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I Can Spend Hours Browsing In Bookshops

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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...
    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...
    abbeysroad abbeysroad 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 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...
    elinej elinej 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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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...
    4meiski 4meiski 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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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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    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...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F Sep 28, 2010

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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...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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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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    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...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Here is a link to a Free Personal Development Audio Book - I hope you can gain something from it :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDiXN8nAx4&feature=youtu.be
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Jan 21

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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...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 May 6, 2013

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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...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 13, 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...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Mar 28, 2013

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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...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Feb 4, 2013

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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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    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...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 27, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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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...
    Temprence Temprence 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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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...
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 11, 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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    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...
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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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...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 13, 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...
    DLakey DLakey 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2013

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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...
    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...
    Shyaeme Shyaeme 22-25, F Jun 11, 2012

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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    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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    Why do I spend lots of time in my room? Because it's mine. My books, my music, my animals, my bed, my pillows, my blankets. It's decorated in the things I like, things that have a...
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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...
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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...
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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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    There is nothing more fun than to take a book, blanket, and picnic basket to the park. I love to sit out in the sun, read, and watch people walk by...I might also bring my camera...
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