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?