I Am a Bibliophile

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 159 People

    I Love Collecting Books

     I like books. I enjoy collecting books. But I don't think I will ever get the time to read them all.
    winniebree winniebree
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    Always

    I have a confession to make. My confession is that I love books. I am addicted to reading. My mom told me that when she was pregnant with me, she did alot of reading. So I have developed her love of reading. She introduced me to books at an early age and even when I was younger...
    KashK KashK
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2008

    If you are a member of this group

    and have a clean profile (read my "Read this before you add me to your circle" in my profile), feel free to add me and I'll make you my friend. Absolutely love books!!
    bookishlutheran bookishlutheran
    61-65, M
    Feb 26

    Oh how I love books. I have bought perhaps 75

    new books from eBay, since July. I'm obsessed with eBay too lol. I've loved books since I was a child. How they feel in your hands, the words inside them and the way they smell are wonderful to me. I'm told I have too many books but the truth is my main problem is that my...
    poetrylover poetrylover
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    I've always loved books

    and reading (I own about 3000). Additionally I've always loved art and a good sense of design. Combine those qualities with my intense curiosity and I've been the kind of person who examines book jackets, book covers and spines, typefaces, paper, decos, footnotes, etc. I own a...
    bookishlutheran bookishlutheran
    61-65, M
    Feb 26

    Books and Its Addiction.

    I've been a bibliophile eversince many years ago.Last few years though, seems to fall for old books, collectibles and rare. Besides new novels of say P.Cornwell, D Brown etc, I just couldn't resist those OLD books in particular Leather binded books. I have a collection of 700...
    flyingbiblio flyingbiblio
    41-45, M
    Aug 11, 2009

    I Can't Help It...

    I go to libraries and spend hours I go to book stores and never walk out empty handed. I go to yard sales and garage sales and buy books by the armload. I search for classics and unknown gems of wisdom in book form through websites on-line until I am...
    upsighdown upsighdown
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    I Read, That's All There Is To It.

    I'm not really sure what to say. i love to read and always have. i own perhaps a 100 books that I have bought(or received) over the last 7-8 years, and have read almost all of them, many more than once. I read even more i borrow from the local library, since i can't afford to...
    Devinous Devinous
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    Devastated!

    In my youth and young adulthood, I accumulated somewhere in the ball park of 700 book on varied subjects ranging from English literature, science, metaphysics, cognitive studies, history, art, etc. It is quite a collection. Unfortunately, in my adult life I've chosen to lead a...
    clf2012 clf2012
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2012

    I Love Them All

         I love books. I can be rather picky but I still can read all different genres. My aunt is an well-read English 49 year old teacher and I have still read far more books than her. (hehe) I just cannot get over how absorbing and wonderful they are. They...
    LonelyThinker LonelyThinker
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009

    Bibliophile

    My house is littered with books, both mine and my husbands, though his probably are more orderly.  Mine are everywhere throughout the house, in stacks, in shelves, on the headboard, on top of the armoir, in the baker's rack, etc.  I love cook books, do it yourself books...
    goodgrlgonebad goodgrlgonebad
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    One Room Full

    There is a room in my apartment that is littered with every book I have ever read. I hold on to each of them like a dear friend. Sometimes I go back to visit my old friends. I have trouble lending books because I have a huge fear that I will never get it back. Now that I have a...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    Library Sevant

      I love books. I mean I love the smell of a printed pages, the musty smell of the old library stacks,  the way they stack into towers of knowledge, the melodies and rhythms of rows of books with different heights and widths and binding. I love old books with fragile...
    NickDBibliophile NickDBibliophile
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 7, 2009

    1854 Carlton Porter - Thought It Was A Joke

    I found this on ebay and think it must be a fake. But then I looked at the video. Thinking about purchasing. What do you think I should do? i found the video by searching tookenmyname on youtube...
    liventruth liventruth
    26-30, M
    Aug 8, 2012

    I've always loved books,

    for as long as I can remember I've had a extensive collection of books. Sadly I decided to sell some of them, I now regret this. Reading is my greatest love and I remember being taken out of class when I was 11 to be told I had a reading age of 17.8, they wanted me to stop...
    belowthewaistcoat belowthewaistcoat
    16-17, T
    1 Response Mar 20, 2014

    Back To Reading Again

    i dont remember how old i was when i first got into reading but i was pretty young. i loved to read ever since i read Island of Blue Dolphins and then later the Never Ending Story. it was those two books that started it, after that i always had a book with me and read every...
    SummerDragonfly SummerDragonfly
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2012

    Hmm?

    I say it as a joke, but it's true that I spend all my "mad money" on pizza and paperbacks.  Through a book I can experience things that I never could in real life.  I can evoke emotions that are hard for me to express and process.  I can go away for a vacation...
    MossAgate MossAgate
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

    May I Join?

    Books are my absolute life.  I'm going to school so I can become a professor, and someday get my doctorate in literature.  I want to meet and talk to other people who feel the same way I do.  I love every single thing about books.  I love how they look...
    glassdiana glassdiana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2010

    Alas?

    I had no money, so I collected titles.  Big names, great books.  I bought them at thrift shops.  They were cheaper than a newspaper and kept me busy so much longer. Soon I knew about first and rare editions and of course bought them too for the same ridiculous...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    May 10, 2010
    steve221942 steve221942
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    Because Books = Love :)

     I have to resist temptation going past any bookstore. They have a tendency to drain my wallet! Let's just say that I used my summer money this year to start furnishing my apartment, so I bought 2 essential pieces of furniture: a dresser and a bookshelf... which has...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

    Devastated!

    In my youth and young adulthood, I accumulated somewhere in the ball park of 700 book on varied subjects ranging from English literature, science, metaphysics, cognitive studies, history, art, etc. It is quite a collection. Unfortunately, in my adult life I've chosen to lead a...
    clf2012 clf2012
    26-30, F
    Nov 17, 2012
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