“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
I love books. It’s no secret. I have problems leaving a bookstore without buying something, and I am considering buying a new bookshelf because I am running out of room.
While I have the Kindle app on my iPhone I would still rather purchase the hard copy than have a file on my phone that I usually forget to use… I have bought one book via the Kindle. It’s a book by Cherie Priest, a great novelist (just so you know), called “Four and Twenty Blackbirds”. It’s great – it’s creepy, and well written, an all around awesome book for the winter nights when you want to scare yourself just a little while having a puzzle to try to piece together. But it’s on my iPhone – which means I forget about it most of the time – unless I have nothing else to do on break from work, or while I’m in a coffee shop and have forgotten to bring a real book to read…
I also love the smell, feel, and atmosphere of antique books. I think they are beautiful, a treasure to be kept safe and loved…
But to get the point of my rambling – I love words. I have a nicely developed vocabulary – and word puzzles are one of my favorite time-waster activities…
So, when I stumbled across “Save The Words”,
(click the link to the right) I was intrigued – and more than just a little enamored.
I like using words that are not commonly used – so this was an awesome find. Except I don’t know where one could use most of these words in a sentence without having to explain what they mean a few times – but I think it’s a nice concept! Our language is a vast one – we have millions of words at our disposal yet we only use a few thousand to communicate in our day-to-day lives. So go adopt a word! Use it in a sentence! Confuse someone today! It’ll be fun… and you know you want to…! 😉
In other news I’m biting the bullet and taking on WordPress.com’s Challenge of a post a day, or at the very least a post a week – because I have neglected this blog for far too long!
Enjoy your Friday as it leads into this long weekend!