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There's A Japanese Word For People Who Buy Books They Never Read

Raise your hand if you're guilty!
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Are you the type of person who buys books, thinking you’ll read them when you have enough time? But in reality, they just end up stacked in a corner of your room? Like, how many of Jojo Moyes’ books did you buy—collect—after you watched or heard about Me Before You? Did you actually read all of them?

(Probably not.)

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Well, as it turns out, there’s actually a word for the act of hoarding books without ever cracking them open: tsundoku.

Despite e-books becoming widely successful, physical books are still going strong! It seems like reading from an actual book is one of the few enjoyments of the old world that technology hasn’t been able to trump.

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And we’re *secretly* so happy about it. 

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