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I Have No More Room For My Books

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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 than shades of eyeshadow, and I am OBSESSED with eyeshadow :P I have never thrown out a book in my entire life, and I think I...
    thesilenceofentropy thesilenceofentropy 18-21, F May 24, 2010

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    Too Many, Yet Never Enough

    The name of this group made me laugh out loud, I have so many books. I could curl up with a good book forever. I think I literally have about 50 astrology books (yes, I need them all), true crime, biographies, metaphysical, first edition printings and vintage atlases/maps. I love...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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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 corners and on top of my wardrobe.How cool is this though?I'd want to change the back support though.
    Elilaa Elilaa 22-25, F 1 Response May 29, 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 almost like a child, or a dear friend of mine. They have words of wisdom, moments of wit, and edge-of-your-seat...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 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't afford more storage space, because I can. But it does mean that when presented with a book I want to buy, I usually *do...
    lovecraftanon lovecraftanon 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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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 addiction. I get headaches valiantly trying to keep all tidy but how can you as you can only have so many shelves and book...
    landongirl landongirl 36-40 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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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 that yet, so I'm still going to have to find more space.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 24, 2012

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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 culling some after I read them because otherwise it would get a bit much.
    learntocook learntocook 18-21 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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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 today I received two more books which i ordered... oooh... I will be pushed out from my room by all my books, hehe :)
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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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 language books.
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 2 Responses May 13, 2009

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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 happened to have a lot of books in the first place but not too many, then one day out "garage sale-ing" (not my favorite kind...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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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 lol. I think I need more shelves :)
    DavesDaughter DavesDaughter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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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 possible decency. So, am I investing in a library within my future dreamhouse? Oooh yes!
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Feb 13, 2013

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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 from art to zoology. It's nothing for me to spend $500 a month on books, all year long. Until I moved, I was the number one...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 26, 2009

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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 244 books stored on a device which is smaller in width than the average paperback book. It fits neatly into my handbag and I can pull it out...
    booksandbutterflies booksandbutterflies 61-65 2 Responses May 7, 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 Library (FOL) bookstore while I'm there. These are generally older books that I have donated and are priced...
    haloguy07 haloguy07 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Kindle, Kindle , Kindle

    KINDLE enough said xxall of those thousands of books everyone has can go to charity and you can have as many as you want and not worry about space xx
    hellsbellsxxx hellsbellsxxx 18-21, F Jun 18, 2012

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2013

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    I Have Trouble Finding Room For Them

    Reading Is my addiction. I can travel to whichever places without having to move. I have tons of books at home, so I have trouble finding a place to put them.
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F Feb 19, 2013

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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.  Every time I go to visit my parents, I bring home a stack or twoof books to put in the apartment. Every single time I...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2007

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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 unpacking our books, and alas! Not even half of them fit on there! Augh! Guess we need some more lumber...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 28, 2008

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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 filled with books I can't even pick it up by myself and I'm pretty strong. Even my brother and fiance complained...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Mar 18, 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 room! Saying that "I have no more room for my books" wouldn't be true...or at least, completely true. It's more like...
    nataliaangel nataliaangel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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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 three book shelves, and still many more books.  I have more than I am able to find time to read right now, but still buy more.  I am...
    Marie5656 Marie5656 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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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. They're both taller than me and wider than my arms length. I filled the first one completely and the top shelf of the second one. Plus I...
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    My Nook Color

    I am an avid reader. I read a book a day usually. I own close to 3000 hard copy books but now I have my nook. Didn't think I'd like. Had e-reader first(1week) but then...... A Nook color. Greatest gift I ever received. I can share books. Store them online and never lose them...
    Cattycatb Cattycatb 41-45, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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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 right to left. They were neatly organized and randomly put, they were all over the floor and on top of tables. There...
    AncientWizard AncientWizard 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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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 where they buy used books. I turned in about 30 or so paperback books (murder,mystery, paranormal, ect). I had choice of store credit for...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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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 to but my books on the book shelves and I also can read without my reading glasses cause i can adjust the setting for my eyes, i also...
    Gold40 Gold40 46-50, F Mar 30, 2013

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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 decided to sell some of them, especially reference books I used when I was at uni... It would be great and more appreciate if there Is...
    mixgirl83 mixgirl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    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 surround myself with books; I have filled bookshelves, stacks on floors, and closet shelves. I carry one with me always.  I've vowed to start...
    Kalena09 Kalena09 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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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 Scotland. He is quite lax about his every day business and can sometimes be found poaching fish!. But he's always ready to investigate a murder...
    123willow 123willow 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I had to make room for a classic.

    .. “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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 prized books, about 16 cartons of them. Eight years in England, and we moved to the US, so another rationalisation, a mere 14...
    firefall firefall 51-55, M Oct 27, 2011

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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 the desk below...and below the desk on the floor...and on my bedside table...and in the living room table...and...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 28 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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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 want to part with. Oh but upstairs. Upstairs, I have no room for most of my books. I've nowhere to put a bookcase...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 5 Responses Nov 26, 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 the book soon. Too many books!
    Lesbianheart Lesbianheart 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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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 books. At that time, I lived in a dorm without any bookself, so I had to put them in a hardboard box.Year after year I bought more books,so I bought a bigger...
    Sinoanna Sinoanna 41-45, F Feb 16, 2013

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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 bookcase.  We are looking at building another home on our land and tearing this one down and when we...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11, 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 new ones. I have kind of opened a library, people can borrow books whenever they like for free, but only my friends. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 19, 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, history, physics, etc etc. I never miss the TV for a second (=
    bakerstregular bakerstregular 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 10, 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), that are in storage or in my garage. When I moved into my house, the first thing we had to buy was bookcases, because...
    LadyofDreams LadyofDreams 51-55, F 1 Response May 17, 2012

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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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    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 of it, but when I look at it, I realise I don't have a life.
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M Feb 14, 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 only buy physical copies of our favorite authors. But now we have two kids and the amount of books they have now is getting out of hand! They...
    lotus04 lotus04 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 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 military service, needy schools, any friend who likes to read, and you can give book credits to the club itself to help keep it going.   They...
    Penetr Penetr 51-55, M Apr 10, 2012

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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 room for it unless I do some SERIOUS reorganizing in that room. I haven't bought nearly as many books lately as I used to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1, 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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    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. Does anyone have any advice for me?
    firecolin123 firecolin123 13-15 Jun 2, 2012

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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 piled with books. In my cupboards I have boxes fulled with books. Occasionally I will decide to have a clear...
    thelastday thelastday 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Just Can't Help Myself

    I don't know what it is about books, I just love having them. I will happily spend ours in the library but then I'll go home and buy the same books on Amazon just so I can have my own copy, tragic huh? Now I have so many I don't know where to start putting them, my bookcase is...
    superhans91 superhans91 22-25, F 7 Responses May 11, 2012

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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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