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walk about Harris Lake 39 by Ian Wilson

Christmas ‘14 and January Book Haul

The Once and Future King by T. H. White (clothbound edition from my wonderful mummy)
Nightworld Vol. 3 by L. J. Smith
Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (countingbooks’ fault)
Skulduggery Pleasant Books 1 and 2 by Derek Landy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (review coming soon)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
A Darkness at Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist
Kitty Takes A Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



J and the White Kids go to Warped Tour!

Word of the Day: Parageusia

parageusia \par-uh-GYOO-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh\, noun:

an abnormal or hallucinatory sense of taste.

Neuritis of the facial and chorda tympani of rheumatic or inflammatory origin, as in otitis media, may produce parageusia, consisting in the inability to distinguish sweet from bitter and salty from sour.
– Ludwig Grunwald, Atlas and Epitome of Diseases of the Mouth, Pharynx, and Nose, 1903

The sense of taste is usually slightly diminished on the anterior half of the tongue, and occasionally there may be parageusia or vertigo.
– J. D. White, ‎John Hugh McQuillen, ‎George Jacob Ziegler, The Dental Cosmos: Volume 71, 1929

Parageusia has its roots in the Greek word geûs meaning “taste.” The para- and -ia elements come from Latin.