Definitions: (1) showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for; (2) having an eager desire for <often intense>

Derivation: Latin, “crave”

Too Far: obsessive

Quote: Thomas Young was born in 1731 in upstate New York. The child of impoverished Irish immigrants, he grew up in a log cabin without the benefit of a formal education. But he was an avid reader who began collecting books at a young age and eventually amassed one of the finest personal libraries in New England. — Matthew Stewart (1963-) American philosopher

Comment: If you have an avid interest in something, find other like-minded folks to share it with.