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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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    Love Buying Books

    I enjoy buying books. I can spend hours in a bookshop, buy a few books and forget about them by the time I get home. I never read most of my books, it is nice just to have them on my shelves.
    hogar hogar 51-55 1 Response Mar 18, 2011

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    Some

    I have a library for the kids and read to them every night that they are home. We have tons of books from baby baby to teen and all are used often. Problem is that I see books that interest me and on occassion buy them but just don't have the time. I used to go to the library...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Me Too

    I have a pretty decent book collection and most of them I haven't read cover to cover, most of which are the fiction ones.  I mostly leafed through the reference books too.  I guess I am not a big reader but I love books that are useful like cookbooks and self-taught...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    I Should Say

    I buy books I never finish reading . amazon .com is a good place to find good used vintage books
    charles849 charles849 70+ May 21, 2012

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    Many.....

    I buy books that I never read. Many books. I buy most of them through these book clubs which offer great prices, but just never get around to reading them. Most are books that I've never read period. But even the ones I've read & wanted for years & know I'll...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Oct 19, 2008

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    Method to My Madness

     I guess I have a ton of books also that I have bought and never actually read. I can say there must be a method to my madness. I have this routine where I read thru the table of contents, then check the index for topics of interest in the book then check them out. I will...
    jeannie67 jeannie67 36-40 2 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    They're Called "textbooks".

    No, that was a joke. I read my textbooks, even though so far they seem like a complete waste of cash because all of my philosophy texts are public domain (I could find them here on the Internet and read them) and the rest of my classes' professors don't assign any reading. I buy...
    phatb1991 phatb1991 22-25, M Oct 5, 2010

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    I feel like I am incapable of reading a whole

    book. Every time I start one I don't finish it. I have to read 8 books in the next 4 months for school and it's kind of freaking me out!
    Myshelle13 Myshelle13 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I Buy Books That I Never Read

    I buy A LOT of books. I certainly haven't read all of them yet, but that's not to say that I won't get around to it, someday. I intend to. I never buy a book that I don't intend to read at some point.  I have so many books on my shelf that have been waiting a long time to be...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F Sep 18, 2012

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    Ummm... Yeah

    So I'm still getting used to this site.  I meant to share my story, but started a discussion topic instead.  Awesome! Not so long story short, I own way too many books.  I would estimate that I haven't read more than half of them.  Perhaps even one-quarter...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F Sep 23, 2007

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    Not Intentional....

    I have a ton of books in my room that I've bought and never read. I mean to read them and when I buy them that's the plan, but I never seem to get around to it. I've never really been much of a reader. Infact it wasn't until my 8th grade teacher got a hold of me that I even read...
    pepsi21addict pepsi21addict 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    I Buy Books

    I buy books,I'll never read,Not true,One day I will,When I'm settled,In my new home,I intend to read,Enjoy the books,I know I'll have a ball.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 17, 2011

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    Always Do

    I always buy books I have never read or sometimes have never even heard of. I love to look through the books in a store, read the backs, and get the ones that look interesting and that I haven't had the chance to read yet. Very rarely do I ever buy books that I already read. Only...
    Kaity5 Kaity5 18-21, F Mar 16, 2012

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    It Takes Me So Long To Finish A Book, Anymore.

    Before the Internet, I used to read all the time. I'd barely read a thing since getting the Internet, and being introduced to The Dark Tower series in 2002. At my job, at that time, I had a lot of downtime, so I'd go through a book per week, at least, and I was known for the...
    HumanOddity HumanOddity 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2010

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    Orphanage

    How to resist buying a rare book for a reasonable price? In the years I almost lived in thrift shops, it happened all the time. I remember having bought a book called 'Radium'. It was a scientific illustrated treatise from the 1930's. The subject must have been highly...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    I buy too many books

    for the time i have to read, damn!
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M Aug 17, 2014

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    My friend and librarian Dena found a Japanese

    word for it...books are amazing but I prefer tangible news. I'm an exemplary reader and I have always exceeded on writing, but I don't have time. The book fair is here and I have 5 or so books picked out. One is $15 and the rest of them are somewhere better $2.50 and $5.00. No...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 16-17, M Apr 9, 2014

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    Horror

    I once bought a book to help inspire me for a pre - twentieth century horror story I needed to write for my English h/wk. I never did read it, a mate sat next to me and gave me all the ideas I needed. What a waste of some decent money....
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Oct 30, 2007

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    I Do and Have Quite a Colle...

