Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday WOLF... And A Giveaway!

You're not even surprised anymore, are you? When I stop doing giveaways you're going to yell at me though.

I've got a collection of random information in my brain that makes me an awesome Trivial Pursuit partner, but is completely useless when it comes to real world application. Like say, job applications. I thought I'd share some of this random crap with you in the form of another acronym-ific series. I give you - Word Origins from Left Field - that's right, the WOLF (oh, how clever is she? She made an acronym out of her agency's name!) Er... ignore the fact that the "from" doesn't fit.

Yes, I'm still giving away books as I read them. My TBR pile still seems to be growing though. It's like mold. But before you scroll down to get all grabby-eyed on the giveaway, treat your brain with some word history.

Here's a quick and simple one, have you ever earmarked something to call attention to it or single it out? The word derives from an old custom for marking livestock (usually pigs) that involved nicking their ears in certain ways to indicate which pigs belong to who.

And hey, now you know.

Today's giveaway is an ARC of THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas.

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5 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Would so love to win this. I've heard great things about it.

Rachel Edmundson said...

This book looks awesome, it's been on my list for a few months already! I would love to win this! Thanks for all of these great giveaways!

Wilhelmina Von Drake said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I really want this book, and yours of course!

Holly Bryan said...

Ooh, I echo what the others have said -- I really want to read this book! I've heard some great early buzz about this one. Thank you for ALL of your awesome giveaways! Now if you can do something about getting NOT A DROP... to my door sooner, I would GREATLY appreciate it ;)

Mindy McGinnis said...

Thanks everyone :)

Alas, ARCs of DRINK are so rare... I don't even have one!