How many books do you have that you have not read?

@Jade27 (67)
United States
July 1, 2007 10:41pm CST
I often find myself in a conversation where a book is brought up that I own but have not read. I think that I am a habitual book buyer. I buy books all the time with the full intention of reading them, I just never seem to get around to it. I even have a book on overcoming procrastination. I let someone borrow it a long time ago. They have not read or returned it yet. :-)
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@az03r4 (916)
• Indonesia
24 Jul 07
I think nothing. I always read all my books
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I should always read my books, and I think I will try to get around to it sooner or later.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jul 07
LOL--you and me both....I have to admit I've tapered down in my book buying over the years...first I think more cause I plain don't have the room anymore, and I much more selective now of the books I buy..it it's fictional books then I'll just take out of the library..but some books I do want my own copy of--I used to belong to every book club known to mankind..LOL...but even tapered off from getting books from there...Nowadays if there is a book I really want I'll go to Amazon.com and can get books a fraction of the cost--why pay say $35 when you can get a book for maybe $5
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Oh meant to add...I too have so many books and wonder when the heck I'm going to read them all
• Canada
4 Jul 07
Oh my gosh I love your discussion topics I could answer them all accept I have to go now. How many books have I read that i have in my house? I am ashamed to say! LOL I am not a reader but I want to be. I have some really good books I know because I read the intro. I say I can't wait to read them but then I don't take the time! I have to many to say without being embarrassed! I did make myself read one about 5 months ago now! I intend to make myself read another soon. LOL One down and at least 15 others to go. It is probably more I have not counted! LOL
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I am the same way. I also start them and do not finish them. I have half of a couple down and who knows how many to start.
@duck2day (317)
2 Jul 07
I've losted count of the number of books i've bought but not yet gotten around to reading. I went through a phase of buying loads of books of amazon and then became really busy with studying and never got around to reading them! My library is good for some books, but it doesn't stock many no best seller US books, as i'm in the UK!
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I did the same thing with amazon. I do plan to one day get around to reading them though. Are books in the UK really different than in the US?
@Myrilia (212)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I've had books for years that I have not yet read. I have about 20 books that I have gotten in the last 12 months and haven't read yet. I collect books, as well. My goal is to read everything in my collecton, but I don't expect that to happen until after I retire!
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
2 Jul 07
That is exactly how I am. I hope to read all of my books one day too.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
I can only buy second-hand books, which most of the times I only borrow some from my friends. Right now, I bought two books that I haven't yet read. Another one which I borrowed from a friend, though I still haven't had enough time to continue reading it. I read only when I am in the mood, to understand the story better and for my imagination to work!;)
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
2 Jul 07
That's a good idea. Sometimes if I read when I am not really in the mood I am not really understanding what I am reading. I am just looking at the words.
• United States
2 Jul 07
I do have a rather good library and I have read most of the books in it. I do not buy fiction books because I want to know the truth about these things. I am also the librarian for the fish club that I belong to, and there are about 200 books there. Mu personal library probably has close to 1000 books in it. My girlfriend has her won books and I would sy that she probably has as many books of her won as I do.
@Jade27 (67)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I do not buy fiction books either! I usually buy books on topics I am interested in for the sake of learning. I just have not gotten to read them all yet.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
4 Jul 07
We have a fairly large library. I think the only books I HAVEN'T read are my husband's technical manuals. That would be about 12 books. When I was unemployed, I got in the book boxes and read every single novel we have.
3 Jul 07
I have a pile of books that I haven't read yet, but I'm going through them, but always adding more to the pile. I don't ever have none to read. I've currently got about 20 books in that pile, as for books I own that I'm never going to read, probably about 15 of them.
@nejnej (148)
• United States
2 Jul 07
many actually. i got lots and lots of books and some of them i havent read cz i dont like the story and have less time to read now adays
• United States
2 Jul 07
I do have a rather good library and I have read most of the books in it. I do not buy fiction books because I want to know the truth about these things. I am also the librarian for the fish club that I belong to, and there are about 200 books there. Mu personal library probably has close to 1000 books in it. My girlfriend has her won books and I would say that she probably has as many books of her won as I do.