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you could eat this word up

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Word of the Day
 
October 19
 
 
esculentAudio Pronunciation\ESS-kyuh-lunt\
 
DEFINITION
 
adjective
 
:
edible

 

This word is delicious! Well ... sometimes. Some edible things are bad but lettuce not forget carrots, cheese, and yes, Mr. Bosch ... Dark Chocolate.

darkchocolate

 

I smell a word of the day ... or ... don't

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Wordnik Word of the Day for October 09, 2014

 

anosmia

 

In pathology, a loss of the sense of smell.

The loss of smell is called anosmia, and Davidson said that people might not appreciate how significant it can be.
Serena Gordon, 'Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell,' U.S. News & World Report, July 20, 2010

'Anosmia' comes from the Greek 'an-,' without, plus 'osme,' odor.

 

A loss of the sense of smell can be a good thing in some cases (and we won't mention why - EW)

but it can also be bad. A lot of taste comes from our sense of smell. That's one reason why foods taste so blah when you have a stuffed up nose.

Impostor in the news

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gtweekly.com's Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld writes this about an Impostor event that took place in Santa Cruz just a little while ago:

 

Finally, who is Pseudonymous Bosch? ... From what we can tell, he’s the bestselling author of the Secret series, a lover of dark chocolate and stinky cheese, and a very bad magician. He says that his new series, Bad Magic, is his way of getting to be, by proxy, the magician he was never able to be, but his book tells a different story. Clay hates magic, and yet, when he finds himself transported to a camp for troubled kids on a volcanic island, magic may be his only way out. Will Pseudonymous Bosch ever tell us his real name? Possibly. Will he keep writing great books for middle-school readers? Absolutely. “At that age you’re still open to having your notions of the world and universe turned upside down, and to see the magical possibilities.” Well put, but readers coming to the event remain curious. Will there be magic? Should they bring chocolate? Would that be cheesy? It remains a mystery.

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(file photo)

If anyone has any reports of this or any other Impostor sighting, we'd like to know. Please help us track this scoundrel's movements.

TODAY!!! SATURDAY!!! IMPOSTOR ALERT!!!

You've been warned, gang.

The Impostor has announced he will be spotted in Santa Monica, CA TODAY. Here are the details:

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 2014 - SANTA MONICA, CA - SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY

2:00PM

601 SANTA MONICA BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90401 - 310-458-8600

Click here to go to registration:

SMPLBadMagic

 

Santa Cruz CA - IMPOSTOR ALERT!!!

Posted by on in The Imposter

SANTA CRUZ, CA!!!

Consider yourselves on HIGH ALERT!

The Impostor has brazenly announced that he will be appearing at

BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ

Today!! September 30!!

6:30PM

WARN SANTA CRUZ!!

bookshopSCBadMagic

 

IMPOSTOR ALERT LEVEL - HIGH!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 - 3:00PM

SAN FRANCISCO!

BOOKS, INC.

at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

bookpeopleBadMagic

The Impostor is showing his face in San Francisco on Sunday September 28.

 

3PM! You've been warned.

This is a ticketed event - so get your tickets if you want to help foil the Impostor. Click on the image above to go to their page.

BookPeople event - IMPOSTOR ALERT - Texas watch out

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WARN EVERYONE YOU KNOW NEAR AUSTIN TEXAS!!bookpplBadMagic1

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 There is still time to get the word out and WARN AUSTIN TEXAS!

IMPOSTOR ALERT!

Monday September 22 - BROOKLYN NY

The Bookmark Shoppe

6pm

8415 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

bookmarkshoppebadmagic

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Did someone say MAUVAIS? Oh ... malpais ... phew

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Wordnik Word of the Day for September 18, 2014

 

malpais

 

The ragged surface of a lava-flow.

The site sits on a landform called malpais, a young, rugged volcanic landscape 'that looks like gravel dumped into a big pile,' he said.
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'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'

 

Lava you say? If lava is your thing, check out Earth Ranch, a camp for struggling youth. It's dripping with the stuff! Click below to watch their information video on a camp that might be right FOR YOU.

badmagicLavaearthranch

Manhattan Beach - IMPOSTOR alert HIGH TODAY!

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MANHATTAN BEACH!!!!

You're on warning!

Impostor activity believed to be happening tonight.

