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I Adore Books and Reading

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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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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    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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    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F Jan 18

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I live taking a book and reading the words , allowing myself to be emerged in words and imagination of the story . There is nothing like reading the pages and turning the page...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M Aug 2

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    Reading Caching fire! I love it
    Nellidio Nellidio 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 5

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    The range is infinite. Any author that writes a good story or any piece of information that's interesting can take up my time. I love newspapers, bibliographies and what I most...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I am not a bookworm. In fact, I hate reading. How should I say this? I collect books, not for the sake of reading. I just merely like collecting them and bragging about owning...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    My weakness, I guess.... Well what's not to adore? I mean you've got to love anyone with the ability to deconstruct a perfectly logical (male) argument and replace it with their...
    Ringcraft Ringcraft 51-55, M 38 mins ago

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    I love harry potter it's an obsession lol I read the whole series and start from the beginning again they are great books to distract from reality
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Reading fine art at university meant I had to work through a lot of books. I enjoy reading books still, and visiting bookstores to find a book is such snow interesting pursuit. Of...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Ever since I was of grammar school age I loved learning, and I come from a traditional two parent home where my father worked and my mother stayed home. Both of my parents had the...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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    Adore them.. And like any other bookworm would like to own a bookstore one day..
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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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...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I used to read a lot in middle school and the ones I read most during those times were the Harry Potter series and just novels that schools required all through high school. I now...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I love reading Debbie Macomber stories, I get completely lost in her series books.
    Tvaddict67 Tvaddict67 46-50, F Aug 17

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    Harry Potter books were the reason why I started to love reading. After reading the first chapter I was hooked on phonics lol
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I am heartbroken. Just finished reading City of Heavenly Fire. I cried last night and I wouldn't stop reading until I crashed. It just affected me so much. Sometimes you find...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    Soo what do u think of me after reading about me comment below lol (:
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 13-15, F Aug 18

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    once i have a book on my hand i can't stop reading to the point that i forgot people around me, my time, my food and i even don't want to sleep until i finished a books... Books is...
    purpleczsai purpleczsai 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    The best books I'd read as a young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt before...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I could spend hours at a bookstore. Give me my coffee and a throw pillow and I'll sit in a corner reading books and magazines.
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I first read his book James and The Giant peach in 6th grade and fell in love with it :) After a while Ive already finished reading most of his books like Matilda, the BFG, the...
    nadinmagdy2000 nadinmagdy2000 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    http://www.wattpad.com/25854417-rouge-chapter-one It is a marvelous book to read and i am reading it right now. Gladly a girl was mentioning this site at a Q section. I really...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    People: "I hate reading" Me: "...reading hates you"
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Currently reading Eleanor and Park. I love this book. It has made me enjoy reading again.
    trulyblessed05 trulyblessed05 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I grew up reading his books, and reading them now takes be back to the good ol' days. *sigh* ^_^
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    i love reading currently reading harry potter and goblet of fire :D going to finish all of the harry potters then going to read the lord of the rings twilight hungry games narnia...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm starting to like reading but my parents don't believe me. I want to go to the library but they won't take me, they don't believe I like reading. I don't believe I like reading...
    biebbrauhll biebbrauhll 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The most impact flu book on my life has been George Orwell's novel "1984". It is Science Fiction but instead of forecasting the technological future, the novel focuses on the...
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 51-55, M Aug 2

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    A good writer reads. This is so true. I really want to read some more Oliver sacks books, he really gives you an insight into the human mind.
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 6

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