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The Daily Habits of Bibliophiles: Observations

I’m not sure I’m a real “Bibliophile”—though I may come close…

They do seem to be rare and lovely creatures…

Today’s re-blog gives a rather complete profile of these amazing souls :-)

The Book Wars


The distribution of these omnivorous mammals does not discriminate between gender, sex, culture, race and geographical location. They pop up anywhere and everywhere (though there are larger concentrations near places like bookstores). One way to identify a bibliophile is by the book bags they carry or if you are lucky enough to gain an invitation into their inner sanctum (devilishly difficult to achieve), by the books you will find cluttering up all available surfaces. Sometimes, they will have more than one e-reader because one is full of books they cannot bear to delete. Another way to identify a bibliophile is to check their browser history (if you do not care about being taken as a stalker and having charges pressed against you by the law enforcement). Most bibliophiles lurk around sites such as Goodreads, Amazon, Bookoutlet, library websites. See the frequency with which they access the sites; peek into their…

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2 responses to “The Daily Habits of Bibliophiles: Observations

  1. Jane Watson March 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Uhoh! I am guilty of ‘Tsundoku”! :-) I knew the pile of unread books meant something…(I thought it meant I was just untidy) – I am delighted to know it has an official Japanese name, just like ‘Wabi-Sabi’ – which describes the beauty of something which is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” – which might describe anything I attempt to write :-):-)


  2. Alexander M Zoltai March 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    You’re merely peripherally Wabi-Sabi :-)


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