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When I look up ‘Bibliophilia’ in Dictionary.com, it says: “No results found for bibliophilia:”. Seems that I might just be wrong. When I look ‘Bibliophilia’ up in The Pocket Oxford Dictionary, published 1986. It doesn’t have it either. It had ‘Bibliophile’, which reads: “Bibliophile: Admirer or collector of books”. Check. When I look it up on Wikipedia, meanwhile, there is a whole page on it. 

The introduction reads:

Bibliophilia or bibliophilism is the love of books. Accordingly a bibliophile is an individual who loves books. More commonly referred to as a bookworm, the individual loves books for their content, or otherwise loves reading. The -ia-suffixed form “bibliophilia” is sometimes considered[by whom?] to be an incorrect usage; the older “bibliophilism” is considered[by whom?] more correct. The adjective form of the term is bibliophilic. A bibliophile may be, but is not necessarily, a book collector.” 

Nice. That is me, all over. So maybe, I should, rightly call this blog ‘Bibliophilism’. It doesn’t sound as classy, and neither does ‘Bookworm’. So I’m staying with this name. It’s not like it is is ‘un-PC’. (PC means ‘Politically Correct’).

The username I have, ‘Felix Feles’, means ‘lucky cat’, in Latin. I love Latin, I love Ancient Greek. I prefer Ancient Greek to Latin. I don’t know why, but I like the alphabet (alphabet: derived from the Ancient Greeks’ first two letters; alpha and beta). The alphabet is nicer. It looks more refined somehow.     


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