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Robert Macfarlane
Word of the day: "tsundoku" - the act or art of acquiring more books than one will ever actually read, such that they gather in stacks & flocks on shelves and floors (Japanese, 積ん読, lit. "pile up-read"). Especially common after Christmas. Share your tsundoku images here...
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Jez Myers 5 Jan 19
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Tellison 5 Jan 19
Hullo there. If I recall correctly one of ‘s lectures was the first place I heard the phrase Contact! Contact! too.
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Ky 5 Jan 19
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Thank you so much. As a Japanese abroad & book lover, I've been introducing this word. "Tsundoku" is a beloved neologism based on wordplay (there're words like: jukudoku:perusal, midoku:savoring reading).The word happily expresses that acquiring books is the beginning of reading.
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Robert Macfarlane 6 Jan 19
Replying to @kynohy
I’m very glad the tweet meets with your approval, and helps to spread the word(play)!
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Dr Shane Maxwell-Atkin 5 Jan 19
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Cannot love a word more. Behold, the summit of my “tsundoku” book mountains. 📚
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Robert Macfarlane 5 Jan 19
Replying to @GastroChap
Some cracking books in your mountain-strata, too.
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Catherine Phillips 5 Jan 19
Clay tablet cuneiform Library (some of it) of Ashurbanipal. 7th-century BCE tsundoku
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Robert Macfarlane 5 Jan 19
Brilliant reply! An old, old habit...
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📚Jackie Gorman 📝 5 Jan 19
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Each pile is approximately 15 books deep - oops !!
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Robert Macfarlane 5 Jan 19
Replying to @jackiepoetry
Respect!
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