But don't worry, it doesn't hurt. YourDictionary cracks me up. That's today's word of the day, here's the definition:
Word of the Day: Abibliophobia (noun) Pronunciation:[ê-bi-bli-ê-'fo-bee-yê]
Definition: The morbid fear of running out of reading material.
Usage: It is quite interesting that this word has popped up on the Web, the greatest source of reading material the world has ever known. Irony will never cease. Were there such a phobia, those subject to it would be abibliophobes, who would be abibliophobic. They would comport themselves abibliophobically, whatever that might mean. Suggested Usage: Words on –phobia originally referred to psychotic conditions but now we have extracted a word, "phobia," from the suffix and add it wherever we please: "Wylie is such an abibliophobe that he never leaves the house without several magazines under his arm." In a world where this word could refer to a psychotic state, we could say, "What better refuge from abibliophobia than the library?"
Etymology: Today's was probably a nonce word created for amusement more than linguistic use. However, it is constructed better than most nonce words and has survived and is flourishing in Cyberia. Greek a "not" + bibli-(on) "book" + o, a connector + phob(os) "fear" + ia, a nominal suffix. "Biblion" referred to a small book or scroll or section of a larger work, a biblos. The plural of "biblion" is "biblia," whence "Bible" from the Late Latin biblia sacra "sacred writings." —Dr. Language, www.yourDictionary.com
Which Author's Fiction are You?
Anne Rice is writing your life. Go you goth girl, go.
Take this quiz!
Quiz found at Jenny's Corner. Anne Rice? I love the Mayfair family but I haven't read her in eons.
Oh, I found The Spirit Animal Quiz at Crafting Jen's.
Since I managed to lose in my last post only the links of the people who nominated me and the letter "n" in nomination, I would like to thank The Happy Haunted Turtle, Merrily We Roll Along and The Ravell'd Sleave (and Cottage46Knitter) for their undeserved nominations of me. Well, I'm probably still good for the Schmoozer award. Not so much the Rockin' Girl Blogger since I'm still not going to nominate anyone. How on earth could I possibly narrow it down to five? Ever one is rocking, however every one is possibly not a girl. (Oh, and I'm using blog names just in case you guys don't want your names out there.)
I finished Lady Audley's Secret and her secret wasn't what I expected nor do I buy it, but 1862 was a long time ago, thankfully. I am so HAPPY AND GRATEFUL to live in a time/country where if I marry some bounder and he leaves me, presumably forever, and with a toddler to boot, I'm not the evil one if I look for someone better. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, I'm going to have to find another Mary Elizabeth Braddon book.
Booking Through Thursday
- Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it?
- If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties?
- If you’re not going to read it, why not?
- And, for the record… what do you think? Will Harry survive the series? What are you most looking forward to?
Answers: 1. Really? The last one? Harry is the kid with the scar, right? Or the one with the letter sweater? Am I going to read it? I don't know. Probably. I really want to read the last chapter first.
2. Definitely eventually when I get around to it. After all, I have to read the last......three first. Midnight parties? At midnight? At night? Please, please, let me be sleeping by then.
3. I'm going to read it.......probably. Unless they kill off someone I really like. That's why I couldn't watch Serenity, after being one of the 25 people who actually watched Firefly before it was cancelled.
4. I think he'll live. It would be "edgy" and "realistic" that Harry die, but OTOH, it would really put a period to the phenom that is Harry, if he's dead. Future generations won't pick it up at all, I would guess.
I wish JK hadn't started that rumor, it's why I quit reading the series. I can handle death after a series bender, but not stretched out over a few years waiting for the books to come out.
In renovation news? If they finish today, I will eat the new Harry Potter book before I read it. But they're really close. I just want my closet back at this point (because the coffee maker and the computer works. The things one needs to consider a house a home.) OTOH, they're really close. Everything is painted, crowned with moulding, new baseboard is in, the hall closet doors are framed in, the popcorn on the ceiling is long gone - but the walls need touch ups, the closet bars aren't in yet, the TV wall mount had to be returned (because there is not a single stud on the wall that I wanted to hang it on - it backs a closet in the other room. Grrr. So now I need something else to put the TV on. Something big enough to hold it, but not a block of furniture. Basically a bookcase, I suppose.
Okay. Hopefully the next post will have more Hezekiah and knitting photos. She's been posing artfully in the cutest places - the fireplace, perched on the rolled up Oriental rug, in the top dresser drawer - until I pull out the camera and then she scampers off, the little pill.