Someone will ask me to describe myself and the first thing I tell them is I’m a bibliophile.
“What’s a bibliophile?” is what they ask 99% of the time.
I guess I can’t expect too many other teenagers of this day and age to know what it is. However, I’ve also come across a few adults who are unfamiliar with the term. I don’t think it’s sad. I’m sure there are plenty of words that I still don’t know and would need someone to define for me.
So what is a bibliophile?
That’s me in a nutshell. I have more books than my brothers have video games, combined! And I have five brothers, mind you. Though that’s not more than the number of shoes my three sisters have combined… girls really do collect a lot of shoes!
But in recent times I am finding that might want to invest in an eReader because moving back and forth from boarding school turns out to be a pain, literally. My books make my boxes very heavy. I did leave a lot of books back home with my siblings, but I keep buying new ones when I’m at the bookstore.
Even if I did have an eReader, I can’t say that I’d stop buying legit books. I love the look and feel of books too much to just never buy one again. Plus, like the definition of bibliophile says, I love to collect books with an unusual type of binding or paper. It makes the books much more unique.
I just think an eReader would be really convenient for when I’m traveling, and I do travel a lot.