I better start by saying I’m a cynophile, or else my dog will take his revenge and chew up another flash drive. I have to be fair and mention the ailurophiles, so all my cat-loving friends will not be offended. Would it be appropriate to call our four-legged companions amychophiles since they love being scratched?
Of course, everyone reading this post is a blogophile (you do love our blog, don’t you?), and it would help if you were a logophile or fond of words and language.
Along the same lines, a bibliophile collects or has a great love of books but is not necessarily a reader. Lectiophile would better describe us since it implies the love of reading. However, if you are a voracious reader, bibliophagist, a devourer of books, may be more descriptive.
Breaking it down even further, a fictionphile is pretty self-explanatory, and a librocubicularist prefers to read in bed. Yet only a true clinophile loves reclining or lying in bed while enjoying the book’s beautiful illustrations and pictures (iconophile) while sipping coffee (javaphile) and finding joy and peace of mind during a rainy day (pluviophile).
Maybe you’re more like me and prefer solitude (autophile). So go ahead, find your favorite nook or cranny (chasmophile) or hide away in amongst the trees in the forest (dendrophile) and enjoy the light (photophile) filtering through the leaves as you read all things new or novel (neophile).
Or would you prefer to read your gothic novel in the cemetery (coimetrophile) in the shade or darkness (lygophile) provided by the night (nyctophile) with only the light of the moon (selenophile) to light up the page?
I could go on, but I’ll quit while I’m ahead of the game. So tell us, what kind of phile are you?
By the way, do you find yourself smelling every book you pick up? There’s a word for that smell – bibliosmia.
P.S. This has absolutely nothing to do with books, but it was impossible to pass it up: Gynotikolobomassophile: - a person who likes to nibble a woman’s earlobe. LOL
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