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Tsundoku: The burden of the unread book

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If, like us, you love reading, then, like us, you most likely have an array of books lying on your bookshelves, untouched, unread and uncared for. The Japanese even have a word for this—Tsundoku, the art of buying books and never reading them. Books bought in a fit of enthusiasm but eventually lost among the…

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