An INSELBERG is an isolated hill or mountain rising from a plain. It comes from the German words for island and mountain. Insel is island and berg is mountain so it seems that the word is perfect for that large uprising in the ground that seems to come from nowhere.
I’m reminded a bit of the mesa that was in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Are you?
Today’s word is EXHAUSTED . I think we all know what that one means. In case you don’t, here are some synonyms:
Anyway, you get the idea, right? Just call me Mrs. Roget like my paralegal does. Have synonym, will travel.
Sorry I missed last week. Sometimes the days get away from me. This week’s word is RORTY. I chose it because I’m going to be at a conference and sometimes people get rorty at these events.
What the heck is that, you may ask. It means boisterous and high-spirited. I try very hard not to get this way in public because I don’t want to embarrass myself.
Murder Deja Vu by Polly Iyer was an enjoyable read. It started a little slow for me. The hero in the story spent fifteen years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit and once he’s out and an investigator for his lawyer is trying to uncover the truth, another murder occurs. This murder is of a local woman and is carried out in the same manner. This is when the action picked up considerably in the story.
The villains in this story were very evil, especially the former husband of the heroine. He’s the local prosecutor and has an agenda of his own and while I enjoyed the story, the only part that I didn’t like is that we didn’t get to see him get his comeuppance. It was almost an aside at the end of the book. I really, really would have liked a scene where we, as the readers, could watch as he went down.
I recommend this one. The writing is clean and clear and the author will take you on an adventure.
Today’s word is a British word and it’s cute. I learned it yesterday. It’s FAFFING ABOUT. It means dither or fuss. OR doing things that aren’t important instead of what you should be doing. I love it.