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I Collect Books

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    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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    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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    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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    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 Have this collection of ribbons because use them when i have a haircut first week the hair sometimes dosen't look so good or because i must go for a haircut and didn't found time...
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm starting to collect, I only have one at the moment lol. I want to get CDs from artists I like. I'm going to start with mayday parade, all time low, fall out boy, my chemical...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    At one time I had about 6,000 books but when ever i move I down load and now have about 2,500. Next year I plan to give quite a lot of my library to a College, but I will keep my...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    Reading has been a lifelong thing for me. Words were a point of bonding with my mom. She would always get the dictionary ans sit with me to define new words. If I still didn't...
    cosq11 cosq11 26-30, M Mar 29

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    I have so many my shelves can't hold them anymore. You can find comic books a bit everywhere in my house.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    morals and personal beliefs. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    When you get an unexpected phone call from a debt collector your first thoughts are probably fear and shock. You don't remember any outstanding debts and the person who is...
    hemasbags hemasbags 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I COLLECT VIYNL RECORDS 1950----2000 eraHello , Love my Vinyl Records & have been collecting them from many years , I have over 4000 Albums & many are very Rare & first releases...
    RETROSOUNDS RETROSOUNDS 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I have been collecting comics since the 1960's. I have a collection of signed comics as well as comic art. I even have some of my collection that can been seen on my EP Blog. If...
    wvtxpen wvtxpen 51-55, M Apr 4

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    There is one thing I collect: Beer bottles from different countries around the world. My collection consists of mostly European beers, (because European beers are my favorite to...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Right now, the concept of fashion suggests a good deal. With the revolutionary changes on the planet of fashion it can be now noticed to have with the adjust of taste and selection...
    shellyzheng7415 shellyzheng7415 22-25, F Mar 21

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    Ever since I was 4. That was 11 years ago. Gosh where has the time gone. Yet still I don't think I'd ever stop collecting. I have a collection of over 1,000 models, of multiple...
    spookyfilly spookyfilly 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Basically, when I walk into a bookstore, I feel overwhelmed. It's like I'm surrounded by new adventures and beginnings and I just wonder which one I should start next. Which path I...
    TotallyWoW TotallyWoW 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I do believe this is a huge understatement because i do not like books - i rely on them. Stories and storytelling are everything that's kept me alive this long, otherwise i would...
    PseudoWriter PseudoWriter 16-17, T 1 Response Apr 8

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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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...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    Welcome to my Madness !   I collect 1950's & 60's Stuff ,,  Over the years its gone pretty Crazy with the Complete House Decked out that way in every Room !  From...
    RETROSOUNDS RETROSOUNDS 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I like to collect Barbie dolls. Its not like I play with them all the time like a kid, but I keep them on my family room, once in a while I go there and comb their hair, change...
    berkanabass berkanabass 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Mar 24

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    Im totally addicted I think, ive watched them all atleast 20 times. Its like no other movie could meet the imagination put into those books and films. Of course the books are...
    dixiecrystal1 dixiecrystal1 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I so love adult bookstores. I love to look at all the new stuff experiment with new things, and I'm most definitely interested in trying new things that's always exciting thing...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 28

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    All the psychology books I own are on psychological disorders. They are on the bookshelf in my room. Its always a blast when someone comes over and I have to explain my interest...
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I love reading books. I use books to escape from the world.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Can some people recommend me some books that you couldn't put down and/or books that have changed you (as a person or how you see things) Thanks!:)
    headinthecosmos headinthecosmos 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I like read Agatha Christie books... I have read about thirty books of her. And my favorites are: 1) Murder in the Orient Express 2) Death on the Nil 3) And then There Were None 4...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F Apr 11

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    Currently into this one. Hilarious! Thats exactly how i'd describe it! I bought it yesterday..during one of those random bookstore visit; with earphones blaring, and im in my own...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    :) fantasy books are awesome. dwarfs, elfs, ... dragons are awesome i read allmost only fantasy books
    joseph1995 joseph1995 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Bookstores are filled with so much books to read. They are so interesting and they pique my curiosity all the time.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a unique breathing collection of DNA and not a freaking trophy to go on your wall. Yuck.
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Some folks live to collect material things. Others strive to be successful and wealthy. While others want to be popular or powerful. Those kinds of things don't really matter to me...
    Igotsnikt Igotsnikt 36-40, M Apr 3

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    I love rocks and minerals. Ever since I was a toddler I have loved collecting them. I would go out and just grab any rock I liked even if that rock was part of a brick! Let's see...
    scottazard scottazard 18-21, M a week ago

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    I like plush mascots, I collect them from different brands. I prefer food.
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    - here are some in my vast collection by Miley Cyrus ♦ You have a diamond inside of your heart, a light that shines bright as the stars. ♦ Give yourself a break. ♦ Next time...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Books are the quietest & most constant of friends; most accessible & wisest of counselors, & most patient of teachers.
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I love reading it helps me calm down and distract myself from my reality by jumping into another. I love the shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater its up there with my faves. Stephen...
    Moonbay Moonbay 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I love to read, allthough I read in french ( tell me if I spell anything wrong, I basically learned english by listening to Nirvana... ) I'd like to disover new authors and books...
    riendutout riendutout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Romance books I love to read my mom says they are trashy
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I love everything about reading books. Something about the smell of a brand new book, the feel of the rigid spine and smooth pages between my fingers, the magic of bringing the...
    Puzzlepiece321 Puzzlepiece321 18-21, F Mar 22

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