Are there any books that you have purchased but not read?

@dbhattji (2507)
India
June 28, 2007 3:47am CST
I like to collect books. I have purchased many books (non fiction) that I would like to read some day, but have not read them still after more than 5 years. I still like to look at them and get a good feeling that I have so much reading material.
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@patgalca (15627)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Jun 07
Yes, I have a ton of books in this house that I still have to read. Some of them I have bought and not read yet, some were given to me, some I got at garage sales or other second hand venues, and some I scooped from my father's house after he passed away. I wonder whether I will ever get around to reading them all.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
29 Jun 07
Don't you panic looking at the tons of books wondering when you will find the time to read them? I sometimes think I should plan when I will read them, if there is no chance of my ever reading them, then I just give them away.
@patgalca (15627)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Jun 07
I like to keep my books. Those I don't like to keep I would rather sell. My kids have been planning a book, baked goods and beverages sale so we can bring in some extra money. Weather plays a factors as to when we can do it.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I read my books after purchase. I have a few I got as gifts that I haven't read, but I don't see a point in buying too many books than you can read. The book will still be there later. Save your money and only buy the books you can read. I just bought two books a few days ago. I'm already reading one and then will get on the other. Won't buy any other books until I'm done or nearly done these two.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
That is very wise but I don't have the patience to wait till I have read one before buying another. If I see a good book, I just get it and keep it for future reading.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
28 Jun 07
My mom is the same way. In reality I am too as I love movies and can go in a store and buy 10 DVDs. Obviously I can't watch all 10 right away but I want them. It's an impulse buy. So if books are that way for you I can totally understand.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
I have heaps of books that I haven't read yet, as I have a nice second hand bookshop that I like to visit when I can. The only problem is, I can't read quick enough to even make a dent in the unread books, lol!
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
I suppose you are not the only one who find them self short of time, all those who spend time on the net will not be able to give more time to books.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
Yeah, you got that right, way to much time spent on the computer, lol!
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Yes I had purchased several books that I had covered and kept but I hadnt got the chance yet to read them. I am a lover of books and so when I go to the bookstore and find an interesting and cheap book, I will buy it with out hesitation.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
29 Jun 07
That is one way of doing it, as for me, i read the reviews or ask a friend then decide to buy a book. As for the religious books I have stocked, they are all very important books for people of Hindu Vedic religion, therefore I have bought them and hope to read them soon.
@wendy805 (261)
• China
28 Jun 07
yes,there are some books that i purchased but did not read.but they are not many,because i learned this lesson years ago.money is always wasted on buying books.this does not mean that i don't like books, but i think you should not only buy without reading.i often borrow books from library.that neednt pay.it is more economical,right? only when i want to reserve one book will i buy,or when they offer a discount.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
I do look for discount for other books but for the religious books that I collect, there is usually no discount, but they do not cost that much.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
yeah, many. Most of them are computer books that I like to study but have no time. Some are novels and classic books like hunchback of notredame. I also collect books and want to build my own mini-library someday.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
I like the idea of a home library, but mine mainly has religious books. I don't keep novels, just read them and pass them on or get them from the library.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I do have some collected books that are still not being read, but I never did purchased some of them but it was given to me freely from some other sources of books Company and if I do have enough time for it, then i'd love to read them all as I am also fond of reading books.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
I can't even count the books I have received, because once people realize you like reading they give you all sorts of books, and because I haven't finished reading the books I bought, I can't even think about reading those that I get.
• India
28 Jun 07
hey im also a bookworm, lover of books..just anything, fiction, non fiction,articles, magazines..i hav a small collection. i had bought gone with the wind 2 years back,stephen king, dan brown, i also got body language frm my friend. but as we say rains are the best time to chill out at home, sit in the balcony, watch the rain puring down, while sipping your tea/coffee and read peacefully. i will surely start reading as i cold not find time..once i start i wil make sure i finish it
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
That is nice, and a reminder for me too. Rains have just started in my city, and I also like to curl up with a book and coffee. I should make a timetable to read these books.
@navtech (1776)
• India
28 Jun 07
Hi dbhattji, I have also collection of religious books but 75% of them I have yet to read. When I fully retired from service, I will start reading them all. After retirement I was to lead a spiritual life ignoring all the material world. Before entering into the spiritual world I want to know what is actually spiritualism is. I try to learn many things on spiritualism but I am not getting good material, even if I get, I do not have time to read. One day when I enter into the world of spiritualism I will feel more happy and have a peace of mind. Thank you, Have a nice day.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
Yes most of the books I have collected for future reading are also religious, but I think one should not wait to retire before reading them because they guide us how to live our life, so what is the point of reading a guide after the life is almost over. I take time to read them regularly, but wish I could devout more time.
@sandeep_t (428)
• India
28 Jun 07
I went to a book fair once. I saw the books with authors, wose name i've never heard of. So i just picked up some books based on title. One was something like "A winters Tale" (Surely not shakesphere's A midsummer tale). So i started reading it. The book is so insipid that i couldnt continue any further. Its still lying somewhere in my shelf.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
Well I have had my share of boring books but I soon get rid of them, The shelves are for my precious books.
@puchapox (583)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I know the feeling! I buy books a lot but I don't have enough time to read them all.
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
28 Jun 07
yes, but don't you like to just see them? Knowing that I have these books stacked up for later reading also makes me happy.
@mers_08 (84)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I also like books..and I like to read but there are some books that I purchased and like you also I wasn't able to read it cause I'm busy with other stuff and don't have time to read it but I really planning to read it but still I can't even start to read it, sometimes I start reading it but I cannot finish it..I also get good feelings if I have a lot of reading materials at home!!