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Wednesday: What I'm reading and Wondrous Words

What I just read:  Broken by Daniel Clay. Daniel has offered to do a Q&A with me which I'd like to time with the U.K. release of the film based on his book! The book was gripping and darkly funny. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one when it hits the states.

What I'm reading now: The World Without You by Joshua Henkins. Wow, can he write families and especially women! I'm nowhere near finished but I'm loving it. And casting it as I go along:)

What I'm going to read next: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green or maybe The Age of Miracles from Karen Thompson Walker. They've both been on my list for ages and I need to get crackin'. 

Especially since both are headed for the big screen. Irresistable!

That's my post for WWW Wednesdays over at Should Be Reading
My words for Wondrous Words Wednesday at Bermuda Onion come from The World Without You, the book I'm reading now.

minyan: "A couple of people wearing yarmulkes walk down the aisle looking for men to help make a minyan, and Amram gets up and joins them."  
From dictionary.com   the number of persons required by Jewish law to be present to conduct a communal religious service,traditionally a minimum of 10 Jewish males over 13 years of age   

clarion: ..."she hears her name being called out 'Lily! Lily!' like some clarion call from years ago." I've heard this word dozens of times and probably used it myself knowing it had something to do with a trumpet-like sound.  The definition refines my understanding.
Again from Dictionary.com  
clear and shrill: the clarion call of a battle trumpet.
an ancient trumpet with a curved shape.
the sound of this instrument.
any similar sound.


  1. I hope you enjoy The Fault in Our Stars - I loved it! Definitely my favourite John Green book.

    Here's my WWW Wednesdays post

    Happy reading!

    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction

  2. I just bought The Fault in Our Stars this week and can't wait to read it.

    I've heard clarion and knew it had something to do with sound.

  3. I hope you enjoy The Fault In Our Stars. I aim to read that book too this month.

    Here's my WWW Wednesday post: http://chrissireads.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/www-wednesday-2/

  4. How fantastic that you have authors reading your blog and offering to do Q&As! That's fabulous.

    Both The Fault in Our Stars and The Age of Miracles are high on my radar- sadly I haven't read either of them as yet. They both sound amazing.

    Clarion call was a familiar phrase but I've never bothered to look it up- I'm glad you bothered to. Thanks.

    1. I just about fell out of my chair when he contacted me! I'm quite thrilled.

  5. Good words!
    A World Without You - was so good. I agree with your comment about how he knows women it took me a long time to get my head around that it was written by a man.

    1. I actually double checked the photo on the book jacket. I'm not sure if I didn't wonder if "Joshua" was perhaps a mis-spelled woman's name.

  6. The Age of Miracles is on my wishlist. I'm intereted in Broken. Happy reading.

  7. Knew clarion but not the other word.


  8. Ha! I thought the first word, minyan, was some like "minion" as in, "my little minions will help me execute my plot." Thanks for clearing THAT up. And, I, like you, had the vague notion about clarion. Now, I'm educated. Thanks.
    May I recommend The Fault in Our Stars? You must read it. Bring tissues.

  9. Some really good ones :)

  10. I had no idea those two books were headed for the screen. I really liked both.

    This list of yours today has really made me want to keep up with your blog. Nice diversity and I think books that really are in line with what I like.

    Oh - yeah - http://wellreadfish.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-am-reading-today-and-you-what.html

  11. Oh I need to read the John Green book before it comes out as a movie too!
    I'm new to WWW - I'm loving all this amazing word power and the new book possibilities :-)

  12. Minyan is new to me and notable! :)

  13. knew clarion as have read it before..
    all the books in your list are books i have been meaning to read..

  14. I always plan to join in for Wondrous Words, but I forget! Maybe next week. I need to write a post on the Wondrous Word section of my journal.


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