stacks on stacks of books

As I cleaned up my nightstand recently, I counted no less than 8 books which I have possibly perused but not exactly thoroughly read.   It contains collections of Pablo Neruda and Emily Dickinson poems, Joseph Campbell, an illustrated comic book introduction to F. Nietzsche, a philosopher's guide to happiness, among others.

I felt sheepishly compelled to look up this wonderful Japanese word to describe the current and ongoing situation...

tsundoku: n., leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other unread books.

What would we do if we couldn't laugh at our own ridiculousness?

At the very least, I come by my name honestly.

via {brain pickings}


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