I bought the first ten books in the second Wizard / Icon series of Fighting Fantasy reissues.
I've really enjoyed playing through them. Yes I cheat.
I never really got into playing 'proper' D&D with dice and journals etc. I was always more interested in actually reading and imagining the world that the words created. Stopping to throw dice and write / erase stuff just ruined the whole illusion and flow for me personally.
I've learned a lot though, there are some very interesting game mechanics that have given me lots of ideas to make my books better.
So I bought some more ;)