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Wayward Reads
Shameless Plug Alert!
Wayward on Words
Florida Crackers
The Surprise at the End!

Wayward Reads

Happy December, everyone! Here are some new books you might want to check out:

Milkman by Anna Burns
"Told with ferocious energy and sly, wicked humor...Milkman is a story of the way inaction can have enormous repercussions, in a time when the wrong flag, wrong religion, or even a sunset can be subversive." I'm a huge fan of wicked humor!

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
"...a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric." Fabulous!

Radiant Shimmering Light by Sarah Selecky
"A nuanced satire--both hilarious and disconcerting--that probes the blurred lines between empowerment, spirituality, and consumerism in our online lives." Satire? I'm in!

Watching You by Lisa Jewell
"..'bone-chilling suspense' (People) no one is who they seem—and everyone is hiding something. Who has been murdered—and who would have wanted one of their neighbors dead?" Creepy!

Genre Fiction
How about a little romance to warm up your winter?

Intercepted by Alexa Martin
Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own..." This girl has a thing for NFL quarterbacks.

Why Not Tonight by Susan Mallery
Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair." It sounds adorable...but the lack of a question mark in the title is bugging me.

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness
"A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution." There's a vampire in it!

Consumed by J.R.Ward
"Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer." Ooh. A bad-boy!

Mini Reviews
Finn Flanagan and the Fledglings by Kip Taylor
A young adult supernatural fantasy. Lots of fun.
My Goodreads rating: 4 stars

From the Terrace by John O'Hara

A classic family drama. Great read!
My Goodreads rating: 4 stars

The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
A good fantasy read. But not quite there for me.
My Goodreads rating: 3 stars

Wayward Recommends
Out of Sorts by
Aurélie Valognes
"After an eighty-three-year reign of grouchiness, Ferdinand may finally learn that it’s never too late to start living." I fell in love with this book.
My Goodreads rating: 5 stars

Okay, time for the shameless plug. Scroll on by for more on words...

Holiday Gift Ideas!
Zombie Cats

99₵ on Kindle
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Bookish Meets Boy

$3.99 on Kindle
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The Kell Stone Prophecy
Complete Trilogy
$4.99 on Kindle
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Wayward on Words

This week, I conveniently ran across a video called "20 Awesome Historical Words We Should Bring Back." I'm going to milk this one for a few months! The fabulous list includes:

snollygoster: a person who has intelligence, but no principles. 

fudgel: giving the impression of working, but actually doing nothing.

grumbletonians: people angry or unhappy with the government.

hum durgeon: an imaginary illness.

The grumbletonians are protesting the fudgelling snollygoster in charge and that's no hum durgeon!

Florida Crackers

The hooded merganser is a duck. Its genus name is lophodytes derived from the Greek words lophos, meaning crest, and dutes, meaning diver. His crest can be raised even higher than pictured, and lowered to the point where he looks almost like a regular duck. We saw this one at the Viera Wetlands earlier this month.


Not Dead
by Robert von Ranke Graves

      Walking through trees to cool my heat and pain,
    I know that David's with me here again.
    All that is simple, happy, strong, he is.
    Caressingly I stroke
    Rough hark of the friendly oak.
    A brook goes bubbling by: the voice is his.
    Turf burns with pleasant smoke;
    I laugh at chaffinch and at primroses.
    All that is simple, happy, strong, he is.
    Over the whole wood in a little while
    Breaks his slow smile.
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The Surprise at the End!

Back off or the bow gets chewed up!
This beauty was photographed by Tori Behr and made available via Flickr 
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