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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Your Giant Saturday Activity Book

By Joanne Rock

I am staring out at a rainy day today after being lost in a good book most of the day (The Good Girl by Mary Kubica). It occurred to me between thunderbolts and raindrops that I had a blog to write for the day and I'd forgotten completely.

So I decided to be your Giant Saturday Activity Book.  Do you remember things like this from your youth? Or maybe you buy them for your kids? I always liked things like this... tons of pages of puzzles, word games and connect the dots, with a few "find the hidden objects" games thrown in for good measure. Not only did I like all the activities, I also liked to make my own activity books. I would deconstruct drawings to make my own connect the dots. Create lopsided crossword puzzles because I was never one for rulers.

I guess I've always liked making books. Or trying to entertain people. Maybe I just like playing with words. But today, since I forgot about my blog, it occurred to me I could entertain you with a word game and a fun prize. So here's today's question, torn straight from your Saturday Activity Book-- what's your favorite word? The most beautiful word? A fun word to say?

I remember reading an article once that listed some of the so-called most beautiful words in the English language and they included things like- dawn, lullaby, mesmerize, butterfly.... I don't remember what else. But it's an interesting idea. What words appeal to you? Do you like words with a pretty sound (mesmerize is so fun to say) or does a word appeal to you because of it's meaning. Like... mother?

Share a word or two with me today and I'll give on random poster an advance copy of Whispers Under the Southern Sky along with Steena Holmes superb Saving Abby. Happy Saturday my friends!

28 comments:

Kelli Jo said...

Mermaid or unicorn. I like the name Pegasus.

traveler said...

I enjoyed your blog today which resonates with me since I colored and read a great deal when I was young and continue to read even more now. My favorite word is sunshine.

Anonymous said...

I love the name Jasmin! I always think of the flower and can smell the beautiful flowers in my imagination!

Anonymous said...

mystic unicorn ........ which is my screen name! Pam

Mary Preston said...

My all time favorite word has to be onomatopoeia. The meaning is fun, but I just love how it trips of the tongue so beautifully.

Laney4 said...

A word that has resonated with me for decades is "consistency". I type/edit for a living and often use that word to describe how to write resumes (CVs) and cover letters. Once I explain why I've moved or changed the order of information, customers understand better that it is to be consistent (and not cause the reader to question that information). Of course, being consistent tends to roll over into my everyday life too - but I try to be more spontaneous and roll with the flow too.

Diana Tidlund said...

My favorite word is moose that why my email is moosehog

Alyssa said...

I'm always fascinated with the word 'famished'. Hahaha. It's really weird one but I like when someone say that word. Especially if that someone has a British accent. :D

Rhonda Gothier said...

I like family, love, respect. The basic ones. I also like determined!

jnalpath said...

Love words like conundrum and ubiquitous

Tina Carlson said...

Babies, they are gift from the Lord, Love that word too..

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Amanda Avakian said...

Shenanigans. I love to say it!

Becky said...

My favorite word is grandchildren. It evokes unconditional love in me.

Becky said...

My favorite word is grandchildren. It evokes unconditional love in me.

Danielle Aguado said...

I love the word Home. It's a great word to make you feel safe and it makes you think of your family :)

Denise Searles said...

I love your blog's! I also love activity books! As a child, I would always get an activity box and book. I so enjoyed them!

petite said...

My favorite word is warmth. Gives me a cozy feeling.

Connie Reynolds said...

Winsome

Donamae Kutska said...

Serendipity, who doesn't enjoy finding pleasant things when not looking! It's like meant to be.

Shari said...

My favorite word is unconditional.

Fawn said...

Cancer Free

A lot of hopes and prayer are pinned on hearing those words.

Renee Rousseau said...

Whispers is soft and calming....

Charlene Fraley said...

I love you.

Charlene Fraley

Charlene.fraley@yahoo.com

dstoutholcomb said...

My grandma always bought those activity books for us

denise

Diane Blaser said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! I hope I spelled it correctly! Thank you

dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

Joanne Rock said...

How fun has this been?! I've had a blast reading the posts and seeing the words you're drawn to as well... Amanda, in line with "Shenanigans" I read a friend's story today and she used the word "kerfuffle" ...LOVE it! Words like that make me smile. And Renee, Whispers is a pretty word, isn't it? Agree! I'd put "Winsome" in that same category, I think.

I have a winner ready! Connie Reynolds, congratulations!! You can email me a mailing address at jrock008@gmail.com and I'll get the book in the mail for you asap. Thank you all for sharing my weekend and making my post so much fun :-).