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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 antique books,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    my mind can't understand when people say they don't like to read, to think they'll never know the heart ache of feeling fewer and fewer pages till the back of the book, never look...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Iam a 19 year old girl and love reading books.
    meerakhan45 meerakhan45 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am collecting Dolls from Monster High ?? I just love them even these are toys for little girls. They have cool Designs and behind every Design is a character Story. I think I...
    AllyAyumi AllyAyumi 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am always reading.When i am on the bus,i read.When i am waiting for the bus, i read.I go to the bookstore a lot. I spend a lot of money on books.I am a bookworm.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 28

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    i want more books need new books
    ea91702 ea91702 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can read anything u put in front of me. I just love getting lost in books.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Comic books are bae! Especially marvel comics!
    SarahBelle999 SarahBelle999 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I simply cannot get into reading books electronically. I like the experience of holding a book in my hands, enjoy the tactile sensation of my fingers flipping pages. The reading...
    LJformarriedwomen LJformarriedwomen 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Went to a huge book sale yesterday! Bought about 15 books for only $13.50. That's what I would have spent on one paper back book at the book store. And over half of them are hard...
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    My television hasn't been on all winter and I am in no way disappointed! Books are my way of escaping from the day to day drama, struggles, so-called reality...My niece just turned...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm currently devouring "All You Could Ask For: A Novel." by Mike Greenberg. What a story line.. I got sucked into it late last night, on not being able to find anything else to...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is the Homlanders series. I loved them read them in four days. I recommend them go anyone
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    THE STRAIN comics are amazing you must read!!! it is waaayyy better then the show but i do love the show as well.
    garrett1990 garrett1990 22-25, M Feb 4

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    I'm lost to the world when I read. There is no other medium that is quite so immersive. I love film and theatre but they are not the same. When I read, the authors imagination and...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M Feb 11

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    I love Spiderman comics. Do you read Spider-Verse ? its very good
    Soheilspidey Soheilspidey 13-15, M Feb 13

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    I am so in love with super bad asz batgirl 2...Cassandra Cain - Black Bat! Anyone else excited she is back?
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Feb 14

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    " I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far over the hills. But I...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Anyone ever heard of Wattpad ?
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 13 Responses Jan 30

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    "The crimes committed by humans can never be perfect."
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Bernard Cornwell novels are awesome!
    jekypeters jekypeters 36-40, M Feb 7

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    "Wurthering Heights" By Emily Bronte (1818-1848) The book I'm reading
    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Reading makes me feel so happy, so good, so refreshing that I never ever care about the number of pages. So what's the longest novel you have ever read?
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    Does anyone else like doing poppers when going to their local adult book store to get off? What is your favorite kind of poppers?
    Windsor1963 Windsor1963 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    When you're sad, mad, rejected and wrecked, take some time to read and be enlightened! Such a long day! Had a great day. Thanks for this day!
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Anyone reading the new 52 Wonder Woman? How did she become the god of war?
    edthegreat85 edthegreat85 26-30, M Feb 16

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