I Love Collecting Books

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 488 People

    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

    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

    What Can I Say?;-)

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

    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

    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

    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

    I love books although I can't keep up with

    reading them... I just found a book at the dollar store that selling for $19. I feel like I made the best deal for the year. I didn't even realize at some dollar store you might find a good book. Now I feel like o need to go find some more to collect...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 12

    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
    1 Response Aug 3, 2009

    I want to have a MEGA library in my home all

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

    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

    I love antique books,

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

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 25, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2010

    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

    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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