Which of these are you?
- Abibliophobiac – a person who fears being without a book to read
- Bibliobibuli – a person who reads too much
- Biblioclast – a person who rips pages from books
- Bibliographe – a person who writes about books
- Bibliolatrist – one given to a superstitious reverence for a book
- Bibliolestes – a book thief
- Bibliomaniac – one with a mania for collecting or owning books
- Bibliophagist – a voracious reader, a devourer of books
- Bibliopegist – a fancier of book bindings
- Bibliophile – a lover or collector of books (word dates from 1824)
- Biblioriptos – a person who throws books
- Bibliosmiac – one who loves the smell of books
- Bibliotapbe – a person who hides books
- Bookish – fond of books
- Bookworm – a hard reader (word dates from 1580)
- Book-bosomed – one who can’t go anywhere without a book (word coined by Sir Walter Scott in 1805)
- Librocubicularist – one who reads in bed
- Literarian – a person engaged in literary pursuits
- Logophile – a lover of words
- Metrophobiac – a person who fears poetry
- Omnilegent – having read everything
- Reader – one who reads or reads much
I hope none of you are metrophobiacs? I’ve never met anyone who is omnilegent, I do not rip pages from books or throw them, and I don’t think the condition of ‘bibliobibulism’ actually exists (can a person read too much??). However, I think I am probably all the other things listed.
Tonight I plan to indulge in a little librocubicularism. Will you? Would you admit to being a biblioriptos, bibliolestes or a logophile?
Share your little secret with me by leaving a comment (I promise not to tell anyone!)
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