Certain bookworms eat books. Eat them, swear in them, spill things on them.
[T]he only luxury he allows himself is buying books, paperback books, mostly novels, American novels, British novels, foreign novels in translation, but in the end books are not luxuries so much as necessities, and reading is an addiction he has no wish to be cured of.
There's no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
Oh this? It's a 'bookworm.'They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.