Hah, it’s not really Wednesday, I know. Missed a few days of weeklies but that can’t be avoided. This past week had been uber hectic but it had been fun. I was so tired that I dozed off half the weekend. But I did have some stuff planned out and so, here they are.
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative!
This week, I started on Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews. I wasn’t feeling very well since Monday afternoon and that went on for the rest of the week. I wasn’t reading on my commute home so that left me with about 1.5 hours of reading time per day. I didn’t think I was going to finish it. But on Thursday, I went to the red carpet, world premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I had oh, eight hours to kill. I managed to read the remaining 50% of the book while waiting and still had hours left.
The book was as dark and intriguing as everyone said it would be. However, the vocabulary remained simple. I only found one new-ish word and one other that I haven’t encountered in a while.
truculent (ˈtrʌk yə lənt, ˈtru kyə-) adj.
1. aggressively hostile; belligerent
harridan (hăr′ĭ-dn) n.
A woman regarded as scolding and vicious.
AKA, the horrid grandmother. The book brought out so much emotion in me. I absolutely loved it. I do have a copy of the Lifetime movie adaptation and that looked so good.