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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: Tsundoku

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that every bibliophile is familiar with, whether they know the term or not! Tsundoku (pronounced like tsoon-doh-coo) means the act of buying a new book and then leaving it unread, usually in a pile with fellow unread books. I do this all of the time, not because I don't want… Continue reading Word Nerd: Tsundoku