Readerly Terms We Made Up
Do you ever find yourself saying, "There should be a word for that?" We've taken it upon ourselves to create a list of bibliocentric words and phrases that should be in common parlance.
- •Read rageAggressive behavior by a reader angered by a book's contents, often directed at the book itself.
- •BookclipseA phenomenon in which a book is so engrossing that it completely obscures one's perception of time.
- •PubnaciousInclined to quarrel readily about a book's merits.
- •ShakesmeareTo sully with flowery speech.
- •SentrancedCaptivated by a well-written sentence.
- •Scroll mateAn author with whom one has a profound and ancient connection.
- •Shelf-righteousA feeling of superiority about one's bookshelf.
- •ReadulteryThe act of being unfaithful to one book by reading another concurrently.
- •PerfictionistA fiction reader with exacting standards.
- •Litmosphere1. The vast domain of the world's readers and writers 2. A lively literary mood permeating the air.
- •PlotheadA person who gets high on books daily.
- •ReadorableExceedingly lovable while in the act of reading.
- •PrintrovertA person who favors the company of books to people