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In the Japanese language, there is a term to design the behavior of a person who buys books only to leave them unread on a shelf at home. This term is ‘tsundoku’ and it implies the combination of the verbs ‘to read’ and ‘to pile up’. Hence, the meaning ‘of buying reading material on...
... or the collection addiction, was first spotted in Thomas Frognall Dibdin’s novels and it describes the unstoppable act of collecting first editions and illustrated copies of literature.
Later on, the same term would describe a person who is more passionate about rather than obse...
Though both terms are used in order to describe behaviours related to readers, Tsundoku implies the idea of having as goal to read books rather than to simply collect them, while Bibliomania refers to the will to collect books, rather than to read them.
Initially, the term was used only to describe the behavior of a person who is rather passionate about the idea of buying books only to leave them unread on a shelf at home.
However, over time, individuals have come to use the word in order to explain their behavior in regards to films, ...
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