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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Have like 12 books too read.. Im reading sixty one inch nails at the moment, very good, feel like i have watched a movie instead of reading a book.
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Bookstores are filled with so much books to read. They are so interesting and they pique my curiosity all the time.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love reading I read pretty much every kind of book but I mostly read horror, action, and fantasy. Anyone know of a good book or books to read.
    zeewedgie zeewedgie 18-21, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    Lol 3 right now. The $100 startup How to make a living without a job And The science of being excellent. The first two are for entrepreneurship. I don't want to work for anyone...
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Recently, I got back into reading. "Never judge a book by its cover' is so true. I have finished 3 books in the course of 2 months. I am now reading a second book of one of the...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Right now I'm reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. A very good friend thought I might like it, so we are reading it together. It never would have been one of my first choices...
    smhinterrupted smhinterrupted 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I haven't been to a book store in a while. In fact, outside of buying for others, I haven't gone to a book store in over a year. Last night I realized as I was finishing a book on...
    IO4ever IO4ever 26-30 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    When I was in high school I used to read 1 to 2 books a week. And when I go on my graphic novel spree, a book every day. This was nothing compared to the 5 hours I spent daily...
    tanyareads tanyareads 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    This past week I read Paper Towns by John Green and The Program by Suzanne Young. Both young adult novels and both completely amazing. I also just read the first book in James...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I love Julie b. jones (first English reading!)...I love all Harry potter series...I also love Jane Austen novels....a walk to remember...fahrenheit451...Frankenstein....I LOVE...
    heart247 heart247 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Reading has been a lifelong thing for me. Words were a point of bonding with my mom. She would always get the dictionary ans sit with me to define new words. If I still didn't...
    cosq11 cosq11 26-30, M Mar 29

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    It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. People say that life is the thing, but I prefer...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    today my new book arrived can't wait to read it , it is called Collapse : How societies choose to fail or succed . I personally only read books that are related to politics or geo...
    SebUK SebUK 13-15, M Apr 3

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    I enjoy reading so much to the point of having 4-5, even 10 different books I am reading at the same time. Books are one of the best things that are on this earth! Helps me get...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I love reading, it transports me to another world away from all the worries and sometimes unhappiness in my life. I love being transported into this alternate reality... So if...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 1 Response Mar 23

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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I like read Agatha Christie books... I have read about thirty books of her. And my favorites are: 1) Murder in the Orient Express 2) Death on the Nil 3) And then There Were None 4...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F Apr 11

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    ´The sky is the limit...to how many times some people can lie... telling the same things over and over again...giving their word...saying they are deeply sorry, they...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    i have been in a slum, not really caring much about books anymore. I just didn't have the focus or attention to sit and read when i can go watch the movie and get the info faster...
    childcalledit childcalledit 18-21, T Mar 21

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I don't do well with systematic by the plan reading outlines. So when my pastor had a reading checklist that let you jump around chapter by chapter,or the option to at least,I...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've spent so much of my childhood reading. Harry Potter really got me into reading big books. I remember I was proud to be one of those kids in 2nd grade that was reading multi...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love books so much because reading is like living another life. I can get so sucked into them and they make me feel like I'm in it. Like some say, a reader lives a thousand lives...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love to read, allthough I read in french ( tell me if I spell anything wrong, I basically learned english by listening to Nirvana... ) I'd like to disover new authors and books...
    riendutout riendutout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I love it when books I have get turned into TV series or movies. The Babysitter's Club Nancy Drew Anne Of Green Gables Anne Of Avonlea Saved By The Bell The Princess Diaries 1-800...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I am interested in John Green's books. I've read looking for Alaska and am reading paper towns at the moment. Soon I shall conquer all of his books! *evil smirk*
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Paddington Bear, Dr Doolittle books. Read them all to my son as bedtime stories, and at some point, I hope to read them as a grandparent (the first time I have ever had that...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At one time I had about 6,000 books but when ever i move I down load and now have about 2,500. Next year I plan to give quite a lot of my library to a College, but I will keep my...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Romance books I love to read my mom says they are trashy
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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