Wordbook Wednesday

Welcome & Happy Wordbook Wednesday!

WELCOME to the first original blog post here at the new home of Erynn Loves Books, a book blog I originally started at another location back in October, 2016.

Today is Wednesday, a.k.a. Wordbook Wednesday here at Erynn Loves Books, which means another post full of fun and interesting words to fill your brains!wp_20170201_012

I finally finished reading Wicked this past weekend, which I will post about more specifically tomorrow, and am currently readiing A Woman of Integrity by J David Simons (due for publication March 16, 2017). This week’s words will come from these two sources.

We have a pretty short list this week; I’ve been quite busy prepping the new blog site and trying to do my taxes.

The Words

All definitions are in my own words unless otherwise noted.

Carapace – a hard protective shell, like that of a turtle

“She was dead, dead and gone, and all that was left of her was the carapace of her reputation for malice.” Wicked

Epaulette – A shoulder ornament or decoration such as that on a military uniform

“Although she didn’t always take it. For on her shoulder, she had a whole epaulette of demons begging her to do the opposite.”   A Woman of Integrity

Eyrie – alternate spelling of aerie; a lofty home or dwelling that is often secluded

“In a state of profound agitation he arrived back at Elphaba’s little eyrie atop the corn exchange.”   Wicked; III – City of Emeralds

Maelstrom – a powerful, violent whirlpool; a turbulent, tumultuous situation

“Such a maelstrom had not been known in Oz before. Various terrorist groups claimed credit, especially when news got around that the Wicked Witch of the East – also known as the Eminent Thropp, depending on your political stripe – had been snuffed out.”   Wicked

Prevarication – a lie; lying

“I learned something about prevarication and straight talking back at Crage Hall. Give me the credit for having spent some years at this, Fiyero.”   Wicked; III – City of Emeralds

Scimitar – a one-edged sword or saber with a curved blade of Asian / East Asian origin

“If you could take the skewers of religion, those that riddle your frame, make you aware every time you move – if you could withdraw the scimitars of religion from your mental and moral systems – could you even stand?” Wicked


Which word from today’s Wordbook Wednesday do you like the best? What do you think about the new site? Please let me know what you think in the comments or reach out to me via the Contact page.

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Happy Reading!




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