I love today's word, though I can't imagine why someone would need to be one - what with so many books available for purchase and library loan!
A biblioklept is someone who steals books. I imagine such a person loves books. I also imagine that they just don't feel they can have enough books.
Are their homes full of bookshelves, loaded to the gills with books? Or do they hide the books in nooks and crannies around the house, under the bed, or stash them secretly in dresser draws?
Do they stick to one genre, going entirely for something like historical fiction? Or will any book do, even something as mundane as a 2nd grade math book?
Finally, why? Why steal when you can buy or borrow? Why steal when there are so many free books online?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on being a biblioklept. Tell me where they store them, what they steal, and why. Who knows what story might come from these answers!
Also, take a look at Plain Spoken Pen's word of the week as well as all those listed below! And if you have a word you love, be sure to leave me a comment. Who knows, it could be next week's word!
Teri M Brown, author of An Enemy Like Me and Sunflowers Beneath the Snow connects readers with characters they'd love to invite to lunch.
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