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I Buy Books That I Never Read

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 buy too many books

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

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Lynnisme Lynnisme 18-21, F Aug 3

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    Aaaaaaaddddddddddmmmmm but i just want u to know had sparked my interest. Good bye honey!!!! Wishing u all the best and pls keep urself busy. (Oh how i wish u will read this...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Although it's styled as a children's book it speaks to both children and adult in different ways. From Le Petit Prince: --------------------- It was then that the fox appeared...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Ever since I was of grammar school age I loved learning, and I come from a traditional two parent home where my father worked and my mother stayed home. Both of my parents had the...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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    I can't wait to buy more and read them! I read too fast for my own good and finish everything I get within a day of getting them. But that just leaves more time for me to read even...
    PeculiarOne PeculiarOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I've got a stack of books next to my bed I've been working on. Books let me escape and help me to focus my mind on something else other than the constant waves of crashing thoughts...
    MasqueradingAs MasqueradingAs 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know those books you read that makes you think about your life and you can really relate to or have the same problems or thinking as you do. Then it becomes too real and hits...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F Aug 5

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    Any recommendations??? I ran out of books to read!!! The apocalypse has arrived!!!
    Saule19 Saule19 13-15, F 16 Responses 4 days ago

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    I grew up reading his books, and reading them now takes be back to the good ol' days. *sigh* ^_^
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I finished reading Inferno last December. I have always love Dan Brown. I read my first Dan Brown book when I am 12. As we all know, Dan Brown usually takes years to complete one...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Eragon, has anyone else read this series? I saw the film a few years ago, and I finally decided to start reading the books. And wow, the film did not do the book justice AT ALL. I...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    read nicholas bate blog...it is awesome...life tips 101..
    nfatso nfatso 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love to read :) any type of books fiction non fiction harry potter, lord of the rings (didnt know those were based on a actual book/just watch the movies) twilight I read 1-3...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I used to read a lot in middle school and the ones I read most during those times were the Harry Potter series and just novels that schools required all through high school. I now...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am not a bookworm. In fact, I hate reading. How should I say this? I collect books, not for the sake of reading. I just merely like collecting them and bragging about owning...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Hey look! PRINTED INFORMATION! yeah i know, old school. But nothing beats that feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling that odour of new and having the same exciting...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    i love them and i can spend many ours in a bookstore. Once i spent more than 3 hours, every time I'm tempted to buy everything but I havn't enough time to read all...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I feel like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my Grandparents and the woman at church who...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Its proven by how lottery never improves. And owners of rulers dont either. Lmao.
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    The range is infinite. Any author that writes a good story or any piece of information that's interesting can take up my time. I love newspapers, bibliographies and what I most...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I live taking a book and reading the words , allowing myself to be emerged in words and imagination of the story . There is nothing like reading the pages and turning the page...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M Aug 2

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    I love shopping with my husband in adult bookstores. We love to buy different toys and adult movies to view later in bed. Also, I order from online adult bookstores as well.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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    Reading fine art at university meant I had to work through a lot of books. I enjoy reading books still, and visiting bookstores to find a book is such snow interesting pursuit. Of...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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