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I Adore Books and Reading

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    "i Cannot Live Without Books."

    I believe the above quote is from Thomas Jefferson and such is the case with me. To me, books represent knowledge and, thus, I cannot understand why anyone doesn't like to read.
    SquarePeg61 SquarePeg61 46-50, M Feb 7, 2011

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    Gift from grandfather.

    I got a book bought by my grand father.My mom found it and gave it to me.I felt so happy to see that he had written his name on it.The book is about Lord Buddha .He even mentioned the year he had bought it in.The name of the book is...
    nandini87 nandini87 46-50, F Dec 18, 2013

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    Escape

    I've often used books to escape the cruelty of life. Its a way to get away from everything I hate, a way to be someone else. I'm an empathetic person and it really makes me get involved in stories. My favourite book is Green Heart, because I connected so much to the main...
    AzyureAngel AzyureAngel 18-21, F Jul 20, 2013

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    Books

    I have always loved books and reading, right from a young age. I have a massive collection of books and some of my favourites have been read over and over again. I love the escapism of a really good story. It transports you into another world. I am usually reading 2-3 books at...
    australiangirl australiangirl 26-30, F Aug 25, 2009

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    I Do Like My Books...

    I even like looking at books sitting on a shelf, or packed in a box, or a bag.  I get a mini-buzz just seeing them sitting there, waiting for my attention.   I don't know, there is something satisfying about seeing your collection of books grow and all the empty space on the...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Free Time Pleasure

    I like factual books, like those about Buddhism which I'm reading, but I also like sexy books. I have the collected stories of De Sade. I also read quite scientific tomes as well.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    J.G. Ballard

    I have just heard that J.G. Ballard has died. A unique writer, whose like we rarely see. I would like to think there would be proper and fitting tributes to him on terrestrial t.v., but I'm not holding my breath. Mizzen123
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    The Fault In Our Stars

    and Looking For Alaska are favourite books!
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Jan 31

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    The burning of a book is a sad,

    sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding--which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together--blacken and curl as...
    Fablecastell Fablecastell 22-25, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Words

    Words are my thing, my life. I can't get enough of them. I collect books, and people think it's strange. I've started a little library in my basement, and I've collected around three hundred books so far. I love spending dreary days reading them over and over again. People think...
    MassyThePanda MassyThePanda 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    Gift from grandfather.

                                                I got a book bought by my grand father.My mom found it and gave it to me.I felt so happy to see that he had written his name on it.The  book is about Lord Buddha .He even mentioned the year he had bought it in...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Stranger

    I love meeting new people because I like to listen to their story. I find people all have a story and I want to know it. I like to write very much and each person I meet is like a new inspiration for me. I like to weave stories and think about the past... because its a part of...
    AzyureAngel AzyureAngel 18-21, F Jul 20, 2013

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    Books can make you cry,

    love, smile, ect. so whats there not to love about them? My whole room smells of books and I love it. The feeling of the pages, the words that move you, it can make or break with a single word.
    Hisokara Hisokara 13-15, F Jan 25

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    Related Experiences

    I can (and often do!) spend an entire day in Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore for that matter. There is just so much wonderful and interesting stuff to read! I usually...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I had worked partime in a used book store and had no choice but to read books to kill the time....I am glad I did that. Now reading is one of my fav pastime.
    diana19 diana19 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Reading has been a lifelong thing for me. Words were a point of bonding with my mom. She would always get the dictionary ans sit with me to define new words. If I still didn't...
    cosq11 cosq11 26-30, M Mar 29

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love everything about reading books. Something about the smell of a brand new book, the feel of the rigid spine and smooth pages between my fingers, the magic of bringing the...
    Puzzlepiece321 Puzzlepiece321 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Have like 12 books too read.. Im reading sixty one inch nails at the moment, very good, feel like i have watched a movie instead of reading a book.
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I love books so much because reading is like living another life. I can get so sucked into them and they make me feel like I'm in it. Like some say, a reader lives a thousand lives...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I adore God about two and ahalf years ago I didn't even know him since then so much as changed and the reason why is that I let god into my life and not to long after that I...
    rynamight rynamight 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I saw this news article and just had to share it. Go here to read the article, see pictures and get a link to a more detailed article. NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    At the moment I'm reading "the fault In our stars by john green" and it's a really good book!!
    asshlleee asshlleee 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Have just started reading Alice Miller's "The truth will set you free". On my path of self-inquiry. The preface is already completely absorbing. Does anyone know it?
    jenga1 jenga1 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't do well with systematic by the plan reading outlines. So when my pastor had a reading checklist that let you jump around chapter by chapter,or the option to at least,I...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I love reading books. I use books to escape from the world.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    Can some people recommend me some books that you couldn't put down and/or books that have changed you (as a person or how you see things) Thanks!:)
    headinthecosmos headinthecosmos 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Writing two books, one I don't have a title for and the other is Writing In the Moment. I reading Great Expectations by -if you don't know who that's by then you shouldn't be...
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F a week ago

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    Is anyone interested in reading LGBT stories? I found a site called wattpad where there are decent stuff to read. If you use an android phone or Iphone,its better to download the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    I love reading it helps me calm down and distract myself from my reality by jumping into another. I love the shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater its up there with my faves. Stephen...
    Moonbay Moonbay 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Romance books I love to read my mom says they are trashy
    tonya13 tonya13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    does anyone know any good lgbt-related books? :)
    unicornsarerad unicornsarerad 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I'm worried about my dog. He's hurt his leg somehow while we were at work today. He's done things like this before and the vet just gives him a pain killer then he's fine. It's...
    Lonesailor14 Lonesailor14 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I walk into any bookstore, I always seem to find the one book or two, I can not live without. I love the smell of a new book...oohhh! I can't wait until I get home to read it...
    Sookie70 Sookie70 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    'You read so many books, why? What's the point' It's called continuous learning and improvement. Also, it's fun to me.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 8 Responses Mar 31

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    What i like more is a sweet cute picture in it. I'm secretly want to be an artist for children books...Do you have a right word for that?
    Iamlostlamvain Iamlostlamvain 22-25 Apr 1

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    I am reading Slaine the wanderer. Tir Nan Og the Land of the Young, a mystical place of myth and legend. Celtic warrior Sláine, the first High King of Ireland and Ukko his (un...
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Apr 2

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    I love reading the Harry potter books than watching the movie.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I just want to jump into books and experience them live becuase movies don't do them justice
    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm currently reading- Looking for Alaska Percy Jackson 13 reasons why beautiful creatures. AAHHHH so many books
    traemorgan traemorgan 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Words have always been my refuge. Whether I am writing them or reading the stories of others, I love the power that they have and the comfort they can bring. Perhaps that is why I...
    Ailill Ailill 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Paddington Bear, Dr Doolittle books. Read them all to my son as bedtime stories, and at some point, I hope to read them as a grandparent (the first time I have ever had that...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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