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I Am Addicted to Books

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    Library

    I volunteer in the library checking in books 2 days a week. My reading list just keeps getting longer and longer.
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    True Evil

    I love to read, that's why Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com are evil entities tempting me to spend money I don't have and make me make friends with book shelf makers .
    jadecrow jadecrow 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Yes I Love Books

    I have probably had enough books to open a small bookstore in my short life time. Books have been my way to escape. Characters leap off the page and have been great teachers. I have learned many things from my books. My life has been opened to different lifestyles and walks of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2012

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    I Have Serious Book Issues

    Ok, here's my story.  I have about 1,200 hardbacks in my house.  I'm anal about getting hardbacks as paperbacks just won't do.  My books are of no particular genre as I love literature, science fiction, history, short stories, plays, thrillers, you name it. ...
    fsulka fsulka 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2010

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    I Don't Suffer From Book Addiction... I Love Every Moment Of It!

    "Literature is my Utopia."  ~Helen Keller If you were to ask people who know me well to provide the ten phrases I say most often, the sentence "I love books!" would be near the top of the list.  (Probably it would appear right between: "I shall return-- unless, of course, I'm...
    WildMagic WildMagic 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    My Weird Obsession

    I'm so addicted to books. If I don't read, then I'm thinking about the latest book I've read. I read at least one 200-400 page book a day as average. I don't feel well when I'm not reading and I'm completely detracted, still in my fantasy world for the whole day. it's like I...
    XoutsiderX XoutsiderX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    Has anyone read Salinger's The Catcher in the

    Rye? Is it depressing...or is it just me?
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Book Fetish

    I believe I inherited my addiction to books from my late mother. Her apartment was filled, and I mean, filled with books. It didn't matter whether ther were used or new. She had to have books around her. And guess what? I'm the same way. I have books on everything from Astrology...
    Pisceskitty Pisceskitty 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Addicted To Storybooks

    Since when I was young, I have read many books. That new hobby became my passion, almost everyday I craved for a book, something interesting, adventurous type of book. I would go to the library and go along the shelves, with my eyes scanning the title of the each book. If the...
    ohyeahhello ohyeahhello 22-25 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    I Am A Total Book Worm

    Ok not done anything like this before and not sure what to write here either. But here goes.... I am totally addicted to books. I watch very little telly and after putting my five year old to bed I go to bed myself but although I'm in bed by half seven I am awake all night...
    justjaney4444 justjaney4444 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Addicted To Reading About Pregnancy!

    i am 9 weeks pregnant with twins, and i am addicted to reading about pregnancy and babies! I have been reading about parenting, but I have been taking care of my siblings since i was a little girl so I have been reading more about pregnancy. i didnt really know anything about it...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    I love reading books.

    I use books to escape from the world.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I Am a Word-aholic and Married to a Word-aholic.

    I buy books all the time, and so does my husband. Yesterday while dealing with some banking issues, the cashier said, "Wait, I know your husband! He has that crazy signature." The cashier went on to say that she noticed his signature chiefly on checks made...
    mamapolo mamapolo 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Open Book Shelves

    Are there any open book shelves where you live ? I really like them. I love to read but I don't have space and money to buy one book after the other. Libraries are great, but I don't always want to go there and sometimes I can't finish reading the books before I have to return...
    Lluvina03 Lluvina03 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2012

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    Books Are My Escape

    books are special. its like holding gold in your hands. when ever i read a book i fel myself being pulled in. i feel like i am there. i love all books! romance, poetry, suspence, horror, crime, angst. i like it all. i could spend all day in a book store and be happy. books are my...
    ingnored ingnored 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    I'm actually suppose to be on a blind date with

    one now called Legends of the Fall he makes me so happy ^_^'... ;}D Brain: o_O... Uh-huh ~_~ Well enjoy loser :{D Me: ... Thanks I will enjoy something that makes me the happiest I've ever been thanks ;}D Brain: ... So sad >_< Me: ...:}O Brain: You can't find your own...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 Feb 9

