I discovered the word emacity while I was wandering around an online dictionary, what can I say, I like words and they tend to lead you down a rabbit hole, one leads you to the next and the next. Wait that's called reading...
Okay, so I spotted emacity and it struck a chord, I'm known in my family for having expensive tastes. I like to think its a sign that I appreciate quality. Hopefully my spending isn't uncontrollable. Unless of course I'm around jewellery, or clothes, or shoes, or craft bits, or kitchen items, or.... Wait a minute...
Emacity is an uncontrollable desire or fondness for buying things. It comes from the Latin word emacitas (fond of buying), from emere (to buy).
Find out more about the Shame Box in my book The Choice. Imagine a world where sugar is illegal, baking is a crime and the government use diet, exercise and shame to keep people in line. Winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition, The Choice is available to pre-order from Amazon, Waterstones, Book Depository.
I won the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition. My novel, The Choice, is published on 26th December 2019, by Orion
Title: The Choice
Published: 26th December 2019
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