Bookish Sarah asks:
What are your literary “pet peeves”?
Put too many swear words in a story and I lose interest. Too much cursing sounds like limited vocabulary, stunted creativity. The other one is something I have experienced for the first time - a novel with an unlikeable character. The Wise Woman is my first Philippa Gregory. If I wasn't fond of historical fiction (besides thinking that Gregory is brilliant at her genre) I wouldn't have minded not finishing the book. The heroine is so unlikeable almost every page developed in me a distaste of her that even her death in the conclusion didn't convince me it redeemed her. I want my reading experience (outside work) to be a pleasure; not characters that I don't enjoy.
Thursday 13: Unusual words that begin with letter N
1. nephogram - is a photograph of (a) lungs (b) diaphragm (c) clouds
2. nodated - means (a) knotted (b) sprained (c) inundated
3. neuralgiform - is like or shaped like a (a) brain (b) nerve (c) esophagus
4. nidify - to build a (a) nest (b) an invalid argument (c) wooden box
5. nesiote - means living (a) by a lake (b) on a dessert (c) on an island
6. ninon - is (a) silk (b) cotton (c) taffeta
7. nacarat - means (a) tangerine (b) bright orange-red (c) gold
8. naology - is architecture study of (a) a temple (b)a manor house (c)a castle
9. natiform - is shaped like (a)a nose (b) buttocks (c) hips
10. nemoricolous - means living in (a) valleys (b) forests (c) mountains
11. nervure - means vein of a (a)petal (b) leaf (c) fruit
12. nipter - is ceremony of washing the (a) feet (b) nose (c) hands
13. nepenthe - is something capable of making one forget suffering such as (a) a drink (b) an inhalant (c) a liniment
Answers: 1. (c) clouds 2. (a) knotted 3. (b) nerve 4. (a) nest 5. (c) an island 6. (a) silk 7. (b) bright orange-red 8. (a) temple 9. (b) buttocks 10. (b) forests 11. (b) leaf 12. (a) feet 13. (a) drink
Courtesy to The Phrontistery for the list.