Sunday, May 15, 2011

Word of the Week!

From In The Skin Of A Lion:

Detritus (pg 145): Pieces of rock broken off by ice, glacier or erosion; debris.
Personal Note: I don’t know if it’s just me, but this is one time where I think they author could have just used the word “debris”. “Detritus and chaos” versus “debris and chaos”, I think it might have been easier for the reader to understand. What do you think?

Sumac Bracelet (pg 146): Sumac – any variety of shrubs or small trees of the Rhus genus, including poison ivy and poison oak. Or, a sour spice popular in the Easter Mediterranean made from the berries of the plant.
Personal Note: I’m inclined to think that the bracelet was made out of poison ivy or oak, but that still seems weird.

Learned any new words from your books this week?


  1. Ooooh, I like this idea as a post! There are times when I am unfamiliar with words for sure, but I should make better note of them! :o)

  2. Mickey, if you start posting your own fancy words make sure to link back so I check them out.

  3. Detritus makes a lot of sense to a French speaker ;)
    By the way, i love this new series!