If people who love food and cooking shows are called 'foodies', then it follows that those who love words are called 'wordies'.
For all you wordies... you know who you are:
Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea
"From abluvion to zyxt - a year long account of reading the Oxford English Dictionary."
Zyxt sounds like a great word to use on Scrabble.
I'll keep my eyes open for this book.