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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I love antique books,

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

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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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    flowercrownhowell flowercrownhowell 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    She puts a lot of time and research into her novels but she also balances it out emotionally and is great at showing different perspectives. Her books have beautiful plot twists...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    i like to collect thing that has an emotional prize to me .. like the sock of my first boyfriend , the pen my mum gave me when i started school , the shoe that my grandad gave me...
    potterhead1111 potterhead1111 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    My friend in England got me into this band named eisenfunk and they are really amazing. Everyone should check them out. Since then I fell in love with goth music and I fell in love...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I collect pens does anyone else ?
    yobabygirl yobabygirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Once every generation, you find a book, that really captures you, one that speaks to you, one that makes you stop and think, one that makes you want to go on, for me, there was two...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    Harry Potter Makes Me Happy :) Harry Potter makes me very Happy. its my escape from the real world, when I am feeling, extremely depressed, I will Pop in a harry potter movie...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I Have Always Been a Night Owl . Born in broad daylight. Eons and eons ago and thensome...............sempiturnally. I am........a gallivanter, nocturnally so. Just like my...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    I collect interesting cups. Like Japanese soda bottles or Monster or Arizona cans. I also collect Nutcrackers (like the play not the tool). I also collect scary masks.
    KatarinaWu KatarinaWu 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just finished Yukio Mishima's Evening Dress. This 1966 novel is one of the best works of the Japanese writer. In fact, it was not originaly published as a book, but by chapters in...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I collect teapots and snow globes. but the teapots have to capture my interest
    theatregeek21 theatregeek21 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I collect HotWheels cars! I love cars!
    StarrGuerrero StarrGuerrero 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I enjoy artifacts which have a history. I have a wide collection of older books of all different genres. When I reach for one, I wonder how many hands have touched their precious...
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was 19 when I gave my first bj in an ABS
    rfhh1959 rfhh1959 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Novels, poetry, thrillers, fantasy, philosophy, history, and erotic stories... I read almost all of it.
    Photosebastian Photosebastian 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I hate when the movie is nothing like the book !! 😑😑😑
    nellynoelley nellynoelley 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lmao, it happens to me every time. Who else gets this, too?
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    one of life simple pleasures sitting in a clean home alone while reading a good book. all the while the rain is pounding and the thunder is just roaring outside. so nice, and so...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was introduced to Shakespeare in highschool and ever since then I have loved his books. Does anyone have a favorite?
    Ildas56 Ildas56 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't we all collect cool stuff? Medical models are neat. A little creepy, but they're interesting. The older the better....I'd like more, but no space and people find them off...
    MelancholyOysterBoy MelancholyOysterBoy 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I prefer physical books, so I can feel the paper in my hand and hear that flick when I turn the page. Besides, reading digital books strains my eyes.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My daughter told me to look out for a package she sent me for Father's Day. It was a box of hardcover early editions from my favorite mystery writers she found on amazon. It's been...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Have you ever read Tommyknocker by Stephen King? It's an awesome book!
    MathIsEveryTimePerfect MathIsEveryTimePerfect 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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