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I Collect Books

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 Aug 20

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    I'll collect all kinds of dolls that goes for all kinds of Barbie dolls and my little pony equestrian dolls and I also collect small and medium stuffed Plush dolls such as bears...
    2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm very addicted to reading have ten different books on the go and I am always on the look out for new books. And I only but sets of books. Harry potter my best book but can pick...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I have a ton of books. I mean, literally, my books weigh about one ton. I don't have that many either; all-told about one thousand books. A number of people I know have many, many...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I have loved reading for as long as I can remember and my sister is the same way. We just read different types of books. My brother is the opposite. He never liked reading. He is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So. Uh. Yea. I have a problem. I'm addicted to book stores. Like, seriously. If I find a book store worth shopping in (which is almost any book store in existence) I can spend...
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a simple girl. Put me in a bookstore and I will leave utterly content with 15 new books to add to my every growing collection. There is something so great about running your...
    LadyRubenesque LadyRubenesque 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 4

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      I love nature collections, I currently have a large butterfly collection, shell collection, skull collection of different animals, a beetle collection and a collection...
    mwally69 mwally69 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I know that this goes true for a lot of us now aging generation from the time before computers and hand held phones. In today's ever changing world books are becoming harder and...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Aug 19

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    I could spend hours in a good bookstore. I love to explore every section and almost always leave with a stack of books. Which will be sitting unread for weeks while I catch up...
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I love books a lot. I enjoy the type of books that **** you up at the end and cause you to "wow" a million times. books like: Looking for Alaska and But I Love Him. I love books...
    julianbeyonce julianbeyonce 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 16

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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 Aug 20

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    Been collecting the collection since 2005, first was a couple Fellini's Amarcord and Juliet of the Spirits, latest addition was The Essential Jacques Demy, and in the horzon later...
    Nest37 Nest37 36-40, M Aug 27

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    I'm currently in Lexington Kentucky visiting family. I love a bookstore here; Joseph Beth Booksellers. It's fantastic covering two levels in what appears to be an older mall. It's...
    Redbuns Redbuns 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 70+, F Aug 18

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    once i have a book on my hand i can't stop reading to the point that i forgot people around me, my time, my food and i even don't want to sleep until i finished a books... Books is...
    purpleczsai purpleczsai 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    We're not sure but we think the liberty has between ten and twelve thousand books on it. My family never throw any books away.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    The best books I'd read as a young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt before...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I used to go to bookstores with my ex-gf when we went on dates. That may sound lame, but those turned out to be some really fun dates for bibliophiles like us. Nowadays, I'm...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I do think I should donate some of my books. It's horrible, I know, but my bedroom has stacks of books all over the place.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I use to go out in bookstores and spend hours simply looking at all the diffrent outlooks their can be on every subjects... I like the smell of books, I like searching. I miss...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I love Waterstones. I love to go to Foyles. I spend hours looking at the books, especially the arts books. They discuss the artists lives and works.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I could spend hours at a bookstore. Give me my coffee and a throw pillow and I'll sit in a corner reading books and magazines.
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    I first read his book James and The Giant peach in 6th grade and fell in love with it :) After a while Ive already finished reading most of his books like Matilda, the BFG, the...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I buy one or two books a month. I have a lot of books on art. I enjoy trading, it's important!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I just finished reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. At the beginning I was hating it. I usually get that feeling for all the books I start reading because I feel like they're...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    Sarah weeks,rick riordan,Lynda Mullaly hunt,and mark batterson are all great but are like kid pre teen books well not mark batterson he writes books for adults and teens like late...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I just finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and OMG I couldn't be less happier in the end! ;) That book made my teeth grit and made me want to punch the wall. Haha, now I am...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a lot of time at home on my own in my room, so I many books to read. At present I'm reading various books on Jewish mysticism. I love to visit the stores to explore what...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Going to a bookstore with me is dangerous!!! I look down every row, look at every section, look threw every shelf. It's my addiction. I LOVE the smell of them, it's even better in...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to read all the books in the library in two years lol. I'll even re-read books just because I live a certain part. Usually when I start a book I really...
    Monet0623 Monet0623 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I escape through books. "Reading is the magic key to take you where you want to be."-Alice in Bibleland books.
    sycamoregirl17 sycamoregirl17 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I fancy myself a collector of people. I think I'm able to have friends in the sense that they must entertain me in one way or another or be interesting in some facet of their...
    TheKidDownTheStreet TheKidDownTheStreet 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I keep a folder with quotes I have collected over time. Here is one I especially like. Guess who said it! "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I'll be blunt about it: Amassing tens and hundreds of people never mattered to me in real life and it doesn't online. I question people who do that. Like, are you that insecure...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 30

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    I love John maus and his contributions to animal collective
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F Sep 6

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    I love Rend Collective! Two of my fave songs are Build Your Kingdom Here and My Lighthouse!!!!!!!
    LeahlovesGod LeahlovesGod 16-17, F Sep 8
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