So Little Time + Too Many Books = Tsundoku

So Little Time + Too Many Books = Tsundoku

tsundoku1As my time spent promoting Border Crossings: Coming of Age in the Czech Resistance increases, my time spent reading decreases. But, alas, my appetite for buying new books continues! The result is tsundoku, a strange and lovely Japanese expression so apropos for my situation!

tsundoku  積ん読 noun

: a Japanese word constructed from two verbs tsumu to pile up, and toku (pronounced doku) to read.  In other words: buying books, not reading them and allowing them to pile up on a shelf or floor or next to your bed!

Not sure if there’s a cure. . .

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