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By Tom Raabe

During this tenth-anniversary variation of the much-loved Biblioholism: The Literary habit, writer Tom Raabe takes a funny examine the all-consuming love of books and has up-to-date the knowledge inside of by way of discussing the ever-mutating new E-landscape and its results on fellow biblioholics all over. have you woke up the morning after a book-buying spree and been not able to recollect what number volumes you got or how a lot you spent? have you been reprimanded or fired for analyzing at the activity? have you bought or rented extra dwelling house only for your books? if you happen to solution "yes" to all or any of those questions, don't fret. you're not by myself. your entire restoration awaits you-just purchase yet another publication!

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These are serious concerns. For from infatuation, the biblioholics path goes nowhere but down. Outright craziness sets in-the demented bibliotaphy (hoarding and burying books), the outrageous biblio-phagism (eating books), the savage biblioclasm (destroying books), and a myriad of other manifestations of the eldritch. But first, we must consider collectomania, the closest near relative to out-and-out bibliomania in today's world. CHAPTER Six CoIIectomania He is an universal Scholar, so far as the Title-page of all Authors, knows the Manuscripts in which they were discovered, the Editions through which they have passed,.

Author executed immediately. C. Leviticus reissued as Sinai Lite-Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Salt, Pork-Free Eating for People on the Move, by Dr. Moses. Sales take off. C. Greek fitness craze continues as author Pheidippedes, midway through run to Athens to proclaim victory over Persians at Marathon, is struck by a "fantastic fitness concept"-The "Nike Means Victory" Run till You Drop Aerobic Workout Book and Video-which he dictates to relay runners along the way, completing it, just barely, before dropping dead.

Contrary to popular opinion, this near-millennium of history was not swallowed in a black hole of unenlightened yahooism. Books continued to be published, traditions in the trade continued to be revered. Despite deprivation, plague, government inquisition, and torture, the industry endured. Some of the more remarkable book events of those years included: The Jousting Abstract. Sports books continue to sell, especially those heavy on statistics. Chain-mail piercings, death-infliction average, and direct-lance hits to joust ratio are only some of the stats highlighted in this particular bestseller.

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