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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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Adnan R.Siddiqui Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
One of my favourite parts of doing home visits as a GP is finding in the patients home. It’s one of the best ways to get an understanding of them as individuals.
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Martine Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Am I the only one going through this thread with a massive grin on my face... AND zooming in on all the photos trying to read the book titles 😁😁🤩
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Ky Jan 5
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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Dr. Shane Maxwell-Atkin Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Cannot love a word more. Behold, the summit of my “tsundoku” book mountains. 📚
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @Zoetjetoch
Ha! I suspect not...
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Tellison Jan 5
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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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @tellisontalk @jezmyers
That would be my Thoreau lecture! Did I supervise you also?
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Walter Jayawardene Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Here you go. And you’re in the pile too!
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @wjayawardene
Ha! I keep good company with Messrs Dante and Mieville...
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CasaSarasa Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
There's one of yours in the pile!
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J.R. Carpenter Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
these are just the ones by the bed but I’m currently reading ALL of them I swear
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Catherine Phillips Jan 5
Clay tablet cuneiform Library (some of it) of Ashurbanipal. 7th-century BCE tsundoku
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Brilliant reply! An old, old habit...
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @jr_carpenter
The Olga Tokarczuk is dazzlingly good, isn't it?
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Jackie Gorman Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
Each pile is approximately 15 books deep - oops !!
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @jackiepoetry
Respect!
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Robert Macfarlane Jan 5
Replying to @SarasaCasa
Glad to be lying back to back with Jan Zalasiewicz...
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Tellison Jan 5
Briefly! Lots of discussion of DeLillo and liminal space. Though I recall watching all of Six Feet Under on your recommendation.
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James Lomax Jan 5
Replying to @RobGMacfarlane
In case of emergency, Remember The Radiator. Generally about ten inches of perfectly useable space.
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