Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : Mastermind: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

Posted On 10 March 2021

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Every Wednesday I take part in Can’t Wait Wednesday, I’m also hoping to take part in a new meme being hosted by Elza Reads called Wondrous Words Wednesday.  I’ll be combining these into the same posts as they’re both short and sweet.

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is :The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig.

Thebook ofA family returns to their hometown—and to the dark past that haunts them still—in this masterpiece of literary horror by the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers

Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father—and has never told his family what happened there.

Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn’t have—and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures.

Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania.

Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver.

And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic.

This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family—and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another

Expected Publication July 2021


This meme was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion Blog and has now been adopted by Elza Reads.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.

No rules just enjoy and for further info check out Elza Reads.

My word this week is :


Anathema, in common usage, is something that or someone who is detested or shunned. In its other main usage, it is a formal excommunication.[1][2][3] The latter meaning, its ecclesiastical sense, is based on New Testament usage. In the Old Testament, anathema was a creature or object set apart for sacrificial offering and thus removed from ordinary use and destined instead for destruction.[4]

This is one of those words that I always mistake somehow and always have to look it up.  I have a mental block on the meaning for this one so kind of hoping that by highlighting it today the definition might actually ‘stick’ in my tiny little brain.

Anyway, this is the book that inspired the thought process:



11 Responses to “Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : Mastermind: The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig”

  1. Tammy

    Can’t wait for The Book of Accidents! Seriously, give me more Chuck Wendig now😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I confess that I had a copy of his last book and didn’t read it – I would love to fit it in soon and I am trying to work back through backlist books with that in mind. This one does sound good.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I’m excited for this book as well even though I need to read The Wanderers still. I guess I’m afraid it will read like The Stand did for me. Great choice this week!

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I don’t know, my days of enjoying Wendig seem to be over, but I’ll be curious to see how you enjoy The Book of Accidents!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope this is good, I confess I didn’t finish the Miriam Black series – I think I got up to No.4 and was put off a little. I should really go back to complete it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lexlingua

    Read your review of All The Murmuring Bones too. I like how you’ve talked about the characterization angle. That’s really important for me, so I’m kinda on the fence about this book, even though it’s also a fairytale working (which is my favorite!).

    And I’ve heard of Chuck Wendig, but never tried his books. I think he runs a very popular blog for readers and writers alike. Hope you like his latest release!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I have checked out Wendig’s blog and I can understand why it’s popular.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    My only encounter with Wendig’s works did not meet my tastes, but the synopsis of this book sounds too intriguing for me to give up my chances for a compelling story 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I never did complete the Miriam Black series – which I should probably go back and do, but maybe a fresh start.
      Lynn 😀

  6. waytoofantasy

    I really need to read Wendig–I have The Wanderers in my pile. I also just added All the Murmuring Bones to my pile based on your review (should arrive today!). 🙂

  7. @lynnsbooks

    Ooh, I hope you like the Murmuring Bones (eek)
    Lynn 😀

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