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I Love Collecting Books

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 473 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a bit of a hoarder lol I love collecting little trinkets and pecculiar items. I own allsorts of random crap! My favorite things to collect are Zippo's!
    XUD9 XUD9 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Love Collecting Cool Stuff..........
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Anything with the peace sign or the word 'peace' itself on it, I hoard lol. I recently got rid of so many things but I want more cool stuff and not just like t-shirts or earrings...
    EarthyLocks EarthyLocks 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Mar 8

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    So I am a major collector of Reborn dolls and I prefer to get preloved/second hand Reborns . This is because theres so many lovely dolls that need homes. So recently I wanted to...
    SystemK SystemK 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I'm reading a great book, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, that's about 'real' books and the digital world colliding. Very funny, interesting and relevant. Read it!
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Mar 11

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    I have no money and as of now, no transportation.. I don't even know what to do without any new books to read, except maybe reread something.. 😕
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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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 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just got the first Kamala Khan Ms. Marvel comic, and I love it! Definitely recommend!
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    Has anyone read the Mortal Instruments series? I'm on the 5th book and I am sooo in love with it
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 2 days ago

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    In April of 2013 when I took a trip to Vegas with some girlfriends I stopped off at Tristar Sports Memorabilia on the day Magic Johnson was there to be signing pictures, posters...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    It happened at a local flea market. I had recently watched back to the future and saw a vhs of it for a dollar Let's just say Delorean and all things BTTF are a obsession now
    PowerExtreme PowerExtreme 26-30, M Mar 17

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    I saw a vintage pinfire gun on pawn stars, just had to have one.
    free2beemee free2beemee 46-50, F Mar 18

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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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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    This may not seem too cool to others, but I collect buttons. It doesn't matter what type of button it is. I don't know man, I just think buttons are frickin adorable
    goshdarnitgerald goshdarnitgerald 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Flow my Tears, the Policemen Said is only $10 so I downloaded a copy. I've heard some good things about this book. I'll start it once I finally get around to finishing Brave New...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Feb 27

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    I received a kindle as a gift and it's good to have in certain situations. But there's nothing like holding a hardcover in your hands and turning the pages.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    And I'm looking for a great book. Any suggestions?
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    If you've got the time, get stuck into some Dickens. The most addictive reading you will find!
    Capers04 Capers04 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Presently reading "The God Delusion" -Richard Dawkins
    GeneticMATERIAL GeneticMATERIAL 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    "She died that summer, and I forgot her as we forget the water we drink when we are thirsty". This is the way Walter Faber, the protagonist of "Homo Faber" (Max Frisch, 1958...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    am i the only person on earth who dident enjoy Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me ???? long & drawn-out bit of a bore ...The Last Murder by George Dekle was great from start to...
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9