Words All Book Lovers Should be Using

Literary language

Are you always caught with your nose in a good book? Do you feel close enough to fictional characters that you consider them your friends? Well, chances are you’re an eager reader. And if so, every true bookworm should be caught using these words when describing their love of literature.

Colophon

If you're truly crazy about books: No page is left unturned when you read, including the author section, acknowledgments, and even the title page. That's where you find the colophon: the imprint from the publisher, and you treat that page just as seriously as you treat the rest.

Bibliotaph

We all have our vices. Some worse than others - hoarding oodles of chocolate under your bed might be just a tad embarrassing. But if you are a bibliotaph, your obsession isn’t so bad. It just means you’re so into reading that you stow away tons of books wherever you can - your closet, the stove, the dog’s bed. Anywhere to keep them safe or you know, keep your dirty little secret safe.

Fascicle

While some readers thrive on an 800-pager that will keep them busy for, oh say, a few long nights, others prefer something on the smaller scale. A fascicle, published installments or sections of a book, provides the perfect amount to read in a short amount of time. A great example is Emily Dickinson’s Fascicles, which feature over 800 of her poems across 40 different pamphlets.

Logophile

Sure, you’re a classified book devotee, but are you also a logophile? Well, if you like to read then you most likely enjoy the words behind the story. And if that’s the case, you can be sure to add the term logophile to your resume, because that means you are a serious word enthusiast.

Sesquipedalian

Sometimes being long-winded isn’t a good thing. No one wants to listen to an overly long (and boring) speech, but using long words (especially when they are perfect for what's being communicated!) isn't always a bad thing. In fact, sesquipedalians can make an otherwise dull sentence sound like music to your ears.

Bibliophile

If you're a bibliophile, that means you love the physical structure of books. Perhaps you're obsessed with hand-drawn illustrations on the cover, or maybe you're a sucker for paperbacks. Bibliophiles pay close attention to the whole package, from a book's spine to the quality of paper the words are printed on.

Bookish

When you spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about fictional characters, (and the many plot twists that come their way), you can definitely classify yourself as bookish. Curled up with a good book over the weekend sounds much better than drinks at a new club - and that’s because you are devoted to those pages like any true book nerd should be.