This New Trend Has People Buying Books and Never Reading Them!

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Tsundoku is a Japanese word that describes "buying books and never reading them," a trend that's on the rise after going viral on social media.

If you've got a ton of books that just collect dust on your bookshelf, you might be inadvertently jumping on the bandwagon.

Therapists say that a lot of times this starts out with the intention to read more books in the new year and then never getting around to it.

Some people guilty of 'tsundoku' say that's the case for them while others say purchasing and storing books just brings them comfort and adds an aesthetic to their home.

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