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Old 08-28-2019, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Looked up a painting. I'm reading David McCullough's 1992 Brave Companions: Portraits in History. He highlights various American pioneers and the fifth one is titled Remington ( the painter Frederic Remington), famous for his paintings of the wild west. Here's one titled A Dash for the Timber:

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Old 08-31-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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I'm reading Lawgiver by Herman Wouk and have looked up a few terms related to orthodox Judaism - most recently, Bais Yaakov (Orthodox elementary school for girls).
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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Looked up another painting ( David McCullough's Brave Companions: Portraits in History ):

George Caleb Bingham, The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1846.

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Old 09-08-2019, 03:56 AM
 
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lagniappe

something given as a bonus or extra gift.

The Grand Tour, Adam O'Fallon Price 2016
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:38 AM
 
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The Cave of Eggs

"Mary Magdalene Revealed" by Meggan Watterson
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Right now I'm reading Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart and the main character collects watches, so I've gone online to look at some of the watches he collects.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Every take notes of things to look up while reading? Maybe you look it up while reading on a kindle with wifi.

What did you last look up?
If I own the book I generally make notes on the first few pages of either facts I didn't know or other books or references to look up.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:45 AM
 
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I read mostly british/scottish/irish police type mysteries with some other stuff sprinkled in. So I'm often googling slang on my phone. I stop and google on my phone a lot. Also liquors, foods etc. I also call up towns and areas a lot on google maps.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:18 AM
 
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I read mostly british/scottish/irish police type mysteries with some other stuff sprinkled in. So I'm often googling slang on my phone. I stop and google on my phone a lot. Also liquors, foods etc. I also call up towns and areas a lot on google maps.
I just started In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1). And already have 4 more of the series lined up since it's so good.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:02 PM
 
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I just started In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad #1). And already have 4 more of the series lined up since it's so good.
Very few will be as good. But there's a thread on the author, so she's known and respected.

I'm reading the latest Stuart MacBride police procedural and looked up:

sharny
shanty
harling
drystane (gorgeous!)
slainte mhath
slainte mhor
loons and quines
up-and-over door
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