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I Love Collecting Books

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    All I can say is, I am grateful

    that I now have a kindle, and that my mom encourages me to give my paper books away. My bookshelf is full enough at it is!
    allthatistrue allthatistrue 18-21, F Mar 16

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    Mostly Childrens Books

    I have stacks and stacks of "to be read" books at home but mostly collect childrens books to use in my classroom.  As a speech therapist, I love to encourage children to read but do it mainly so they can work on their error sounds in connected speech.  Language and...
    silentwellofsorrow silentwellofsorrow 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2010

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    Pizza and Paperbacks

    I always joke that any extra cash I have is spent on pizza and paperbacks.  At this point I probably have enough books to fill ANOTHER bookcase...but will never know because half the collection is scattered on the floor all around my chair, my bed, my sofa....I always have a...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    I Collect Cinema Books

    I collect books on cinema and filmmaking. Maybe 5000; is that a collection or an obsession? All on shelves and classified. Many old collectible editions (even pre-WW1). I like watching feature films too, at the movies and on TV.    Canberra, Australia
    cinemapages cinemapages 41-45 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Searching Booksellers

    I love to read. I will read just about any thing I can get my hands on. I like biographies, history and poems. I took several English Literature courses in college. I have collected books from different cities I have visited. Some of my books are over one...
    morningstar45 morningstar45 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Books Are Forever

    I have collected books since i was a teenager, I must have over a thousand. The reason I said that books are forever is because when you read a really good book, you never forget the characters, a really good book brings the characters to life in your head they become your...
    emery777 emery777 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Collecting Books

    Collecting books,Can't stop,Addicted,The books,Keep rollin' in,At this rate,I'l open a library!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Only Collected A Few

    When I was in the 4th grade I started collecting Goosebumps books.  Those were my favorite books to read besides the Fear Street series.  When we had assignments to read a book and do a test on it or a report I'd pick one of those books to read.  My sister managed to get me...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Jul 28, 2011

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    My Drug Of Choice ! Lol

    I love books, they are truely one of my greatest pleasures, their my drug of choice,lol. I keep saying I'm going to quit, and go into rehab, but of course I relapse, and I'm right back feaning again lol, . Its hopeless, hahaha ! 
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F May 11, 2012

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    A Life Long Passion

    ever since i was little i have collected books i have at least 20 boxes of them on a ton of different subjects
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    You Gotta Sniff 'em

    All the greatest books have a distinctive smell.  Maybe it's the smell of your favorite lotion. Maybe it's just the smell of old paper. Or, perhaps it's the smell of the chocolate smudge on the bottom corner of the page from when you were sad and needed a couple pick-me-ups...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Plain And Simple

    books are addictive. i love falling deeply into one so that i get lost for days, they are intoxicating and overwhelming and beautiful. people should read more often.
    swoosh1baby swoosh1baby 18-21, F Dec 2, 2010

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    A Wide Variety

    Goosebumps, fear street, Nicholas Sparks' books, Paulo Coelho's books, Movie tie-ins, TV tie-ins, love stories, court dramas, suspense-thrillers, and the Harry Potter series... Oh,and books by Filipino writers as well.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2009

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    Hundreds

    I have saved every book that my first born owned and we are constantly adding to the list. I know we have hundreds on the book shelf and all within reach of the children. I encourage them to read or at least try and hope that it teaches them to love books. I read to them...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    And I Wish I Had More Time To Read Them

    It's almost frustrating. I keep collecting books, but in the end I read very few of them :(. Because of the lack of time I have. Most of all, I love novels. And when I used to have more time to read them, I use to think that I am enjoying reading some fiction character life...
    Calipri Calipri 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    What Can I Say?;-)

    I have more than 60 book s in my own library... so far...
    dernhelmyu dernhelmyu 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    My Dream Room

    i want to have a library in my house. i have been collecting books since i was in high school!! I want to have a room in my house filled with books floor to ceiling wall to wall with one wall with huge bay windows for natural light to come in. (it is the best to read by) i want...
    mmmf30 mmmf30 31-35 6 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Who's Collecting Whom?

