This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
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?
I just skip right past it. I’m pretty good at figuring out the meaning of a word by the context, so it doesn’t detract from my reading experience. Lately, it’s all I can do to remember the words I know, so I’m hesitant to add anything new to an already full brain. You’d think by the way I talk I never got past the 5th grade, but I swear I have an extensive vocabulary! I just can’t remember any of it….
To take this a step further, I always assumed people who were avid readers were good spellers. I’m an excellent speller, which I attributed to seeing words over and over again. However, in talking to someone about this, she said that her son was an avid reader and a horrible speller. So I pose this additional question to you: Are you a good speller? (I assume that most people reading this post are avid readers.)
And if you missed my pay it forward post, seriously, go grab a kleenex and read it.