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I Have No More Room For My Books

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    Not Enough Room! - Alas, I have a room for which i store my books but I don't have any more room. I bought a kindle but i jusxt love feeling you get when you finish a paperback...
    firecolin123 firecolin123 13-15 Jun 2, 2012

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    Sort Of True - All I do is add to my book collection or my "want this book" list, it seems. So I'm a bookworm...I love every minute of it! But I only have two bookshelves in my...
    nataliaangel nataliaangel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    So Upsetting. - Agh. Downstairs. Downstairs there are lots of books in my room. I have a big bookcase and a mantle where all my books go. I have so many books that I love and never...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 5 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    More Books Than I Know What To Do With - Being close to age 60, and having been a fan of books for as long as I could read, I would say I do have a lot of books.  I already have...
    Marie5656 Marie5656 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    More - I love to read and even after I read something I still don't get rid of it.  I can never have to many books.  My husband keeps telling me he is going to build me a...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2007

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    Books! Every Where You Look! - So my wife and I LOVE to read.  Whats more, we love the prospect of reading.  And in my case I LOVE to learn new things.  So we...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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    17 Bookcases & Mountains On Floor - I decided to invest in a kindle, I borrowed one from the library and after 2 weks they had to *strong-arm* me to get it back. Now I have...
    booksandbutterflies booksandbutterflies 61-65 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Had to Buy a New Shelf - Today I had to go to the shop and bought 2 shelves, because for last 2 months I bought some books and I don't have more space where to put them. And also...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    Running Out Quick! - I have five bookcases and they're getting over-full really fast. I have a sixth still in the box that needs to be put together, but I found I don't have any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    Back to Home Depot... - When we moved, my husband and I built a ginormous bookshelf for our books. This thing is a monster, no joke. We were so proud of it. Then we started...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 28, 2008

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    This happened to me over the summer. I had piles of books all over my room. It made me look like a hoarder but then my parents bought me two good sized bookcases for my birthday...
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    Helicopter Literature - I've ran out of bookcases, shelves, cupboards and floor space, why doesn't someone invent books which can hover in the air?
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I Love Books and Constently... - I love books and constently buying them from the thrift stores.  Mostly sci-fi fantasy stories, referance books, christian books, and foreign...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Dresser's Full - I have two book shelves, and they had become full, so i decided to start filling the empty dresser drawers that didnt have any clothes in them. Two are now full...
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    Sharing When You Have Too Many Books. - There is an online club called:  Paperbackswap.com    For those who have time to use it, you can send book credits to those in the...
    Penetr Penetr 51-55, M Apr 10, 2012

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    As Long As You Can Still Walk, - You still have room for books.
    PhantomBrave10 PhantomBrave10 18-21, F Jun 21, 2012

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    When Can I Have A Bigger Room With More Bookshelves? - I remember the first time in 1990 I felt very happy when I had about 30 favority books from a library which sold some old...
    Sinoanna Sinoanna 41-45, F Feb 16, 2013

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    Books - I cannot go a week without stopping in at my local second hand book store and then leaving the place an hour later with half a dozen books. My room is full of shelves just...
    thelastday thelastday 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Finally Payoff For All Those Books!! - I don't re-read books, but I can't toss em out either. The books were really piling up so I called around and found a local use bookstore...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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    I Sometimes Use Books to Hold ... - I sometimes use books to hold up shelves that I then use for holding...books.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    Book Buying Binge - I love books and lately am on a book buying binge, especially old science fiction. Some of these books I had years ago and got rid of, especially Robert...
    alysha25 alysha25 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Book Worm Heaven! - “...There were books everywhere, as far as the eye can see. They filled the walls from bottom to ceiling, from ceiling to bottom, from left to right and from...
    AncientWizard AncientWizard 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    I Intend To Have An Entire Library Room - I have a bookcase with books stacked rather than upright as well as a couple of draws full and two boxes in the garage. I have been...
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    I Am Getting There - I have at least 2,000, maybe 3,000 books total. Some are out on my shelves, and some are still boxed up. And there are even a few (not included in the count...
    LadyofDreams LadyofDreams 51-55, F 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    It's Getting Even Worse Now With Kids! - My husband and I have book shelves full of books, some in boxes, plus I got an ereader just so we could start saving space for us. Now we...
    lotus04 lotus04 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    It's More Like My Books Have No More Room For Me. - I think my books are conspiring to take over room by room and have a good start in each.  I love books.  I...
    Kalena09 Kalena09 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    It's becoming a problem. May have to build a wall bookcase.
    coopergirl1803 coopergirl1803 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Gimme Room - I need more shelves...possibly a new room...I need a library! And yet, I could not stop buying more. Heck, they could not even fit in the photo. There's some on...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 29 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    So I Was Thinking... - that someday I will live in a home where there is an entire room for my books, like a mini library of all the books I love and own with room for more...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2011

