The Fifteenth Letter – Alphabet Meme

WMyndi Shafer's YA bookten of her favorite things starting with letter B. The pretty picture on the side is the cover of her debut YA novel Shrilugh.

Myndi assigned me letter O and here are my ten O-words:
1. Orgasms

Come on, you knew this one was coming 😉 Sex is a great way of getting the endorphine rush. Next comes chocolate. And besides making you feel great, supposedly you burn 144+ calories per 30 minutes of vertical tango.

2. Organic Food

You are what you eat (and read). Don’t put too much junk in your system.

3. Obscure Knowledge

I’m a fount of random tidbits of useless knowledge. By the way, did you know that every year 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens? Yeah, Trivial Pursuit is a fun game.

4. Occult

All kind of mystical things, like feng shui and tarot, really fascinate me. And of course two of my favorite book genres are urban fantasy and paranormal romance, full of magic and strange powers. When I was a teenager, me and my friends tried out the Ouija board, and in my philosophy class I gave a presentation of Wicca. Not that I practice it myself but I find it really interesting.

5. Owls

The symbol of wisdom and just all around cute. I can be like the Owl from Winnie the Pooh.

6. Ogling Beautiful Pictures

That’s why Pinterest and I are a social media match made in heaven. Pinning is so much fun. You get to admire and sort all those pretty images.

7. Oomph

I love this word and what it stands for. Oomph is enthusiasm, vigour and energy (synonyms: pizzaz, zing and dynamism). And it’s also sex appeal and sultriness. A winning combination.

8. Oprah Winfrey

What an inspirational woman she is. She is smart, donates generously for charity and has founded a Leadership Academy for girls in South Africa. The Oprah Effect can lift any book to a best-seller list and her bookclub has likely boosted reading more than any single thing besides Harry Potter. And maybe now Fifty Shades of Gray.

9. Oodles of Books.

Ok, I kind of cheated just so I could include books on the list 😉 But oodles is a really awesome word.

10. Optimism

My glass is always half full. If things go wrong, I immediately start thinking how to fix them instead of bemoaning my bad luck and the unfairness of it all. Life is interesting in our house since my husband tends to be a pessimist.


Those were my ten. If you want to see more letters, Coleen Patrick covered L, K.B. Owens did R and Kassandra Lamb’s choice was S.


But do tell, what words would you pick for letter O? You’re most welcome to play too. Just say you’re game in the comments and I can give you a letter.


  1. Debra Kristi
    Sep 4, 2012

    First, you put me in a great mood with your first word. I laughed out loud. 😀 You have some fabulous words! Great list! I’m glad you played Myndi’s game.
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      Sep 5, 2012

      *grins* I’m glad you found the words funny, Debra. Thanks for letting me to know 🙂

  2. Angela Orlowski-Peart
    Sep 4, 2012

    I love your sense of humor, Reetta. The first item on the list made me giggle like a school girl 🙂 The other “O” choices are fabulous too!
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      Sep 5, 2012

      Thank you, Angela.

  3. Coleen Patrick
    Sep 4, 2012

    Love the quirky sounding words, like oomph and oodles! If I were to pick an O word, it would be opportunity. 🙂
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      Sep 5, 2012

      Great addition, Coleen. Life is full of opportunities, we just need to see them and be brave enough to grab them.

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