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The Things We Can't Help Hanging On To

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 14, 2014 01:22 AM
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by Carrie McBride last modified Aug 13, 2014

I happened to come across the Japanese word "tsundoku" - accumulating piles of unread books - on the same day a friend was bemoaning the task of packing up his hundreds and hundreds of books for a cross-country move. (Update: his final tally was 1,301). In his case, he says, they are mostly books he has read and loves so he doesn't quite qualify as a tsundokuist, but it got me thinking about the different things we hoard in our homes and the complicated reasons we can't seem to let them go. READ MORE »






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