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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Wednesdays (4)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, highlighting upcoming releases that we're impatiently eagerly anticipating. It’s hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, so head on over to check it out and link up your own keenly anticipated reads!

W...W...W... Wednesdays is a meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  To Play along, Just answer the questions below and link your answers back in the comments section of her weekly post!

Wednesday's Weekly Word is a new meme hosted by The Young 1, inspired by the idea of learning something new everyday and making little changes to improve your life.
All you have to do to join in is: find a word new to yourself; post the meaning of the word; link up!

As an official mer-member of the Fins Are Forever Splash Team I am so ridiculously excited about this splashtastically awesome book!!!!!!!!
On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?

June 28, 2011

• What are you currently reading? (ok, this week I've definitely been imbibing in a little book polygamy, and I'm all over the place)(but enjoying all of it)
Don Juan by Lord Byron; an audiobook of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; Just Patty, Jean Webster
• What did you recently finish reading?
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

PERIPATETIC—1 \per-a-pa-'te-tik\ n. (15c) 1 cap: a follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism 2: PEDESTRIAN, ITINERANT 3: pl: movement or journeys hiter and thither

2 adj to walk up and down, discourse while pacing (as did Aristotle), fr. peri- + patein to tread; akin to path

(1566) 1 cap: ARISTOTELIAN 2a: of, relating to, or given to walking
b: moving or traveling from place to place: ITINERANT
peri-pa-tet-i-cal-ly adv
peri-pa-tet-i-cism n

ex:  Priscilla, whose father was a naval officer, and whose home was a peripatetic affair, had become inured to the experience

Just Patty, Jean Webster, 1911

When my sister and I are running errands, I've taken to reading aloud to herIt annoys her less than me talking all the time (which I start doing when I get board), and it's been keeping us both very entertained!!!  I  stumbled (repeatedly) upon this marvelously fun wordand then of course my sister had to look at it too, and then I had to look it up Aristotelian, of course!!! *rolling my eyes*  I just find it funny that the word was used in such a manner, as if it were both commonly used and understoodwhich it may well have been.  Back in 1911, but not so much these days.

So guess what?!?!?!?  I'm having such a fun time with The Young 1, that we're going to alternate hosting Wednesday's Weekly Word!!!!!!  YAY!!!!!  I know; right?!?!?!!!!?  I'm super-psyched about it...and her post this week has even given me a great word for next week...But you'll have to wait 'til next week to see it!!!!!! :p

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!


1 comment:

Jessica Subject said...

Yay! Fins Are Forever! I'm so looking forward to reading about Lily and Quince. Or maybe someone else. A great pick!

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