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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 antique books,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I buy books whenever I can. I download them but... I love the feel of a book in my hand. buying books for me is like drugs. I go to thrift stores and get all the good ones I can...
    MaggieVakarina MaggieVakarina 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My passion is for fiction law and crime books, especially J. D. Robb's Death Series. I also like John Sanford's characters Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. If you like humor...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    EP won't let you me tell you WHY I like adult bookstores. I've tried to tell you what it means to me in terms of the emotions connected with that experience, which is supposed to...
    jimz1000 jimz1000 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 26

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    I am reading two books at this time. One is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. My brother gave it to me for Christmas. I found it hard to get into but I am halfway through and now I find...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F Mar 28

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    I'm currently obsessed with the Mortal Instruments Series. I believe it's coming to a point where it is slowly eating up my sanity with every book. Guess I'll be in an insane...
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I finished Catch 22. It took me ages to read. It's funny but it doesn't have a plot. Meanwhile I have got through a lot of other books. Which probably aren't masterpieces. I tend...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Does anyone know any good books ?!! Running out of them !
    annaupchurch annaupchurch 22-25, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love to read... I definitely prefer paper backs to the electronic alternatives, no matter the convenience. It makes me feel accomplished; seeing and feeling the weight...
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Oh and also, Star Wars. Plus THE Star Wars, a comic adaptation of George Lucas' original draft...so cool. I am also a Batman fangirl tbh. But who doesn't love the hunky, non...
    imjckdw imjckdw 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I love reading I use reading as a escape and to relax when I want to just be myself and put myself into the story
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F Mar 28

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    The Roar Of The Crowd I LOVE this book, its amazyng ❤️
    itsuptofate99 itsuptofate99 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I just stayed up all night finishing the book called The Glass Castle...
    areid13 areid13 16-17 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    wizard con is next week and i couldn't be more excited.
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Reading Rose Madder by Stephen King. ******* her husband is evil.
    restlessrenn restlessrenn 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.
    PARKPARK360 PARKPARK360 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I have over 500,000 baseball cards. I also collect other sports stuff. Antique tins. Hand made furniture or knick knacks that are hand made like brass and copper items. lots more
    mydilemmas mydilemmas 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am an avid gardener and collect rare hostas and tree peonies
    tracylyon73 tracylyon73 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's nice just for awhile be someone else to focus on the story instead of your life.
    nonamerr nonamerr 13-15, F Mar 19

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    With the re-burial of Richard III next week, I am re-reading 'The Daughter of Time' by Josephine Tey. Written in the early 1950s it is quite dated but still a fascinating read...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I can never get enough of it.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Guys any suggestions for a good book??? I like chick flicks, crime, romance... Please suggest... No sad stories please
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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