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I Can Spend Hours Browsing In Bookshops

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    That One Book

    Book shops, the last remnants of an old habit rarely done anymore. I'm talking about reading a good o'l book. A paperback and not an electronic device. I love me a good book store, whether it be new or old. I especially giggle like a 8 year old on Christmas day when, upon...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    The Owner'S Wife

    There is a small used book store in New York's Greenwich Village, on St. Marks Street, that is a favorite of mine. It doesn't have a large amount of books, but what they have is usually very good.  It has a lot of underground books that would apple to the leftist intellectual...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Mar 28, 2013

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    Not As Many As There Used To Be

        I can remember spending time with friends in so many different stores.  Now, except for Barnes and Nobles, the others are gone.     I mean stores like Little Professor, Waldenbooks, B'Daltons, and Borders.  Now, a lot is online and with e-Books, it is harder to...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Soo Many Books

    It be soo many books I just get amazed and be wanting to look at them all. Make sure I'm making the best selection!
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F Jan 6, 2010

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    Magnet & The Steel.

    Going into a bookstore for me, is almost a case of "Lost in Space" or rather TIME !I will trowl up & down the isles, I usually start in the . History / Military section, than move on to Travel, New relese, after that I'am anyone's!Something else I have noticed too, is the number...
    4meiski 4meiski 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    Yes,i Love Bookshops

    I love bookshops,there's just something about them that,every time I walk in and breath the air,makes me feel more at ease.The atmosphere is warm and and pleasant and very comfortable.There is also the smell,they all have their own distinct smell,but all of them are calming.I've...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F Sep 28, 2010

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    I Can

        i can spend hours in a bookstore aka a book shop for hours . looking  for books . reading , playing around with my girlfriend in a non sexual way .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    Time Machines

    I call bookshops time machines. There's been many a time I walk into one during the day and what seems like moments later walk out into the night.
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    I Don't Have a Problem; I Can Stop Anytime I Want

    I've been trying to avoid bookstores lately. The rate at which I accumulate books far outpaces the rate at which I read books. Glancing around my room, I currently have six partially read books, as well as a bunch of others that I haven't even started yet. If I go to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Pass It On

    I love books! I like to find the obscure book that no one has heard of. Anyplace that has books is for me, even eBooks. I am proud to say I am also passing this trait off to my wonderful children. My daughter accepts that going to the library is a treat if she is good. :-) The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25, 2012

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    Always Have Loved Bookshops, Always Will

    I remember being about 6, wandering up and down aisles in bookstores, completely awed by the amount of books and stories and wanting to stay and read for ever. Even now, I can spend hours in bookshops, staring at every cover, reading every back page and eventually having to make...
    abbeysroad abbeysroad 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    Another World

    I like to go alone, browse every aisle, even though I knew that I would not buy any book from that category. I would walk around for about five or six times, 'till people there start to get tired of seeing my face Or maybe they thought that I would steal something? Oh, well. I...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 May 6, 2013

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    My Special Place.

    I love the book store. I will go read the backs of new books for hours. It's my version of a trip to the mall. I love how the book store has couches and arm chairs. I'll even go catch up on the dirt in the magazine section. I always end up taking something home. In the future I...
    Temprence Temprence 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    I Have Spent A Whole Day In A Bookshop Before!

    I was in London with friends and they were doing the touristy thing going down to the British national portrait gallery near Trafalgar Square. I went up a road called Charing Cross Road to my favourite English bookshop, Foyles. I began on ground level, and gradually worked my...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 13, 2013

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    My Love For Bookshops

    Just the prospect of stopping by my favourite bookshop can get me excited. Three stories high, thousands of books to browse. When I enter it there's a book table with some creative, artsy lifestyle books. Then, even along the stairwell, there are more and more books, leading up...
    elinej elinej 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    That'S Me

    Sometimes I feel bad because I don't buy anything. Oh well
    CharlieCharles CharlieCharles 18-21, M Jan 30, 2013

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    A Good Read

    Take the book off the shelf, its usually the catchy title or an author that I enjoy that makes me pick it up in the first place.  Check the back cover (or inside flap depending on the book).  Still interested?  Open the book.  Start reading.  If you don't try to sit down...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    My Favorites

    I grew up at my old library.  Living in a small village, it was the only place that was someplace (besides the playground, but the library wasn't seasonal like the playground).  My sister and I would ride our bikes there all summer and take as many as our bikes could hold.  My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2011

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    Small Town, No Book Store

    But we have this little thrift store that I could spend hours looking at their little collection of books. I could grab 20 books and still not even have to pay 20 dollars. I love it! But I still wish we had a book store. I'd be in there every day. Thank god we have a library.
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    The Joy Of Ownership

