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I Have Abibliophobia

But don't worry, it doesn't hurt. YourDictionary cracks me up. That's today's word of the day, here's the definition:

Word of the Day: Abibliophobia (noun) Pronunciation:[ê-bi-bli-ê-'fo-bee-yê]

Definition: The morbid fear of running out of reading material.

Usage: It is quite interesting that this word has popped up on the Web, the greatest source of reading material the world has ever known. Irony will never cease. Were there such a phobia, those subject to it would be abibliophobes, who would be abibliophobic. They would comport themselves abibliophobically, whatever that might mean. Suggested Usage: Words on –phobia originally referred to psychotic conditions but now we have extracted a word, "phobia," from the suffix and add it wherever we please: "Wylie is such an abibliophobe that he never leaves the house without several magazines under his arm." In a world where this word could refer to a psychotic state, we could say, "What better refuge from abibliophobia than the library?"

Etymology: Today's was probably a nonce word created for amusement more than linguistic use. However, it is constructed better than most nonce words and has survived and is flourishing in Cyberia. Greek a "not" + bibli-(on) "book" + o, a connector + phob(os) "fear" + ia, a nominal suffix. "Biblion" referred to a small book or scroll or section of a larger work, a biblos. The plural of "biblion" is "biblia," whence "Bible" from the Late Latin biblia sacra "sacred writings." —Dr. Language,

Which Author's Fiction are You?

Anne Rice is writing your life. Go you goth girl, go.
Take this quiz!

Quiz found at Jenny's Corner. Anne Rice? I love the Mayfair family but I haven't read her in eons.

Oh, I found The Spirit Animal Quiz at Crafting Jen's.

Since I managed to lose in my last post only the links of the people who nominated me and the letter "n" in nomination, I would like to thank  The Happy Haunted Turtle, Merrily We Roll Along and The Ravell'd Sleave (and Cottage46Knitter) for their undeserved nominations of me. Well, I'm probably still good for the Schmoozer award. Not so much the Rockin' Girl Blogger since I'm still not going to nominate anyone. How on earth could I possibly narrow it down to five? Ever one is rocking, however every one is possibly not a girl. (Oh, and I'm using blog names just in case you guys don't want your names out there.)

I finished Lady Audley's Secret and her secret wasn't what I expected nor do I buy it, but 1862  was a long time ago, thankfully. I am so HAPPY AND GRATEFUL to live in a time/country where if I marry some bounder and he leaves me, presumably forever, and with a toddler to boot, I'm not the evil one if I look for someone better. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel, I'm going to have to find another Mary Elizabeth Braddon book.

Just Wild About Harry

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  1. Okay, love him or loathe him, you’d have to live under a rock not to know that J.K. Rowling’s final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes out on Saturday… Are you going to read it?
  2. If so, right away? Or just, you know, eventually, when you get around to it? Are you attending any of the midnight parties?
  3. If you’re not going to read it, why not?
  4. And, for the record… what do you think? Will Harry survive the series? What are you most looking forward to?

Answers: 1. Really? The last one? Harry is the kid with the scar, right? Or the one with the letter sweater? Am I going to read it? I don't know. Probably. I really want to read the last chapter first.

2. Definitely eventually when I get around to it. After all, I have to read the last......three first.  Midnight parties? At midnight? At night? Please, please, let me be sleeping by then.

3. I'm going to read it.......probably. Unless they kill off someone I really like. That's why I couldn't watch Serenity, after being one of the 25 people who actually watched Firefly before it was cancelled.

4. I think he'll live. It would be "edgy" and "realistic" that Harry die, but OTOH, it would really put a period to the phenom that is Harry, if he's dead. Future generations won't pick it up at all, I would guess.

I wish JK hadn't started that rumor, it's why I quit reading the series. I can handle death after a series bender, but not stretched out over a few years waiting for the books to come out.

