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    I have loved books ever

    since I was in the fourth grade and could check them out at the school library. They were a wonder for me living out on the stark and lonely prairies of the Great Plains as a child. Reading them would introduce to me people, cultures and places that I could only imagine of ever...
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M Apr 20

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    I Can't Let Go of My Books

    I have lugged them around for as long as I have had them. Cookbooks, scary stories, classics, self help books, novels, fiction. I love to look at my 'library,' and love when people ask to borrow them (and read and return them of course). I collect magazines too, for the fact that...
    hmoorephoto hmoorephoto 18-21, F Feb 10, 2009

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    Kids Books

    I couldn't tell you how many I have but I don't throw them away. I have shelves of books for the kids and they love them. I read to them nightly and usually there is no limit... which means it goes on and on. I encourage the kids to read it back to me even if it's baby chatter. I...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    I'm a total antique book junkie,

    I don't read books...I consume the information from between the covers!
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Collector

    I am pretty picky about what books I'll buy and what books I won't, but I've still managed to collect a big bookcase full of books. My biggest collection would be Stephen King books.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Apr 8, 2011

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    I Love Books

    There are series I started and I know I'll never finish them, but I have to collect every book in the series. I even tend to collect books written by a writer. If I get one of his books, I'll get them all!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Anything I Read!!

    I don't really consider that I actually collect books - I just read a lot of books and could never throw them out...If I am on holidays I can read between 5 and 7 books a week - so I always end up buying an extra bag just to bring all my new books home! I won't join a...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F Aug 19, 2008

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    Does anyone know of any good books that are neither uber-popular and/or sci-fi/romance/dystopian future books? I I feel that's over 3/4 of my library and I want more thought...
    jasonthesnowflake jasonthesnowflake 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't understand the people who don't enjoy reading books. I mean, where do they get their information from? Books contain a WEALTH of information. Information that can be...
    Bleuzi Bleuzi 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm in the planning stages of building my own little walk in pub.  Big screen, bar, couple of little tables....So I'm already collecting Jameson memorabilia to decorate it...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am never ashamed to say that I've read a book. It may be the worst book ever, but at least I have something to compare another bad book with the next time I read one. And for...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been collecting movies for around 35 years. Most are from the 50,s, 60's or before. I spent a lot of time overseas while in the military. Watch crap or watch good movies...
    OhioSissy OhioSissy 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Books. I mean to read them but I usually don't so they're just a collection on shelves now.
    wordsonascreen wordsonascreen 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    So back in 2011 one of my childhood friends moved back to the area after being in the midwest for over a decade. He and I bonded when we were kids over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    When I was a child, my dad took me along to his social club, and next door was an old large church converted into a second hand bookshop. When I was bored my dad would give me some...
    Pegasus1980 Pegasus1980 31-35, M a week ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to volunteer at the local library and I used to help put the books away and stuff. I really enjoy looking at books from the 70s and ****. It's rad, the smell is gross, but...
    dragonlover66 dragonlover66 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I love my plastic pants. After some time when they get nice and slippery I like to walk around and feel the sensation. I have quite a collection and the tighter the better!
    idotoo idotoo 46-50 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I felt the "I love books" group was too strong. I used to read books only when flying but recently started to read before going to bed.
    carpetheday carpetheday 26-30, M Jul 26

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    I'm a book person, what can I say? Books just give me that level of comfort. To sit in the secluded corner of a library and venture in my own world..books provide me that tasteful...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jul 22

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I went to the bookstore, I had a blast trying to figure out what books to buy, I had to have picked up at least twenty that I contemplated buying. By the end of my shopping...
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    It's so amazing to go into a huge bookstore where there are tens of thousands of books and to realize all the stories and knowledge and lives and loves and hates contained inside...
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Yes reading books is important in life! It expands your imagination to a whole new level along with expanding your vocabulary and shows you another perspective to life!As well it...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I grew up in libraries and bookstores. I "made the jump" from children's collection to adults when I was in first grade - and started exploring. I love old bookstores the most...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I spend a few hours weekly in three local bookstores. I am looking for books relating to my primary job as a trial lawyer, classroom preparation for criminal justice and...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I truly love to read different books and watch movies and TV programs on crime and the law. After retiring from the bench, my father bought and gave me the entire Dragnet series...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    This is yet another one of my obsessions. It started with my father. Then I inherited his collection and it went from there.
    BDos BDos 18-21, M Jul 13

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    The second-hand bookshop. This is where the truly used, abused, and forgotten end up. I find myself splurging about twice a year at these affairs, and it is among my guilty...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I sell kid books! The company's called Usborne books and more ! I love them they last a very long time and r very well made! We r having a great deal on the consultant kit this...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have a loft with 5 floor to ceiling bookcases, with books stacked around due to no more space on the shelves. The sad part of this is that I switched to reading ebooks and my...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I collect antiques. I like to find a piece that is so banged up, anyone else would think it's trash. I repurpose or fix up what I collect. Hopefully a business is in my future?! :D...
    Beth965 Beth965 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I collect anything that has cute animals on it. My favorite is rabbit but bunny are so much cuter! I do love plush and design of animals. Furry ones. Dolphins are cute too. ☺️
    KawaiiShiroUsagi KawaiiShiroUsagi 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I collect anything Mickey Mouse related! I take pride in having as much as I do, even if it isn't too big of a collection yet!
    QuietWord QuietWord 13-15, F Jul 10

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