I was reading The Secret of Spellshadow Manor today by Bella Forrest, when I came across the word
meaning soft murmuring or rustling sounds.
It’s not a word I read or use every day. I enjoy coming across a cool word when it happens once in a while.
I don’t like it when an author goes out of his/her way to use uncommon words. I like the book to read well (for me).
But when the best word to use happens to be uncommon, the ‘best’ word is still the ‘best’ word.
When I don’t recognize the word and the author includes a little clue to help deduce the meaning, I like it even better.
In the case of the book I was reading today, it was great: The book is quite readable, the word felt (to me) like it belonged, and I could tell what it meant from the context.
(If you want to check out Bella Forrest’s—who I expect has never heard of me, and who certainly has no idea that I’m writing this post—novels, I recommend that you start with The Gender Game.)
Please share a cool word that you read in a book recently, including the title and author of the book. Surely, the author deserves a little publicity for helping you enjoy the word.
Write happy, be happy. 🙂
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