BARNES & NOBLE

7PM

MANHATTAN GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTER, 1800 ROSECRANS AVE BLDG B

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266    310-725-7025

BadMagicbnMB

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE DEVELOPMENTS!

Everyone should check out this promotional video for Earth Ranch. It's a camp for struggling youth, and you never know who might be a struggling youth.

Could be someone you know, someone you'll read about ...  or someone you may have already read about ...

badmagicEarthRanchVID

Click on the image to go see the video!

Sweet email

Posted by on in Email of the day

Agent AP sends us this alarming note:

Ahem...
Hello. How are you doing this fine day? I happen to be doing quite well. (Skip to the next paragraph to here the good stuff) It is very hot here...

I dangerously decided that yes, I will be reading the BAD MAGIC series. This info is top secret. First of let me attend to me choice of sweets...

Cherry Popsicles.

cherrypopsicle

Alright, I am back. You have chocolate, and I have my cherry popsicles. Anyway, dangerously I have decided to venture on in you writing and I have asked my mother if I could be somewhere with books on September 16th. Oversize sunglasses? I have my fair share of those.

Thanks for the heads up Agent AP. Not sure where you're headed on the 16th, but there will be a top secret party happening here. (Do not click!)

delicious deal

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Agent A writes in to make us an offer we CAN'T refuse:

PB, I am not an impostor.
I am a great fan of your books. I will give you 1,000 chocolates if you keep writing books.

***

WOW! 1,000 chocolates you say?

BAD MAGIC out September 16!

Looking forward to those 1,000 chocoaltes.

BADMAGICreleasedayparty1

Sure, they look cute, but ...

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Agent K sends in this Secret Series sighting. Sure, they look adorable, but something about their eyes ... they may be under the control of evil alchemists.

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At least they'll have to wait 6 more days to get their hands on BAD MAGIC.

A review of BAD MAGIC

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This is our very favorite style of review -- from someone who hasn't read the book yet! Xander is a twelve year old book blogger, and he claims to have met PB -- TWICE. Here's his review:

BADMAGIC300

I love Bosch’s books. they are so quirky and fun. I read his Secret Series, and I absolutely loved them. I also love the art inside the book—Gilbert Ford has a way of illustrating that is very unique. I have met Bosch twice :-) This book sounds like an awesome read—a camp on a volcano? surprises? believing the unbelievable? I’m hooked. I am SO excited for this book! I got an ARC at BEA, but like the above, got lost in the mail. Grrr. And this book was SIGNED.

*******

Sorry you lost that signed book, Xander. Anyone else who wants a signed copy can order one from ONCE UPON A TIME BOOKSTORE. But be warned - the book will be harder to resell once it's been scribbled in!

BAD MAGIC release day party

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Pegaraffacorns and a Super Hacker cat

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Agents K & M send us this alarming note:

Hey, it's us again! We are willing to offer you more chocolate. (It's going to be about 5 bars.)

Our pegaraffacorns (combination of Pegasus, unicorns, and giraffes) are hacking into your email account so that this message reaches you.  Then Chester (my fat, lazy, blonde cat) is super hacking into your site so we can get the info for the next book.  Mwahaha! 

Yes, we are your impostors!  (You didn't just see that!  Forget all that we've said!) We are looking forward to reading your new book, and stealing all of those secrets. (Oops, I just told you bad info again.*)


Sincerely (or not so sincerely), your evil followers*-- K and M.
*We are not so great with being secretive.
*Oops, I did it again.  You weren't supposed to know that.

***

Well, all we can say is that if you've got trained pegaraffacorns AND a cat who is a super-hacker ... The Impostor had better WATCH OUT.

Something tell me the pegaraffacorns are going to be getting in to some BAD MAGIC on the 16th.

This letter was dangerous

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EMERGENCY!!!! FIRE DRILL!!!

Agent CC sends us this letter - ouch! Luckily there was that emergency fire exit.

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FIRE DRILL!!!

Pungle

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Wordnik Word of the Day for September 01, 2014

 

pungle

 

To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.

 

 

This word can sometimes describe how certain blocked writers feel. It's a pungle out there.

The backstairs series?

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August 18
 
 
backstairsAudio Pronunciation\BAK-stairz\
 
DEFINITION
 
adjective
 
:
secret, furtive; also : sordid, scandalous
 
EXAMPLES
 
 
The article accuses the influential Washington lobbyist of having been involved in a number of backstairs deals to limit regulation of financial institutions.

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