Sunday, May 23, 2010

Don't be afraid of "Worms"

Words, phrases, certain sayings we use all the you ever wonder where they came from? "A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi" by Chloe Rhodes lets us in on the origins of things we say every day. From A cappella ( in the manner of the choir) to Zeitgeist (spirit of the time), Chic (elegant) to Sarong (covering), any lover of words will love this book. Examples as well as origins are given alphabetically. This would be a great book for any reader, graduate (high school or college), anyone who is crazy about language.

My Mom instilled me with a love of words, and she would have loved this book! No Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware), needed, this is so much fun!

Get this book for yourself, or for anyone whose Raison d'Etre (reason for being) has anything to do with words. You won't regret it!

I received this book from Julie at FSB Associates for review. Thanks!!


  1. I found your blog via the hop! (Days late, I know) and thought I would say hello! I love meeting fellow book bloggers :) Happy reading!

    And the plot thickens...

  2. Oh, this sounds wonderful!

  3. What a wonderful site. I grew up with my nana's 'sayings' and have been amazed at just how/where they came about.