Friday, April 18, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Vocabulary & Friday Fill Ins

Suggested by Nithin:

I’ve always wondered what other people do when they come across a word/phrase that they’ve never heard before. I mean, do they jot it down on paper so they can look it up later, or do they stop reading to look it up on the dictionary/google it or do they just continue reading and forget about the word?

Some days I am more lazy than others. If I can figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word from the context it is used, I am less likely to pursue looking any further. If I have the computer or a dictionary handy when I am reading, I will look up any words I am uncertain about and cannot figure out on my own. Sometimes I just ask my husband who I have come to think of as a walking dictionary among other things. When stuck without any of those resources and no one else I would willingly bug, I continue reading. If I remember to look it up later, great. If not, it is because I have completely forgotten about it and moved on to other things.




1. The last time I lost my temper I caused an entire star system to fall into the void!
2. Right now, a countless number of things is what I'm fed up with!
3. The next book I'd like to read is somewhere in this stack of books sitting on my desk.
4. A big hug from my husband is what I'm looking forward to.
5. If you can't get rid of the skeleton[s] in your closet, leave the door open, and they will eventually find their way out.
6. The best things I got in the mail recently were five books, four of which were completely unexpected.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward going to my friend's memorial service; tomorrow my plans include adjusting to my new hair cut; and Sunday, I want to lose myself in a book and maybe start watching one of the TV series I have on DVD.


19 comments:

  1. Where is time to look up the phrases in between reading? Most of us are too immersed!

    Here is my BTT post!

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  2. Most of the times, I just skip through the unknown words because I hate to ruin my reading pleasure. However, I'll check them out next time if I still remember them...

    And I like your answer for #5. :)

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  3. Wow, you get books through mail. That's nice and wasn't even expected. Really great surprise.

    Week #68


    Serena

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  4. I forget later too.

    Sorry that you have to go to a friend's memorial tonight. Enjoy your weekend reading.

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  5. I had to laugh at your answers to #s 1 & 5...but I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Thanks for playing...and here's a hug (((Wendy)))

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  6. So do you like your new haircut? I love your answer to #5. Hope you got your hug!

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  7. Hi :)

    I am sorry you have lost a friend.

    I need a haircut, my hair is down my back, I see all those cute haircuts around me but am afraid to cut mine....we'll see.

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  8. It actually depends on how good the book is before I'll drop it to look up a word :) I'm trying to get caught up on my TV seasons too.

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  9. I love your answer to #5 too. Again, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend :(

    Enjoy that hug from your husband!

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  10. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Wendy.

    From what I've seen, most people have had similar answers to the "vocabulary" question.

    I loved your answer to #1, and #5 was quite creative too! I hope that after tonight, the rest of your weekend goes well.

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  11. I'm sorry for you lose and I hope the weekend is better.

    cjh

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  12. Sorry to hear about your friend, Wendy...

    You've answered the question for me. What you wrote is exactly what I did. Thanks for that! :D

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  13. Wow, you must really have a major bad temper, haha. Sorry to hear about your friend.

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  14. Whoof. Puppy love to you. It's hard to loose a friend.

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  15. Gautami - It's more of a distraction for me if I have no idea what a word means and can't figure it out on my own. Besides, I keep a reading journal and am used to little interruptions in my reading now and then to jot thoughts down.

    Melody - I tend to forget if I don't look them up right away--plus it kind of loses significance because I've already moved on by the time later rolls around.

    Serena - It was a nice surprise! I love getting books in the mail (especially ones I don't have to pay for!).

    Chris - Thank you. I really do need to devote some quality time to reading this weekend. I recently started a new book and I feel like I'm neglecting it.

    Janet - Thank you so much for the hug and the condolences.

    I enjoyed the categories this week! They were fun to play with. :-)

    Tanabata - I do like my new hair cut! It's much shorter and so I imagine it will take some getting used to just the same. I did get my hug. Hubby even came home early tonight from work so he could go to the memorial service with me.

    Sylvie - Thank you. She was a very special person and she's greatly missed.

    I went back and forth over whether to cut my hair short after all this time and finally decided to take the plunge. I now have a cute bob cut--cute today, anyway. We'll see how it looks when I have to style it on my own! The hairstylist always does such a good job.

    Jen - That makes sense. :-)

    We have quite a few shows to watch. I wonder what we will pick next . . .

    Nymeth - Thanks! I have a wonderful husband. :-)

    Florinda - Thank you. We just got home not too long ago from the memorial service. It was really nice.

    CJ - Thanks. I am looking forward to the weekend and some time to unwind.

    Alice T. - Thank you! :-)

    Sally - I had such a hard time thinking of what to say for that one too. :-)

    Alice (Born2Cree8) - LOL I actually couldn't remember the last time I lost my temper and so I took liberties with my answer.

    Reba - Thank you so much. Woof and meow back at you!

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  16. If I don't know the word and can't figure it out through the context then I usually make up my own meaning. :)
    Sorry about your friend.
    Love your FFI #1 - made me smile.

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  17. Oh now I doubt your temper is THAT bad, lol!!

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  18. Julie - Thanks. The memorial service went very well. It was a great tribute to her life.

    I bet you come close to being accurate most of the time too even when you make up your own meanings. :-)

    April - It's really not, no, but it would be funny (or really scary) if it was. LOL

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