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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 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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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 think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I buy books whenever I can. I download them but... I love the feel of a book in my hand. buying books for me is like drugs. I go to thrift stores and get all the good ones I can...
    MaggieVakarina MaggieVakarina 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I went to Prince Edward Island, which is where they filmed the movies and where the author wrote the books. I was only 8 when I visited, but I can still remember how beautiful it...
    indigo286 indigo286 16-17, F Mar 20

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    Anyone ever read "After" on Wattpad? It's like the number one story. I've never read anything so intense in my life. Had to stop reading it cause my anger was getting out of...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    In the UK there is a book store chain called Waterstones and I could very easily spend all day in these shops. I love reading and I love learning new facts
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I really love reading. I can't seem to enjoy e books though. I like to go to the bookstore and buy real books.
    thomasbkk thomasbkk 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    You should do it too! If you go to college and take classes don not be suckered into buying overpriced books from the bookstore. This semester I needed a book for my Biology class...
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M Mar 29

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    So... I just finished reading The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. I've never been in love with books about animals... I haven't read books like that since I was in elementary school...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Wish they never made electronic books today. I own one and yes it is easier and quicker but I miss the days before they closed most of the bookstores, I used drive down and buy my...
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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    I have always liked to read ever since I was a little girl, my sister too. My brother, eh, he likes and liked the hands-on things like video games, interactive video games...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 25

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    have for as long as I can remember even before I could read I liked picture books, as a kid I read Pippi Longstocking books and my big brother read me books such as James and the...
    Snowbird22 Snowbird22 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    There is something unique to literature in terms of art form. Photographs, film, and painting are visual mediums. Music and radio shows are audial mediums. Only literature uses...
    TK1153 TK1153 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I love books. I have shelves of it, accumulated through the years. But I wasn't fond of reading when I was in university. I remember copying the assignment of classmates for my...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    omg so im like such a book nerd but its kinda sad because i have not read a single book in a while because im mostly on my phone now talking to people, but i think that books are...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I couldn't say how many books I've read since leaving university last year but it's in the hundreds! You get a good life lesson in having to research things for your thesis, which...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Reading is one of my favorite habit. From highschool to college I read different genre of books, but I prefer spiritual books because it inspires me, not just mentally but it...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Favorite book series: The Maze Runner. Read all of those books within 2 or so weeks. I just couldn't put them down. I've read a lot of amazing books, but this one takes first...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    In my youth I loved to read. I spent a lot of time, at school and elsewhere, between bookshelves with a book in my hands. I was a very active kid, always playing outside and quite...
    AitchKay AitchKay 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I love books and I love to read...name a genre and I probably have it on a shelf somewhere. The classics, poetry, biography, theology, mythology...all that sh!t we were forced to...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    Are you looking to read a good book in the upcoming weekends? But then you are quite confused about which genre of book you should try out. Well, here in this article we will be...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I was a book worm. I had my own bookshelf and called it "my library" and registered all the books on it and gave them index numbers :). So when I today read a children's book...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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