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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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    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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    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'm a total antique book junkie,

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

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    I love antique books, I bought one
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I want to have a MEGA library in my home all antique and original books!😍😍
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I had this bookshelf my parents bought me before I was a teenager. It was before there were computers, cell phones or other technological advances. Every two weeks I would get...
    robertsnj robertsnj 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I kind of went crazy with buying books this week. spent over 100 bucks on these. I have issues. But, it was worth the money. They're collectibles! The outsides of the pages are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think that if I was writing my doctorate ( unfortunately I did not graduate high school - failed almost all courses ) I would have written it about the resemblance between Pierre...
    gerryowen gerryowen 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Books are my escape from the cruelty of humanity.
    lostsoul027 lostsoul027 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I love The Shining and Doctor Sleep. I love how they deal with the supernatural but have issues that are very close linked to the world we live in . Jeffery Deaver's bone collector...
    felicity0V felicity0V 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I guess having this experience is kind of a lie....I'm always finding new holes to poke my books into. God, they're everywhere though, books spread across my room like a fungus. My...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Nov 22

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    Bookshops are so peaceful. The best ones are those little backstreet second hand ones where the books are piled as high as the ceiling. Where you can find books that were read when...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    I collect coins as a hobby, well use to I still do when I find a good one but most my they set collecting dust, but for the professional collectors out there what would you value...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Dec 1

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    You can now Buy Quality Gifts and Collectables Online from the comfort of your home and have them shipped almost anywhere in the world. Established in October of 2014...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I collect and make my own tobacco pipes. My collection consists of a Native American peace pipe, 4 wooden pipes of the bowl-stem shape, a couple using solid redwood and the others...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M Dec 6

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 11

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    So apparently bookstores in many regions are shutting down due to books on line, but I prefer paper books. Am I in the minority? It's much easier to read without having to use a...
    lujocin lujocin 31-35, F 19 Responses Nov 23

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    I do. Books are so thrilling. I finished the book 'The Outsiders.' I few weeks ago; I cried at the end. XD my teacher gave a copy of 'The Extras' I think she said it's part of 'Th...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    This is true . At this point I allow myself one bookcase for books. Just trying to keep it simple ....I used to have waaay too many books so I donated most of them. This is one...
    roseanne00 roseanne00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love books, all books, in any state, shape or format. I don't agree that ebooks are nothing like the "real" paper ones. it's the content that must be valued in a book, and the...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore! I love buying and reading new books,reading is my thing! Whenever i see a bookstore i get too excited.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F a week ago

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    I had a huge stamp collection when I was growing up. My parents even took an interest in it buying grab bags and Harris annual supplements. I learned a lot of geography and world...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I collect mushrooms! I don't have a huge collection right now (~20 specimens), but I hope to grow it when it warms up in the spring.
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    There's a bookstore right by my house that I absolutely love called Wee Book Inn. They're open till midnight and have tons of books. I love going there in the middle of the night...
    SilentRider SilentRider 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    bookshops are time machines spaceships story-makers secret-keepers dragon-tamers dream-catchers fact-finders & safe places (this book is for those who know this to be true) I...
    CaroleOR CaroleOR 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Is there a website or an app that has free books to read?? I can't seem to find free books !! Thanks
    Memiii25 Memiii25 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love how books can take you to new worlds. It is great how books can show you new concepts or ideas to think about and how they can influence you.
    silentiusman silentiusman 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    finished all of Dan Brown's books. would like to read books like his. mystery, adventure, thriller and knowledge able. PLEASE HELP
    richardzparker richardzparker 18-21, M Nov 29

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    Today I went to a used book store in an unspoken challenge for them to have anything of Confucianist or Daoist texts. Of course they were in the NEW AGE section- neverminding that...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I love to read. I guess is something i grew up with. My parents would read to us all the time. We didn't have much growing up, so getting a book from the library and reading out...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    I don't just love books, books love me.
    JezebelWhitman JezebelWhitman 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm reading The White Trash Zombie series right now, 4 books by Diana Rowland. I love it so far! It's a easy read and fast. Small chapters, which as a new mom I love. I can always...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My favorite thing to collect so far, are post cards :) i have 200 from when i was in Paris, and a ton from all different places! Its always fun to find them because there are...
    Foxfish Foxfish 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I don't understand people who treat others like a collection to their supposed popularity. If you don't value the people that you are surrounded by you are not friends. If you...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F Nov 23

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    I was raised by my dad, and I grew up listening to Collective Soul. They are an amazing band.
    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Been doing it for a while now :) I have a huge collection of gemstones. Not rings though haha
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I love inspirational quotes on tumblr, pinterest etc. I have a small collection of ones I resonate with on my tumblr, and when I feel disheartened or discouraged, I look at them...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Dec 7

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    Please don't add me if you are not going to talk to me and get to know me. I do not collect friends just to have them in my friend list. I like to interact and get to know people.
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I don't really collect them, but I do like them a lot. My favorite Christmas decorations by far
    viperman viperman 31-35, M Dec 9

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    This is the 3rd year I have collected money for a charity supporting research into heart disease. Last weekend at one house a young boy around 3 or 4 years old answered the door...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I love reading, but haven't had a chance to lately. I've got so many books in my little library that need read. ^-^
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Nov 19

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