Word of the Day: 積ん読 (tsundoku)

tsundokuFrom a friend on Facebook, tsundoku (積ん読): "the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with such other unread books." (Combination of tsumu (to pile up) and doku (to read), which is a pun on tsundeoku (to leave piled up).

I'm glad that there's a word for this. It's something I'm well-acquainted with, but didn't have a succinct way of discussing previously…

If I lived to be 100, and could spend 40+ hours a week reading, I still wouldn't finish all the books I'd like to read. And that's assuming I don't turn up any new books when reading other books, and assuming nothing else is published ever again. Sigh.

Author: Joe Brockmeier

Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) and manages the community team.

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