Monday, February 26, 2018

Made-Up Word of the Month: Disreadspect

Once again I'm blogging about those feelings and experiences that only book lovers can understand, by making up words to describe them. Each month, on the last Monday of the month, I'll post a new word.

1. A lack of respect for reading; discourtesy; rudeness toward those who read.
2. To regard or treat readers without respect; regard or treat books or readers with contempt or rudeness.

“He disreadspected me with his negative comments about my favorite book and hurt my feelings.”

This is a word for all of us with non-reader friends who sometimes say things like "reading is dumb," or "why do you keep all those books?" Often they mean well, and sometimes their comments are harmless, but every now and then booklovers are left feeling disreadspected by some thoughtless non-literary-person. This is a word to describe that feeling when someone dares to suggest that "the movie was better," or worse when a trusted friend loses a book you lent them.

Do you have friends who just don't quite understand your love of books? Have a good story of a time you felt disreadspected? Share in the comments below!

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