New words for the people who love them.
1. A word for the smell of a new book.
2. A word for the smell of an old book.
3. A word for the guilt you feel when you accidentally tear part of a book.
4. A word for the exquisite ache you feel when waiting for the paperback version to publish.
5. A word for owning 7,852 bookmarks yet never finding one when you need it.
6. A word for reading something you’ve always felt, but could never articulate.
7. A word for never wanting a book to end.
8. A word for finishing a book out of a sense of duty.
9. A word for that one book you read over and over and over.
10. A word for not remembering whether something happened to you… or you read it in a book.
11. A word for the totally unnecessary annoyed feeling you get when seeing a book you love reissued with a movie poster as it’s cover.
12. A word for the despair you feel when someone spoils a book’s ending for you.
13. A word for laughing in public because of something you’ve just read.
14. A word for feeling such a close kinship with an author that you feel they’re writing just for you.
15. A word for when you read a steamy section of a book in public and sense that EVERYONE KNOWS.
16. A word for knowing that you cannot fully understand a person unless you see what’s on their bookshelf.
17. A word for the kind of crush that develops on a person after seeing what they’re reading.
18. A word for being so engrossed in a book that you begin thinking and speaking like its characters.
19. A word for the realization that there is such a thing as “bookstore porn.”
20. A word for the creeping horror you feel when someone informs you that “I never read.”
21. A word for owning more books than you technically have space for.
22. A word for reading a phrase in a book and needing to pause and just bask in its beauty for a moment.
23. The word for the special love that blooms when you lend someone a book and they love it just as much as you do.