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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jun 8

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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 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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    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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    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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    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I buy books and stack them so whenever I finish one I start with the other. If you left me at a bookstore and forgot to come pick me up and I had to sleep there, I won't mind one...
    hhalo hhalo 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I love reading but I don't have any books left to read I read all the ones I have! 😔 Can someone tell me where I can find good books to read that are for my age? (16)
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I have a bad obsession over them. I'm surprised I have any money to buy books and room in my bedroom to store then haha! :D
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I need good books to read I like a Mixture between romance and supernatural genres
    MADSOUNDS MADSOUNDS 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    It gives me a warm and happy feeling inside. Plus old books are hidden gems. Sometimes you can find great out of print books to read in old libraries. It feels like you are getting...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Olives ocean and Radiance and Julie of the wolves are one of the best books I read so far all these years! What's your fave?
    Lollilovergirl10 Lollilovergirl10 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I'm scared shitless know....never read it at 4 in the morning!!!
    sunnytrees sunnytrees 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I love books. Always have. I will sit and read 2-3 books a day if I have the time. Usually 2 if I haven't read them before. If I had to choose, I'd take books over cable anytime.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Still Enjoy Reading Children's Books
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 22 mins ago

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    I'm in the car - off to see family. I'm reading a book 😃 its perfect! It has a perfect love story.. I dont want to read further.. Cuz I know It will break my heart and make my...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I really do. I have ten that I'm reading at the moment, Usually I try and focus on one every couple of days or so, depending on my mood/patience of course.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Is anyone reading Between by Jessica warman ?
    Talktomoi Talktomoi 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I love being able to search around and see all of the options for books to buy that I never would have thought of just sitting in front of my computer on home browsing Amazon...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    You know how guys will see a girl at a bar and buy them a drink? Why can't there be a thing where a guy notices me eyeing a book at a bookstore and buys it for me? That would...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always go to the bookstore and picked up a novels and books that look exciting ! Then I say ! After exams I'll start reading , now I've finished my exams ! So I have free time...
    Strivingforjannah Strivingforjannah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I hang out much in the bookstores. I always went to this bookstore where they sell cheap and used books or novels everytime. I usually spent 3-4 hours scanning the books or novels...
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    The LOVE of a BROTHER.. Note: ( this story was shared to me by a friend and i'm so touched. I just want to share this story to all of you. long story but worth reading, promise...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 6

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    Oh this is an easy story to add! I cannot possibly walk into a bookstore without spending at least a hundred bucks! I have many books I've yet to read but find the compulsion to...
    don0063 don0063 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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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...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    i absolutely love books..... can anyone give me suggetion
    ANGELOFFAITH ANGELOFFAITH 18-21, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Can you tell me whats good books for engineer, about design of cities, building, or smth like that? Need recommendations if anyone here knows.
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    A lot of things were gone: clothes, jewelry, blankets, stuffed animals, furniture, space heaters, DVDs, pillows, video games, an Xbox and Kinect, TVs, and a netbook. There was...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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

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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...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I'm a closet book nerd. No one would ever guess for some reason. It's funny. Anyway..Currently I'm reading two books.. 'The Hobbit' which I'm sure everyone knows about. I've had it...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I read the stories of individuals before I respond or message them, the sad thing is few if any of their stories are valid. When you reach out to the writer of the story, they have...
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