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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 can't write sexual stories in great detail - but I would love if somebody would send me some experiences they've had with a family member or just in general, some hot story I...
    annabelle100 annabelle100 22-25, F 5 Responses 27 mins ago

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    LACOSTE is my favourite brand for buying polos, they're made of high quality fabric, made in France, stylish, and perfect for playing tennis, badminton, golf, lacross, or ping pong...
    ricke3 ricke3 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I hate reading. I have a stack of books in my room that I would of read but I don't read them. But odd thing is I have an app on my phone called wattpad that have fanfiction books...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Nothing beats a good book to stimulate the imagination
    EdwardIX EdwardIX 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I would love to write a medieval book . I love love reading history books . PC Doherty . Michael Jecks. Write good books . Text books are interesting as well. Michael...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I really really enjoy and have fun reading books, whenever I'm at the library or the bookstore I get so overwhelmed trying to figure out which book I want the most, because all the...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I read four books (2,016 pages) in two days. If I really like the books, I'll read them fast and if I don't, I'll end up reading half and forgetting about that book, finding it 6...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to start reading more books, I'm interested into real stories or educational books, but of course very interesting at the same time. Maybe something inspirational and...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have an addictive personality, so if reading happens to be my interest for a certain period in my life, then I get hooked and go over all my old books. Very common here, but one...
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Best books I've read so far were the Hunger Games Series.
    aangelrussell aangelrussell 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm still buying books from series' that I read as a teen. Because dammit, my heart's not done with them yet!
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I prefer physical books, so I can feel the paper in my hand and hear that flick when I turn the page. Besides, reading digital books strains my eyes.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I get taken to this whole other world when I am reading a book, I get completely engulfed and I love it. It takes me away from any problems or any stress. Books just make me feel...
    Jessicademond Jessicademond 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I go to a store or the library, I seek out the travel book section. I love to travel and when I am not traveling I love to read about places I dream about traveling too. I...
    permagrin permagrin 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I bought a couple of books yesterday. I'm a reader, it's my nature. I should get some from the library but I like owning them.
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have started to read books (not related to school, books like novels etc.) since I have been a child. They helped me a lot and I am thankful of those wrote them, most of them are...
    sadsands sadsands 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I find joy in reading. I used to read in the dark or under dim light at night even if my parents told me to go to bed. It gave me comfort in what I read and I have learned a lot...
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just started reading The Joy Luck Club. The book explores the lives and stories of, and the relationship between four Chinese immigrant women in America and their American-born...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I never really used to read in the past. But I have begun to. There is just so much you cannot find on the internet. I went to the libary yesterday I just wanted to fill a truck...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jun 26

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    True facts. I've been a reader for as long as I can remember. It all started as a young child...staying up all night reading a whole Goosebumps, then sleeping during school. Haha...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I recently have been reading the Harry Potter series with my son. My husband and I used to read to our son every night. We read more series and chapter books now that he is older...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm generally not very keen on having lots of stuff, but books are the glaring exception to that. I have way too many bookshelves at home, all full, all read. Most of my favorite...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Jun 25

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    I read only best sellers and short books. Not because I'm pretentious, but because I'm always scared to commit to a book that could be really bad. I don't want to waste my time on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jun 25

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    I have so many books i want to read but somehow EP just pulls me in every night and there goes another chance to catch up, cause i end up doing basically nothing when i could have...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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