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    What To Do - I moved recently and I had a crap load of books; some text books, novels, books of pictures, old notebooks, sketch books...books. Went to storage and I have three bins...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Mar 18, 2012

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    I Take My Books Every Where I Go - Because I love to read, I bought a nook from Barnes and noble, so I buy and read my books on my nook and my iPad now I don't need to find a place...
    Gold40 Gold40 46-50, F Mar 30, 2013

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    My Grandfather's House Is A Library - It's awesome. When I visit him on vacation, I just read and read and read for two or three months straight. Politics, philosophy, novels...
    bakerstregular bakerstregular 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Over Packed. - I haved bookcases and shelves filled with books and DVD's. I have dozens of them. I'm packed to the hilt. I have mixed feelings about my little collection. I'm proud...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Feb 14, 2012

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    Enough Books to Open a Bookstore - I have over 3,500 books in my personal library. Some valued at over $1,000 that I got for a lot less. Many out of print and covering everything...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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    Oh, No, Not Again! - I moved in with my fiance about a year back.  I have a good number of books here.  At my parents' home, I still have about 3 cases of books left...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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    Stacked With Books - Come into my room, the first thing you'll see is books. Books everywhere, and now i have had to put my old books in huge bag so that i could make room for my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 19, 2013

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    Strewing A Trail Behind Me - I had to rationalise my library when I moved from NZ to England, so I left 22 cartons of books stashed in my brothers' basement, and only took the most...
    firefall firefall 51-55, M Oct 27, 2011

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    Frickin A - My parents told me that once books start coming out of my ears, It's time to give some away.  I don't believe this is possible for me to do.You see, each book is...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Every Book - I have finally figured out how to borrow library books with my Kindle. Excuse me while I go read every book, ever.
    lilmerricat lilmerricat 31-35, F Feb 15, 2013

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    I Can't Let Them Go. - Books are my salvation and my life, and I have waaaaay too many! I have more books than clothes, shoes, posters, utensils in my kitchen, even more books...
    thesilenceofentropy thesilenceofentropy 18-21, F May 24, 2010

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    Literally had to go through my bookshelves and see which books I haven't read inns year and ever then I couldn't decide what to get rid of because of the thought that I might read...
    Lesbianheart Lesbianheart 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    They're Everywhere - All my shelves, some boxes, and drawers are all full of books. I finally bought a Kindle, but there are so many books that I want which aren't available for...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    So Many Books, So Little Time! Part One - I love to read . I read different kinds of books, but mysteries seem to be my favorite genre. One series I read is about a constable in...
    123willow 123willow 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I Have So Many Books, Not Enough Space To Store Anymore. - I am a total book worm. Reading has helped me through some of the most excruciating times of my life. I usually always...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F Nov 8, 2011

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    Loads Of Them!!!!!!!!!!!! - I have approx 9, 000 books, yes NINE THOUSAND!!!!!!!!!!!! I have loved books all my life since very little when mum always read to me. I think I have an...
    landongirl landongirl 36-40 Jun 13, 2012

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    Book Overflow - This is quite sad, but certainly true. I've been using computers at local public libraries and using look through the discounted books from the various Friends of...
    haloguy07 haloguy07 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Book Space - I really need a book shelf. We just moved from a place where I had 2 huge shelves up in my closet to where we are now. I have half the closet space now. So most of...
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I Can Only Fit So Many Bookshelves Here! - I now have 2 growing mountains of novels, books, and textbooks on the far side of my bedroom. The other rooms are already filled to...
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Feb 13, 2013

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    Books Are Smaller Than A Bookshelf - I have piles of them all over my room because I don't have a bookshelf because there's no room for a bookshelf! So I just pile them up in the...
    Elilaa Elilaa 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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    It's Getting To That Stage - It is seriously getting to that stage where I have too many books to cope in my every dwindling book space. I don't think you can ever have too many...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 23, 2011

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    A Problem Of Scale - Two problems, really. First: It is a truth universally acknowledged that any given bookshelf will cost more than any given book. This doesn't mean that I can...
    lovecraftanon lovecraftanon 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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