#30: Learn 10 new vocab words & #23: Read 50 books in 1 year

New vocabulary word learned:

denigrate \DEN-i-greyt\, verb:

to attack the character or reputation of; defame

Again, a word I have read and knew it was a negative connotation but didn’t know it well enough to ever use it in my own speech or writing.

I’m still reading Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, but I’m taking it slow so I won’t be so far ahead in my online book club’s Harry Potter read-along. This weekend, I read a biography of my favorite (late) actor, Heath Ledger. I received this book for Christmas, and I’ve flipped through the pictures but I didn’t have the heart to actually sit down and read the entire book of his short life. I’m glad I decided to take the plunge, though it did make me really sad. Most of the facts I already knew (champion chess and field hockey player, anyone?) but I enjoyed the quotes from his interviews that I had missed during the time that I didn’t follow his career as closely. The book is called Heath Ledger: Hollywood’s Dark Star.

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