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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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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    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

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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 2 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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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 46-50, F May 11, 2012

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    Books Are Forever

    I have collected books since i was a teenager, I must have over a thousand. The reason I said that books are forever is because when you read a really good book, you never forget the characters, a really good book brings the characters to life in your head they become your...
    emery777 emery777 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 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 1 Response Feb 19, 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 5 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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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 3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    I love reading but I don't have any books left to read I read all the ones I have! 😔 Can someone tell me where I can find good books to read that are for my age? (16)
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Short story: I only have 18 books left to read this summer so I want help choosing more. Long story: last January I went on a "book spree" at powells book store in oregon, with $1...
    VaguePseudonym VaguePseudonym 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I love books I love them too much Even tho my boyfriend doesn't It doesn't bother me And my reading doesn't bother him either
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I especially like SF and Fantasy. I also like some plain fiction. My favorite author is probably Murakami Haruki. But recently I read Catcher in the Rye. I was supposed to read it...
    NNDY416 NNDY416 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Books are great!! My favorite book of all time is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you have read this book please leave your feedback and thoughts on it! I would...
    anycyn7 anycyn7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    To me, the best type of escapism comes in the form of a book. Unlike computer screens and smart phones, books don't have the terrible blue light that keeps you up at night. I...
    schemily03 schemily03 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I feel like I already posted something like this but I love to read so so so much. Harry Potter has always been and will always be at the top of the list- not even in the same...
    DauntlessRavenclaw DauntlessRavenclaw 16-17, F Jul 8

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    Love nothing better than reading fantasy books! well maybe sci fi! amazing to be lost in a world thats not this crappy one
    JennyMason2 JennyMason2 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have spent the last few months reading everyday. I prefer hardcover books, using bookmarks where I left off even though I try to finish a chapter so I can start a new one when I...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I need good books to read I like a Mixture between romance and supernatural genres
    MADSOUNDS MADSOUNDS 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    They are one of my few escapes. I love to just get lost in a book I'm reading but the bad thing about that is next thing I know, I'm done with it.
    Yooper117 Yooper117 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    One of my favorites is Dora loves To Poop her diaperswere Dora shows kids that if they want to continue to wear and use diapers even when they go to school that it is ok to do so...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I love reading, but I struggle with it unless I'm really into the book. Trying to read "Paper Towns - John Green" I've had it for two weeks and only got to page 30.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I would love some recommendations. Trying to stray away from teen fantasy~
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Should I read the new book War Crimes, or should I re-read, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King?
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    *sigh* stayin up until 5am just to read and u gotta wake up at like 7 am
    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    What's your opinion on The Great Gatsby?
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    This comic book, Watchmen, has been a great inspiration for me. It has given me an extreme push into pursuing my dream of becoming a filmmaker.
    Junchew Junchew 18-21, M Jun 30

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    Too shy to enter "real" one. I do lots of internet shopping.
    78nikki 78nikki 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 5

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    I just bought "City Of Heavenly Fire" by Cassandra Clare :)
    Yooper117 Yooper117 16-17, M Jul 11

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    As part of my renewing experience one of my goals has been to reread the classics to reflect on the change in my perspective from the first time I've read them. I've already gone...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F Jul 11

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    i can read almost any place
    parisbayley parisbayley 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    And can't put one down once I start.
    autumnwinds20 autumnwinds20 22-25, F Jul 17

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    Anyone having hope for the resurrection of Damian Wayne?
    FallenKing FallenKing 16-17, M a week ago

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    Marvel needs to put Spider-Man back on track, also I know I sound to nostalgic but does anyone else miss the new Teen Titans (Robin/Nightwing, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy...
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M a week ago

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    Any recommendations? I want to branch out to other comics, any but marvel. Currently I'm reading TWD, Kick-***, Star Wars, and Judge Dredd. Anything around those genres would be...
    FallenKing FallenKing 16-17, M a week ago

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