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I Collect Books

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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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    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 equivalent of a 6th grade education, so my father who worked as a skilled laborer in the metal industry, didn't make a whole lot of money and...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    I collect games and i know this is insane but im currently at 3415 games. The reason i know that is i keep a database of them. Its also a hobby of mine, i call it the dorkabase lol...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 2

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    I don't know what it is but I literally love walking around a bookstore and the smell of new book I know weird but oh well. I dunno I feel like books are becoming obsolete it's all...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I remember when I was at high school, i used to collect a lot of quotes i found on books i read. One of them i recall now is about mother-in-laws. "The mother-in-laws are like...
    mag7rnd mag7rnd 36-40, F a week ago

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    “I have dwelt ever in realms apart from the visible world; spending my youth and adolescence in ancient and little-known books, and in roaming the fields and groves of the region...
    Slayer617 Slayer617 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm posting this in this experience topic as well as "I Absolutely Love to Read". Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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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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    My favorite bookstore in Los Angeles is "The Last Bookstore," which has new and used books, but also sculptures, tunnels and installations made out of books. Yes I own a Kindle...
    Screenwriter66 Screenwriter66 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I'm a closet book nerd. No one would ever guess for some reason. It's funny. Anyway..Currently I'm reading two books.. 'The Hobbit' which I'm sure everyone knows about. I've had it...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    We have a bookstore here in Aberdeen called 'Books & Beans' They hold a two storey range of second hand books of every genre imaginable as well as books to help with uni or...
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    Hi there, I love reading books, sadly they are too many and I have no more room for the books. It would be wasted and disrespect of knowledge to thrown those useful books so I...
    mixgirl83 mixgirl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    There was a bookstore near my hometown in Florida that my brother took me, and when he first took me there, we both were like, "We'll look around and probably won't stay for too...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Started collecting the original Motown singles around twenty years ago. Some I'm amazed at! To me they are a part of something I grew up with. Ran into a girl recently at a record...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 10

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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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    I read at least 4 books a month. I just love books! My favorite must be The Da Vinci Code, I just love mystery and Dan Brown! I also enjoyed classics from Jules Verne and...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    You know how guys will see a girl at a bar and buy them a drink? Why can't there be a thing where a guy notices me eyeing a book at a bookstore and buys it for me? That would...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I love books. Always have. I will sit and read 2-3 books a day if I have the time. Usually 2 if I haven't read them before. If I had to choose, I'd take books over cable anytime.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 8 Responses Jul 28

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    I would love to own a bookstore... or have space enough for that many books! The feeling, sight, and smell of books is one that you simply can't capture through a computer or phone...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Used bookstores are my secret heaven. One of the highlights of my world travels is hunting down used bookstores in whatever city I visit. Even if most of the books are in a...
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Is an amazing sensation, just to see all the books, of what they are about and just feel them. For some reason, i lost track of time when im in a bookstore (maybe because i can...
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love going into Barnes and Noble and smelling all the fresh new books and knowing a world of knowledge is just a few feet away. Nothing like a good bookstore. Half Price books...
    ramsfan3 ramsfan3 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Bookstores are magical. Especially huge ones that can be found with multiple floors. You can find a pile of books, each one a different genre, curl up in a corner and stay there...
    ZydecoVivo ZydecoVivo 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ive always been fascinated by different flags both past and present. so starting in grade 6 ive built up a collection of different flags currently at 50+ countries right now and...
    zim93boy zim93boy 18-21, M Jul 27

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    I have a large collection of swords already i am going to have the widest and rarest collection possible I already have some pretty rare swords
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    This really started out as a problem caused by my mother, as she never seemed to be able to recognise when a book was a sequel of another book. I have been given a lot of books...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I assume I love books because it's how I get away from reality in a mental state of mind, I'm highly passionate in reading, I truly admire the authors because it'd be rather hard...
    Maryahsings Maryahsings 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    It gives me a warm and happy feeling inside. Plus old books are hidden gems. Sometimes you can find great out of print books to read in old libraries. It feels like you are getting...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F Jul 26

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    A smell coming from shelves away Permeating the room With a combination Of aging paper, At least four hundred And the ink that flows Into my mouth Tasting sweet Like honey and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    In England we have a bookshop chain called Waterstones and I absolutely love it. About half an hour from where I live there is a 3 floor shop and I can happily spend all day in...
    Turnturn Turnturn 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 26

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    So i went shopping for clothes and halfway through I found my self gravitating towards a waterstones (book shop in the UK), well next thing I knew I was on the floor in the fantasy...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M Jul 26

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F Jul 28

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    My teacher wants me to read Dan Brown books ( I don't know why) and that too in order. But I have yet to read his books. And if possible I might start with Inferno. I hope it is...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 29

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    I could just spend hours in a bookstore walking around and reading through books! There are so many interesting things to read about!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Mostly I read fantasy like, "Harry Potter," "13 Treasures," "Fablehaven," etc. but I also love books on: herbs, plant and mushroom identification, wild edible plants...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Something I've realized is that every time there is a bad film adaptation of a book people always say that "the movie ruined the book." I don't know what books they are reading but...
    emwel5 emwel5 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    The whole experience! The sight of thousands of books waiting to discovered, the smell of the different papers, the touch of smooth paperbacks and flicking through fine pages, the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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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 would like recommend House Night books. I had read all 9 books.  This is a audiobook version of book l : Marked. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 2

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