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I Adore Books and Reading

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    muddygoat muddygoat 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Always a great discovery to be had!

    ! Or an old friend waiting to say hello again.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 17

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30, 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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    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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    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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    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F Jan 18, 2014

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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 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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    I Do Like My Books...

    I even like looking at books sitting on a shelf, or packed in a box, or a bag.ย  I get a mini-buzz just seeing them sitting there, waiting for my attention. ย  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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    It's one of the things

    that keep me (fairly) calm. I'm always reading at least half a dozen on the go! I mostly read on my iPad at the moment because I have hundreds of books downloaded on it. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19, 2014

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    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 28, 2014

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    The Fault In Our Stars

    and Looking For Alaska are favourite books!
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 love to read. I guess is something i grew up

    with. My parents would read to us all the time. We didn't have much growing up, so getting a book from the library and reading out loud was a way to have family time! to this day we still try to do that. So, even though i didn't grow up with a house full of books I was still...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    My daughter passed down her old kindle to me

    so we can read novels at the same time and discuss them. I raised her well.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Jan 15

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    Well I study literature

    so I kinda have to? You would find anything in my little 'library'. Goethe, Schiller, Kleist and all these famous (boring) german authors. Favourite book yet is 'Cloud Atlas' by David Mitchell. I'm also a huge fan of Ray Bradbruy :3
    ChipmunkTV ChipmunkTV 22-25, M Sep 6, 2014

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    Books are an investment.

    Reading is a good exercise of the intellect. I read for school, I read for pleasure.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 Responses May 8, 2014

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    I love reading. mostly I read sci-fi/ fantasy. books were my escape as a kid and I've read tons of them. a couple years ago I read a book that actually hit home for me, in just one...
    meadbme meadbme 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Currently reading.... The Sculptor In The Sky by Teal Scott<3
    LaceyLikes2Flyy LaceyLikes2Flyy 18-21, F Jan 18

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    I do the most when it comes to reading... I always read one book three times Time #1 I rush through the book to find out what happens Time #2 I take my time and read between the...
    Ludjina1415 Ludjina1415 18-21, F Jan 19

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    Visiting bookstore is a weekly ritual of clearing my mind and just enjoying a Me-time. I could spend an entire afternoon just going through books, reading the back cover, flipping...
    KaleidoscopeMoment KaleidoscopeMoment 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Mmmm, that moment when you first walk into the bookstore โ€ฆ the sight of all those books, the excitement of what you might find, in the case of my favourite bookstore the smell of...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Do you know how to read tea leaves?A friend of mine told me how to do this. I'm not reading anything into it but I've done it just for fun. Welcome to my first tea leave reading...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    I adore the smell, the texture of the pages between my fingertips and the feel of a book in my hands. I always carry a book around in my purse. Books are stacked in baskets waiting...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I absolutely adore Victoria's Secret. I live close to the mall where I live and visit that VS store quite often. I love looking at and buying bras, panties, and lingerie there...
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    i really enjoy reading graphic novels, unlike text only books. text only books require much imagination, and also certain reading skills so you can recognize what the writer is...
    Nick232 Nick232 16-17, M Jan 22

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    Reading fanfictions has been one of the most joyful experiences for me. It's like when I read one, there's a whole new realm I'm entering, like another universe regardless of the...
    drunkpotato drunkpotato 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have been finishing off a few books that i downloaded but couldn't read cause i never had the time because of school. I like to read almost anything from romances similar to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    books lately have been my escape.. never ever did i think i would fall in love with reading as much as i have!!! im a strange one and love reading cliche love stories but also...
    unknownana unknownana 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    mmmm.... haaaa... the smell of books everywhere around us makes us feel immediately that we possess the knowledge of all the books present there. Isnt it? I am not a book worm...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Am i the only here who have people always on your case about reading true crimes books. I am an adult and my parents always on my case about reading TC books. They thinks it's bad...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F Jan 22

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    They're so much easier than the books they give you in highschool! We should all be reading these kind of books c:
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M Jan 2

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    I love reading books, any genre, except horror. Non-fiction is fine, but i'm more into fiction. Historical books are also not that bad, but i like "future-fiction" more. Adventure...
    melissa46 melissa46 13-15, F Jan 7

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    I like getting lost in books. I adore devouring them and letting them sit in my mind. So yesterday I was at the library and had four thick books stacked in my arms. The librarian...
    AzuraSkies AzuraSkies 16-17 Jan 8

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    10 Commandments Every Book Lover Needs You To Abide By Commandment I Thou shalt not watch the movie first. Commandment II Thou shalt not lose or never return borrowed book...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    I am always reading.When i am on the bus,i read.When i am waiting for the bus, i read.I go to the bookstore a lot. I spend a lot of money on books.I am a bookworm.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    As a devout reader of all kinds of literature I'm definitely guilty of losing track of what time or even what day it is. To think of all those years of fiddling with my stupid...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    any great books with adventure? Any books that are suspenseful thrillers or full of mystery? any is fine. or just recommend me any books that are worth reading :)
    ThePixie123 ThePixie123 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Books are my life. They distract me from reality and sometimes I feel like I actually know the characters lol I love reading and I love to find people who do as well!
    namedashley namedashley 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Any books to recommend? I think im gunna start reading ..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 5

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    Hey look! PRINTED INFORMATION! yeah i know, old school. But nothing beats that feeling of holding a book in your hands, smelling that odour of new and having the same exciting...
    DestinyWriter DestinyWriter 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 8