Do you read the books you buy?

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  1. jainismus profile image71
    jainismusposted 12 years ago

    Do you read all the books that you buy?

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image67
      Tusitala Tomposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nearly always.   Some I read over many times.  I even have a bit of a system.  I write the date at the top of the page when I read it.   I can then quickly ascertain when I read that particularl chapter last.  For example, I've read the Preface of Maxwell Matlz MD's book Psycho-Cybernetics on
      in 1981 82, 85, 94, 97, and 2004.

      If your want to refresh, in fact gain even more insights from a worthwhile book, read it through more than once.

  2. jainismus profile image71
    jainismusposted 12 years ago

    In my case, I rarely get time to read the books I buy.

  3. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't buy a book if I wasn't going to read it. hmm

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Cagsil, I think it a waste of money to buy something I'm never going to use and in this case read.

      If I get a book as a gift and I am not particular about it then maybe I won't really read it.

  4. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    I do but sometimes it's months after I've bought them.

  5. profile image0
    Vrijdag Pagesposted 12 years ago

    No, as a business person I sell them

  6. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 12 years ago

    No I buy them and revel in the money that I have wasted buying books that I don't read........neutral

  7. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 12 years ago

    I read most of them eventually, although sometimes after 10 or more years.

    I spend very little on books. I buy a lot through charity shops and have also received many through Bookcrossing.

    Occasionally, I decide I will not read a book, mainly because my tastes or interests have changed, or I've got bored with a series.

    I mainly Bookcross the books I have read or no longer want to read, either by taking them to meet-ups with other BCers or by releasing them into the wild.

  8. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 12 years ago

    Some I skim through others I read several times over...

  9. janesix profile image59
    janesixposted 12 years ago

    Almost always. Occasionally, a book turns out to be crap,and I can't finish it.

  10. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 12 years ago

    Most of the books I buy are non-fiction, quilting pattern books, so no, I don't read them, but I do look at the pictures!

    When I buy large volumes of books at book sales, no I don't get time to red them.  If I don't read them right away, the chances of them getting read dwindles.

    I get a lot of books from the library - I have to return a lot of them before I get a chance to read them.

    After saying no so many times, yes I do read books. A lot of them.  Supply is greater than the amount of time I have available to read.

  11. Purple Turtle profile image61
    Purple Turtleposted 12 years ago

    I'm with barryrutherford on this one. I tend to buy some books just for certain information

  12. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    yes...i usually buy 3 or 4 at a time...i may read a couple right away and read the others a bit later...but i read them that's for sure

    ...and when i'm done, now i leave them in public places/spaces for someone else to read (paper backs)

    1. LookingForWalden profile image60
      LookingForWaldenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Cool idea.

  13. PDXBuys profile image81
    PDXBuysposted 12 years ago

    More often than not, I do not read the book.  I will skim through it and then put it on the shelf because I have become distracted by the next book...  Yes it is a waste of money to do this.  I should check them out from the library more often.

  14. nageen memon profile image55
    nageen memonposted 12 years ago

    yup i read them withinf ewdayx..!!

  15. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 12 years ago

    And the books I borrow from friends but never return lol

  16. emichael profile image60
    emichaelposted 12 years ago

    I buy books at a much higher rate than I read smile

    But I wouldn't call it a waste of money. They go on my bookshelves, I enjoy just knowing they are there.

    "Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity……we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance."

  17. profile image0
    gkanekoaposted 12 years ago

    Usually no. But last week I went into Barnes and Nobles and started reading Musashi's Book of Five RIngs. But the problem for me is finishing the book.

  18. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 12 years ago

    Because I love books, I tend to buy, buy, buy....but I rarely pay top dollar for any of them.  I find them at discount stores, used books stores, flea markets, yard sales....if you look, you'll find them everywhere.  90% of my library is non-fiction and always something of interest to me.  So, eventually, yes, I do get around to reading them. I've stopped allowing my reading habit to interfere with important daily activities, responsibilities & other forms of fun or relaxation, because for awhile I had my nose in a book everyday, all day. Now my reading is a special treat to myself when I've been a good girl!!

    1. emichael profile image60
      emichaelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you on discount books. I love used bookstores and I am lucky to live in a place with so many.

  19. samanthamayer profile image67
    samanthamayerposted 12 years ago

    Mostly I do, as book prices seem to be getting higher and higher these days... Well, in New Zealand at any rate. But library books, on the other hand! I often borrow a lot of books that I've always aspired to read - usually classics - but I don't get much reading done until the holiday season. Hooray for Christmas smile

  20. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    Gosh, yes.  Why would I have bought them otherwise?

    I do NOT necessarily read all the books people give/loan to me.   

    I don't read all the books I'd LIKE to read.  First, I became sold on e-books - I don't want any paper/hardcover books any more. 

    However, I've became quite militant about pricing.  I think it is obscene to charge more than $5.99 for an e-book and I simply refuse to pay more than that.   That does mean that I have to pass up quite a lot, but I'm sticking to my guns and will not pay any more.

  21. Jyoti Patil profile image60
    Jyoti Patilposted 12 years ago

    Yes I definitely read the books i buy but I really have to take time off to read it. I buy only if I am gonna read it completely

  22. Pinky Alexandra profile image60
    Pinky Alexandraposted 12 years ago

    Anyone read Mr Nice by Howard Marks?
    Absolutely amazing book and loved the details it goes into.. without giving too much away i would recommend you read the book 1st and then watch the movie.
    As most books that have been turned into movies, the books are always better than the movie i.e Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Watership Down, an the list goes on smile

  23. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago



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