Found via Facebook; the image is from a painting by Mary Cassatt
Angela Liao explains what the Japanese term tsundoku means – and how to pronounce it.
She then offers several methods of dealing with it.
Several of these suggested “remedies” sound promising. Or you can skip them all and enjoy the solace offered by Liao’s final paragraph:
However, if the mere presence of the beautiful stacks can bring you joy and lift up your mood, then you have nothing to worry about. As British fiction writer Jeanette Winterson said, “Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.”
Found at Bookstr
BuzzFeed Books has posted to the Intertubes this delightful video of things every booklover will instantly recognize as What We Do As a Matter of Course. Enjoy!
Found via Bookaholics’ Facebook page
Over at Literary Hub, booklover Michele Filgate notes that no matter what we read, or when, or why, we always do our best reading in very specific places. Often even in very specific postures.
Filgate muses on the significance of where she does her own best reading. She also quotes several other booklovers on their own conclusions about this inescapable but underdiscussed matter.
Found at LitHub’s Facebook page
According to a study published in September 2016, people who read books – not newspapers, not magazines, but books – lived for an average of almost two years longer than those who didn’t. The study involved over 3,000 retirees and was conducted by researchers at Yale University.
Found at The Week, December 10, 2016, page 26