Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman Published: April 6, 2010 Publisher: Spiegel & Grau Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Edition: Kindle, 322 pages ASIN: B0036S4B6M Source: Library With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past … More Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

Words on Wednesday

This week Words on Wednesday is brought to you by a favorite of mine, Dictionary.com and its “Word of the Day” feature. Here are some of this past week’s gems: foison, noun [foi-zuh n]: abundance, plenty flumadiddle, noun [fluhm-uh-did-l]: utter nonsense [Dying to find a way to incorporate in an essay or my book. Love this word!] telegnosis, noun [tel-uh-noh–sis]: supernatural or occult knowledge dragoman, noun [drag–uh-muh n]: (in the … More Words on Wednesday

To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles, #2) [with Book Giveaway] by Rebecca DeMarino

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino Published: July 2015 Publisher: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Genre: Fiction | Christian, Historical, Romantic Edition: Paperback, 368 pages ISBN: 0800722191 Source: Revell Reads Blog Tour Program In an uncertain time, Heather Flower faces a choice that will change her life forever. It is 1653 and Heather Flower, a princess of the Montaukett … More To Capture Her Heart (The Southold Chronicles, #2) [with Book Giveaway] by Rebecca DeMarino

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead Published: January 27, 2015 Publisher: Broadway Books Genre: Biography & Memoir Edition: Paperback, 320 pages ISBN: 030798477X Source: Blogging for Books A New Yorker writer revisits the seminal book of her youth–Middlemarch–and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives … More My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

Words on Wednesday

I read Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman this week, and I came across some words new or unclear to me: tumbrels (also tumbrils): an open cart that tilted backwards to empty out its load, in particular one used to convey condemned prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution. zaftig: having a full, rounded figure; plump. … More Words on Wednesday