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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 buy too many books

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

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    when i get a little money i buy books, and if any is left i buy food and clothes ^.^
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Oh, wow, someone hasn't made a pointless entry on here in a few days. Anyway I want to discuss Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I nominated this book for my book club as part of Banned...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 1

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    It started when I was young, I loved to read girls annuals. And I use to collect Nancy Drew detective books. Loved reading them and would dream about being a detective. It is not...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really love to read and go to the local bookstores a couple times a month for new books to read. I enjoy the classics and so many other quality books for pleasurable reading.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    In third grade I learned how much I loved books and reading them. My teacher made me read Harry Potter. I read book one through four in a school week.
    ydocbrown ydocbrown 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've never read and book and regretted it. You can take something from everything you read.
    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I go absolutely bonkers when I see a book store..specially the vendors who sell second hand books in the flea market.... i am like"what to buy...what to buy.". I end up reading...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Books are another worl, who offer us, when we open book. The love of reading came to me, when our teacher conducted a "Reading lesson". Then I understood, How I need in reading...
    VikaS2 VikaS2 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Reading is dreaming with open eyes <3
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    When everything else is going bad in life I always turn to poetry or even books. It's nice to get lost in a fantasy world once in a while because then just for a short amount of...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Yesterday, i went to the bookstore to buy a book of course, but while i was there, i saw this book i read when i was in elementary school, and i thought, awwww it's been so long...
    chucku45 chucku45 13-15, F Sep 27

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    When I was younger I avoided reading. I never wanted anyone to feel I was a nerd. Even though I was. My grades never showed that because I was trying to be one of the bad boys...
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M Sep 24

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    I have read several books about law/crime, and I absolutely love them all! It's always been a fascination of mine, I don't really remember how I even got into such books but I'll...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    There's one near my apartment that rocks! I wanted to buy EVERYTHING on the shelves-- I'd never stop reading. Book stores are the best places on earth
    jakeasaurusrex2 jakeasaurusrex2 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a 16 year old in high school, and I LOVE reading books! A good book is my "happy place", and it helps keep me away from depression. I read mostly fiction, to escape from the...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    TheSpookyPotato TheSpookyPotato 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    My favorite book is David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Dickens is a fantastic story teller and while reading David Copperfield Dickens makes you feel like you are walking...
    BustingFree BustingFree 26-30, F Oct 5

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    1. All Harry Potter books 2. All Percy Jackson books 3. Paper Towns 4. The Kane Chronicles 4. All of the Narnia books 5. The beautiful creatures books. That adds up to way more...
    PointlessSafety PointlessSafety 13-15, F a week ago

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    There are few joys greater than an old bookstore. Walking into the door and smelling the aroma of time. Hard covered books missing their sleeves, broken bindings from others...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I love books and I read all the time but I don't know what to read anymore. I read adult books or young adult books. Any recommendations?
    Bm489 Bm489 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is it just me but when you walk into a bookstore...could be Waterstones or WHSmith or elsewhere that you find all your worries and stresses just float away. I find I get so...
    DawnRosen14 DawnRosen14 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    So, I got all the books for "The Maze Runner" series, thanks to my awesome boyfriend. :) Can't wait to start reading these! It's hard to find good books these days, and since I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I read all three books at the beginning of the year. It makes sense to me now after reading books after I had watched first two movies. I know i will need a hanky for the next two...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I have huge library too but now im prefer to buy ebooks its really good way to save trees/nature :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 24

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    I don't know what book to read, I am almost done REreading twilight, should I reread New Moon, go on to another series? Some other popular books I've read are -The Hunger Games...
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I like reading. I prefer to read than watch TV. I have been collecting comic books more than 5 years now. I have around 1750 books. The most interesting story i like is something...
    rivenasheea rivenasheea 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Book nerd confessions: I get so excited in bookstores that I start running around like a kid getting to pick out a new toy. I waited five months to let my boyfriend take me to the...
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't recomend Stephen King's The Dark Tower series enough, begining with The Gunslinger. The last of which is Roland Deschain on a quest for the Dark Tower, a portal and centre...
    teabookbliss teabookbliss 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nothing beats a good book! I love the fact that it can literally take you to a whole different world. Sometimes we all just need a break from this world and a good book can do just...
    SkyThunderstorms SkyThunderstorms 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love read. All kinds of books, any genre. anything. I think I have more books than I do friends. I'm not sure if that's good or bad lol. So if anyone has any suggestions of good...
    kdgirl722 kdgirl722 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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