Yee-Lum Mak avec Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World
tsundoku: (noun, Japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands tartle: (verb, Scots) to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name hoppipolla: (compound verb, Icelandic) jumping into puddles Discover these and many other words to surprise, delight and enamor. Terms for the particular grace of mended things, for the urge to peer into other people's windows, for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Terms for dancing awkwardly but with relish, for hating endings, for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first. An irresistible gift for lovers of words and those lost for words alike.
"Great fun for anyone 'wordly-wise.'"-Kirkus Reviews
"This sleek gem of a volume is perfect for the bibliothecary (librarian) in all of us."- Booklist
As a kid, Yee-Lum Mak loved long words best, but she's since learned that lovely words come in many shapes. This book is from a tumblr of the same name, begun while the author was in high school. She lives in Los Angeles. Kelsey Garrity-Riley grew up in Belgium and Germany before moving to the United States to study illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She and her husband now call Brooklyn, New York home.