Books & Writing

Six Words You Need to Know

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Obviously I’m a writer. I have a blog. I am currently putting words onto the page. I’m definitely don’t have logolepsy, but I am a big supporter of the written word. And because of this, I have a bit of a word fetish. Certain words, when dropped into a conversation, make me pause and glance at the speaker with a coy smile. Bonus points are thrown about wildly.

Okay, so maybe I’m getting a little too far ahead of myself with all the glory and bonus points. But seriously, some of these bad boys are like little orgasmic bursts when you read them in a sentence. Anywho, check them out!


Tzuris, (noun) – a very aggragated and woeful feeling of sadnessElla sat feeling nothing but tzuris, silently tearing apart the bouquet of flowers she’d received from John the night before they broke up. Not only is tzuris a beautiful sounding word, but it’s also exquisitely formed. Bonus? It is a sneaky good play for scrabble, because the rest of the letters are pretty darn common.

Wifty, (adj.) – a form of flaky that describes a person who always thinks that the grass is greener at the other party. Brian is a wifty fuck. He was with me all night until Barney suggested foxy boxing, and then bam, gone. This word is a favorite because it’s definitive of my personality. I’m always bouncing around locations, especially when drinking, and I’ve often been classified as wifty by my friends.

Eccentric, (adj.) – the interesting combination of craziness and intelligence that makes you stop and think, hmmm, that’s strange. He’s an eccentric young chap with all of his customized gizmos and gadgets. Well, you’ll see what I mean when you meet him. I don’t think I need to explain why this word is amazing. Like wifty and a couple other words on this list, it’s a primary describer of my personality, and for that reason, I love it.

Ineffable, (adj.) – indescribable with words. Sometimes I see a woman, and even I, the writer of writers, stand in awe at the ineffable wonder. As a word that contradicts itself, it is a natural favorite. I’m a big fan of playing devil’s advocate, and for me this word is the devil’s advocate of words. It is also quite useful, because one typically busts it out when there no other words come to mind.

Quixotic, (adj.) – overly idealistic in the face of troubling life situations. Mom, I know I’m being quixotic, but I will eventually find a job that pays well, challenges me, and makes me happy. I’ve always lived as a quixotic soul, and the above sentence was more than just an example. It’s a fact. I will find that awesome job, and I won’t stop being idealistic about my expectations.

Callipygous, (adj.) – having a beautifully shaped tush. My hometown bff Jen is undeniably sexy; mostly because she’s the most callipygous woman I’ve ever laid eyes on. As an ass man (like Mr. Tribiani) I am drawn to this word. It is as wondrously constructed as the booties it describes.

Anyway, I love words. As I discover other new gems, I’ll try to let y’all know.

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Twelve Books I’m Reading at 24.

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One of my goals for this year was to finish a book a month. I used to read all the time, but in college, it slipped away as I was constantly reading for classes, and wanted nothing to do with more words. I’m getting back into it, and as a goal, I’m going to finish a book a month.

Only the Innocent, Rachel Abbott. ~ First book of the year was actually a book I started before my birthday, but had been reading for several months. I was trying to figure out what was happening, and honestly, I only read a chapter at a time. The book is a realistic thriller surrounding the death of the great philanthropist, Hugo Fletcher, which follows a pair of thrilling protagonists. Tom Douglas is a detective, and powerful and aggressive team knows from the get go that the killer is a woman. The other piece centers around Laura Fletcher, the wife of the famed deceased. The thriller touches on some very sensitive topics, and I wouldn’t suggest it to a younger audience. But if you want a thrilling roller coaster ride that illuminates a difficult situation, give it a gander. It’s easy to find on Amazon.

Marked, Kim Richardson. ~ For my November book, I went with the first of a fantasy series. Marked is the first novel in the “Soul Guardians” series, a free book for Kindles right now. For me, a fantasy series needs to hook me early. This one did that. The snarky, klutzy but fierce protagonist, 16-year-old Kara Nightingale, is rushing to the most important meeting of her young life when she’s whisked away to a new land. She teams up with a cliched male lead to battle demons, described quite grotesquely. Honestly, was a tad startling at first. Anyway, as the first of a longer series, Kara learns quite a bit throughout the novel, ultimately surviving a battle with several Higher Demons. If you’re looking for a new fantasy ride, this might be the path. IF you’re hesitant, wait until I release information about the second book, Elemental, which I plan on devouring over the holiday season, cozied up by the fire.

Other Books to Read this Year…

I am just starting An unEnchanted Fairy Tale, so I can’t let you know about it yet. It has started strongly, with an average girl, saving the life of the BMOC. But he’s mysterious, and she’s scared… That’s all I know so far. Needless to say, my interest has been piqued.

First, I want to read Matthew Berry‘s book, Fantasy LifeI love his podcast with Nate RavitzPod Vader, and Stephania Bell. It’s got a lot of insightful fantasy football advice, as well as fun humor, and has led me to playoff births in all 3 leagues and a pair of first round byes. In general, I really feel for Pod, who like me, is constantly mocked but always rises up against it with a perfectly timed Groin Drop. However, I would love nothing more than to crush him in next year’s Man’s League. P.S. I love that the 06010 loves Taylor Swift.

Several books that have been suggested and are considered for the remaining  months are:  Donna Tartt ~ The Secret History; Christopher Hitchens ~  Letters to a Young Contrarian; Tina Fey’s best seller, Bossypantsand the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby.

Fey’s book is probably tops of that list. I also want to read Colbert’s book. But both of those are things I’d love to listen to instead.

Anyway. If you read this whole thing.. you’re definitely a Hermione.

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