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Book Moth, Book Flea, Book Mouse, or Book Louse

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Someone who spends a lot of time reading books is known in English as a bookworm. The Hungarian and Estonian terms for such a person translates as “book moth,” and in Indonesian as “book flea” or “book louse.” In Spanish, they’re called a ratón de biblioteca, or “book mouse.” The French equivalent is rat de bibliotheque, although in French you can also describe an avid reader as a buveur d’encre, or “ink drinker.” This is part of a complete episode.

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