    It's a minor compulsion - I can stop any time I want (laughs hysterically and gibbers)... I don't think I ever set out to collect books as such. I just seem to have...accumulated them over the years. Somerset Maugham,when asked why he wrote so little each day,is said to have...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    I Love Books

    When I was little, I was never really allowed to do anything because of my strict mother. Once in awhile though I was allowed to go to the library with my grandmother. She was a cleaning lady for the public library and was there at least once a week. She would always let me...
    college101 college101 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love shopping with my husband in adult bookstores. We love to buy different toys and adult movies to view later in bed. Also, I order from online adult bookstores as well.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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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 5 days ago

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F Jul 28

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 13-15, F 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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    Mmmmmm.... Adult bookstores... The things we can see and do ... The ideas we can get... Whether I go alone or with someone... I love it!!!! I get so excited every time!!! ... By...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 31

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    I love reading Debbie Macomber stories, I get completely lost in her series books.
    Tvaddict67 Tvaddict67 46-50, F Aug 17

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    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah! That is probably my favourite book ever! It is so inspirational, moving and enlightening :) It is the whole package: love, loss, friendship, tragedy...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F Aug 20

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    I have just discovered a series of books about nineteenth century crime in Scotland. I am interested in history and this series is based on court cases and newspaper reports, with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    My insatiable curious flows! My teacher always has to tell me to put the book away. My favorite kind of books are fantasy, and non fiction! Mercedes Lackey Joust and Overlasting...
    RainbowCruise RainbowCruise 13-15, M Aug 19

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Currently at the library!! I am very happy and content ( well same definition I guess:P) being here. It's been way too long since my last real visit here. Catching up on some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm in the car - off to see family. I'm reading a book 😃 its perfect! It has a perfect love story.. I dont want to read further.. Cuz I know It will break my heart and make my...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I love reading and relating my present situation to different works of literature. I'm sure lots of people here read "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. Did someone who is...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I finally made myself read the Lord of the Rings series...what a great read!! I especially love The third book when Aragorn is going back n forth with the Herbalist in the Houses...
    MostArdently MostArdently 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    "If only I could hurt with such misery once again, to feel the powers of love here inside my heart, the joys of heaven and the pains of hell!” ― Victor Villaseñor, Rain of...
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Currently reading Eleanor and Park. I love this book. It has made me enjoy reading again.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Wouldn't you just love to have your own library at home?
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i want to be a writer so bad! i try to my laptop and i figure that it needs TIME!
    Vagelisg Vagelisg 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I like getting nude pics, whether male or female. I like seeing both naked
    ShadowTech ShadowTech 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    "Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me, and be my friend." -Albert Camus
    Midnightchorus Midnightchorus 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have just read "The Reader". It was very interesting, but end of the book was unhappy. What do you think about?
    MrBen2013 MrBen2013 31-35, M Jul 29

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    I gave into the temptation of buying one more book.Now I have to seriously think about storing them properly.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I like reading romantic, non fiction, teen fiction, action and sometimes drama or even classics
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Can't wait for the next Pittacus Lore book! Only twenty days left!!! (Also the Tao trilogy is pretty cool. First book; the Live of Tao, second book; the Deaths of Tao, and the...
    janedoe1994 janedoe1994 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Fiodor Dostoyevski - Crime And Punishment PB
    usercameback usercameback 31-35, M Aug 8

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    Honestly. Can anything beat curling up with an amazing book?
    Marktastic Marktastic 13-15, M Aug 8

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    I would highly recommend 'The Victorian Underworld' by Kellow Chesney - full of period detail. It is mainly English [as am I] but hard to find. Mayhew's 'London Underworld' is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    `Beautiful Outlaw` by John Eldredge-a really great book that shatters the stained glass images built by the organised religion!
    Georgio84 Georgio84 26-30, M Aug 15

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