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

Wayward Reads

Well, we are well into the new year. Here are some new and noteworthy books to look for:

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
"... a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect." This sounds amazing!

The DNA of You and Me by Andrea Rothman
"A sharp, relevant novel that speaks to the ambitions and desires of modern women, The DNA of You and Me explores the evergreen question of career versus family, the irrational sensibility of love, and whether one can be a loner without a diagnostic label." Nerdy, science love!

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The making of the legendary band Daisy Jones & The Six "is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies." I think I will really like this one.

Watching You by Lisa Jewell
"We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder." This one is being called Dexter meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith!

Genre Fiction
In honor of the recent passing of the great sportswriter Dan Jenkins, author of Semi-Tough, here are some more of his books you might want to check out.

Stick a Fork in Me 
told in Jenkins's unmistakable, raucous, old-school style, ... full of colorful, absurd, and downright crazy characters--from clueless trustees and busybody protestors to prima donna football coaches and booster club pests." Love quirky characters!

His Own Self 
Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of his legendary career as a sportswriter and novelist. Here we see Dan hone his craft, from his high school his first job at the Fort Worth Press and on to the glory days of Sports Illustrated. " I love a good memoir.

Unplayable Lies: The Only Golf Book You'll Ever Need
"Dan delves into the greatest rounds of golf he's ever seen, the funniest things said on a golf course, the rivalries on tour and in the press box, the game's most magical moments--and its most absurd." Even if golf isn't your thing, this sounds like a lot of fun.

Bubba Talks: Of Life, Love, Sex, Whiskey, Politics, Movies, Food, Foreigners, Teenagers, Football and other Matters that Occasionally Concern Human Beings  
"Bubba, Jenkins concludes, is a state of mind, and he proceeds to let Bubba define himself by speaking on topics ranging from beer to ballet, from haircuts to the homeless." The title alone is hilarious!

Mini Reviews
The Far Horizon by Gretta Curran Browne
A good story, but a surface read, like a summary.
My Goodreads rating: 3 stars

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1) by Patrick Ness

Another villain with no redeeming qualities and a story with no resolution.
My Goodreads rating: 3 stars

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Shallow. A little silly.
My Goodreads rating: 3 stars

Wayward Recommends
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

A fabulous, witty read!
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

I'm still milking the list of "20 Awesome Historical Words We Should Bring Back." 

elflock: tangled hair; as if matted by elves. 

ultracrepidarian: someone who gives opinions on subjects he knows nothing about.

trumpery: things that look good, but are basically worthless.

jargogle: to confuse or jumble up.

His elflock writhing in the wind, the ultracrepidarian trumpery of a leader jargogled his way through his resignation speech.

Florida Crackers

Eugene Schieffelin, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, wanted to introduce to New York city's Central Park, every bird mentioned by his beloved Shakespeare. So, in 1890 and 91 he released 100 starlings there. There are now about 200 million of them throughout the United States. This bird has had a detrimental effect on the native populations of cavity-nesting birds, as it kicks bluebirds, flickers, and woodpeckers out of their nests. We saw this one at the Viera Wetlands earlier this month.


Had We Not Met
by Freeman Edwin Miller

Had we not met, the brooding woe
And all the griefs that greater grow,
Might not have been, and happy-wise
Our lives have laughed with lullabies
And quaffed such joys as few may know.
Our days beneath embittered skies
Where anguish moans and sorrow cries,
Might not have wept and wandered so,
Had we not met!
But ah, my darling! All we prize,--
Love and sweet trust that never dies,
Wild yearnings that with constant flow
From kindred heart to bosom go,--
Would never in our souls had rise,
Had we not met!

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The Surprise at the End!

What are you doing? I must know. 
This adorable kitty was photographed by Antony Griffiths and made available via Flickr 
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