Reading The Hunger Games

A funny post, and so perfect, since I’m just finishing my read of The Hunger Games…

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Books about Teens Gone Bad…and then some…

Found this interesting: Cat Clarke’s top 10 books with teens behaving badly….

Good list. Have to say I just read  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, and this book instantly came to mind when I saw this article. It’s number six on her list.  Great book…Clarke describes as “Mean Girls meets Ground Hog Day”…that’s a perfect description…

What would you do if you had to live the last day of your life over and over again? What would you do different?

ghostword…

To the list of literary terms we begin with: ghostword

I ain’t afraid of no ghost

ghostword – It is a literary term invented by a 19th century editor of medieval texts named, W. W. Skeat. That name’s an interest in itself!  The term “ghostword” is used to describe words which have no real existence.  Strange to say these words often come from copyists, editors, or printers who accidentally spell the word wrong, thus creating a “ghostword” with this error.

Ah, the inadvertent creation of ghosts…word-ghosts…now that’s a story idea…

Another term for this is phantom word, defined as a word created through an error of a scribe or lexicographer, or perhaps through some corruptive influence.