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Little Thieves Stealing Letters at the Tip of the Tongue

I know, my post title seems so very ‘something’-ish! But the right words are well, at the tip of the tongue, literally, and it seems like there are little thieves stealing letters off those words before they can make it out, and I ended up with the something-ish title I now have, the ones that did make it off the tip of my tongue 🙂

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Since I do read multiple books at a time, I decided to feature three of the many I am reading currently here today. And of course, you will soon see the reason for that offbeat title today.

Little Thieves Stealing Letters at the Tip of My Tongue: The Books!

Letters to the Sons of Society

Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty, and Freedom by Shaka Senghor

Description: The New York Times bestselling author of Writing My Wrongs invites men everywhere on a journey of honesty and healing through this book of moving letters to his sons—one whom he is raising and the other whose childhood took place during Senghor’s nineteen-year incarceration.

My Current Thoughts: I had not heard of Shaka Senghor before this book. But when I first saw it on NG, I knew I wanted to read it, and I am so glad I am finally getting around to reading it now. It is a must-read for everyone, parent or not, regardless of the color of our skin, and of everything else too. Just read it.

Little Thieves

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen (YA)

Description: A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods in a new YA fantasy by Margaret Owen, author of the Merciful Crow series.

My Current Thoughts: A book I am finally reading! And while it has been a while since I read any books in this genre, I am loving it so far, and will most probably read the other books by Owen after.

On the Tip of My Tongue

On the Tip of My Tongue: The perfect word for every life moment by Tom Read Wilson

Description: In On the Tip of My Tongue, logophile and television star Tom Read Wilson takes a delicious dive into the etymology and usage of words, euphemisms and bon mots.

My Current Thoughts: Of course I had to pick up this one. It is all about words and word origins and more! Plus, I recently enjoyed another book for younger readers – Every Word Tells a Story – by Wilson and was pretty sure I will love this one too, and so far, I am right!

The Bookish Memes

Book Beginnings and First Line Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. To join in, share the opening sentence or more of a book you are happy about reading this week and check out other blogs to see what they are reading too!

First Line Friday hosted by Reading is My Superpower also asks us to share the first line in the comments on the post.

Letters to the Sons of Society

Little Thieves

Once upon a time, on the coldest night of midwinter, in the darkest heart of the forest, Death and Fortune came to a crossroads.

On the Tip of My Tongue

(From the) Introduction

Words are personal. As personal as it gets. We are as defined by the words we refuse to use as by our favorites. ….

and from the first “chapter”: How to….. speak like a thespian

I am an erstwhile thespian. Thespians are, naturally, instinctive logophiles.

Friday 56

THE FRIDAY 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. To play, open a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% on your e-reader). Find a sentence or two and post them, along with the book title and author. Then link up on Freda’s Voice and visit others in the linky. 

Letters to the Sons of Society

But the truth was this: I needed merely to be present for you. Yes, I wanted you to see making my way in the world after two decades inside, but I should also have just sat with you, let you talk, let you be, let our lives just mesh quietly, away from commerce and books and dreams of success.

Little Thieves

The vendors of the Göttermarkt don’t so much as blink at me hurrying past. Heavy mist is rolling off the Yssar, and between the cold and the damp, we’ve all made a tacit agreement to mind our own business.

On the Tip of My Tongue


uh.loo.thuh.ruh.fow.bee.uh noun

A fear of freedom. A phobia many of us never thought we would know but did after the lockdowns. For some, acclimatising to limited freedom proved easier than the reintroduction of freedom.

Book Blogger Hop

This meme’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, and befriend other bloggers and is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question/theme for this week: February 17th – 26th – Do you use other sources for ARCs besides NetGalley?

I sometimes have publishers send me eARCs (via NetGalley or other) and on a few occasions, physical copies too. But I do use Edelweiss too (not as often as NG) and each one has its pros and cons as I have discovered over time.

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, will you pick up any of the featured books to read for yourself? What words do you often seem to find the most at the top of the tongue? For me, it is names – of people, places, or such – many a time that refuse to make themselves said out loud!!

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