Southern-speaking friend at that!

Word of the Day: Desultory

Desultory, adj. – lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order; disconnected; fitful– digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random– passing or jumping from one thing to another, especially in a fitful way; unmethodical– occurring in a random or incidental way; haphazard My favorite part about these definitions? How they all begin with at … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Fug

Legit, non-slang word here! Fug, n. 1. Stale air, especially the humid, warm, ill-smelling air of a crowded room2. Hot or suffocating atmosphere

Word of the Day: Bally

Last slang word for a while, I promise, but I’d never read this one before. BallyBritish slang 1. damned2. euphemism for the word bloody, as in “bloody hell”

Word of the Day: Juggernaut

Juggernaut, n.(not to be confused with the comic book character published by Marvel Comics)(also not to be confused with the 1974 movie, Juggernaut, starring, of all people, Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, and Anthony Hopkins)(though both of these are based on definition #1) 1. any large, overpowering, destructive force or object2. anything requiring blind devotion or … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Spruik

Continuing to add to my collection of slang words from other English-speaking countries. Spruik, v.Australian slang 1. to make or give an elaborate speech2. to speak in public like a used car salesman

Word of the Day: Swot

This is one of my new favorite words. I love learning new slang expressions, especially if they aren’t American English. It sounds so pompous when I use them in my head in a fake accent; I can’t help but laugh. Swot, n.British Slang 1. A student who studies assiduously, especially to the exclusion of other … Continue reading

Word of the Day: Abseil

Abseil, n./v. 1. to rappel2. rope down

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It came! It came! So excited to have received my gorgeous new @rebelgirlsbook book 2 in the mail yesterday! That's 2/2 GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS books that I helped fund via @kickstarter, and I would help fund a dozen more at least. Also thrilled @quailridgebooks already has our shipment on order so I can handsell these through the holidays. #indiesfirst!
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#readstagram #readwithme #readmore #reading #read #instaread #instabook #indiesfirst #shoplocal #bookstore #bookshop #bookshelves #book #books #bookrec #bookworm #bookish #booklove #booklover Today I sat down and read @theallycarter's newest book, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, coming out March 27, 2018, and I finished it in one sitting. That's how quickly I flipped those pages! I'm a huge fan of her HEIST SOCIETY series, and this one lives up to what I've come to expect from aa Ally Carter YA-thriller-romance. Read on for my review. Thanks to @quailridgebooks for my advanced copy! #booksellerlife . . .
Review: Ally Carter has done it again! I don't know how she manages to so perfectly balance a kick-ass teenage girl with just a pinch of over-the-top girliness, but she nails it every time. Basically this can be considered a contemporary retelling of The Paper Bag Princess, where the prince is the US President's son, the princess is the son's former best friend/daughter of the President's former body guard, and the dragon is a Russian operative. Oh and the setting is winter in Alaska. And because it's Ally Carter, while the girl clearly saves the day and rescues the boy, she also ends up with the boy because teenage love conquers all.
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New review & a staff pick for @quailridgebooks: Guaranteed giggles! Clever illustrations, Captain PB (polar bear, not peanut butter), a literary fox, and three very silly lemmings. Perfect for all storytimes, with opportunities to do character voices. It also imparts the importance of learning how to read without being didactic. My favorite picture book of the year!
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