draining your energy?
this is a kryptonite I seem to encourage of late.
it is definitely easy to form habits if you practice it for 21 days! This time,
however, I need to kick the habit/addiction(s) I acquired.
have slept for days together now means I have got into this habit and I am
unable to fall asleep earlier even
though I want to. So now, it is time for a new habit – to fall asleep and wake
up at a more proper time – a time when most adults (parent adults whose kids need to be at school by 8 am) do
this activity of falling asleep and waking up.
For Three Word Wednesday: dismal luscious waffle
missed a few weeks in between) for the past two rounds(or is it three rounds
already). When I looked at some of the other
ABCs, I got ideas that I thought I should use next time around. So, this time I hope I can stick to a theme
(maybe plan ahead for each alphabet). The theme – Women authors – and for each
letter, I will have a small post about one or two of my favorite authors whose
last name (or first when the last name proves problematic to find names) begins with that letter.
one of the most well-known authors of all time and her works are still read and
relished 200 years later. Dec 16th
marked her 237th birthday! And January 2013 celebrates 200 years of
Pride and Prejudice (it was published January 1813). And as of December 2012, I
can finally say that I have read all of Jane Austen’s novels after finally
reading P & P in its entirety for the first time. The
first line of Pride and Prejudice is an oft-quoted one –
in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
― Jane Austen,
Pride and Prejudice
much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my
own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Author : Joel Buhiire (Canadian Joeldude);Original uploader was Jellomania at en.wikipedia ;Later version(s) were uploaded by Romtobbi at en.wikipedia.
favorite and listed in many top ten lists around. ‘Little Women’ remains one of
my favorite novels too. I loved it so much I went looking for Little Men and Jo’s
Boys in our school library and read them as well. I looked for the other books she wrote as well
but unfortunately did not find them in our school library. Now, I am enjoying
her books again as an adult and hope to a few years later when my little girl
will be ready to read ‘Little Women’. I am also reading her other books (which
are not as well known as Little Women).
books, and it has turned her brain.”
May Alcott, Work:
A Story of Experience
For Wondrous Words Wednesday: All three words below are from ‘The Night Circus’.
querents – Querent as “one who seeks” is derived, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, from the Latin quærēns “seeker,” the present participle of quærere “to seek, gain, ask.”
In the book ‘The Night Circus’, the fortune teller refers to her clients as querents and though the reference made the meaning somewhat clear, the word itself was new for me and I had to check it out. Per the wikipedia page, querent became used to denote a person who questions an Oracle.
oneiromancy NOUN divination of future through dreams: the practice of divining the future through the interpretation of dreams
Ailuromancy or aeluromancy (from Greek ailouros), also known as felidomancy, is a form of theriomancy. It is divination using cats’ movements or jumps to predict future events, especially the weather
7 thoughts on “World of Words Wednesday – Women Authors – A”
Enjoyed the haiku. As to those habits, we so easily get into them, don't we. Like reading a good classic from Austen.
I'm not sure that you can divine much about the future from the movement of cats, you can tell a lot about cats from the movement of cats of course….
I enjoyed the haiku as well! Fun use of language!
The three words from Night Circus are new to me. I'm sure I'll knew use them – I doubt I could even pronounce them!
Amazing choices of authors! I remember reading "Little Women" again after I'd had my own 2 daughters and got much more out of it than I did when I read it as a teenager.
i enjoyed your haikus
I know Austen more from the movie adaptations of her works than the works themselves!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
There's ALWAYS time to waffle!