Feature and Follow Friday (6)

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers.  You can find more info about this meme here.

Q: 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.

Oh my gosh, this is such a difficult question.  I admit that I don’t often look words up, whether I know them or not.  I can usually figure out what they mean by the context.

But I just finished listening to Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins via audiobook.  The word “panniers” is used quite often, and if Perkins didn’t explain what they were, I probably would have looked them up.  Luckily, since I was listening to the book, I know how to pronounce this word, too.

Here’s the definition from trustworthy (hehe) wikipedia:

Panniers or side hoops are women’s undergarments worn in the 18th century to extend the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back relatively flat. This provided a panel where woven patterns, elaborate decorations and rich embroidery could be displayed and fully appreciated”

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I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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27 Responses to Feature and Follow Friday (6)

  1. Hahaha I don’t even remember that word in that book, but that’s probably because she ended up explaining it. That’s so great! But I usually use the context to figure out words too. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    Here’s my FF!

  2. Joder says:

    Got to love those historical fashions! LOL! I’m now following you via twitter @jone402 and would love for you to visit me.

    The Scarf Princess

  3. Neat word. I suppose it could come up in Steampunk works.
    New follower!

  4. Angie says:

    I need to read this book… not sure why I haven’t picked it up yet!! Here is my word: Angela’s Anxious Life

    Angie

  5. Donna Smith says:

    I used to read a lot of historical fiction (and audio books is my favorite way to “read) and I would catch myself using some rather dated words in every day conversation which would garner some strange looks from people. I haven’t read Lola yet but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.
    The word I had to look up came from David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas. Check it out here

  6. caitlore says:

    What a great and hilarious word! I never though about audiobooks as a way to learn pronunciations of words… I’m always pronouncing words how I hear them in my head and it’s usually wrong!

    • Quinn says:

      Lol! Me, too. My coworkers and I have talked about this before. That we read so much, and learn new words, but have no idea how to pronounce them. Hehe.

  7. Adina says:

    Ha, it always the clothing 🙂 Old follower.
    My F&F

  8. Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. It’s great that you got the added bonus of the pronunciation!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Corina says:

    Haha I agree I don’t usually read books where I have to loo stuff up. LoL

    New Follower! My FF @ Pink Fluffy Hearts

  10. Oh audiobooks clear up so many pronunciations! I’ve often found I’ve been mispronouncing important character names and words for books and books!

    I’m a new RSS subscriber. Here’s my My FF.

  11. Liesel Hill says:

    Yeah, this IS a difficult questions. 😀 My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. 😀 Happy friday!

  12. I’m totally picturing those old victorian dresses now, so THAT’s what they are! lol! but yep, I usually do the in-context thing too, I don’t want to stop my reading flow either, haha!
    Novel Reveries

  13. Yeah, those words had me thinking too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower 🙂

  14. Karen says:

    I’ve never read that book but I understand why you were stumped! I’ve never heard of it before. 😮 I’m dying to read that book btw, idk why I haven’t.. D:
    Thanks for stopping by my FF! I’m an old follower. (:

  15. Bookworm Mia says:

    ooh yeah that’s a good word since we don’t wear those today 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by my blog, followed back via email!

    -Bookworm Mia (Jenny)

  16. hahaha I actually vaguely remember reading about that book! X)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  17. donnablhmistress says:

    Didn’t realize that is what they were called.

    My FF

  18. following back via email!

  19. I don’t usually stop to look up words either, I’m way too engrossed in a book for that!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF’s for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Happy Friday!!! =D

  20. sinn says:

    Wow, I really like that word ^_~ Even though you couldn’t find one, thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ^_^

    sinn @ sinnful books

  21. Elle says:

    Oh, cool! I didn’t know that word! 😀 Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  22. Beth says:

    There were so many names for clothing I didn’t know in this book, and lots of things about sewing too! new follower!

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