It’s with a heavy heart a tell of the sad demise of my beloved computer. Hector passed away quietly in his sleep last week at the ripe old age of 5 years (ancient in the computer world I know). Hopefully I will be back up and running with a brand spanking new computer by the end of the week. I miss you all so much. I will see you soon.
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy @ Bermudaonion weblog where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the button, and join the fun! (Don’t forget to leave a link in the comments if you’re participating.)
This week’s words come from The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson.
Gutta-percha – “It’s like a cold gutta-percha, and the hand is clutching mud.”
From what I can find it looks like gutta-percha is a kind of sap used to make latex. I’m not sure how it works in the time frame. I think there may be another meaning. I have to keep looking.
Foolscap – “I picked it up, and it opened on a folded piece of foolscap–a letter dated the previous week and addressed to Ma.”
Foolscap is an 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 piece of paper.
Did you learn any new words this week?
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“The way it floats in the water so serenely in the moonlight and the sunlight you would have thought it was meant to be there. Pure and unyielding and solid as silk. She floats there, a mystery as deep as the moon and the mind of God. What does it mean? A pregnant girl floating in the city’s drinking water?”
So, are you reading something tease-able?