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I Adore Books and Reading

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I really got into reading

    as a teenager, and always have a book that I am reading now. I really enjoy reading alot in the winter time, when it is too cold to go outside. My favorite author is Terry Brooks, and some of his books I have read numerous times. I also enjoy reading Anne McCaffrey, and Piers...
    strafer008 strafer008 51-55, M 1 Response May 8

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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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    For years - honestly

    as long back as I can remember, teenage years, I've had a novel I'm reading. So many books you can never run out. Used to be a lot of fantasy and sci fi, esp funny like Discworld and Douglas Adams. Then more historical novels, Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow etc. A lot of...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 1 Response May 19

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 28

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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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    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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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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    Related Experiences

    I love the quiet, relaxing feel of them. I also love big libraries. It's so quiet. I sometimes am a person that lives in my own head and it feels like a place where I can get away...
    wendymrtns wendymrtns 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    This series is what got me into reading and I would like to thank Darren Shan not only for Cirque du Freak but for Larten Crepsley books and Zom-B!
    UntamedComic UntamedComic 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I adore reading. I finally have broken down and started to read 50 shades of gray. I woke up this morning with my clothes on my glass of wine still next to me, book in my hand and...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ack! Only 5? I will count box sets of 4 books each as 1 book, seeing as I just cannot choose 5. 1) Fourteen Days Later, by Sibel Hodge (and its sequel: My Perfect Wedding!) 2) In...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I'm a closet book nerd. No one would ever guess for some reason. It's funny. Anyway..Currently I'm reading two books.. 'The Hobbit' which I'm sure everyone knows about. I've had it...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I love to read. I think that reading is one of the most important things a person can do in life. Not only does reading broaden your mind and allow you to develop new skills, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell~ i love this book! I really stayed up all night to finish it. But hate it coz i will absolutely miss the characters. Reading is really an...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Reading some books that are a bit odd for me at the moment! Reading some warhammer books, which are fab! Love the stories in them. Not interested in the little figures, but love...
    JennyMason JennyMason 13-15, F Jul 12

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    This really started out as a problem caused by my mother, as she never seemed to be able to recognise when a book was a sequel of another book. I have been given a lot of books...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Yesterday we were waiting for the girls to come back after a time with the grandparents. We adore our girls, of course, but it's been really great to spend a few days on our own...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 19 hrs ago

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Movies were great, but the books are even better: I saw the first 2 movies before I ever read any of the books, but the books are amazing. I'm just about finishing up the final...
    Nicholas16 Nicholas16 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    ..... I've just finished reading a book by Anne Frank's stepsister. It was tragic, but impressive. Triumph of the human spirit.I've been reading a lot of biographical books lately...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I love being able to search around and see all of the options for books to buy that I never would have thought of just sitting in front of my computer on home browsing Amazon...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Love nothing better than reading fantasy books! well maybe sci fi! amazing to be lost in a world thats not this crappy one
    JennyMason2 JennyMason2 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I have spent the last few months reading everyday. I prefer hardcover books, using bookmarks where I left off even though I try to finish a chapter so I can start a new one when I...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    So a friend and myself are doing a reading challenge to see if we can't read at least 52 books by this time next year. Only one book a week, not counting children's books or under...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I love books I love them too much Even tho my boyfriend doesn't It doesn't bother me And my reading doesn't bother him either
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45 3 Responses a week ago

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    At times at night when i read books I would think after this chapter i will go to sleep then i would say to myself again after this chapter i would repeat it again and again until...
    worthynot worthynot 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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