Thursday, September 27, 2012

Follow My Book Blog Friday (56)


This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!

Question: What is the BIGGEST word you've seen used in a book lately- that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition and word too. 


Answer: Hahaha stop and look up a word? Seriously? When I'm reading, I could care less about what big words mean because I read young adult fiction, contemporary fiction, and romance...doesn't take a genius to read them! 

If the author ever uses big words constantly to the point where I would have to look them up, I would just not understand why the author is even writing that way in the first place...


I'm reading this book for pleasure, not to score a perfect on the SAT. Why would I want to interrupt my pleasant time reading the book to look up a word? I would say my vocabulary is pretty decent, so it'd have to be a really uncommon word to stump me, which would just end up being obnoxious. If an author did that, they need to stop trying to look like a smarty pants and just tell the story! You know a big word? Well congratulations! 


That doesn't mean I need you to share it with me. So the authors I read keep it simple and that's just the way I like it :)


24 comments:

  1. I love your reply! It doesn't take a geniues--LOL so true.
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  2. Hahaha, I loveee this! It's so true, some authors use big words way too much - like they're trying too hard to look smart. So annoying.
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! Old follower. (:

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  3. ^^THIS.
    Yes. Best answer ever. :)

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  4. LOL, love your answer and so true. This book I am reading has tons of big words some I know some have me scratching my head but I don't usually look it up just continue unless I am on my Kindle. But my word this week I just had to know and since we had this question I had a good excuse to look it up.

    thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Hello Jessica!
    I love Nicholas Sparks's books too! It's so sad and romantic. LOL. Which one is your favorite? I like The Last Song the best.
    BTW, I'm a new follower! Looks like you have a lot of followers. LOL. Please follow me back at http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com or find me at the Linky thing as Cindy @ In This World of Books.. Thanks!

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  6. Hi Jessica! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I rarely if ever stop to look up words either. If I don't know it, I usually just take in the context in the paragraph and assume what I think the word means is right. But I remembered after doing my FF post that I did look up a word from David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. It was "Peregrinations" I had never heard that one before!

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  7. Your answer was unexpected.... hahaha!! I think sometimes authors use big words for a variety so they aren't using the same words over and over again... at least that's what I think! Here is mine: Angela's Anxious Life

    Angie

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  8. Good answer! That's exactly what I believe, which is why the question took me by surprise when I first read it.

    Thanks for stopping by! New follower :)

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  9. Love the gifs! haha! I agree with you on YA books and big words!

    Thanks for stopping by my ff :)

    -Bookworm Mia

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  10. Sounds right! I can usually infer meaning of words based on context though! Although with Harry Potter it was more like I wanted to know the pronunciation more than anything!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  11. Ha ha! Very true! I read and write those genres, so I'll remember this post next time I'm writing and decide to put my fancy pants on! >.<
    Thanks for stopping by my FF's for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Happy Friday!

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  12. Great answer. I agree, which is why I went with a book of slang rather than a word. Thanks for stopping by, Happy Friday!

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  13. Awesome answer, and I agree with you I always hated it when authors would put huge words in their book. Especially when they put a lot of huge words in their book.
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  14. Haha. I agree with you for the most part. I almost never look up a word I don't know. Well, usually I can figure out the meaning based on the context.

    Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hop.

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  15. LOL. Great animation! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday! (Old Follower).

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  16. Love Mary Poppins! I definitely feel like that somedays. I don't look up definitions while reading for pleasure either. Old follower.

    Happy Friday!

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  17. Hopping through. Hilarious answer! I don't mind big words but there's a fine line between big words here and there and being pretentious.
    My Hop

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  18. More often than not, I find you can figure out the meaning of a word based on its context, especially if it's used more than once.

    Thanks for stopping by. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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  19. Enjoy! your week-end,blogging by.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature_28.html

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  20. I believe you do have a point.

    My FF post this week.

    Happy Friday!

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  21. I totally agree! I find it a little pretentious when big words are thrown all over the place.

    New follwer via GFC! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't usually look up words either. New follower via GFC.

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  23. http://chroniclesofabookaddict.blogspot.com

    hello new follower from friday hop
    i just love your widges. Thank you in advace for the follow

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  24. Thanks true. I don't want to feel as if I'm taking an exam when I'm supposed to be taking a break from all that.

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