The Japanese word describes piling up books to save for later ... even if you'll never actually read them.
"Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity."
I started my library in a serious way back in 1993 after I met Jim Rohn. I have read most of the books in my library’s , and now I have a word for those that are waiting and willing to share their pages with me. TLR
Are you one of us? A master of tsundoku? Mine takes the shape of the aspirational stack by my bedside table – because I am going to read every night before bed, of course, and upon waking on the weekends. Hahaha. My tsundoku also takes shape in cookbooks ... even though I rarely cook from recipes. And I think I most fervently practice tsundoku when I buy three or four novels to pile in my suitcase for a five-day vacation. Sometimes not even one sees its spine cracked.
My traveling bag of books currently on the go, including a couple rereads for the journey ahead.