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Word Nerd: Biblichor

Biblichor is the word that describes the particular smell that belongs to old books. Biblichor is a newly created word that combines the Greek words biblio (book) with ichor (the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods), much the way petrichor was created. Like petrichor, biblichor describes a very distinct fragrance… Continue reading Word Nerd: Biblichor

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Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

Abibliophobia describes the fear one (often a bibliophile) has of running out of things to read. Abibliophobia is a relatively new word created with the Etymology of a + biblio (book) + phobia (fear). The best line I've read dealing with abibliophobia comes from alphaDictonary where it describes the words derivational relatives "those suffering from… Continue reading Word Nerd: Abibliophobia

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Word Nerd: Librocubicularist

Librocubicularist is such a charming bibliophile word! I mean reading in bed is one of the greatest joys in life. To stretch out and curl up at will in a cozy, uber comfortable, pillow and blanket nest with a book, magazine, newspaper, comic-book, etc, that is the life! I'm proud to be a librocubicularist (it… Continue reading Word Nerd: Librocubicularist