Wednesday, November 28, 2012

World of Words Wednesday - Part 1 - Giveaway and Memes

For ABC Wednesday :
Today happens to be the day of the Thailand Lantern Festival: (it is interesting to note that there are similar festivals celebrated across the world through the year - in China, and Poland to name two!)
Image source: wikipedia
This photo reminds me of one of my favorite, memorable scenes from a movie, and the title (sorry, name) of the movie also begins with, yes, today's ABC letter - T - Tangled.


And I totally love the concept of tiny libraries! You can read more about it over at GeekMom.
http://www.littlefreelibrary.org

I also have more offerings for letter T for ABC Wednesday which also go towards my Wondrous Words Wednesday offering today.

A few T words for you -
The first two are from the book I am currently reading (almost done) - 'Journeys on the Silk Road' by Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters and I will be posting the review later tonight. This book is definitely a journey through words worth taking.

Image source: http://www.desertmuseum.org
The first word is tamarisk. From wikipedia:
The genus Tamarix (tamarisk, salt cedar) is composed of about 50-60 species of flowering plants in the family Tamaricaceae, native to drier areas of Eurasia and Africa.[2] The generic name originated in Latin and may have referred to the Tamaris River in Hispania Tarraconensis (Spain).[3]

Image of the tamarisk is to the left.



The second word is toghrak. Toghraq is the Uygur name for poplar - this is a type of poplar tree and is also called the diversiform-leaved poplar because the tree can have a few different shaped leaves at the same time. The toghrak is found in the Xinjiang region of China.
One interesting use of this tree is mentioned in the book - Stein was suspicious about some ancient manuscripts he had found through some locals and was convinced they were forgeries. On questioning, he found out that they were forged - the paper was stained with a dye made using a product from the toghrak to make it look ancient.

 The next word for WWW and also for ABC Wednesday is from the other book I am reading: 'Thimble Summer' by Elizabeth Enright

tiptilted- It is an adjective and mainly used of noses - turned up at the end.  
Usage from the book: 
'His short upper lip and blunt tiptilted nose had a look of stubborn independence even in sleep; and she knew that his closed lids hid eyes that were clear and thoughtful. Yes, it was a nice face, but too thin.'

And now for giveaway Three on my blog for this month of giving Thanks:

I am posting an excerpt of my book review here.
Song for Papa Crow: by Marit Menzin: My six year old loved the pictures (collage) and wanted to make a book just like that! She loved that Papa Crow loved Little Crow so much, as she said to me ‘just like you love me’.  This in itself, made me love the book, if not for the fact that it really is a great read and a visual treat.
You can read the complete review here.
And now for the giveway: The giveaway is open to US readers and ends on Dec 12th, 2012.
Thank you to Schiffer Books for providing a copy for this giveaway.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

  1. All of your words are new to me. The only one I can imagine myself using is tiptilted - I've seen plenty of noses like that!

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  2. Terrific selection of T words and shots. I love the lanterns. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  3. What a wonderful post and great words. THANKS.


    I never find good words. :) Just checking out everyone else's words.


    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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  4. how generous! good set of pics.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. That image from T t t tangled is really scrumptious as is the one sans characters. I like the look of a tiptilted nose on a child; I've never heard the word before but it makes sense.

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  6. I understand the move Tangled is quite good.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  7. All your T words were new for me too. I loved Tangled too- such a pleasant surprise that movie.

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  8. I'd love to win this beautiful book! Great message and interesting collage/illustrations.

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    1. Oh, and one other favorite book on the Schiffer website is Wild Colt.

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  9. The tiny library is a great idea.

    Catching up with all the T entries.

    Travels & Wandering
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  10. paranormal unwrapped.
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  11. michelle gilliland mcafeeDecember 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    I entered for Margaret and the Moth Tree giveaway.

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  12. I like the Rupert's Tales books

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  13. I entered the Margaret and the Moth Tree giveaway also

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  14. Buried Treasure, A Pirates Tale

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  15. Buried Treasure, A Pirates Tale

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  17. I entered this one and the other one, the moth one.

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  18. I like Appalachia Mountain FOlklore

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