#LongandShortReviews #Wednesdaybloggingchallenge 9.16.2020

So my post today is going to be short and sweet. I’ll explain why in a sec.

Today’s topic is BOOK(S) WITH THE MOST WORDS I HAD TO LOOK UP.

This is so easy.  I am a logophile from waaaaaaaaaaythehell back. My favorite Christmas gift when I was 6? A dictionary. Words just do it for me and I very rarely have to look one up. And since I don’t read SciFi, I’ve never had to struggle through made up words, names, and places.

But…..

When HARRY POTTER hit the world, all those latin phrases, names, and words were a bit much for me, especially since my 8 year old daughter and I were reading it at the same time and she kept asking me what different things meant.
I hadn’t a clue. Latin wasn’t my thing in college.

So, that’s my post for the day. Hee hee

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this challenge, and probably the ones who read SCI Fi the most, have to say: L&SR

Hey! Did you know I’ve got a new book releasing on 1014.2020? It’s  Holiday RomCom titled MISTLETOE, MOBSTERS, & MOZZARELLA and it’s up for preorder right now, here: MMM

If you like books with strong female heroines, hot cops, food and family, AND you like to laugh, this is the book for you.

Just sayin’. Hee hee

Until next time, peeps, ~Peg

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7 responses to “#LongandShortReviews #Wednesdaybloggingchallenge 9.16.2020

  1. That sounds like a great gift. I remember Hawkeye on MASH saying he didn’t need to read books because he read the dictionary and it had all the words in it so he was set. Guess you were, too 🙂 Good post!

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  2. Patrick Prescott

    Why is it magic is always done in Latin? You’re new book looks intriguing. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/09/wc-091620.html

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  3. D.V. Stone

    Great post. I have a huge old dictionary from a flea market. Back when they put effort into covers and artwork. It probably has the most words od any book I own.

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  4. lydiaschoch

    Oh, funny!

    And I’ve wondered the same thing, Patrick. What is it about Latin that people think of as crucial for spells?

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  5. I took Latin in high school. A lot of it stuck. And it really has come in handy, although at the time it felt like torture! lol Now, I can figure out a lot of the words I come across. Not all, but that’s why we have the dictionary. That book was a brilliant creation, wasn’t it? 🙂

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  6. Latin in high school helped with root words more than I thought. Loved Harry Potter, but don’t remember getting hung up on any words. LOL

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  7. Michael Mock

    Well, and on top of everything else the Latin in Harry Potter isn’t exactly Latin. It’s… Latinish. (And I suspect magic is done in Latin because that’s what a lot of the “classical” magicians of the Victorian and Edwardian eras used, though I don’t have a solid set of references to cite on the topic.)

    My post is here.

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