The affair of a reader with his books is hard to describe. An avid reader, enjoys every moment with his books. Nothing compares to getting lost in this fascinating journey of fantasy, adventure, love, drama or a literary masterpiece. Be it an intense one or a casual read, the result is always magical.
Recently while browsing the net, I came across some new phrases, the scholars have compiled to describe some emotions a reader feels, ranging from funny to whimsical, which are generally hard to define.
I have tried to weave them together into poetry. Hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear your feedback. These new phrases are in bold and their meanings are at the end of the poem.
As a perfictionist, I glance
at my infinite collection of treasury,
with a feeling of shelfrighteous pride.
I carefully pick up
one among the many
from the litmosphere.
The senses breathe in
the lingering fresh scent
each crisp page emanates,
as it leaves me smellbound.
With a ravenous hunger
I plunge into her
feeling her warmth
as I turn her over.
I scrollmate with my favourite
as I am sentranced by it,
though at times guilty of readultry.
I am averse to ultracrepidarian,
epeolatry , I swear by,
for, I am an ardent bibliophagist!
Bibliophagist: a devourer of books, a voracious reader.
Perfictionist: a fiction reader with high expectations.
Shelfrighteous: a feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf.
Bookbosomed: the habit of carrying a book at all times.
Litmosphere: the vast domain of readers and writers of the world.
Smellbound: captivated by the scent of books.
Scrollmate: an author, the reader finds a deep connection with.
Sentranced: the state of being captivated by a well written sentence.
Readultry: the act of being unfaithful to one book by reading another simultaneously.
Epeolatry: the worship of words.
Ultracrepidarian: someone who gives an opinion on things he knows nothing about.