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Old 06-22-2019, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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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?

Reading Maeve Binchy's 2012 novel A Week in Winter and had to look up quite a few things...

Nyckelharpa

uilleann pipes

kalanchoe

connemara painting
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Wow, that makes me want to read that book--the only word I knew out of those was "kalanchoe."

I was reading Snowbound by Blake Crouch on my Kindle yesterday, and I looked up Sonoyta, a town in Mexico, and Ayo, a town in Arizona. I end up looking up a lot more words when I read my Kindle than when I read a print book, because it's so easy.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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tarasoff exception - doctor-patient confidentiality ruling...
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:54 PM
 
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tarasoff exception - doctor-patient confidentiality ruling...
What were you reading that made you look up Tarassof v. Regents of the University of California?

This is kind of opposite of the question you're asking, but after watching the Chernobyl mini-series on HBO, I looked up Chernobyl (I knew what it was, as I remember when it was in the news, but I didn't know all of the specifics) and that has made me add 3 books about Chernobyl to my amazon cart.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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What were you reading that made you look up Tarassof v. Regents of the University of California?
The Possible World, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz 2018

a page turner. started yesterday and i'll be done tomorrow!

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Old 06-24-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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The Possible World, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz 2018

a page turner. started yesterday and i'll be done tomorrow!

Looks interesting. I may request it at the library.
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:01 AM
 
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The History of Bees

...

it was my Canossa - the site where Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV did penance in 1077, standing three days bare-headed in the snow, in order to reverse his excommunication by Pope Gregory VII.

Jan Swammerdam - Dutch biologist and microscopist

- search: jan swammerdam bee illustration
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:55 AM
 
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all from the book i put down...

Grant Wood (landscape)
John Steuart Curry (painting)
lamaseries
saltibocca
escallope de veau
Uttar Pradesh

from the current read...

Barmbrack brack (Ireland)

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Old 06-30-2019, 06:50 AM
 
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from the current read...

Barmbrack brack (Ireland)
it's Maeve Binchy's 1982 Light a Penny Candle...

an overseas poster in another forum said brack is more like hot cross buns ( and great toasted with lots of butter!) - in other words, more bread than cake, as I was thinking of Christmas fruit cake after looking at bing'd images lol. it has raisins and sultanas, and

Sultanas are "white" and dried naturally whereas Raisins are first put into Vegetable oil and an acid then dried, giving them a different taste and slightly less juicy.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:15 PM
 
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I'm likely to make a note to look up words, if from the context they look like interesting or useful ones, especially from 19th century books.

With non-fiction ... well, that's one reason I like books with endnotes.

Oeccscclhjhn, you must not be a foodie. And speaking of odd words, I've always wondered why you'd pick such an orthographically impossible hand.
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