Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wondrous Words Wednesday: Tsundoku

Tsundoku:  Japanese for leaving a book unread after acquiring it, usually piled up together with other unread books.

I found this word, and Ella Frances Sanders' wonderful illustration (above), in a fascinating article on Pocket today, Umberto Eco's Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones.  After I discovered this Japanese term, I felt compelled to share it with my fellow book bloggers and readers. It certainly applies to me.  Let me know if you can relate to this, too!

Graciously hosted each week by Kathy from BermudaOnion's Weblog, Wondrous Words Wednesday is a great way to share new words you've encountered while reading.  If you want to play along, find a word (or a few words), grab the button, write a post, and then add your link to the Mr. Linky!

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