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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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    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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    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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    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 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I so love adult bookstores. I love to look at all the new stuff experiment with new things, and I'm most definitely interested in trying new things that's always exciting thing...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Romance books I love to read my mom says they are trashy
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I love everything about reading books. Something about the smell of a brand new book, the feel of the rigid spine and smooth pages between my fingers, the magic of bringing the...
    Puzzlepiece321 Puzzlepiece321 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love books so much because reading is like living another life. I can get so sucked into them and they make me feel like I'm in it. Like some say, a reader lives a thousand lives...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    does anyone know any good lgbt-related books? :)
    unicornsarerad unicornsarerad 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Nothing is better than searching through stacks and stacks of books and finding a treasure.
    lukanai94 lukanai94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I am reading Slaine the wanderer. Tir Nan Og the Land of the Young, a mystical place of myth and legend. Celtic warrior Sláine, the first High King of Ireland and Ukko his (un...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Apr 2

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    I just want to jump into books and experience them live becuase movies don't do them justice
    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Any other adults into "YA" (hate that) and have any good suggestions. I love THG and liked Divergent. Read the Matched trilogy, thought it wasn't too great. Just finished the...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So lately Ive been reading a lot! And I feel like a nerd..but also i love being able to just get away from the world
    ashleyboo33 ashleyboo33 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    A good book and music are my daily escape. No one to talk to so I bury my nose deep in a book with my earbuds in. People treat reading like it's such a terrible thing. What the...
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Doesn't everyone just wish that, somehow, you could just go and live in a fictional world? I mean, of course, there would be some exceptions (*Whispers* The Hunger Games), but...
    themangoqueen themangoqueen 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    If u like pm me xx hahahah
    friskyboy friskyboy 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last night after my workout at the gym. I walked past the showers and saw two hot guys taking a shower. The soap all lathered up all over their *** and balls. Turned me on. Does...
    havend havend 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    ELVES 5 races in the same world, 5 authors and 5 desingers for 5 storiesThe five different adventures take place in a common world and represent various aspects of this universe...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    When the heroic fantasy is magnified, it gives this beautiful barbarian saga in which three half-brothers will engage battle to become the gods of hatred and violence 
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Mar 26

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    Just getting into this months group book, the invention of wings. I have little experience if the world inhabited by handful and Sarah... Yet I feel myself slowly relocating. A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    Sherlock Holmes died fighting Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls. At least, that’s what the press claims. However, Holmes is alive and well and taking advantage of...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Apr 1

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    Stephen king "It" "Ghost Story", Peter Straub .... Let's just say Stephen King
    DrChante DrChante 22-25, M Apr 3

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    Currently reading The Lucifer Effect. It's about the Stanford Prison Experiment. It intrigues me how good people can turn evil in such a short space of time.
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    For me, reading is sometimes more awesome than social life lol
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F Apr 11

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    Even though I often don't make enough time to do so.
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    just read the latest chronicles of nick gautier book can't wait for the next
    bloodincubus bloodincubus 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I just wanna read all day and forget the world
    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I like to read because sometimes I drift off into a other world that's better than this one we live in
    Jennylikechoclate123 Jennylikechoclate123 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love reading books. I use books to escape from the world.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I love these books so very much! They are my life! :D
    Silverfeather1993 Silverfeather1993 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I love to read it gets me away from my sucky life and into a fun life of a character...... I love fantasy books so much
    onyourleft onyourleft 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 10