WOW #23


Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo

No! Wait!  That’s ‘The Magic Song’ from the 1950 Disney animated feature, Cinderella.  What I wanted to talk about was

Bibliobibuli & Librocubicularist

This is a pair of pretentious, $12.50 words that even I wouldn’t use except as a blog-theme, to make fun of.  I recently stole liberated them from another bibliophile’s word-nut’s post.  He claimed that bibliobibuli was a person who reads too much.  I don’t know how anyone could read too much, as long as your regular chores are getting done.  Poor little, provincial Dictionary.Com doesn’t even recognize it.  From its apparent Latin roots, bibliobibulum would be the singular.

Librocubicularist apparently applies to a person who reads in bed.  That is something which I just don’t do.  A young man asked his girlfriend in her boudoir, if they could have sex.  She replied, “I am not prone to object.”  I do my reading sitting up, if not in the easy-chair, then at the computer monitor.

‘Getting lucky’ at my age, means getting a whole eight hours uninterrupted sleep, something my dog and my prostate generally deny me. The wife regularly reads in bed.  So much that I think I’m getting a tan from the glow of her Kindle.  It’s just that my skin is turning an odd shade of blue, instead of brown.

Early in January, I will post my yearly list of books read, for 2017. You’ll see that I have not been reading too much.  How is your reading going?  Have you been reading too much, or has life made it ‘too little?’  Do you read in bed?  Do you do it prone, or propped up with the 27 pillows that many women seem to have?

5 thoughts on “WOW #23

  1. Kayjai says:

    Uh, it’s 26 Pillows thank you, very much. And I’m a traditionalist. An actual real book and flashlight.


    • Archon's Den says:

      A sylph-like beauty like you would only need 26 pillows.
      A comic real book and a flashlight? in a dark bedroom at night? You’re lucky the RCMP doesn’t get a report of a burglar. 😉
      I see that you survived the meteor storm….or was that The Donald and Krazy Kimchi throwing things at each other? 😳


  2. shrtnsassi says:

    Just use the one pillow, with a little light hanging on the wall above my head. I read actual books, I have read on a Nook before but didn’t like the brightness of it. My current book of choice is “The Plains Of Passage” the 4th is the Earth’s Children by Jean M. Auel. This is my second time reading this particular series. The book I read prior to starting these books was “The Shack” by William P. Young.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I sometimes raise the footrest of the living room recliner, and let one cat cuddle with me like sitting up in bed, but can’t read lying down or while the radio, TV, or someone’s mouth is running.
      My daughter, who seems about your age, has been reading Auel for 30+ years, since ‘The Valley of Horses.’
      Thanx for the visit and comment. You’re welcome back any time. 🙂


  3. I do read in bed. Typically flip flopping positions as I do so. It’s the only time I get a chance. Also it’s the only place in the house free of distraction.


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