    I love owning books. Just being able to read a book is not enough for me.  I need to go back, reread and reference the book whenever I want.  I also feel secure just looking at the book on my shelf even if I'm not reading it.  That may be a bit greedy.  But everybody needs a...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 4, 2013

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    I've Been Kicked Out Of A Bookstore

    So I have been kicked out but hey that's cool I got to finish an amazing book BEFORE the employee got annoyed with me. So I went in to find a book that I was looking for for a long time I found the book but found another one that I thought sounded good but only grabbed enough...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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    It's Bad

    When I have money and I'm in a book store, time stands still. I run up and down the selves.  The fact that there are a lot of discount book stores here in the city makes it worse.  I have too many interest and someone has written a book about every one. Then new books keep...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Jan 21

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    The Master's Sacred Knowledge

    The Master’s Sacred Knowledge A key to your inner treasure! This is the story about a wise old Master who comes across a young man who was about to end his life by hanging himself to a large tree. The wise old Master asks the young man to spare him some of his time before...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    I Used To Like To Sniff The Pages Of Books When I Was A Kid

    I have this wonderful memory of being a kid - maybe I was around 5 years old. I was at my grandparents house, sitting in the hallway under the light. For some reason, there was a wooden tea chest in the hallway and it was filled with children's books. I remember sitting there...
    BloomsburyLover BloomsburyLover 51-55 2 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Awesome Finds

    I love browsing through bookshops for hours and flipping through books and the bookstores near me don't mind when I sit in there and read and I always find awesome finds.
    Shyaeme Shyaeme 22-25, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Hours And Hours

    I love the smell of bookshops, i can browse for ages, but i do shop at Amazon, they have everything.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    I'm Not An Addict...maybe, That's A Lie

    There was a used book sale on campus. I spent and hour and 45 min there and probably would've stayed longer if my friend hadn't stopped me. My friend says I have an addiction, but I think I can stop anytime I like (as long as it's not now).
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    More than spending it I love making it so I can spend it!
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    I'm married with two kids. We are separated but legally. I'm in love with a guy 13 yrs older than me and he's single. I've known him since I was 8 yrs old. We can never be together...
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    Three years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I didn't really know what to feel at that moment. I just figured that she would power through it and come out winning...
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    I am a young mother. I have made many, many mistakes in my past, true. I was a wild teen who came from a broken home. Both of my parents were/are drug addicts. My father was in and...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Mar 31

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    A gift I've had since I was In elementary school- being able to spend the whole day reading. Then In middle school I met a friend who I thought was a great match for me. We'd make...
    itskismet itskismet 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Nowhere To Go// That's essentially it. Every day I wake up ready to be bombarded with family expectations, all of them telling me to do my chores and look for colleges and do my...
    blasphemicrage blasphemicrage 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    The title is my life. It happened 8 years ago. Wow, I can't believe it has been that long... At 7 years of marriage and 3 kids, my husband and I became roommates... I loved him but...
    swimminginemotions swimminginemotions 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    This is no longer just a hobby. I spend ALL of my time reading fanfiction, and it's gotten to the point where this "hobby" has practically taken over my life. At first, I read...
    ChespinsHat ChespinsHat 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I spend a lot of time by myself Because my boyfriend, the man who I thought was the love of my life, never has time for me. His kids come first. Can't put him down for that because...
    jorellie jorellie 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    My room is probably my favorite place go stay. I like curling into my bed and shutting my eyes and just floating away. It's insane to me how hours of sleep can only feel like...
    corissajane corissajane 18-21, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    I already spent a few hours this week up a tree reading Abarat for a third time. It's an amazing book with lots of imagery.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Yes I could and I am happy to say I have done just that. I'm typically an active person but I have been known to spend a whole day never leaving my bed once in a while. Obviously I...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M Mar 25

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    Said all I want from you is to see you tomorrow And every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart And is it too much to ask for every Sunday And while we're at it, throw...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I would say 85% of the time I'm by myself. I can always rely on myself to have a good conversation with. Plus I always laugh at all my jokes. I can't think of another person as...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 8 Responses Mar 23

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    My mom calls it my bat cave. I spend most of my time in my bedroom, studying, wasting time on internet or sleepy. I just love being lonely and do whatever I want. I can sleep and...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    When I really think about this I probably don't spend as much time alone as I thought. I work in a fashion retail store so I'm always surrounded by people there and I don't live...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    I hate it when someone tries to make me feel guilty for no obvious reason. Saying no obvious reason because when I am wrong, when I do something wrong, when I know that I hurt...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Hey David. I'm just going to pretend that you're going to read this like I'm sending it to you... but maybe I'll be more open, because I know you never will. So first off... I...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    elizabethstreet elizabethstreet 13-15, F Mar 21

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    That experience when you look at your clock and say to yourself ok it's only two if I go to sleep right now I will still get five hours....ok so now it's four I can still work with...
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