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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, 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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    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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    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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    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 think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    Elliot Rodgers "As the phrase that I had coined goes: If I cannot join them, I will rise above them; and if I cannot rise above them, I will destroy them." "And that is how my...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I love books expecally at night In the rain
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 6

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    Currently at the library!! I am very happy and content ( well same definition I guess:P) being here. It's been way too long since my last real visit here. Catching up on some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Wouldn't you just love to have your own library at home?
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm almost done with the book 13 Reasons Why and let me just tell you how much I love it. A girl who commits suicide sends taps to the people who caused her to become depressed and...
    catsecrets catsecrets 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I just finished Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart. Loved it!
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    "Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me, and be my friend." -Albert Camus
    Midnightchorus Midnightchorus 18-21, M Aug 25

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    "Father said a man is the sum of us his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune Father said. A gull on an invisible wire...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Be the person your dog thinks you are -the mind unleashed
    xenna2 xenna2 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'll take any girls:) legal ones that is. Any shape, size, anything. Just message me
    Tp22clt Tp22clt 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Hi...do you guys feel frustrated when the book that you have been reading was thoroughly entertaining and fun, is finished and you can't find similar kind of book to read next?
    brokenwings85 brokenwings85 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    i want to be a writer so bad! i try to my laptop and i figure that it needs TIME!
    Vagelisg Vagelisg 18-21, M Aug 28

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    Gonna start a book soon, this rain is coming with no stoping!
    123blubird 123blubird 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm French, I'm a girl and I'm 14 and a half. Here, for teenagers, reading is stupid, boring and all of these stupid things they say. They even say that Shakespeare, Moliere or...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    i am reading Thrones of glass... still in chapter 8...and its interesting... any feedback about the book?
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F Sep 11

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    At the moment I'm reading a book called 'Icons' by Margaret Stohl. 'When the icons landed, everything changed. They called it The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Les Misérables- Victor Hugo
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im reading The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ughh I wanna keep reading but I'm sooooo tired!!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Meant to be- Lauren Morrill
    jellyace jellyace 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I build a wall of silence that no goth sorrow can climb. - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
    unicorn24 unicorn24 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    i was borrowing all the books from my friends and read them secretly in the park. my parents didnt want me to read about this warlock :( i loved the books anyway and it didnt turn...
    Nerdgirl2001 Nerdgirl2001 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I love Warriors! And I wish I had more friends who share my love for the noble cats who walk through the forest or pad across the marshland or even wander on the moor. It actually...
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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