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I Adore Books and Reading

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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 Fault In Our Stars

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

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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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    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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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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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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    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. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 10

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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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    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX 13-15, F 2 Responses May 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can spend hours in a bookstore! I love buying and reading new books,reading is my thing! Whenever i see a bookstore i get too excited.
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 4

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    I am currently reading Missing 411 (my main book) and Day Break by Mary Summer Rain, as well as a Survival Book, and a book about the Sacred Path. I tend to read at least 4 books...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 a week ago

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    I do. Books are so thrilling. I finished the book 'The Outsiders.' I few weeks ago; I cried at the end. XD my teacher gave a copy of 'The Extras' I think she said it's part of 'Th...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just finished reading this book! It was AMAZING!!!! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“– I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in reading Crime/Mystery books. ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ซ The author makes...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse โ€“ A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like nothing more than re-reading the Famous Five books with a drink and something delicious to eat.
    Stinkrat Stinkrat 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Just finished a book. Started reading it last weekend but only really properly read it this evening. And I couldn't put it down. Hours later, I'm sad that the book has now finished...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Books have this amazing power to throw us into another world. For months after reading them, I'd still be lost in the England of Jane Austen, the America of Mark Twain and the...
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F a week ago

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    I kind of went crazy with buying books this week. spent over 100 bucks on these. I have issues. But, it was worth the money. They're collectibles! The outsides of the pages are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Currently reading 12 years a slave on my kobo,much better than paper books if I may say..what are u guys reading??
    anamarie241 anamarie241 26-30, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    My passion for reading began at a young age. In fact, as soon as I was able to grasp and understand words my fascination for them grew. The idea of being a librarian never occurred...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I love how books can take you to new worlds. It is great how books can show you new concepts or ideas to think about and how they can influence you.
    silentiusman silentiusman 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally โ€“ and often far more โ€“ worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.โ€ ~C.S. Lewis How true. I...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm reading The White Trash Zombie series right now, 4 books by Diana Rowland. I love it so far! It's a easy read and fast. Small chapters, which as a new mom I love. I can always...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am currently reading the "A House of Night" series. I'm reading "Marked" by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.
    SociallyBitter SociallyBitter 22-25, F Dec 1

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    I just bought Les Misรฉrables from Barns & Nobles today because it was on sale. I haven't seen the move yet and I thought that it would be beset to read the book first. If anyone...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I think it's amazing that I started reading this series when I was 16..and probably won't finish reading it until I am into my 40s.
    runningman1825 runningman1825 31-35, M Dec 10

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    I love reading, but haven't had a chance to lately. I've got so many books in my little library that need read. ^-^
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Nov 19

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    I love reading books. The Fault in Our Stars, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Looking for Alaska, The Lost Symbols and a lot more. From...
    Dandywishes Dandywishes 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Is it odd that I like the Hunger Games? I don't feel I am in the targeted age group but I have enjoyed reading the second book. Ironically, it is my 11 year old daughter who got me...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    It's been awhile since I read books. Currently reading "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". I will go back on things I love and give more importance to myself. If I feel any...
    ezzy2014 ezzy2014 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I just can't stop reading. I have books everywhere, on the kitchen counter, in the washroom, on my bedroom table, I have book posters tacked to my wall. I can't get anything done...
    born4life born4life 22-25, F Nov 29

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    Has anyone here read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series? Or the Stormlight Archive? Fanstastic books, all a part of his 35-37 book series in the 'Cosmere' universe. He's an...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    BOOKS ARE LIFEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Right now I'm reading The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. . One day, I'd like to own EVERY book by Nicholas Sparks.. Doesn't sound original but I love how his books are different...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F Dec 6

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    What else is an unwanted child living all alone in her own flat to do? Time passed way too slowly for me in those years. My days seemed too long and at nights I could hardly sleep...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago