I'm so tsundoku

04.10.2016 Kultur #Books

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TIL: There’s a word for buying books and not reading them. Guilty as charged.

Tsundoku: The acquiring of reading materials followed by letting them pile up and subsequently never reading them. […]

similar words like tsūdoku (read through) and jukudoku (reading deeply) are in praise of sitting down with a book (doku means “to read”). But we think tsundoku is particularly special: Oku means to do something and leave it for a while, says Sahoko Ichikawa, a senior lecturer at Cornell University, and tsunde means to stack things.