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    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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    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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    I love antique books,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Okay I got the whole series of books and I already read the first and second and decided to rent out the first season. The tv show is way different from the books but I still love...
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    So back in 2011 one of my childhood friends moved back to the area after being in the midwest for over a decade. He and I bonded when we were kids over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    First visited an ABS decades ago. They used to be very common. Much harder to find them now. I loved them too.
    jimhardy jimhardy 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    I guess **** happens to me the most -.-
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    I have just finished reading Orwell's 1984 again. I read it for the first time in my early twenties. I remember it looked pessimist and bleak to me, but I could not link it to the...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If I ever had a credit card, it would go tomorro ordering and endless amount of books online (preferably amazon, that I know of) and I'd send some off to kids around the world that...
    almonjoiii almonjoiii 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I was going to buy some more tomorrow!! Any recommendations?
    Lilli0936 Lilli0936 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Lookie what i got today!!!!!!! XD *shrieks* I flipped out so much when I saw this book. I loved the series. XD I'm gonna gobble this book up. XD
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love them also and I have been to several in my male mode loving every minute in the main part of the store with the sexual items and the booths. I have been in a local store...
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F a week ago

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    I need some new books to read. Anyone read a good book lately they could recommend ?!
    klousie klousie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jul 22

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    Loved the books the films and the characters, but must admit have a soft , or even hard spot for miss Watson , the older , feminist , woman
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M Jul 21

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have just started a new John Irving book. "Until I Find You." I love him and I hope he keeps writing forever!
    Tejaschick Tejaschick 46-50, F Jul 20

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    I am reading The Zahir by Paulo Coelho.Anyone who has read it?
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F Jul 20

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    I found a great bookstore here in my hometown of Houston tx called "murder by the book" I just went there last weekend for the 1st time. It's been there since the 70's I think. Don...
    Monty0809 Monty0809 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    Just finished another book by Margit Sandemo. Book 7 of the Ice People series, Nemesis. It is like adopting a family when reading them. Busy with book 8 now.
    Shade74 Shade74 41-45, M