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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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 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 4 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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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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    The second-hand bookshop.

    This is where the truly used, abused, and forgotten end up. I find myself splurging about twice a year at these affairs, and it is among my guilty pleasures. One of the most unusual finds I got was 'The Book of Love: The Story of the Kama Sutra'. The first thing that leapt...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F Jul 12, 2015

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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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    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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    I want to have a MEGA library in my home all

    antique and original books!😍😍
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    I love antique books,

    I bought one
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 19, 2010

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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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    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 51-55, F May 11, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    Old books are awesome. So many memories... One summer when I was about 10, my grandma gave us kids a bunch of my aunt's old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books... there were some...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Through all what we go in our lives, I feel books as an escape, an escape to live a momentary life that we crave for. I come from a very conservative family background I am not...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Great love only happens in books! Hahaha... Good thing I love to read books... :p
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I spent my happy hours at ABS getting fed!
    cucked4ever cucked4ever 61-65, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I also love adult theatres.I've spent many an hour practicing in them too.l love getting all dressed up and going to them. The attention is such a turn on,as soon as I walk in the...
    joanne969 joanne969 61-65, T 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There's a few terms that this kind of cinema also goes by, underground, avant - garde, non-narrative, personal, and so on. I'm beginning the 11th year of collecting on a strong...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I prefer books any day to those silly little e-books. I don't see the point of them. They can never replace the feel, smell & calmness of a real book.
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know that things are merely things, but a small part of me finds joy in picking up that polished stone, or posing one of my dolls. If it makes me smile when I arrange my nick...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really haven't been collecting in the past few years except picking up a pack here and there. I have always wanted to go to a tournament but my parents never wanted to take me to...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm reading the book if I stay right now I've already seen the movie but I really like it ^_^
    EmoMusicLuv EmoMusicLuv 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Buy me old comic books and I will love you forever and be your slave. Period. :)
    CallMePonyTail CallMePonyTail 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've always believed that practice makes perfect and what better place to practice. I've only been to an abs twice in total dress.I usually wear my lingerie under my male clothes...
    joanne969 joanne969 61-65, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've got 5 books I'm reading at once including the Holy Bible. Two of the books are really short. And a normal sized novel I'm reading has almost 400 pages I've been reading since...
    Balletomane Balletomane 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It just makes the idea of there being a world within those covers more interesting. It's not so processed, filtered, or synthetic smelling or feeling that it appears artificial or...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    The Storyteller She has a bookshelf for a heart, And ink runs through her veins, She'll write you into her story, With the typewriter in her brain, Her bookshelf's getting crowded...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Love, love, love books and I read daily. Usually I read 2 to 3 a day depending on the size. I think the written word is the sexiest thing!
    Dixiedivine Dixiedivine 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    And who do you think you are? Running around leaving scars, Collecting your jar of hearts, And tearing love apart? You're gonna catch a cold, From the ice inside your soul. So don...
    LiveLifeN LiveLifeN 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    This was part of a page in one I saw earlier
    alfalfaaa alfalfaaa 13-15, M Jan 29

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    I collect pens and I collect different hair gels and hair clip in and accessories and stuff
    PreTeenSally PreTeenSally 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Goblet of fire best book to me chamber of secrets my fave film ....I love all the books equally . they got me into reading other books too . jk Rowling is a genius
    Thewatercolourgarden Thewatercolourgarden 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Remember that storyline where Lex Luthor ran for president and won? Yea...its happening folks...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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