Sunday, August 21, 2022

BW34: 14 Things

Fourteen, 14, XIV

Happy Sunday!  This week I'm thinking about the number fourteen.   Merriam Webster defines it as 'a number that is one more than thirteen'.  That's it, I kid you not. Other dictionaries (real ones)  state it is a cardinal number, ten plus four; equal to seven times two, or six less than twenty; a symbol 14 or XIV;  a set of persons or things.  A series of 14 books is called a tetradecology. 

Pressbooks: In the 14th century, Chaucer became the first writer to use English in his works

History Extra: Cosmopolitan Chaucer: Marion Turner on the 14th-century poet’s inventive, international life

Buzzfeed:  Hannah Loewenthal's 14 Best Books in 2022

Momjunction:  17 Best Books For 13 And 14-Year-Olds To Read In 2022

GMA:  August books to squeeze in before summer ends: 14 to read

NPR:  Here are the 14 books that NPR staff and critics are loving the most so far this year

Goodreads: Books with fourteen in the title

Read a book  with 14 or more books in series such as Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, J.D. Robb's In Death, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Louise Penny's Armand Gamache, Jan Karon's Mitford, Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone, or  Lee Childs Jack Reacher. 

Have fun following rabbit trails. 

Our A to Z and Back Again letter and word of the week are S and Series. 

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