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I Adore Books and Reading

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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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    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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    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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    I'm a slow reader though.

    . I love profound articulate words.. to go back to the line before an interesting line just to inhale the anticipation of meeting the interesting line and repeat it until the words sink in my heart is the reason why I am such a slow reader.. oh but I won't pour myself in a book...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 6 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F Jan 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I read this and found it interesting.

    http://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/bob-woolmer-found-dead-in-his-hotel-room-possibly-murdered-24220
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Feb 8

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

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    muddygoat muddygoat 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Books have stood the tests of time.

    Reading is to exercise the mind and the spirit. Combine the two whoever you can and grow as a human.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 28, 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 Jan 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you've got the time, get stuck into some Dickens. The most addictive reading you will find!
    Capers04 Capers04 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Presently reading "The God Delusion" -Richard Dawkins
    EternalEONS EternalEONS 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    Reading takes me to a whole new world where I get to escape "reality" for maybe 1 or 2 hours , it's a stressfree method and you get to experience all the ups and downs of the story...
    ReemM57 ReemM57 16-17, F 47 mins ago

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I started reading the books after seeing the show. (I read the first book after watching season 1 of GoT). But aside from the first season, I have read all the books before...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm currently devouring "All You Could Ask For: A Novel." by Mike Greenberg. What a story line.. I got sucked into it late last night, on not being able to find anything else to...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I have set myself a goal for 2015 I decided on this near the end of February. I plan to read 50 books this year. To some people that seems like a too big of an amount and to others...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Mostly because i can't decide on what i want to buy. i like to read teen fiction, romance, fantasy and suspense. I have only read a few suspense books. I bought a couple of scarier...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Feb 22

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    If I were to say I love bookstores and libraries I would be understating it. I was a University Professor for years and now, after retiring early, I increased my dedication to...
    Dancewithme2 Dancewithme2 51-55, M 9 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm just a beginner, yet i've spent years picking out books i've liked or heard was useful, could be a useful Top 40 List, or maybe the best 50 books on Japanese to own...
    atenra11 atenra11 46-50, M Feb 17

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    I love to read but lately I have been getting out of it I'm reading this grate book and omg hardcore fangirling. I mean il read books then go and read fanfics about the book/books...
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love various reading material and I love visiting different local bookstores. I enjoy reading different types of books, newspapers, and magazines before going to sleep at night...
    businesswomanathome businesswomanathome 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I simply cannot get into reading books electronically. I like the experience of holding a book in my hands, enjoy the tactile sensation of my fingers flipping pages. The reading...
    LJformarriedwomen LJformarriedwomen 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember when I was small, I wouldn't stop reading books, and when it's time for bed, my mom would take away my books and turn off all the power in my room and force me to go to...
    Netfreak21 Netfreak21 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    My television hasn't been on all winter and I am in no way disappointed! Books are my way of escaping from the day to day drama, struggles, so-called reality...My niece just turned...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Iam a 19 year old girl and love reading books.
    meerakhan45 meerakhan45 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Hey guys i really Enjoy reading stories too. And im glad you read bed time stories to your kids, im going to do that one day. But for now i created a youtube Channel called...
    AleksReader AleksReader 18-21