Feature & Follow Friday (3)

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This week's question is...


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.

This is a great question! Normally, when I have a word that I have no idea what it means, I write it down on a piece of paper to look up in the dictionary later. If I'm on my Kindle though, I can just look up a word right away. It's so convenient for a word nerd like me.

So, that brings me to my answer to this week's question. My word is obstinate and it means "very difficult to change or overcome" (x). It's definitely not a word you see/hear in every day life, so I suggest everyone try using it in a sentence. You can amaze your friends and family! LOL!

Anyway, this word comes from 11/22/63 by Stephen King and it is actually used quite frequently throughout the book. One of the major themes of the novel is "the past is obstinate" meaning that the past doesn't want to be changed. Jake Epping, the book's protagonist, goes back in time to stop the Kennedy Assassination in order to change the world. However, changing time is incredibly difficult and there are consequences. I won't spoil anything about what happens, but I suggest you all pick it up now. It's an incredibly beautiful and powerful story...because I'm sure all of us wishes we could go back in time and change things without realizing how truly complex and interwoven humanity has become.

Let me know what you think in the comments! Or if you want, you can just say hi!

16 comments:

  1. I don't think I've used that function on my Kindle yet! I haven't really had to look up a word lately, I guess I've been reading for so long I have built up my vocab!

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  2. I love the word obstinate :) I came across the word before and I've always wanted to use it but never got the chance...yet :D

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  3. Hi, I'm a new follower via GFC, your blog looks lovely =)
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  4. Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. I am a new GFC follower.

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  5. obstinate describes my sisters :)
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  6. Great answer! I love that word. My dogs are very obstinate.

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  7. *Swoons silently over Stephen Kings work* Sorry were we supposed to be discussing something here :3


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  8. I didn't know it wasn't frequent to see this word, we use it a lot un french so I never had a problem with it.

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  9. Hopping through. Glad you liked the King book. I'm excited to read it.
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  10. I loved 11/22/63! It's the only Stephen King book I've read so far though since I don't read horror.

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  11. yep, seen this one many times. :)
    I love the handy part of the kindle to look up the words so easy. :)
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  12. Haha, I remember seeing that word in 11/22/63 as well! I kind of figured it out since I've learned about words that sound really similar to it.

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  13. Obstinate is a great word, I just might do that this week, LOL

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  14. Stephen King! Loved 11/22/63, while I don't use obstinate in everyday life, I use obstinance frequently when describing my 4 year old :)

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