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Jun 14, 2000
This week's theme
Words about booklovers

This week's words
bibliophage
bibliophile
bibliolater
bibliotaph
biblioklept
bibliophobe
biblioclast

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with Anu Garg

bibliolater

(bib-lee-OL-ay-tuhr) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun:
1. One having excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.
2. One with extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.

[Biblio- book + -latry, worship.]

"From describing the trauma of marrying her personal library with her husband's ('my books and his books had become our books') to detailing the joy of browsing second-hand bookstores ('seven hours later, we emerged...carrying nineteen pounds of books'), Fadiman writes with an appealing warmth and humor. Highly recommended for bibliolaters and bibliophiles everywhere."
Wilda Williams; Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader; Library Journal; Sep 1998.

X-Bonus

Selfish, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. -Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), [The Devil's Dictionary, 1906]


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