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    Rose Colored Shades

    My highschool english teacher told me loooong ago that I need to take off my rose colored shades and see the world for what it is. I'm a dreamer and a romantic beyond belief though sometimes I wish I was not. I had twins about a year and a half ago and am now a stay at home mommy...
    Izolde Izolde 36-40 2 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby

    after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books on half.com and amazon. Lately, I have been reading a lot of nutrition science books but only the ones that go against mainstream science since...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    Sure Am

    I just bought these books...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    Hi, I'm Ck and I'm a Book Addict

    I cannot stop buying books.  I can't.  I think I might need some help.  If I go into a bookstore and leave without buying something, I start to have a mini panic attack.  I get all nervous and jittery.  I know that I should be proud of myself for not...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Not The Textbook Teacher

    I have always loved books, ever since I was a little girl. I read a couple of books a month and still haunt libraries, bookstores and on-line book services for new treasures. Sometimes, believe it or not, that leads to trouble. In fifth grade, one of the teachers at my...
    sarahcantstop sarahcantstop 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Book Obsession

    I'm addicted to books, yet it's more like an obsession. It all started when me and my mom weren't on good terms, so she put me on punishment and like any other parent, she took away my TV and my computer but not my phone or my ipad, I was so angry and started downloading apps...
    TatianaSunryse TatianaSunryse 16-17 2 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Inexpensive & Legal Addiction.

    Most people are addicted to reading, and while I am addicted to the act of reading as well, I think I'm mostly addicted to books. I have piles of books that I've never read. Piles and piles of discarded anthologies from old college classes, piles of quarter-and-fifty-cent...
    bextacy bextacy 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    I Can't Live Without Books

    I am addicited to books since I was young. I guess my addiction to the books springs from my lonely childhood. But still my friends says even back then my nose were buried in a book. I nagivited with ease though my high schools crowded hallway with my face in the book. One time...
    deafnerd deafnerd 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    My Illogical Fear Of Butterflies

    Ever since I can remember, I have been terrified of butterflies. I know that it seems silly due to the fact that butterflies are harmful insects. i try really hard to remember that every time I see a butterfly. However no matter how many times I tell myself that they are harmless...
    CatreaDanielle CatreaDanielle 18-21, F Jan 16, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Bibliophile

    Okay, so I'm not really familiar with this, nor very comfortable, but my therapist recommends actually talking to people, and I'm hoping y'all will be less judgmental. I started reading when I was nine with The Hobbit. Well, I guess that's a bit untrue. I read the basics before...
    Veriduin Veriduin 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    The Stress Monster

    So today is my first day back for spring semester and already I'm stressed and maybe even a little nervous. Two things that I should never be considering the consequences of both. I didn't think that I was as stressed as I was but obviously my body does. My senior year of high...
    CatreaDanielle CatreaDanielle 18-21, F Jan 15, 2013

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    I think I have a problem.

    ........ BOOKS! 📚📖
    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Me Too

    I feel very lost without a book to read.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Jun 25, 2012

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    Books... Yummy.

    I adore books, believe it or not. I am literally addicted. I just adore sucking the brilliance out of literature! So many creative people have made all of these amazing books. I just love so many authors! Reading is what made me want to be an author.
    xxMindlessManda xxMindlessManda 18-21, F Jan 14, 2008

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    I Had A Bit Of A Relapse

    I just spent about 90 dollars on Amazon, but here is why that is ok. I earned a 324 dollar bonus, and I should be able to spend my bonus on whatever tickles my fancy, right? There is no reason for me to feel guilty for buying books that I, of course, need when I worked hard for...
    260iwurofi 260iwurofi 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2010

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    My Name Is Jasmin, And It's Been 24 Hours Since I Purchased A Book.

    I am so proud. I think I might even be able  to stop buying them until the next Nora Roberts book comes out next month.  But then, when i go a month, always feel the need to purchase in bulk. In previous posts, people have mentioned about hoarding books. I don't hoard...
    260iwurofi 260iwurofi 26-30, F Jun 13, 2010

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    I Need To Buy Amazon.com Stock - Make Some Of My Money Back!

