Fascinating Friday

Tsundoku - "Leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books."

Tsundoku – “Leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books.” also…it sounds like “Sudoku”!

Hello, my friends! How’s your Friday?

This here wonderful image is from a Buzzfeed article, and from a book about words that do not have a perfect translation into English (Credit and links down below).

So, how precarious is your to-be-read pile (TBR, if you’re one for abbrevs)? I actually have a small bookcase full…it’s three full shelves, and the TBRs fill only a shelf and a half of it…but still. It’s absurd.

And do I stop buying books? Of course not! Do I reach for them in sequence, in regularity? Nope. I’ll borrow a hardcover from work. I’ll download a netgalley ARC on my eReader. It could be months before I have to reach for my TBR shelves.

It’s a sickness, this book reading. Isn’t it wonderful? 🙂

Books Mentioned in this Post:

lostintranslation

Lost in Translation by Ella Frances Sanders is an awesome book of illustrations depicting the closest English translations of obscure words in other languages. Did you know “Commuovere,” is a Norwegian word, roughly meaning: “To be moved in a heartwarming way, usually relating to a story that moved you to tears”? There is even a word out there for the unit of measurement for the time it takes to eat a banana. Delightful 🙂

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