May 282012
 

Today’s question:
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?

My answer:
It depends on the edition I am reading.  If I am reading from my Kindle and/or Sony, then yes, I will look up the definition right away.  If it is a print copy, I may look it up at a later time.  What I try to do is read the sentence/paragraph and try to figure out the meaning from the context.   Sometimes there isn’t the opportunity of having a dictionary at hand, for example if I am reading at a doctor’s office or waiting in the car waiting for my husband to “run in, I’ll only be a second” at one of his favorite stops like Home Depot/Lowe’s because I know that his second gives me at least 30 min of reading time.

May is being hosted by Martha’s Bookshelf

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.

According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
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  1. it is so easy to loose track of time in Lowe’s….
    I guess a book is ok if you don’t want to go in too..lol

  2. Nice mailbox! Enjoy! And have a great holiday….

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  3. Tea with Death looks like an intriguing read. I would love to read that book as well! Section 132 looks interesting as well. I wouldn’t mind r’eading both of these. Enjoy!

    Visit my mailbox.

  4. Section 132 sounds good…. as for looking up words it depends on how engaged I am in the book – if I am eating up every word, then I need to know what it means :)

  5. I like your answer. If I can’t contextually figure the word out and I’m not on my Nook, I might look the word up later.

  6. I usually try to figure it out from the context too but will look it up to confirm that I’m right. Enjoy your new books!

  7. Nice list of books this week. I feel like I’m the only person who hasn’t read a Larissa Lone book. I really do need to rent a book of hers from the library.
    Happy reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. I like to look mine up right away. I have a dictionary app on my phone, so it makes it easy to do! My MM: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/musing-monday-11/

  9. I agree with your answer completely.
    Section 132 looks of interest to me too. Yes, Cmash, Lethal Rider came to me unexpectedly also. I wasn’t sure what to make of that and am glad to know it wasn’t just me having forgotten I requested it somewhere. (I did check my emails to see if I had requested or entered a contest for it.)
    Thanks for linking and visiting and your kind comments on MM.
    Happy reading!

  10. Section 132 looks interesting. I can’t wait to see what you think of it! As for looking up words, sometimes I look them up if a word really stumps me.

  11. The books look interesting! Love your blog, so happy to be part of the Musing Mondays so I can find lovely new blogs to add to my blog trolling list!

    I am a word-hound so I have to say I already do this for word of the day challenges which I have done since I was in middle school. BUT love my Kindle. MOST of the time I can figure it out contextually, but I look it up and add it to the list… and… well HERE IS MY MM

  12. Enjoy those mailbox books!

  13. Good books! A couple of those look a little scary. I like! Enjoy them. :)

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