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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 too many books

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've got 5 books I'm reading at once including the Holy Bible. Two of the books are really short. And a normal sized novel I'm reading has almost 400 pages I've been reading since...
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    It just makes the idea of there being a world within those covers more interesting. It's not so processed, filtered, or synthetic smelling or feeling that it appears artificial or...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Passionful Passionful 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    NerdyBookQueen NerdyBookQueen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I actually still have the letter in my drawer. I wrote it with a red pen , because well, it was a love letter lol. Obviously i never sent it but it's nice to read over it again. It...
    SugarPlumDreams SugarPlumDreams 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Menea Menea 22-25, F Jan 26

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    wetadam wetadam 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    painterchick painterchick 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I've been reading Harry Potter Fanfiction for close to a year now and I have to say I really really like it. I always loved the Harry Potter Books aside from my favorite character...
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    And I'm currently reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer. Riordan and his mythology-inspired books are awesome!
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    lolololol45 lolololol45 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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