Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them.
We thought the Kindle may have resolved the hoarding problem, but even that device can become bloated.
Physical or digital, the same rules apply: we often purchase books and forget about them. Perhaps surrounding ourselves with books isn’t a bad thing, but showcasing the ones we actually like could be life-changing.
“Imagine what it would be like to have a bookshelf filled only with books that you really love. Isn’t that image spellbinding? For someone who loves books, what greater happiness could there be?”
― Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
(h/t Maria Konnikova)