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I Love Collecting Books

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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 5 Responses Nov 30, 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 51-55, F May 11, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 want to have a MEGA library in my home all

    antique and original books!😍😍
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F Dec 11

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    The love of books is among the greatest gifts of the gods. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lord of the ring Dark materials by bill Pullman Without remorse. Tom Clancy Doctors. Erich segal Love story. Erich segal The partner. John Grisham Artemis fowl. Eoin...
    geronimooo geronimooo 36-40, M 58 mins ago

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just finished a book. Started reading it last weekend but only really properly read it this evening. And I couldn't put it down. Hours later, I'm sad that the book has now finished...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I just finished reading this book! It was AMAZING!!!! 📚📖 I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in reading Crime/Mystery books. 🔪🔫 The author makes...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Has anyone here read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series? Or the Stormlight Archive? Fanstastic books, all a part of his 35-37 book series in the 'Cosmere' universe. He's an...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    BOOKS ARE LIFEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    What else is an unwanted child living all alone in her own flat to do? Time passed way too slowly for me in those years. My days seemed too long and at nights I could hardly sleep...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Books have this amazing power to throw us into another world. For months after reading them, I'd still be lost in the England of Jane Austen, the America of Mark Twain and the...
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F Dec 12

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    Well right now I am reading 'The diary of a young girl Anne Frank'.I love this book.This book touched my heart.Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during the...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Just finished Nancy Drew's Betrayed by Love Short but good book!
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I recommend a book called"This Song Will Save You Life" it hits deep on my heart. It showed me how i once was thinking, how people now think, what people think when i do things. It...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I had a great abs day yesterday. Went to an abs at lunch. I didn't see anyone at first but finally I had a guy in each side of me. Hole on my left produced a nice thick one and I...
    lapsteel lapsteel 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 12

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    If you love reading non-fiction, MY LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny) this book is about Twana Lawler and all of the hurt in her life. At least one person will relate to one of my...
    TDL4861 TDL4861 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    I'm currently reading Far Far Away by Tom McNeal. I'm about 2/3 of the way through it and I have too many guesses to who the Finder of Occasions is. I know one of them is right but...
    srknrm srknrm 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    My favorite thing to collect so far, are post cards :) i have 200 from when i was in Paris, and a ton from all different places! Its always fun to find them because there are...
    Foxfish Foxfish 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I built a special little shed for them out back. They are rather loud but I was thinking of signing them to Simon Cowell?
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    Anybody have any good book suggestions? I'm looking for my next read!
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Is there anyone else here into Hellblazer, or the the new John Constantine series. What are your favorite characters and publishers
    kringle69 kringle69 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I've been reading a book that has no author but it's really good but weird at the same time it's called "the blue planet project" it really makes you question things
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I'm going to be reading "Civil Disobedience and Other Essays" by Henry David Thoreau. :3
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I am currently reading the "A House of Night" series. I'm reading "Marked" by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.
    SociallyBitter SociallyBitter 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Reading My Sister's Keeper .. Now.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Just finished reading The Fault in our Stars. Omg soooo sad but such a good read. Horrible timing to have read it when I did but oh so worth it
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Gave my first bl@ job ever at an ABS. After doing the first one I sat at the glory hole where I serviced 3 more all to completion After that 1st visit I was hooked. I started...
    chrissyk48 chrissyk48 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 4

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    Just finished rereading Ender's Game... Probably 4th or 5th time. It is still an awesome read. But still nothing like the first time. I will not ruin it here. Just read it. It is...
    rexifelis rexifelis 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 5

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