Are you a book collector?

@riveream (111)
Philippines
November 25, 2007 11:11pm CST
I would just like to know if some of you collect books that you read. If yes, what kind of books? If no, do you want to have one? What are the titles and the authors of the book that you want to collect? Me? Yup! I collect the books that I read. Mostly, the books that I collect are historical romance, romance, suspense and thriller, mystery and inspirational. I also love to collect books whose author are Catherine Coulter, Susan Wiggs, Shannon Drake, Barbara Dawson Smith, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Heather Graham, Joanne Redd, Kathleen Woodiwiss and John Grisham.
16 responses
@sandeep_t (428)
• India
26 Nov 07
I'm not a voracious reader but i have a petter of reading. I generally pick up a book at random. If i find that interesting i will buy all he book sof that author. I generally like "True stories", classicall and romantic. Sidney Sheldon and Grisham are not my kind. I have read only one book of grisham "Last juror", but it didnt appeal to me and thats the end of grisham works. I read all the works of "Paulo Coelho", ""John Keats", Charles Dickens, few of shakespheres and PB Shelly. Now i'm into AyanRand. My favorite is Atlas Shrugged followed bY Alchemist and A tale of two Cities.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Hi! I heard that the books of Paulo Coelho are great! Although I haven't read any of his books, I am interested to know what title of the books you have there by Paulo Coelho so that I'll try to have it buy with my aunt. I also do not find any books of Paulo Coelho here in our bookstore. Thanks!!!
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
hey what about a different set of books this time.... the Bible :-)
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I also read the Bible sometimes at night times when I remember to pray. It is just that sometimes I easily fall asleep without realizing it.
@sahibs (5)
• Brazil
26 Nov 07
Yes I am a book collector but i donĀ“t have many books yet
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
That's ok! Soon you will have it. :-)
• Poland
26 Nov 07
I do collect books, I love to read. Most of them are fantasy and science-fiction ones - I like reading those genres most. No specific author, but I try to get new ones, and written by young Polish writers...
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
No offense! But I do not like to read sci-fiction. Fantasy, sometimes but sci-fi - a big NO-NO. But, its a good thing that you do read them.
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Yes I am a book collector but only when it comes to Nora Roberts books. She is my all time favorite author. There's just something about her books that I always seem to get stuck reading them. I want to collect all of her books one day.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Nora Roberts? I haven't even read her books. Although I can see many Nora Roberts book in the bookstore. I will try to read her.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
i love collecting books because that is something you can keep..
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
That is really true. It is also one of the reasons I collect books. But also, I bear in my mind that it is my favorite author- in which i have plenty of favorite authors. LOL..
• China
26 Nov 07
Yes I collect books. Some of them are novels, no specific writers or types, just the kind of book that interests me. I also have a huge collection of vocabulary books and reading materials although some of them I never got any further than the first pages. But whenever I see some books that attract me, I can't wait to buy them. That's why I have so many books now. LOL Any way, I'm planning to make time to finish them. ^_^
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Have you finished reading all of your novels? LOL...Just wondering.... hmmm.... but anyway, you should have finished reading all of your books before buying. I also buy lots of books on one day only and it is too expensive and painful. Painful because the money I save came from my allowances. I sometimes do not eat during recess or break time. But, if I always buy lost of books on one day, I make sure to finish them before buying another book. But thanks anyway! Its good to hear that you are planning to make time to finish reading them!
@maapav (730)
• India
26 Nov 07
Sri Paramahansa Yogananda - His book "An autobiography of a Yogi" has really changed me alot.
Yes, I too like to collect books that I read. I usually buy spiritual, inspirational, positive books. Recently I bought "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.It is really inspirational. I have The books by Norman Vincent Peale, Sri Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Vivekananda etc. I love reading all their books.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Its good that you always read a spiritual and inspirational books. KEep it up! Sorry to say, I never even heard the authors that you mentioned above.
@jhelyn (23)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
hi riveream!yes, i also love books! books are one of the greatest things on earth. have you read The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones? that is my most favorite historical romance book. if you haven't read that one, i suggest you look for a copy of that. it's a very good book. most books that interest me are the ones which deal with family and friendship. but i still read a wide variety of books. i've just finished reading One True Thing by Anna Quindlen. right now, i'm reading The Carousel by Belva Plain. some of my favorite authors are anne tyler, sue miller, stephen king, anna quindlen, and belva plain. my day is not complete without reading even just a chapter. keep on reading!
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I also read some books about family, friendship and love. but the problem is that there are so many lessons involved and I tend to forgot what I read. I just have this tendency that I forgot what I read if it is an educational book, or an inspirational book, but I never forgot the story in the historical romance pocketbook that I read. LOL.. Its true!
@cuterose (1698)
• India
26 Nov 07
yes i do! i loveeee books. books are my very best friends. i collect each and every book i get. i never throw away or give the books which i have or which someone gifts me. in whatever way i get the book , i keep them with me. and, whatever kind of books they are i dont mind. i collect all sorts of books, right from big philosophical books to comics. i'm really a book worm. and i'm prod about that. i dont even need anybody in this wortld if i find a good book with me! i am actually trying to set a library at my home. and will set it as soon as possible
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Great! You do collect all sorts of books. I don't. I just lose interest with some educational books like anatomy, zoology, biology, philosophy, etc... I am glad you are a book worm. Me too! I am trying to have a library at the house. but the problem is that it is my mother's house and almost all of the pocketbooks are either, historical romance, romance, Harry Potter books.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Yes, i try to collect children's book that comes in series... so far... i have children's books author in hand... 1. Harry Potter... 1 to 7 complete... but i have yet to get copies of Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them and Qudditch through the Ages... 2. Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events... 1 to 13 complete... but i have yet to get a copy of Letter to Beatrice... 3. Chronicles of Narnia... i have books 1, 3, and 4... when i have more time to read... i will try to buy a copy of the others... I have other children's books but they don't come in a series like the ones above...
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
That's Great! I also have Harry Potter Books 1-4 and 6, and a an e-book of books 5 and 7. I also read the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia. They are really nice. Although, I have a little difficulty in understanding the story at first. For me, its a little weird to read children's books. I guess I was used to in reading pocketbooks. But it is also a good thing for me to read all the seven books of the chronicles of narnia. For the first time. It is the first children books that I read, with the excemption of Harry Potter.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 07
hello riveream,yes I am!I love collecting books.I have a collection of books and some of them are by Nicholas Sparks,Elizabeth Wurtzel,Ellen Degeneres,Fashion books,Makeup books,music books.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Hi sugarfloss! I also read some books of Nicholas Sparks. I just borrow them from a friend or at the library. I do not have a collectio of his books because his books are hard to find here in our place. We have a few bookstore but also fewer who sell pocketbooks. Is there really a music book?
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I do collect books. No specific nature but any type of book interests me. We have a small library at home. My two kids love reading and collecting books as well. I think it is a very good habit.
@riveream (111)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
I agree with you! It is a very good habit. Aside from being a good habit, it will increase also the vocabulary of the children.
• India
7 May 08
Well, I like to collect the books of my liking . I like spiritual books and novel (there are so many variety in it ). I have 60 -70 books in my collection and always think these are my assets . I am student now and don't get too much money for do a great collection , but I always try to save money for it . Because I have too many books in my list to buy ... Thanks !!!
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
i collect dean koontz novels :)
• China
27 Nov 07
Yes,I would like collect book.And I have my small bibliotheca. I like history and philosophy.