    I went to Ikea and bought a set of book shelves, only to realize that I owe nearly 15 books that I have not yet read! So instead of making plans to read those books, what do I do... I go to BetterWorldBooks.com and buy 5 more LOL So, after I was done with my Deepak...
    PhillAlexandros PhillAlexandros 26-30 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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    The Stress Monster

    So today is my first day back for spring semester and already I'm stressed and maybe even a little nervous. Two things that I should never be considering the consequences of both. I didn't think that I was as stressed as I was but obviously my body does. My senior year of high...
    CatreaDanielle CatreaDanielle 18-21, F Jan 15, 2013

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    Better Than Heroine

    I have no idea where to start. My mom mostly encouraged my love of books. And the more i read the more i knew, and eventually books, stories, it all became a craving. I can't go a day without reading something, it's like a physical pain that needs the relief of stories and...
    Virgo17 Virgo17 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    I AM ADDICTED TO BOOKS

    It all started when i read the hunger games. I couldn't put the book down, i mean that's happened with other books before but this was different. I really wanted to know what happened so bad i would be tempted to look to what happens from the back of the book. Now my friend was...
    Fatbabies Fatbabies 13-15 Nov 10, 2011

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    A Girl You Should Date

    Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who...
    Aether71 Aether71 36-40, M 38 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Books Have Taken Over My Life

    I first discovered that I loved to read in the 8th grade. I found that it was a really excellent way of escaping and taking a break. However as the years went by my love for books has taken a turn for the worst. There is almost never a time where I'm not reading. I wake up...
    CatreaDanielle CatreaDanielle 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    So Sad I Can Barely Type This

    I went online looking for a counselor today. Instead I ended up here. Maybe there are other book people in the world who can relate but I wouldn't know because I've never met any. My compulsive book hoarding is out of control. I need help! I've quit going out during the...
    alonewiththebooks alonewiththebooks 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    Perfect Company

    Whatever my mood there's just the right book to cheer me up or make me think. If it's cold and wet outside there's just the right book to curl up under the covers with and help me drift away into a new galaxy. When I'm bored and restless there's just the right book full of drama...
    madamfaustus madamfaustus 31-35, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Is there anyone else out there totally in love

    with JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood? She is my all time favourite author and the BDB books are fantastic. The world and characters are so in depth you feel like they are real people. I expect to see one of them walking down the street one day. I'm completely...
    1970schick 1970schick 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Books are fountains of knowledge,

    excitement, stories, adventure, romance, sex, love, violence, philosophy, and everything that it means to be human. To read a great book is an experience that leaves one fulfilled and high, a high better then any drug possible. It allows you to experience the past, to engage...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M Apr 6

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    Reading

    I remember I would sit on my bed and read an amazing book all day until I was ready to go to bed. I was the Harry Potter fan BEFORE it got famous. I enjoy reading, because it takes me out of the world that I'm in. I'd feel like I'm in a deep sleep. Sometimes, I'd stop reading and...
    BrittanyAmadeus BrittanyAmadeus 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    When I was younger I would not read

    as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me reading and think that is the most amazing thing they ever saw lol. Reading now is an enjoyment and relaxing, I have read multiple...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Related Experiences

    Short story: I only have 18 books left to read this summer so I want help choosing more. Long story: last January I went on a "book spree" at powells book store in oregon, with $1...
    VaguePseudonym VaguePseudonym 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    It might be dorky, but i am in love with all things zombie. Games, movies, books. If you come over with a handful of zombie movies then we will be best friends. In the event of an...
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this, so I quickly resorted to games, but then it was ok. I grew up in a way...
    nyancat26 nyancat26 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    If you're concerned with your addiction to video games, please read this. Games have ruined my life since I was a kid. I am a shy person. As a kid, I didn't deal well with this...
    nyancat26 nyancat26 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Waterstones has a good selection of books. One of my favorite chains of bookstores. Books from bookstores seem relatively cheaper than online books/books that you get on...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I can't get enough of them and I'm pretty proud of my growing collection. I either just buy books that catch my fancy or I'm obsessed with the author (Tolkien and Rowling fan) and...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 27

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    I love all kinds of bookstores. I usually spent any money I had as a kid in the "B. Dalton" store at the mall. If it wasn't on books it was on bookmarks. I had quite a collection...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6