The Analogue Reader: Confessions of a Bibliophile


Can you keep a secret? I think, more than a plain or casual reader, I have become a bibliophile. How or why, let me tell you after the jump!

Credits: ethermoon

With so many of you having shared 15 of your most memorable books, it could only mean that many still find joy in reading books the analogue way. Now, I feel the need to confide in you, my fellow book lovers, with a confession of a bibliophile of some sort:

1. Whenever the need to purchase books arises, I rarely run to the posh bookstores or buy the latest titles. I head to bargain bookstores, where many hidden gems lie to be discovered—all for affordable prices!

2. If you need to meet me in a mall but can’t find me, chances are, I’ve run off to a bookstore (or two).

3. Good things come to those who dig. With this mantra in mind, I often spend an hour or two scouring bookstores for interesting titles (much to the dismay of those who decide to “shop” with me!).

4. I often turn to a book to lull me to sleep, but sometimes, I end up reading for hours. Flashlight with a book cracked open under the sheets? Been there, done that. Sometimes, I won’t stop until the brink of daybreak.

5. One of my biggest dreams is to build my own library at home. I think I may well be on my way there, since I’m already running out of shelves for my books!

Credits: sprocket

I believe that you, my fellow analogue readers out there, also have a confession to make. Can you tell me and the rest of the book-loving community out there your bibliophile secrets?

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-03-19 in #lifestyle #books #the-analogue-reader #lomography #reader #bibliophile #analogue-lifestyle


  1. jerisprudence
    jerisprudence ·

    Flashlight with a book? No. No. I am the "cellphone light with a book" kind of girl. haha. :P Blackout? No problemo. Reading by candlelight, it is. ^___^

    One of the things that comfort me, the sight and the knowledge that under my pillow, i'll always find a book. On the side of my bed, yet another. :) Within arms reach from my bed, my book shelves. Inside my bag, always one, or two.

    Hello there! *waves at other bibliophiles*

  2. janey_mcfly
    janey_mcfly ·

    sniffing them just for the joy of it? CHECK.
    The pleasures of working in a second-hand book store :D

  3. brendan-riddle
    brendan-riddle ·

    Aren't confessions (1) and (2) mutually exclusive? Keep reading, keep spreading the word.

  4. ellierose1989
    ellierose1989 ·

    I'm another book sniffer and I never leave my local secondhand bookstore without a huge pile. Its addictive. A library in my house is also the ultimate dream!

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