Glossary

Definitions

If you don't already know, here are the words and their meanings that you should know!


Bibliokleptomania (Bib-li-o-klep-to-mania)

1. a kleptomania specializing in books; a person that steals books.
2. the motivations of a biblioklept - bibliokleptomaniac, n.


Bibliophile (bib-li-o-phile)

n.
1. A lover of books.
2. A collector of books.


Bibliophobia (Bib-li-o-pho-bi-a)

n.
1. A dread of books.


bibliotaphy (Bib-li-o-ta-phy)

the hoarding or hiding of books, often under lock and key. - bibliotaph. n. - bibliotaphic, adj.


Bookman (book-man)

n., pl. -men
1. a person whose occupation is creating, selling or publishing books.
2. a studious or learned person; scholar.


Booktag (book-tag)

A book-related hashtag.


BookTuber (book-tu-ber)

Someone on YouTube that makes videos related to books - usu. YA novels. BookTubers usu. make videos such as book reviews, book hauls, book discussions, and tag videos related to books.


Bookworm (book-worm)

n.
1. One who spends much time reading or studying.
2. Any various insects, esp. booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste bindings.


Book addict (book-ad-dict)

tr. v. ad-dict-ed, ad-dict-ing, ad-dicts
1. To cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on books.
2. To occupy (oneself) with involve (oneself) in books.

n.
1. One who is addicted, as to books or a compulsive book activity.
2. A devoted adherent; a fan.


dog-ear

n.
A turned-down corner of a page in a book.

tr. v. dog-eared, dog-earing, dog-ears
1. To turn down the corner of (the page of a book).
2. To make worn or shabby from overuse.


DTR (D-T-R)

v.
 define the relationship.


HEA (H-E-A)

Happy Ever After


HFN (H-F-N)

Happy For Now


marginalia (mar-gi-na-li-a)

pl. n.
Notes in the margin or margins of a book.


novel (nov-el)

n.
1. A fictional prose narrative of considerable length, typically having a plot that is unfolded by the actions speech and thoughts of the characters.
2. The literary genre represented by novels.


novella (no-vel-la)

n. pl. no-vel-las or no-vel-le
1. A short prose tale often characterized by moral teaching or satire.
2. A short novel.


reader (read-er)

n.
1. One that reads.
2. One who publicly recites literary words
3.
a. A person employed by a publisher to read and evaluate manuscripts.
b. One who corrects printers' proofs; proofreader.
4. A teaching assistant who reads and grades examination papers.
5. Chiefly British A university teacher, esp. one ranking nest below a professor.
6.
a. A textbook of reading exercises.
b. An anthology, esp. a literary anthology.
7. A layperson or minor cleric who recites lessons or prayers in church services.


Read-A-Thon

n. A contest of reading endurance; reading as much or as many books as possible.

v. The impossible act of reading and running a marathon.


Sequelphobia

You loved the original so much, when the sequel comes out you have Sequelphobia, because you have the fear it won't live up to the original.


Ship

v. 
To endorse a romantic relationship.

n.
Short for romantic relationship, usu. used with fictional characters.