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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30, 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Apr 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am never ashamed to say that I've read a book. It may be the worst book ever, but at least I have something to compare another bad book with the next time I read one. And for...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    So, I've noticed the past few years, that I will re-read a book that I originally read in high school or middle school, and enjoy it so much more than I did when I was younger...
    sidhe2120 sidhe2120 31-35, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Ok so I was going through the reviews for fifty shades of grey, because I've just finished watching the movie and found it good and I wanted to read it. So here I am on amazon...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wrote a story a few months back about how "I Hate Getting Sexual Messages In My Inbox". I wanted to expand upon that and share what I want people to know about me before adding...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why is it when never I read a good book it has a shity ending, I swear that happened in the last 2 books I read
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Read "Darkest Days" and find out how to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the looming threat of ISIS unleashing an EMP attack on our nation. Yes, the entire...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was a child, my dad took me along to his social club, and next door was an old large church converted into a second hand bookshop. When I was bored my dad would give me some...
    Pegasus1980 Pegasus1980 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It starts out simple enough, a freshly rolled marajuana joint, you smoke it with a friend or two and in a few minutes you feel better than you ever have in your life for a few...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    While I enjoy reading in general, the one thing that bugs me are physical books. Due to being forced to read against my will as a child, the old book smell, and sound of turning a...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was going to buy some more tomorrow!! Any recommendations?
    Lilli0936 Lilli0936 18-21, F a week ago

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    I felt the "I love books" group was too strong. I used to read books only when flying but recently started to read before going to bed.
    carpetheday carpetheday 26-30, M a week ago

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    In February, my mom got me the first Mazerunner book for Valentines day, for me to read on vacation. Of course though, I didn't, because we were going on vacation in a week and I...
    Fairygirltwin Fairygirltwin 13-15, F a week ago

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    I love reading. .it takes my mind off my troubles for a little while. .I could read western novels..horror..zombie apocalypse books..favorite author's are terry Brooks. .mark tufo...
    dlharris dlharris 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    What was your least favorite book? I never really liked Of Mice and Men, honestly. I didn't enjoy reading that back in high school. And if you like gay fiction there's a book...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Jul 24

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    I absolutely love to read books ever since I first laid eyes on John Grisham's book "The client". I was so enthralled with the story and since the protagonist was a young boy I got...
    mauerbauerstraurigkeit mauerbauerstraurigkeit 22-25, F Jul 24

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    I'll read pretty much anything, fiction, non-fiction, even technical manuals. If it's something that really interests me or want to learn about then I'll read about it. I think my...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M Jul 24

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    Books have defined me as who I am, and most of my childhood memories are of books. I love the worlds that they can take me to, the magical thoughts and comforts they can bring, and...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I love to read books! Books are really great especially if your friends read the book and you can share your Insights and thoughts. There's an app that I use to talk about books I...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    It is important. I dislike people that say reading sucks, or they hate reading, or that there's no point in reading, or that books suck. I have friends who actually make fun of me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    I need some new books to read. Anyone read a good book lately they could recommend ?!
    klousie klousie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jul 22

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    I want to read all the books youtubers come out with ...but I only want to read it once
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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