Are book lovers and members of reading clubs geeks???

The word ‘geek’ is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit.

camposol reading illustration Sept 2017Geeks or not, members of reading clubs are fond of reading and though the inglenook at winter time is generally considered the best place to read, do not discharge a sunbed on the beach in summer time when you want to savour a good book.

Summer or winter, a librocubicultarist does not care as he/she prefers to read in bed. This word is a product of the Latin liber ‘book’ and cubiculum ‘sleeping chamber’.
A true book lover cannot resist buying books. Often, however, we run short of time to read these books and we commit tsundoku! Tsundoku means, ‘the act of leaving a book unread after buying it; typically piling it up together with other such unread books.’

Reading gives you a lot of different experiences and perhaps the most harrowing is hamartia, which refers to a fatal flaw in the story that leads to a beloved character’s downfall. This may cause the reader to turn finifugal, meaning forgetting the ending of a book that dissatisfied him/her.

Camposol Reading Group’s members have had the pleasure of meeting a couple of their favourite people – the scripturients. They have revealed to us what takes place in their scriptoriums. Scripturient?
Old word for a person who has a passion for writing – an author.
Scriptorium?
Just a cooler word for the author’s office/work place.

Can one read too much – become bibliobibuli? Perhaps, but, the group have decided for next meeting to give free choice of reading between the following:
The Sixth Window by Rachel Abbott
The Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins
The Forgotten Summer and The Olive Farm, both by Carol Drinkwater
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
Dominium by C J Samson
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Sam and Chester: How a ….. by Jo Bailey-Merritt
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan
The Keeper of Lost things by Ruth Hogan
Forgotten Women by Freda Lightfoot
The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
The Hidden Legacy by G J Minett

Our next meeting is September 7th at 2pm in The Cultural Centre, Camposol B.

For further information about the group and its activities, please contact Chris Leiper on 968 199 441
chrisleiper1944@gmail.com