September 27, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #3

Feature and Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

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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 & book too.

Answer:  Honestly, I really don't look up words. I can usually figure out what a word means by the context it's used in. Although there are times when even the context doesn't help, and in that case I just guess and keep reading! I know I should probably stop to find out what the word means, but it doesn't happen often, and I find it disrupts my reading "flow". 

Right now I am reading Origin by Jessica Khoury. She uses lots of scientific terms in the book, but most are explained within the same sentence. One that was not explained, and I just looked up, is Rickettsia prowazekii. 

Rickettsia prowazekii: a species of gram negative, Alpha Proteobacteria, obligate intracellular parasitic, aerobic bacteria that is the etiologic agent of epidemic typhus, transmitted in the feces of lice. 

Yummy! : ) LOL


  1. I don't really look up words either.

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  2. Oh, that IS a big word! Thanks for sharing it. ;) I'd love to use it, but it seems a wee bit complicated!

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  3. I sometimes use context clues too, but if I really can't figure it out or just want to know more, I have to look it up. It's really easy when I'm on my Kindle otherwise, I have to google or break out a dictionary. :)

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  4. I have no idea what that complicated definition meant but I was done at lice feces, that's really all I need to know about it. lol I have Origin on my to-read list, I'm glad to know I have lice feces to look forward to.
    The word I had to look up was from David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas. Check it out here

  5. Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. I am a new GFC follower, old Linky follower.

    I would have had to look up that word as well!

  6. ew.. lol.. I had to look up some words in the definition.. haha *new follower*

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  7. Hopping through. I usually don't look things up either. I'm lazy :-)
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  8. You know, I have seen the same response about not looking up unfamiliar words. I pretty much do the same thing. Glad I'm not the only one!

    Yeah, Rickettsia Prowazakeii - gross. I'm okay not know what that is. :)

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  9. Ewwwww I think that is one word I don't want to know the meaning LOL.

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  10. yeah, thats a big one, lol, thanks for stopping by my blog, I already follow :)

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  11. Thanks for stopping by! I added a link to follow by e-mail :)

    Happy Reading :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind


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