Tsundoku: Illustrated Definition of a Book Lover’s Problem

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By Jason Boog Comment

Has your to-be-read pile grown out of control? There is a Japanese word for that!

Avid reader Wemedge had his daughter illustrate the word “Tsundoku,” a informal Japanese
word that describes our out of control book piles. Want to know more about the word itself? Wiktionary has more about the word:

tsumu, to pile up + doku, to read, punning on tsundeoku, to leave piled up) Noun  (informal) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with such other unread books