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The Bibliophagist!

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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.

Passionately bookbosomed,

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!

Meanings:

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.

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95 comments on “The Bibliophagist!

  1. Rekha
    September 24, 2018

    Loved your poem, R ❀ I am a mixture of bibliophagist, perfectionist, sentranced, bookbosomed and readultry. Haha, that covered almost half of the list. πŸ˜‰

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  2. krishnapriya108
    September 24, 2018

    I absolutely LOVE, LoVe, lOvE this post — the words, the way your put your poem together is just so fabulous. Thank You Radhika – from me and all our fellow bibliophagists. πŸ™‚

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 24, 2018

      I guess as book lovers all of us can relate to it. Thanks a lot Krishnapriya for such a positive feedback πŸ’–

      Liked by 1 person

  3. iScriblr
    September 24, 2018

    Wow, this is a masterpiece!πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

  4. The Typewriter
    September 24, 2018

    Inspiring piece.. such beautifully decorated your words and presented them so skillfully dear.. hats off.. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘’πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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  5. Sakshi
    September 24, 2018

    You SENTRANCED me by your EPEOLATRY and made me your SCROLLMATE…..πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 24, 2018

      Haha! Appreciate your creative feedback Sakshi. Thanks dear πŸ’–πŸ™‚

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      • Sakshi
        September 24, 2018

        I had fun reading so the pleasure was mine 😊

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Siddhartha Dua
    September 24, 2018

    Well written . Thanks for explaining the words and their meanings.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. daneelyunus
    September 24, 2018

    Nice one Radhika

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  8. ismeet1012
    September 24, 2018

    πŸ‘Œβ€

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  9. Thank you Radhika, I loved your inspirational poem and the creative words you came up with. Among some of them I am definitely a bookbosomed person, always having a book in my purse. As well I am a smellbound one, well since I have been earlier on a professional bookseller back in Germany, that explains it all.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 24, 2018

      The feel and the scent of those crisp pages is so beautiful. I love them too. With you having been a bookseller, I can very well understand your love for books. So nice to see you here Cornelia. Thanks a bunch πŸ™‚

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  10. Mukhamani
    September 24, 2018

    Fantastic 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Indira
    September 24, 2018

    Impressive compilation and composition, Radhika πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  12. blindzanygirl
    September 24, 2018

    Clever. And original

    Liked by 3 people

  13. syncwithdeep
    September 24, 2018

    One of your best

    Liked by 3 people

  14. swalia
    September 24, 2018

    Absolutely loved it!!! I learned so many new words that fit me perfectly 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      September 24, 2018

      I am sure there are many to choose from , for an avid reader like you Shaloo. Thanks 😊

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  15. DeepikasRamblings
    September 24, 2018

    Thanks Radhika for bringing to us the phrases in such a beautiful and inspiring way. Loved the way you weaved them into a poem form…Kudos to you. πŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

  16. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 24, 2018

    Dear Scrollmate you enchanted me with this poem of bibliography and never knew these new words and they were awesome. All connected with books and reading. You had the Epeolatry of words. Awesome, Radhika too good.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Kunal Thakore
    September 24, 2018

    Oh wow! Where’d you come across these words?! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Ben Aqiba
    September 24, 2018

    Great work Radhika ! I love to read your posts

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Megala
    September 24, 2018

    Thanks for listing down the meanings of those words at the end, learnt a lot here. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  20. ~H@rdip~
    September 24, 2018

    It’s amazing post πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ I love itπŸ’žπŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Deepika Kumaaraguru
    September 24, 2018

    Every work of yours is sentrancing!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. vidur sahdev
    September 24, 2018

    Love the definitions! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  23. vishalbheeroo
    September 24, 2018

    I love reading it with the new words to enrich the vocabulary of the epeolatry in me, R. Books are an universe in itself πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Infinite Living
    September 25, 2018

    Wow Radhika you have done some brilliant and amazing work here!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Indira
    September 25, 2018

    Wow! Awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Bhavana Madbhavi
    September 25, 2018

    Superb..Enjoyed reading….

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Megha's World
    September 26, 2018

    What a creative poem and thanks for sharing these interesting words with us. Never knew they existed.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. thatreaderbee
    September 26, 2018

    Such an amazing poem and I can relate to it a lot

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Piyali
    September 26, 2018

    I am a Shelfrighteous prick who loves dwelling in the Litmosphere. Though happily married, but committed Readultry with more than one Scrollmate. I am Smellbound; senses rule me. And, I am Sentranced by your eloquence and respect your Epeolatry.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2018

      Applause dear Piyali for that spontaneous and creative feedback. Smiling πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

      Liked by 1 person

      • Piyali
        September 26, 2018

        Thank you, your poem deserves it. Beautifully written πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  30. thewritewomanblog
    September 26, 2018

    Wow! I have added those to my word collection, Radhika. Is there a single word for a Bibilophagist who makes a collection of new words too?

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 27, 2018

    Another masterpiece from your amazing creator

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Shantanu Baruah
    September 27, 2018

    Wow. This is simply brilliant. I learned so many words and funny ones. And your poem was just wow

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Team Wellness
    September 27, 2018

    Creativity at its very best…Take a bow…The books must be feeling alive and relishing the honor you have bestowed on them with these new age words… I am sure each book must be feeling like having won a β€œBooker”…Keep these β€œBook-a-licious” posts coming πŸ™‚

    Readultry, I realized is a crime i commit often 😦

    I have half a mind to spray my kindle reader with scents that emanate from books πŸ˜‰

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 27, 2018

      Haha! Thanks so much Karthik for generous and kind feedback. Loved another new word you coined….”Book-a-licious”!! πŸ‘

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  34. ESP
    October 9, 2018

    great collection and concoction of the terms, and then there is enough humor to make this Ultracrepidarian write this comment too.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. parikhitdutta
    October 10, 2018

    And I am Sentranced by this writing! Indeed reading is catharsis to each one of us πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  36. Pradita Kapahi
    October 13, 2018

    OMG! Couldn’t help but smile through each verse of this poem as I identified with each carefully positioned word. We readers are quite the book addicts πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Chiru
    October 30, 2018

    Loved this poem Radhika.. much inspiring one..

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Sifar
    November 18, 2018

    Wow….so much i learnt today!! And an amazing creativity as always!! Though sadly im not much into books now but will share it with few friends whom i know are book lovers!!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. meriamathew
    December 10, 2018

    i liked the word bibliphagist ,i am exactly that.I have been sentranced and smellbound many a times……its so glad to relate.

    Liked by 1 person

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