5 of the most beautiful words in the English language

5 of the most beautiful words in the English language   I am endlessly fascinated by the vagaries and specificities of language, particularly when it comes to words which are difficult to translate because they encapsulate such a large or small concept. Check out some unique words in other languages or untranslatable words. Here are…

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore!

Library Loot: Non-fiction galore! Wow, it’s been an age since I posted one of these, despite the fact that I have been borrowing tonnes of books from the library, as always. I’m there at least once a week to pick up reservations and grab books from the ‘Recent Arrivals’ section, plus buy books in the…

Book Review: The Dictionary of Difficult Words

Book Review: The Dictionary of Difficult Words The Dictionary of Difficult Words Written by Jane Solomon Illustrated by Louise Lockhart 112 pages Published by Frances Lincoln / Quarto Books Publication date: 30th April 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates…? Find out all…

Book Rainbow: Yellow Books Part 1

Originally, I had actually thought that this would be the most difficult colour for me to gather, but I had a surprising number of yellow books tucked onto various shelves and piles around our flat. See the Red book pile here. See the Orange book pile here. Let’s continue with the book rainbow! I did…

Book Rainbow: Orange Books Part 1

Time to move on to a new colour – orange! I had initially thought that it would be difficult to gather 20 books with orange spines or covers, but found I had lots more than I had thought. What’s the predominant colour on your shelves? See the Red Book pile here. I also realised (after…