In renovation news? If they finish today, I will eat the new  Harry Potter book before I read it. But they're really close. I just want my closet back at this point (because the coffee maker and the computer works. The things one needs to consider a house a home.) OTOH, they're really close. Everything is painted, crowned with moulding, new baseboard is in, the hall closet doors are framed in, the popcorn on the ceiling is long gone  - but the walls need touch ups, the closet bars aren't in yet, the TV wall mount had to be returned (because there is not a single stud on the wall that I wanted to hang it on - it backs a closet in the other room. Grrr. So now I need something else to put the TV on. Something big enough to hold it, but not a block of furniture. Basically a bookcase, I suppose.

Okay. Hopefully the next post will have more Hezekiah and knitting photos. She's been posing artfully in the cutest places - the fireplace, perched on the rolled up Oriental rug, in the top dresser drawer - until I pull out the camera and then she scampers off, the little pill.


RheLynn the KnitOwl

Mark has kidded about going out at midnight tonight and getting the book -- he says he can wait until at least tomorrow morning ;) hehe.


Don't get me started on Serenity. Boo! Boo on Joss Whedon!!!


Hey, there's a name for my condition! I'm having a terrible time with the TBR Challenge because... there must be unread books here. MUST BE. Especially if I'm going to have surgery and be stuck home for a while - the horror of running out of books is not to contemplated!!


I TOTALLY have abibliophobia!
my kids have it too.
Is it inheritable? perhaps a genetic disorder?


Abibliophobia? I SO understand that one!!


I know, I know, I'm sad, but of course I went to go and get HP at midnight, and after some reading, and some sleep, I'm close to done, easily within the 24 hours!

And you know Abibliophobia is close, when you find yourself reading cereal packets and washing instructions.


Um, Flannery O'Connor wrote my life story. OK.

I'm going on record to say that I have never read a single HP book, or seen any of the movies. Nor do I intend to.

So, did they finish?!


I'll read HP eventually, but I'm not going to wait in line to pick up a book. It's not like they are going to run out.


What a wonderful word for a blog name, yes? And how long before abibliophobia turns up in the DSM-4?

Popcorn on the ceiling? I won't even ask. It's better than my grandmother's ceiling after a pressure-cooker accident, I'm sure.

I feel So Manipulated by media lately - first the Sopranos, then Harry Potter, and reading the House is going to have three new assistants - but I can't pull away. I can't. I can't.


I enjoy that it's a "morbid" fear --- guessing that a "plain" fear doesn't exist?

(Daughter and I are reading HP right now; refusing to have any contact with someone who might spoil. So far, so good.)


Great just what I needed...a new disorder to have! Actually just a name to go with a disorder I've had all my life, so I guess that's not so bad. Great find, Carrie.


I think my symptom of this disorder is bringing more books home from the library that I could EVER get read. So silly. Glad your renovations are nearing completion!


I've got it too!

I have read book 7 and enjoyed it :)

amanda cathleen

urgh, I hope they finish soon for your sake. But You really don't want to eat that book. Lots of pages you know. Remember that Grey's with the author that ate his own book? Wouldn't want that to happen to you!


My friend who introduced me to HP went to a book sale in Menlo Park on Friday. I'll be borrowing her book when she's done.


Read the book. Loved the book. :)


I so have abibliophobia!...there has also got to be one for the fear of running out of yarn...and I have that too!
Congrats on your rockin girl nomination!

pixie girl

Apparently Jane Austen is writing my life - I wish she'd get to a really good part soon;). I read the last HP7 bits first, then began properly and was a good girl. How are you doing, btw?


I would swear I have no abibliophobia, but my TBR bookcase would tell another story.

You're the first I've seen with Anne Rice as a result!


P.S. About the carnival, sure, whatever you can think of would be great! Thanks for asking!


Abibliophobia, my boyfriend's got it bad. And he doesn't die. No worries.


I borrowed a copy of HP7 and read it straight through in 10 hours and a half, giver or take some odd minutes and a bathroom break or two.

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