Tuesday, 2 April 2019

TMST


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 April 2nd: How do you feel about author’s throwing big, obscure words into their books?
If it makes sense then sure why not, if it feels out of the blue and it feels like the author is trying to show off, then it might feel weird, but hey who cares!

Of course if it happens a lot then I might think the author is trying to compensate for something.

Ha, this was short!


26 comments:

  1. I run into words I don't know all the time but I rarely think they're out of place.

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    1. Same, most of the time they are perfectly placed :)

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  2. I don't really think about that

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  3. Most times it does feel like the author is trying to show off.

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  4. if it seems out of place then it just feels like they were trying

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    1. Most of the time it works, but if not....

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  5. Lol, I guess I don't mind it if it's just here and there, but if it's all over the place, I agree, feels like the author is trying a little too hard. :)

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    1. Like those words we should strive for in HS, haah, no

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  6. Not often I run into a big word but I am always interested to find out what it means if I do.

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  7. I don't mind, if it fits the overall tone of the book. But if it's obvious that the author was just pulling out a thesaurus to sound smart, then we have a problem!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Ha, I can just see someone sit there with a thesaurus ;)

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  8. For me, it depends on if its too distracting. I love learning new words, though, so I'll rarely complain about a word I don't know what it means.

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  9. Same. As long as it isn't every two seconds so it's distracting or pretentious.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  10. Weird question. But yea, I agree. If it fits the setting, place, character, then go for it. I love having a dictionary built into the Kindle!

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  11. I like it when it meets the character's personality. I also like it when I know what it means in context. I don't like when I have to look something up. Hard to do when listening and driving.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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