    I do and have quite a collection. I tell myself I will sit and read that book one day, but that day takes a while to come...lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 18, 2008

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    Books are an investment. Reading is a good exercise of the intellect. I read for school, I read for pleasure.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My daughter passed down her old kindle to me so we can read novels at the same time and discuss them. I raised her well.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Jan 15

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    I am currently reading American Sniper by Chris Kyle
    muddygoat muddygoat 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Always a great discovery to be had!! Or an old friend waiting to say hello again.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 17

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    I can't help being obsessed with you please forgive me.....
    styxc styxc 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Pickled bunions dreaded cabbage banana and mustard sandwiches!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I love discovering books i haven't heard of and finding new authors to check out. I love the feel of buying new books to read aswell.
    Darkstar101 Darkstar101 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Reading has been one of my favorite past times since I was a young child. I could live in book stores, I loved reading so much. In recent years I've gotten away from it, as my...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I could spend all day n a book storelooking at books and reading about them. i jzust love books. i love all the different stories. places adventure. magic. mystery. i get lost in a...
    SubmissiveHeart2424 SubmissiveHeart2424 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I've set a goal of 75 to 100 books this year. Anyone have any good YA books to read? I'm also doing pop sugar's book challenge, so books that fit those categories would be helpful...
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 19

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    I am always reading. So far over Christmas break I've read three novels. I've run out of books to read and guess thats why I happened here, LOL. Lots to read here.
    H3al3d H3al3d 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I know a lot of people cry to movies, i do too, but ive also cried to books ive read. I guess that makes me overtly emotional
    samboooo samboooo 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    First time I came in this country, I went to a Barnes and Noble. Loved it so much. It was like a link that I kept from home. Call me a nerd, but I love books. I read a lot. And...
    Frenchlips Frenchlips 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies... those who never read live only one.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    A friend of mine left EP today, and left no traces behind. Her stories are gone, all our correspondence is gone... it's like she was never part of EP. You might even think she was...
    publius503 publius503 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love the smell of an old book...my special time when reading...just so busy in this mad world that barely have time to read something lately
    semperliberi semperliberi 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    This is the Homlanders series. I loved them read them in four days. I recommend them go anyone
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes i feel like the only way i am truly alive is when i am reading a book or thinking up a book to write. Life can be so depressing and lonely some times.
    DianaR91 DianaR91 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    mmmm.... haaaa... the smell of books everywhere around us makes us feel immediately that we possess the knowledge of all the books present there. Isnt it? I am not a book worm...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I adore the smell, the texture of the pages between my fingertips and the feel of a book in my hands. I always carry a book around in my purse. Books are stacked in baskets waiting...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Am i the only here who have people always on your case about reading true crimes books. I am an adult and my parents always on my case about reading TC books. They thinks it's bad...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 22

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    Visiting bookstore is a weekly ritual of clearing my mind and just enjoying a Me-time. I could spend an entire afternoon just going through books, reading the back cover, flipping...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    They're a dying bread and I mourn their demise even as I contribute to their downfall. I used to go to bookstores for hours at a time, meandering through the shelves looking for...
    Easysteam Easysteam 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been finishing off a few books that i downloaded but couldn't read cause i never had the time because of school. I like to read almost anything from romances similar to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Hey look! PRINTED INFORMATION! yeah i know, old school. But nothing beats that feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling that odour of new and having the same exciting...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    10 Commandments Every Book Lover Needs You To Abide By Commandment I Thou shalt not watch the movie first. Commandment II Thou shalt not lose or never return borrowed book...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    Totally! Those are paradise! If I live in those worlds... If only lol There WAS one day where it went kinda like this.... Me: *sees bookstore* *gasps* *starts sprinting* Dad...
    johannesc4 johannesc4 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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