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Lexiboost: “Misnomer” Say My Name, Say My Name

By Eileen Ramos Misnomer (n):  1. A misapplied or inappropriate name or designation 2. An error naming a person or thing. When writing a cover letter, be sure that you are using the right name.  Nothing says “trash bin” more than an incorrectly addressed cover letter. No one wants to …read more →

Lexicon Book Club

Book Talk: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This by Kate White (retired Cosmo editor-in-chief)

Lexicon Lovers, this interview was first published on Kate-Book.com, and I’m happy to share it here! Meet KATE WHITE. Kate White, the editor-in-chief of the ever-daring and sassy Cosmopolitan magazine, wears many hats including wife, mother, bestselling author, irreverent editor and all around go-getter. A publishing veteran who’s been the …read more →

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LexiBoost: “Smolder” Stupid Interview Questions

smolder (v.): 1. to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion. 2.to exist or continue in a suppressed state or without outward demonstration: Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface. 3. to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like: to smolder with rage. The interviewer just said, …read more →

Lover's Dictionary

Book Talk: The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

By Eileen Ramos If you like our LexiBoosts than you will simply adore The Lover’s Dictionary. Written by David Levithan (who co-wrote the novel Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and wrote The Realms of Possibility), this novella is written  in the point of view of a nameless man who shares …read more →

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LexiBoost: “Linchpin” Holding it together

By Eileen Ramos Linchpin (n.):  1. A pin inserted through the end of an axletree to keep the wheel on. 2. Something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together. So what’s your linchpin? What are the key items that you’ve built your life around and have kept …read more →

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LexiBoost: “Logorrhea” A cure for the verbal runs

By Eileen Ramos Logorrhea (n.):  1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility. Why yes, it does rhyme with diarrhea. And just like diarrhea, logorrhea should be avoided at all costs during job interviews, work luncheons, presentations, and well, just about everywhere really.  To get rid …read more →

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Introducing…Eileen Ramos, Social Media and Editorial Intern

I believe credit should be given where credit is due. And Eileen Ramos, Social Media and Editorial Intern, has already proven she is due a great deal of credit. I’m pleased to welcome her as the newest addition to my staff. I know you missed it, and now it’s back.  …read more →

kate-book.com

Big news! I’ve added book blogger to the roster of activities. And as I share all my worthwhile thoughts with you, I wanted to share this too. The bi-weekly book club column can be found on Kate-book.com, where I will be reviewing books, sharing excerpts and moderating author Q&As. This …read more →

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Kate’s Book Club on Kate-Book.com

Big News! I’ve added book blogger to my roster of activities. And as I share all my worthwhile thoughts with you, I wanted to share this too. The bi-weekly book club column can be found on Kate-book.com, where I will be reviewing books, sharing excerpts and moderating author Q&As. This …read more →

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Trivia on Kate-Book.com

Ok, so I’ve added trivia blogger to my roster of talents. And as I share all my worthwhile thoughts with you, I wanted to share this too. My weekly trivia column can be found on Kate-book.com. This week’s interesting Kate-fact: Kathleen Meyers won literary Diagram Prize (Must read for your …read more →