Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Words in Time and Place

Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. 

Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first comprehensive thesaurus in the world to arrange words by meaning in order of first recorded use. Using its unique perspective on how the English language has developed, Words in Time and Place takes 15 themes and explores the language in these areas over time - explaining when new words appeared, where they came from, and what such changes say about times in which they emerged. The themes chosen are varied, universal topics and show the semantic range of the thesaurus and what it can tell us about the words used in areas of everyday life. Learn about the different words for dying and money, or types of pop music, as well as words for a privy, oaths, and words for being drunk. 

Written by the world's leading expert on the English language, David Crystal, the book carries his trademark style of engaging yet authoritative writing. Each chapter features an introduction to the language of that topic, followed by a timeline of vocabulary taken from the historical thesaurus showing all the synonyms arranged in chronological order. The timelines are annotated with additional quotations, facts, and social and historical context to give a clear sense of how words entered the English language, when, and in which context they were used.

Words in Time and Place showcases the unique and excellent resource that is the Historical Thesaurus and reveals the linguistic treasures to be found within. This fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in words and in the development of the English language.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Taming the Lion

When she’s in heat, there’s no cooling down…Lone Pine Pride, Book 2Wilderness guide and cougar-shifter Patricia “Patch” Fontaine has known the dangersof lone-shifter life since she was ten, when her parents mysteriously vanished. All grown upnow, she thrives on her hard-won independence.When rumors of a new rash of shifter abductions crop up, she’s forced to come home tothe Lone Pine Pride for protection—right as the man she’s always secretly wanted is aboutto marry her best friend. And right as she’s going into heat.Roman Jaeger values his role as Alpha heir apparent, but he isn’t thrilled about hisarranged marriage to the Alpha’s daughter—especially when his bride is just as nonplussedas he is—but he’ll do his duty for the pride. Seeing Patch again challenges his noblestintentions. The wildness in her sets him on fire, and he can’t resist the chance for one lastfling.Both know a future together is impossible. But when chemistry and sowing wild oatsgrows into a need deeper than lust, their bond could threaten the very heart of the pridethey both love.Warning: This book contains a strong sexy Alpha-to-be, an independent cougar-shifterwho knows her way around a lion’s heart, secret affairs, arranged marriages, politics, passion,and a pride full of lions and tigers and bears. Oh my.

"Swan Prince " 29.07.2014}

Trapped between his royal heritage and swan shifter status, Oliver doesn't pay close attention during his flock's winter migration, and gets caught in the crosshairs of a trigger-happy hunter.
Careening toward the ground with no place to go, Oliver submits to his human form. As his swan's feathers recede, he seeks shelter in an old barn.
Bastion's spent the better part of his adult life caring for a bunch of bullheaded stallions, but this is the first time he's ever found a naked and gorgeous man in one of his stalls. When he asks the man his name, he doesn't get a reply. Without a wallet or a voice to tell him who this stranger is, Bastion takes Oliver in, clothes him and tends to a mysterious wound.
Oliver has nowhere else to go. Bastian is in a bind after firing a farmhand who would much rather call in sick than do his job. When passion flares, can Bastion and Oliver overcome their differences, or will this swan prince fly south?

Teaser Tuesday {29.-07.2014}

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser ;
"I have to go." The words were low almost sub-vocal ,but she heard them loud and clear.
pg 84 Taming The Lion;Lone Pine Pride by Vivi Andrews 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Musing Mondays {21.07.2014}

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!  

I'm reading "WordPress For Dummies" by Lisa Sabin-Wilson at the moment just dipping my toes into .
Its good very interesting .

I have some changes in mind ! 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

"Cozy Crime " {08.07.2014}

The elderly owner of Mogdon Manor, Victor Hamblyn, dies in a mysterious fire. But was it really an accident? Jack and Sarah are skeptical - The victim's three middle-aged children, who all live in the village of Cherringham, are possible heirs. And possible murderers - Did one of them set the fire?
"Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series" is a series of twelve self-contained episodes. A new case for Jack and Sarah is released each month.