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6/100 - Books



I seriously want to own the library. If I were to store my current book collection, I'd say it will look like the picture above as well. All stacked up in rows and up one another.

I seriously love books. Am probably obsessed with buying new ones, and reading them.

Every time I go out, I keep thinking about entering a book store on the way and browse the titles. The itch to stop buying books is gradually increasing but sometimes I succumb much faster than usual. Hahaha. I mean, I tell myself not to buy any more books because:
1 - I've no storage area for them
2 - I've hardly any time to sit back and read them
3 - books are so expensive!
4 - I've too many already, so stop right now

In the end, I feel defeated when I do start my books buying spree.


Honestly, my love for books began with the my bad reading abilities. I couldn't speak Dutch well as expected from a second generation Chinese and resorted to extra tutoring lessons from my neighbour across the street. At some point around my second or third year in elementary school, the library finally opened its doors for me. Someone once said that reading would improve my language/reading skills to read faster, to understand Dutch faster and to improve my vocabulary. That's why I started borrowing a lot of books, including that of my fellow students.

One of my earliest books I remember loving is the one about fairy tales. I'd read a lot of versions of fairy tales and loved them all. I resorted to reading as much as I could. The transition from elementary school to high school also helped me love books. Got to enter the library without having to wait for a general class meet up, which was often the case back in my elementary school days.

And then I started hanging out with friends without having to ask my parents for permission. Those days I experienced my first independent bus ride home and learned about buying books from a certain local book shop. Things just started falling into places as I began buying and reading a lot to the point of frustrating my parents and exhausting the many empty spaces of my room. But that's another story.


Nowadays I hardly have time to actually sit back and read a book. T_T

Date: 2012-05-21 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lil-1337.livejournal.com
Books are awesome. You can never have too many of them. I've always said if/when I own a house it will have a library.

Date: 2012-05-21 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyreling.livejournal.com
I'd like to adopt that view as well. A library in a house I own. Then I'd reserve the biggest room for books only. And a comfortable sofa.

Date: 2012-05-21 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharona1x2.livejournal.com
Since I was in the publishing business, I love books. There's just something awesome about being able to hold them, rather than reading using an e-reader. I don't keep as many books as I used to. I've donated my 'only read once' books to my local library. Space is a big issue.

*holds onto A Song of Ice and Fire books* <-- I am not parting with those!

Date: 2012-05-22 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyreling.livejournal.com
I think I'm a hamster or something. I don't want to part with my books. None of them. As for the e-reader part, yeah, it feels odd to read books on a small device without feeling the paper, holding the book's weight, smelling the yellowed pages and all.

If you can't part with that series, I really need to go out and find it.

Date: 2012-05-21 12:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fantasia0829.livejournal.com
I love reading, but I hate having to deal with storing them. XDDD I only have this many cabinets and shelves.

Date: 2012-05-22 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyreling.livejournal.com
Hahaha, the storage is always a problem. And that also includes storing DVDs, CDs, manga to name a few other stuff.

Date: 2012-05-21 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paranoidpen.livejournal.com
Haha that looks like my cousins room.
He had stacks from floor to ceiling. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I visited. ;p

I tried to go through my books to give some away that I just don't read anymore and I ended up covering my entire bed with keeps where I just had one backpack of give aways. ^^;;

I just can't part with them.
Moving always proposes a challenge these days.
I try not to buy but...I have two shelves of books I haven't read yet.
That's what happens when you connect with university teachers and love their recs. ^^;;

Date: 2012-05-22 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyreling.livejournal.com
XD It was a proper picture to show how serious I was. My book collection, though, is nowhere as nicely stored.

Awww, that's too bad and I do understand not having time. I end up just stacking the unfinished books on the desk or my bed without ever finishing them at sll.

We're hamsters of sorts. Or pack rats. Can't part with books. And I totally agree with the moving part since I've yet to move all my books to my new room. ^^;;

Date: 2012-05-29 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paranoidpen.livejournal.com
No I cannot.
And I know when I do try to get rid of some then I'll want them back.
Lol and I just got two more to read.
Plus that other one.
And I still use the library... LOL

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