Friday, June 08, 2007

There is a name for what I have...

Bibliomania: extreme preoccupation with collecting books

Main Entry: bib·lio·ma·nia
Pronunciation: "bi-blE-&-'mA-nE-&, -ny&Function: noun

Etymology: French bibliomanie, from bibli- + manie mania, from Late Latin mania:

7 comments:

vwiller said...

I'll bet that you have nothing on my family, have you devoted whole rooms to books yet? My father can't retire because we have not decided what to do with his office yet (nearly 4,ooo books there) and his study at home has annexed the porch behind it and the hall next to it. The last time I moved I got rid of 5 diaper cases of books (to Half Price books) and the time before that I got $50 for all the books I got rid of...and yet I still don't have enough book cases for all I have. The kids want a play room, I want a book room next house.

Lura said...

I know I don't have anything on your family! I am jealous though. Ha ha. I have actually become a lot more particular about the books I buy, only because I don't have room for them. It is my dream to have a library in my house and someday after the boys move out, I plan to do just that! I have pictures cut out of what I would like it to look like.

Mom2samandsawyer said...

wow, i cannot relate to this at all. I would like to do the same but with mr. potatoe heads, train pieces or view masters...yeah those are my weaknesses.

Crys said...

I'd like to have a purse or webkin room! SM

Jamie said...

Well the first step is acknowleding the problem!!!

Char said...

haha!!! that's great! I have it too!! :)

vwiller said...

My sister Linda lost her accesory closet (purses, belts and shoes) when she moved to NYC this spring...to have such problems hmm, I like my boys better.