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Saturday, January 15, 2022


The Japanese have a word, "Tsundoku," for all the books people buy but don't read. I think we should create a word for all the celebrity memoirs that fans buy that weren't written by the celebrity. Let's call this genre, "fraudlit."


  1. Oh, this is fun! I have more! (You knew I would, didn't you?)

    The books that are gushingly esteemed by critics but are so dry that regular folks can't get into them: Snorelit

    The popular bestsellers that everyone adores but you hate: NO-vels or poopular lit

    The outrageous "tell-all" books that are one step above soft porn: Trashtomes!

  2. Yes, I knew you would. Good ones! Better than mine!

  3. Better? No way! But I thank you for the compliment!

  4. I have one more! That odd anxiety you feel when you have become entirely too involved with the character(s) in a novel and are skimming ahead hoping they will be all right... Frantic Fiction Friction!

    [You don't have to post this, I just couldn't resist.]

  5. I understand. Once the mind gets rolling on something it's hard to stop. I suffer from that as well. Maybe you can come up with a term for this syndrome.