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  • Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them.

    The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku (積んでおく, to pile things up ready for later and leave) and dokusho (読書, reading books). It is also used to refer to books ready for reading later when they are on a bookshelf. As currently written, the word combines the characters for "pile up" (積) and the character for "read" (読).

    October 15, 2018

  • Also can be translated as bibliophile - or someone who likes books so much that they will capture books - dead or alive.

    July 20, 2012

  • (n) (japanese) buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves or floors or nightstands

    July 20, 2012