The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website open to interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them.

As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better – and occasionally may offer features from Shannon herself that support readers to discover words.

 DISCOVER WORDS… REFLECTIONS is a monthly blog series that focuses on readers and the discovery of words. All blog posts written by Shannon Muir. This month she shares her thoughts on new words for a new year, begun with a challenge last month to consider synonyms for a word.

This month, she looks at three synonyms for the word HOPE.

Each month, I’ve been offering my reader challenges to consider synonyms (single word ones when possible) of a concept or idea, increasing the amount of synonyms each month.

This month, the word we will take a look at is hope.

According to the thesaurus, expectanticipate, and want are all possible synoyms for hope.

So what situations do you think are best for each one?

Give it a thought and check back this time next month for another challenge!