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I Adore Books and Reading

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    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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    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

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    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F Jan 18

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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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    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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    The Fault In Our Stars

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I know that this goes true for a lot of us now aging generation from the time before computers and hand held phones. In today's ever changing world books are becoming harder and...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I escape through books. "Reading is the magic key to take you where you want to be."-Alice in Bibleland books.
    sycamoregirl17 sycamoregirl17 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have loved reading for as long as I can remember and my sister is the same way. We just read different types of books. My brother is the opposite. He never liked reading. He is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Ever since I was a little kid I have adored animals. My mother helped it blossom into a real passion. I am 13 and me and my family are registered breeders of Guinea Pigs, we...
    GuInEapiggies167 GuInEapiggies167 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    TAROT’s SHOCKING NEWS! I have a Mauritian friend of mine, she works as a beautician, but that it's not really what she wants to pursue in life. What she REALLY wants to do is...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    I just finished reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. At the beginning I was hating it. I usually get that feeling for all the books I start reading because I feel like they're...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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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...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I have a ton of books. I mean, literally, my books weigh about one ton. I don't have that many either; all-told about one thousand books. A number of people I know have many, many...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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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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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm very addicted to reading have ten different books on the go and I am always on the look out for new books. And I only but sets of books. Harry potter my best book but can pick...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really love to read and go to the local bookstores a couple times a month for new books to read. I enjoy the classics and so many other quality books for pleasurable reading.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Nothing better (in my opinion) than the smell of books. I love to visit bookstores and just sit in the isle while reading a book I pick from the shelf. I love the ambiance of...
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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 Aug 28

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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 Aug 29

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    I just finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and OMG I couldn't be less happier in the end! ;) That book made my teeth grit and made me want to punch the wall. Haha, now I am...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I have a lot of time at home on my own in my room, so I many books to read. At present I'm reading various books on Jewish mysticism. I love to visit the stores to explore what...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    I love bookstores, they are such a turn on for me...one meets the most interesting peeps and so much fun to just lose oneself back reading in one of the aisles...I spend hours in...
    elainehughes46 elainehughes46 41-45, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm French, I'm a girl and I'm 14 and a half. Here, for teenagers, reading is stupid, boring and all of these stupid things they say. They even say that Shakespeare, Moliere or...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I am really disappointed with this book. I bought it thinking I would enjoy it knowing it was twilight fan fic based on bdsm. I hate to admit it but I kinda enjoyed the twilight...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Currently I'm reading a Dutch book, to be accurate, a thriller from Sebastian Fitzek with the dutch title De wreker (Translated: the avengers). Just started reading, so I don't...
    boeiend81 boeiend81 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I love reading romance books😊
    erikapaige97 erikapaige97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Currently at the library!! I am very happy and content ( well same definition I guess:P) being here. It's been way too long since my last real visit here. Catching up on some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 27

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    I have two spreadsheets. I'm far from anal. It's just easier to keep track of things on my computer. One list is for library audio books that are in a series, and which library...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I love books expecally at night In the rain
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 6

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    Books are there not just to help to improve your reading or gain knowledge. It is also their to help live and experience another life in an another world
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Hi...do you guys feel frustrated when the book that you have been reading was thoroughly entertaining and fun, is finished and you can't find similar kind of book to read next?
    brokenwings85 brokenwings85 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    Eragon, has anyone else read this series? I saw the film a few years ago, and I finally decided to start reading the books. And wow, the film did not do the book justice AT ALL. I...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F Sep 1

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    i am reading Thrones of glass... still in chapter 8...and its interesting... any feedback about the book?
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F Sep 11

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