That Pile of Unread Books Is Called Tsundoku

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Books are often bought with high hopes and good intentions, but they tend to get left unread on the shelves. However, Japanese have a word, Tsundoku, for this tendency – it is more of an affectionate term for ‘bookworm’. Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes that an anti-library of unread books is more valuable than the books we have already read. Marie Kondo take note: it is possible to love a book without having read it. This is proven by Aaron Lansky’s Yiddish Book Center which recovered over one million books and created the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. Read full article here

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