I found Blogging for Books through a couple of other bloggers and I LOVE this website and the book I ordered! I'm pretty sure I'm number 3 in the list of bloggers I know that chose this book first, but it is just so cool to flip through and show people that come over. Basically, the company will send you a book for free, you do a post about it, link it up, and then choose another one! It's fantastic and literally anyone can do it.
I love words. I guess that goes without saying since I'm an English major, but I mean I really love words. I have a plethora of books in my room - a bookshelf, some on my dresser, on the platforms above my door, closet, and windows, on my desk, and on my nightstand. I am most comfortable around words and they're a huge part of my life.
So when I saw this book, I wanted it immediately.
It's a book that tells you words from another language that convey a meaning that English doesn't actually have a word for. And these are some of my favorites.
Samar - Staying up late long after the sun has gone down and having an enjoyable time with friends.
Hiraeth - A homesickness for somewhere you cannot return to, the nostalgia and the grief for the lost places of your past, places that never were.
Vacilando - Traveling when the experience itself is more important than the destination.
Resfeber - The restless beat of a traveler's heart before the journey begins, a mixture of anxiety and anticipation.
Mamihlapinatapai - A silent acknowledgement and understanding between two people, who are both wishing or thinking the same thing (and are both unwilling to initiate)
Jayus - A joke so terrible and so unfunny that you cannot help but laugh.
Trepverter - A witty riposte or comeback you think of only when it is too late to use. Literally, "staircase words."
What do you guys think? Have a favorite out of these?
Happy Friday, everyone! :)