A great big headline to catch some attention, because everyone likes attention

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

Word Nerd 2.5

Laudable  Source: The Warrior Maiden/ Melanie Dickerson/ pg. 262 Context: “. . . his courage is truly laudable.” In Their Words: (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation. In My Words: an action worthy of praise. Awesome.

Word Nerds 2.4

Malignancies Source: Obsessed/ Allison Britz/ pg 43 Context: “I can fell the cell in my brain pop-pop-popping into malignancies.” In Their Words: The state or presence of a malignant tumor; cancer, a cancerous growth. In My Words: Cancer cell things.

Word Nerds 2.3

Celluloid  Source: Between Shades of Gray/ Ruta Sepetys/ pg 23 Context: “Images, like celluloid frames rolled through my mind.” In Their Words: a transparent flammable plastic made in sheets from camphor and nitrocellulose, formerly used for cinematographic film. In My Words: memory faded.  

Word Nerd 2.2

Affix Source: Between Shades of Gray/ Ruta Sepetys/ pg. 11 Context: “Mother looked in the mirror to affix her loose curls. . .” In Their Words: stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else. In My Words: to fix, put back in place.

Word Nerds 2.1

Annexed Source: Between Shades of Gray/ Ruta Sepetys/ pg.7  Context: “Then in August, Lithuania was officially annexed into the Soviet Union.” In Their Words: append or add as an extra or subordinate part, especially to a document. In My Words: Add into.

Book Review 2.2

What I read: Beyonders—A World With out Heroes/ Fantasy/ Brandon Mull/ 454 pg./ 5/5 How it starts: Jason, the main character, is in 8th grade and pitches for a baseball team. He works/volunteers at a zoo. Despite his parent’s pushing for a dental career like his older brother and his father, he is interested in zoology. How it gets complicated: Jason goes to…

“The Power of Words #2”

I think the biggest correlation between Liesel, stealing books, and words, is her hunger for words. Before she even knew how to read, she stole a book. Not necessarily from a desire to read it, but it’s connection to her brother’s burial. But I think a sub-conscious part of her was interested in what a book full of words would…

Book Review 2.1

What I read: Obsessed/ Allison Britz/ Memoir/ 347 pages/ 4/5 How it Starts: This book is a memoir about a girl dealing with OCD, written in the form of a novel, so the author Allison Britz is the main character. She is fifteen in the book and lives an pretty normal life. She has good parents and a comfortable living situation.…

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