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Wednesday Words

Quite a while back I said that I would start posting weekly vocabulary words. Well, that hasn’t gone very well.* Then a couple weeks ago I posted about how writing poetry forces a person to expand their vocabulary. This reignited my interest in sharing words, and so here are some!

ALLAY – to put (fears, etc.) to rest; to lessen or alleviate pain, grief, etc.

BELLICOSE – of quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel.

CIRCUMLOCUTION – a roundabout, indirect, or lengthy way of expressing something.

DELETERIOUS – harmful to health or well-being

Take care, fellow travelers.

 

My Reading Habits

Reading is one of the most important skills a person can have. It can be challenging,  exciting,  enlightening,  and engaging.  I love stories and I love words, so naturally I love to read.

But I have a problem.  Since I was a kid and first discovered fantasy,  that has been almost the only genre I’ve read.  Sure,  in college I read (and found I didn’t hate) non-fiction, but I still have to give myself to read it for leisure.  If leisure is the right word.  I suppose not.  If I’m reading non-fiction,  it’s because I want to learn something.

In order to remedy this problem,  I downloaded the kindle app for my phone. Me. I hate ereaders. But I did it. And,  last weekend I devoted two books ( if less than stellar quality – they were free after all) in a genre I swore is never touch.  Yes.  Romance.

I vine just thinking about it.  And yet, exploring genes,  I feel,  is part of being a writer. We’ve got to be aware of what’s out there,  of the style and flow of each genre. If we don’t, I don’t think we can reach our full potential.

Beyond that,  as reader I don’t think it matters what we read so long as we do read.  I’m not going to shame someone for reading a genre I don’t like,  just as I won’t shame someobe for writing that genre. The point is to read,  to enjoy language and hopefully learn something.

So I read outside my genre. I don’t know where I’ll go from here. If you have any suggestions let me know,  but for now I’ll be sticking to the free kindle books. 🙂

Take care,  fellow travelers.

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