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Re: [BKARTS] Book Worm origin chat/question (fwd)



For starters, there's an Anglo-Saxon riddle that already plays on the analogy between devouring knowledge and eating books - Exeter Book, Riddle 47.

Paul T Werner, New York
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WOID: A journal of visual language
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----- Original Message -----
From: Teri L Herbert <herbertl@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:36 am
Subject: Re: Book Worm origin chat/question (fwd)

> I suggested Kathy ask the members of this list for any
> 'history' or stories about how readers got to be called
> bookworms...  Please email her directly if you have
> any clues for her!   TLHerbert, Charleston, SC>
> >Her email is ktacke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> >>Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 10:01:05 -0600
> >>From: Kathy Tacke <ktacke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>
> >>I am doing a "Book Worm" theme for celebrating  NMLM.  Does
> anyone know
> >>the origin of the term "Book Worm"  I can't find anything
> definitive on
> >>google.  I am hoping the vast knowledge of this group of "Book
> Worms">>will have insight for me :-)
> >>
> >>Thanks and Happy Medical Librarians Month!
> >>
> >>Kathy Tacke
> >>Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
> >>1200 COllege Dr.
> >>Rock Springs, WY  82901
> >>
> >>307-352-8433
> >>ktacke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
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