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I Collect Books

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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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    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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    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 absolutely love books..... can anyone give me suggetion
    ANGELOFFAITH ANGELOFFAITH 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Can you tell me whats good books for engineer, about design of cities, building, or smth like that? Need recommendations if anyone here knows.
    daneean daneean 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I love all kinds of bookstores. I usually spent any money I had as a kid in the "B. Dalton" store at the mall. If it wasn't on books it was on bookmarks. I had quite a collection...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    i love books. The feeling of turning a page, the smell...and there is this place that sells so many books on the side of the street and i just stand there and read the blurbs and...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    An Affair Of Sadness I just recently finished reading an English translated book titled "Koula," by Menis Koumandareas. Menis is a highly regarded author in Greece. I'm not...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M Jul 18

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    Waterstones has a good selection of books. One of my favorite chains of bookstores. Books from bookstores seem relatively cheaper than online books/books that you get on...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I'll have to thank my father for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I hang out much in the bookstores. I always went to this bookstore where they sell cheap and used books or novels everytime. I usually spent 3-4 hours scanning the books or novels...
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Don't you love the smell of new text when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any...
    GothicLunar GothicLunar 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    Books are my guilty pleasure. They help me escape reality. As well as most books that I tend to read are story and poetry books. It makes me unhappy how traditional books are being...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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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 1 day ago

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    I always go to the bookstore and picked up a novels and books that look exciting ! Then I say ! After exams I'll start reading , now I've finished my exams ! So I have free time...
    Strivingforjannah Strivingforjannah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Is there anyone else out there totally in love with JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood? She is my all time favourite author and the BDB books are fantastic. The world and...
    1970schick 1970schick 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Movies were great, but the books are even better: I saw the first 2 movies before I ever read any of the books, but the books are amazing. I'm just about finishing up the final...
    Nicholas16 Nicholas16 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I love being able to search around and see all of the options for books to buy that I never would have thought of just sitting in front of my computer on home browsing Amazon...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    I love going into a Barnes and Noble or Half Price Books to see all the books and just explore. It's exciting to know you are surrounded by so much knowledge. Love the smell as you...
    gladiatorfan gladiatorfan 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Unfortunately, I don't find myself in a bookstores often, but I love them. I find it relaxing and fun to browse the shelves and look for interesting titles. New bookstores are...
    Aventias Aventias 16-17 2 Responses 6 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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I want to collect Barbies and Fashion dolls. When I was a child I had a few collectors edition Holiday Barbies. Now I have to wait until my boys are older so they won't destroy my...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F Jul 15

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    I've collected them since I was young. Just different kinds, if I found something I liked, I'd bring it home. My favorite was finding amber or agates, totally amazing to me. Now I...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F 2 Responses a week 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 17 hrs ago

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    I love reading but I don't have any books left to read I read all the ones I have! 😔 Can someone tell me where I can find good books to read that are for my age? (16)
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I made my weekly trek to Strand. I was able to buy three books for less than twenty dollars. That's what I love about discount bookstores.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I love to pop into a sweet bookstore and stay there for hours. My local corner bookstore is going out of business. It makes me so sad.
    xxUltraVioletxx xxUltraVioletxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Whether it's Barnes and Noble or Half Price Books etc., I just LOVE bookstores! They're my second home. I could be there all day if I could.
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Hey to all my friends - I finally published my two books on Amazon under the name Deborah Marasco. They are all about when I was an Identity thief and the second book is all about...
    angeleyes65 angeleyes65 46-50, F Jul 11

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    BOOKS - you really should read them... ♥ The books in her arms for example "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert, "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis and "Lolita" by...
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 41-45, M Jul 12

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    Reading some books that are a bit odd for me at the moment! Reading some warhammer books, which are fab! Love the stories in them. Not interested in the little figures, but love...
    JennyMason JennyMason 13-15, F Jul 12

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