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message 1: by Turtledove27 (new)

Turtledove27 | 4 comments I thought I was nuts. I cant go into a book store without buying a book or four. My Husband keeps saying that I should donate them but I just cant. he tells me to go to the library, but there are so many reasons not to; not being able to look at all of my beautiful books, dog eared pages(AAHHHHHH! why do people do that?). Books are the only thing I obsess about. I cant brake the binding when I read them, I have to keep them in perfect condition. If a book gets hurt in anyway I buy a new one and I will only buy used books if they are like new or better. (this is funny because I don't care about any other possessions in this way). I have cataloged 100 books on Goodreads but that's not everything. Like the rest of you my dream is to have a library.
Happy buying


message 2: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessysbookends) | 1 comments I understand you, when I enter a bookshop I always (ALWAYS!)buy at least one book. I just love them


message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Bluemoon wrote: "ah man. I have the same problem. The thing is I ALWAYS go to the bookstore. So this month i'm trying to refrain from ANY bookstore. :("

I drove past the used bookstore twice without stopping so far this month. Then, I went on Amazon and bought a few. I just can't help myself.


message 4: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1863 comments Mod
I'm kind of fortunate and unfortunate in the same breath. The nearest used book stores for me are in the city, none in the suburbs that I know of. But there are plenty of local public libraries with used books for sale, and I can resist dropping in to see those when I'm in the neighborhoods.


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 510 comments Bluemoon wrote: "*sigh* they are just so darn irresistible. It's like chocolate, very addicting."

I'll probably end up making up for the drive by tomorrow.


message 6: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (jebbie74) | 5 comments I went to Value Village today and swore I would walk right by the racks at the front. Yeah, right! Ten books later and I'm walking out the door. I'm so addicted! Good thing it's cheaper than crack!! :)


message 7: by Turtledove27 (new)

Turtledove27 | 4 comments the other day I left the book I was reading at home, so I went to the mall and bought another one. I started reading that, but then that night I went to Borders and got yet another book. That's three in two days. generally I am reading two to three books at a time.


message 8: by Rosalie (new)

Rosalie Sambuco I usually read several books at the same time. I keep 1 book in my purse to read while I am waiting for an appointment or something, 1 book by my favorite chair so I don't have to hunt for it when I have a spare minute. 1 book on the enclosed deck so I can read while I am outside and another book in the bathroom (self-explanitory). My husband thinks I am nuts.....He has just started to become a reader. YAH


message 9: by Turtledove27 (new)

Turtledove27 | 4 comments My husband doesnt read so he doesn't understand why I have books every where. But, he likes to make me happy so if he sees me finish a book he askes if its time to go to the book store. I love that about him, he is my enabler(I dont think I spelled that right).


message 10: by Susan (Suz) (new)

Susan (Suz) (sharney) That is awesome Rosalie!! I always have a book in my purse just in case cuz you never know when you are going to have a spare minute to read! I never thought about having other ones in those various spots... HMMMMM ;)


message 11: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1863 comments Mod
Rosalie wrote: "I usually read several books at the same time. I keep 1 book in my purse to read while I am waiting for an appointment or something, 1 book by my favorite chair so I don't have to hunt for it when..."

Being a guy, I don't have a purse to keep a book in, but as far back as I can remember I've always been sure to take a book with me where ever I go in case I have some free time to read. My friends and family actually worry if they don't see me with a book in hand, no matter where I'm at. :-)


message 12: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany (herbtiff) | 411 comments Rosalie - I find that I can't read multiples at a time. I get overwhelmed with too many at once, but I do carry a book with me everywhere. I hate it when I am somewhere with free time and no book to entertain myself with...


message 13: by Daga (new)

Daga Wow. It's so comforting to have find this group. It's not that I thought that tere was something wrong with me - why would it? I just can't stop buying and reading books :p - but it's actually meeting people like me that brings some relief. So great.
Me too, I can't go to the bookshop and leave without anything. Sometimes I need to struggle hard to achieve it - for very simple reason :s - but most of the cases I don't leave the shop empty handed. I love to search through books, pick up one, read a couple of first pages and decide if I like it or not. I love to see the piles of books waiting there to be read. How could I let them down?Q? :p
And a book in my bag is an absolute must. One never knows when will have some free time to read :D


message 14: by Rosalie (new)

Rosalie Sambuco Thank goodness for the NOOK. I can carry it with me wherever I go (including granddaughter's soccer games) and read to my heart's content. I have several books on my NOOK so I can always find what I am in the mood to read.


message 15: by Anne (new)

Anne (booklover6) I don't buy used books unless they are in like new condition, either, which usually means I walk away from the local thrift store empty handed. I did find 11 there this week, though! They are older books, but all looked great so I got them.

My TBR pile is well over 1400 now....including many but not all of my ebooks.


Marissa "one of the crazy seven" Bacon | 4 comments the most ive bought is eight in one day. I don't care if someone yells at me if I like to buy many books and read them within two or three weeks.


message 17: by Daga (new)

Daga Marissa wrote: "the most ive bought is eight in one day. I don't care if someone yells at me if I like to buy many books and read them within two or three weeks."

I wouldn't mind buying 8 or even more books a day. I always find something that's of interest to me. The problem is that I don't - unfortuantely - read fast enough and it's expensive to buy so many books ... so every once a while one needs to work as well hehhehehehee.
I have just started to wonder that maybe in US books are not that expensive as in Europe. Maybe I should try to organise a trip to States for a very particular purpose, hoping that I wouldn't be stopped for smuggling or something :s
Anne wrote: "My TBR pile is well over 1400 now....including many but not all of my ebooks. "
Does it mean that you actually have all those books?


message 18: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (melaina) | 58 comments Daga wrote: "Marissa wrote: "the most ive bought is eight in one day. I don't care if someone yells at me if I like to buy many books and read them within two or three weeks."

I wouldn't mind buying 8 or even ..."


OMG, I'm thrilled to meet y'all!!! My name's Melanie, 22 y.o., and I live in Switzerland, where buying english books is ridiculously expensive! I used to stock up on books when I'd visit the US three times a year (my mom's from NM) and haul back a whole extra suitcase (not to mention my carry-on!) of books... I have over 4000 books in my room, and the same amount on my Kindle:-)

In the past two weeks I just ordered over 180 books off bookdepository (an amazing online bookstore, with no delivery costs and US prices!), which brings my current total of books bought this year to over 600 (since Jan 1st).. Last week, I bougth 106 books at once:-)!!

I now have a huge bookshelf with only TBR books on it, and am on my 34th book since May 1st:-) (I read quickly, which is why I allow myself to buy so many, lol)..

And as for walking into bookstores, I'm the same, I can't leave without minimum one book (which, seeing the swiss prices on english books, is one of the reasons I've stopped walking into them here, lol)
Drives all my friends/family and boyfriend crazy!!

Anyhow, it's great to meet all of you!!


message 20: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (Audrey_G) | 13 comments Nice to meet you, Melanie! Thank you for the info on bookdepository. I will check that resource out for sure. That is great that you found that. Happy reading!


message 21: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (melaina) | 58 comments Audrey wrote: "Nice to meet you, Melanie! Thank you for the info on bookdepository. I will check that resource out for sure. That is great that you found that. Happy reading!"

www.bookdepository.co.uk :-) enjoy:-)


message 22: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (Audrey_G) | 13 comments Thanks!


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