I Rather Buy a Book, Than Clothes

I Love to read, and hate to shop 236 People


    I would rather buy a good book than clothing-or any other item for appearance. I wouldn't doubt that I've read and own more novels than I have and do clothing. :D
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2009

    Do This Far to Often

    I can not tell you the number of times I have gone to the mall with instructions from my husband to buy myself some new clothes.  However, shopping is not something I like to do. I hate to go in and have to look for clothes and then have to try them on.  I have no idea...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    Jan 27, 2009

    I've No Interest In Clothes Shopping

    Clothes have never interested me and I often have trouble finding a size or design that feels right.   I also don't like most clothes shops. The ones aimed at younger people are small, cramped, noisy and full of what I find to be intimidating people, so I'd much rather...
    taloden taloden
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 1, 2010

    Too Disgusting For Clothes.

    I love books.  I used to love clothes shopping, but unfortunately I have gained so much weight in the past two years, I cannot wear the size I used to.  This means I cannot find comfortable clothes in stores that "normal" people shop in.  Size 16 isn...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    Dec 6, 2009

    Most Of The Time Except For The Magic Clothes

    A friend of mine just bought what sounds like a special pair of shoes that look great, are comfy and in her words,"make me feel good!" There's no price we can put on that feeling. There are 3 such "special" items I've owned that made me feel, bigger, better, warmer, kinder...
    frito414 frito414
    56-60, F
    28 Responses Apr 4, 2011

    I Rather Buy A Book...

    I am fat, I hate shopping, because I don't feel comfortable being in a store, becuase i hate all the looks, but no one is ever too fat to read. i much rather spend hours and hours in a book store, rather than 10 minutes in a clothes department!
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    2 Responses Oct 16, 2009


    I'd take just about anything over buying new outfits, makeup, shoes or purses. I have ONE medium sized leather bag to carry my items in. That's it. I rarely ever wear makeup if I do, it's subtle. I have outfits that I still wear from over 10...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2009

    I Love Reading

    I'd much rather buy a good book than new clothes. When I read a good book I get lost in it. I feel as though I'm the character and I get super excited to know what's going to happen next. Books are a healthy ecsape when you need it.
    Metanoia Metanoia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2009

    A Slave To The Non-fiction Section

    I have to buy books because I won't mistreat library books or books I've borrowed off friends and colleagues.  I need to write in, underline and fold them.  I need to lay them spread flat for weeks ruining the spines.  I have to refer to them.  I buy plenty from charity...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Apr 6, 2011

    I Love Books...clothes R Boring!

    so...i used 2 love clothes and all that girl stuff. but i guess i'm so over it, u kno? i love books, what can i say?
    NightOwl93 NightOwl93
    Jan 24, 2009

    " When I like people immensely,

    I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. " - The Picture of Dorian Gray
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    I'D Rather Read Than Party

    I'm not a drinker, I can't dance anymore with my knees, and all party food does is make you fat and sluggish. If you learned as early as I did, and had patient people - not necessarily teachers - to teach you, you will enjoy a good book in the comfort of your home or bed. It's...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 4, 2013

    I Love Books!

    I don't hate shopping for clothes, but I'm not particularly fond of it. I never feel comfortable, so it is just an unpleasant experience. When I go to shop for books, it's the most amazing time ever! I love the smell of the bookstore and I love just browsing through the titles!
    fearlessfirefly fearlessfirefly
    Aug 7, 2013

    It's Also The Truth

    I do buy books more than I buy clothes. Clothes? The local thrift store is good enough for me. Books? I could wander bookstores, especially used bookstores, for days.
    rickie53 rickie53
    46-50, M
    Oct 20, 2012


    Mostly because books are awesome and it's friggin hard to find pants in my size.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    And Make It Nonfiction Please.

    Hah. Clothes. I like 'em comfortable and with not much variation. That means a 100% cotton tee with a geeky slogan and the one pair of trousers I have at the time, till it's totally ruined. With books I'm the same way as other girls are with fashion items and other "girly...
    rodiel rodiel
    18-21, F
    Jan 25, 2009

    Read My Pants, Wear My Book?

    I like clothes. They are a necessity, most of the time, both because laws prohibit us from walking outside completely nekkid and because often the weather isn't of standards to invite us to wear one's birth costume.But, clothes are just a means to cover yourself. You don't learn...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump
    56-60, M
    6 Responses Feb 15, 2011


    I just can't get enough of them. Well you buy clothes for others to enjoy and then you buy books for yourself. I wouldn't go as far as going out without clothes!! but I can't help it I love books.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2009

    Oh, Definitely.

    I've always gotten more excited about shopping for books than clothes. This is probably the reason my wardrobe is beyond minimal and leaning more toward pathetic. Honestly though, a new world with new people who invite you along on their adventures.....or some boring shirt that...
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    1 Response Apr 3, 2009
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