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I Love Collecting Books

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 477 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    I love antique books,

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 really love reading books regarding criminal justice system and the. I am degreed in criminal psychology and enjoy the field. I have kept all of my text books and love looking...
    femaleinbackyard femaleinbackyard 31-35, F 3 Responses May 1

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    I love romance books... (:
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 3 Responses May 5

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    whenever i see quotes and words of wisdom that are uplifting and inspiring, i write them on my notebook. it's pretty cool i have lots of them now and reading them refreshes my mind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15

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    Lately I've been collecting mugs and other cool and strange knick knacks. While cleaning at my grandparents house I just found one of those boon mugs with my grandpa's name on it...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    My husband have me a Paper White Kindle for Christmas the year before last. I'm going to be 45 in July, and I can honestly say that with the exception of the Wonder Woman and...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass 41-45, F 4 Responses May 6

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    What are some good books about self improvement and happiness. Because most of the books I read are not helpful
    jellyycook jellyycook 18-21, F 6 Responses May 13

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    My wife fell in love with an "old" cabinet in an antique store. The price tag on it just about gave me a heart attack. It was $350 and under closer inspection I realized the only...
    Roastedacorn Roastedacorn 36-40, M 1 Response May 14

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    It's odd,because i don't actually enjoy reading,yet i love a good used book store. There was one store in the city.It was an older building.Three floors of narrow shelves,winding...
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Reading harry potter and the deathly hallows, Its my second time reading it only....first time i read it was back on day 1 when it first released. I have gone through the other 6...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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    Reading is a huge escape for me from my depression and anxiety. I've been really stressed lately and therefore have read several books in short periods of time. Last night I...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses May 18

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    I love teen Titans original one, I only read them in my cd comics apps,,is there any free website u can read them or a website or app somewhere I can find updates of any characters...
    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F May 3

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    I love how reading can take you to places you've never been, feel like you've done things you never had. Every book is a whole new experience and adventure. :)
    omgkris56 omgkris56 22-25, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I got the gigantic Manga book to my Birthday from my Mom. Love her
    Timkampy Timkampy 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I collect any and all balloons and inflatables I come across. I like asking for them because then I could reuse them instead of the people just wasting them. I can even repair a...
    srgamesalot srgamesalot 13-15, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I collect Comics And Comic Themed Merchandise.
    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I collect old consoles and old games.
    dannycool2013 dannycool2013 16-17, M May 13

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    I collect old electric fans. I've been doing it since I can remember .. I've got over 250 of them.
    mdh1973 mdh1973 41-45, M 1 Response May 13

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    i collect vintage stuff .
    kayehey kayehey 13-15, F May 14

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    I Collect Angles Crosses and things with MY And MY boys birtbstones.
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F May 15

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    Im so obsses of perfumes i collect and yse it . I want to smell good all the time. Different scents everyday depends on my mood. Smelling good keep my bad day away . Lol
    Libragirl73 Libragirl73 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19

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    Well, in my world, they're cool: Notebooks. <3 Only because writing is LIFE. <3
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19

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    I have a collection off smurf things
    ChloeValintina ChloeValintina 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Anybody else collect teapots and teacups??? Lol
    roxy20122929292 roxy20122929292 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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