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Have you found something in a book that made you pause...for ANY reason? Post it here! 101 People

    LightKiraYagami LightKiraYagami 22-25, M Aug 1

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    Happiness Habit

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "thank you", that would suffice. M. Shimoff, Happy for No Reason Chapter 5, The pillar of the heart
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Let The Madness Begin Muhahahahahaha

    “Oh hey guys how’s it hanging?” he asked noticing us at the end of the hall not seeming to care about his lack of clothing. I looked away covering my eyes. Yet another traumatic event was carved into my brain against my will. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to sleep...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Aug 29, 2011

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    A Recent Obsession

    I can't seem to get this out of my mind lately. It comes from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and was written by John Donne: "No man is an island.  entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    The trees were tall,but I was taller,

    standing above them on a steep slope in northern California.Moments before,I'd removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees,first catapulting into the air when my enormous backpack toppled onto it,then skittering across the gravelly trail and flying over...
    hazelflower12 hazelflower12 13-15, F Aug 1

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    Love And Obsession

    What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

    "But I like the inconveniences.""We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably.""But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.""In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Dancing On The Edge

    "The room was quiet. I hated the silence. All kinds of thoughts could pop up in that silence. Silence was like the dark- anything could be hiding in it."-Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F Nov 24, 2012

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    From The Claw Of The Conciliator..

    "We were one, naked and happy and clean, and we knew that she was no more and that I still lived, and we struggled against neither of those things, but with woven hair read from a single book and talked and sang of other matters."
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    "It's a troublesome world.

    The people who're in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful - a whole heaping lot - for the people and places you're LUCKY you're NOT. That's why I say Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are much-much, oh, ever so much-much, so...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 27, 2014

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    " Your ego will make an argument

    for why you have to "sell out", in a thousand ways. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, control, acceptance, and a paycheck. But what is the price for selling out your soul? Every time you betray the truth of your soul, you split from your true self...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F May 23, 2014

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    The Door !

    "You see, only one who wanted to find the Stone -- find it, but not use it -- would be able to get it..."                              ...
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I honestly couldnt count how many times I have been so blown away by how awesome some people can be.
    NaniStorey NaniStorey 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The book is called all it's worth and I'm in the process of writing it. I just started two days ago it's slowly coming along. My book is about a girl named Jessica who almost gets...
    bookwriter7 bookwriter7 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Used to read or watch TV but the drama in most books and shows now are crazy. Now I just write my own stuff and imagine a near empty world like either post apocalyptic or like a...
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This would be so awesome if it could happen I would be 275 over night and love it
    chubbyhubby250 chubbyhubby250 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    There is a girl who never returns her library books. Don't give her your heart, it's likely you will ever see it again. Just lend her money. K?
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Things that i would want to be saying to myself upon waking up .. Everyday is a new day which brings with itself endless opportunities. We've got to apply the lessons learnt from...
    amoonlitbarn amoonlitbarn 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I have always loved reading & bookstores are still the place to go for the average bookworm. These two things are for certain ever since my childhood. I remember when I was young...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ahhh I haven't read a book in forev. I really need too
    beautybeyondforever beautybeyondforever 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 4 days ago

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    if anyone could help me and give me advice that would be awesome. I've sense spirits but don't see or talk to them. I dream things that happen before they do (not all the time). I...
    kittylulu13 kittylulu13 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    well, i did but i ****** that up. but Turki, listen i dont know why, but i find it really hard to express my feelings towards you. some of the things i really want to say to you...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Has anybody read Go Set a Watchman? What did you think? I'm not sure I understood it completely. It was okay but definitely not as awesome as To Kill a Mocking Bird.
    ihavecoolname ihavecoolname 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Small breasts are absolutely wonderful. Anything more is a waste! That said, who am I to be picky, after all, I have sucked everything from a nipple on a delicious, flat chested...
    Hoffferch Hoffferch 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Anyone know The Stand from Stephen King,I've been reading it for months,still haven't finish the book because of how long it is
    Blueandburningsky Blueandburningsky 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    so far pretty good results,, be careful take you time. make sure they are not TOO crazy! Girls,,, make sure someone knows where you are and check in to be safe Men? be polite...
    SatyrService SatyrService 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    When I was younger I had a family. Not the best family but a family. I lived with my parents had a brother, knew my grandparents uncles aunts and cousins. We weren't all close but...
    RuRave93 RuRave93 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have been suffering from depression for quite some time, months or more. Pain has a lot to do with it, but so does circumstance. I am continually tired, and unable to function...
    Glennr67 Glennr67 46-50, M Aug 19

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    What's your favorite book? Mine's The Da Vinci Code. The writing is just awesome and I love the plot!
    Cessydesu Cessydesu 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I have one scar from a knife accident on my left thumb. I was supposed to get stitches but the band aid station wouldnt do it because it has been over 24 hours. I have a few cuts...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M Aug 18

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    I would like to have someone to who I could exchange (online) letters with (because snail mail where I live is a problem). Someone I could freely and safely talk with and for this...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I have been estranged from my family for almost 4 months. I have decided to leave my hometown for good. I am going to Shreveport, Louisiana in November. I have no family or friends...
    TeuhAmunet TeuhAmunet 22-25, F Aug 16

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    And I want to write. I want to write about everything that I am thinking about right now. About him and about my paternal grandpa, my paternal aunts, my dad, oh, I had forgotten...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    I got a headache for hell right now....I wish it would go away.
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 14

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    I haven't finished "The Book Thief". Will soon though. How did you find it? And what's the title of your favourite novel? Thanks.
    Escapist49 Escapist49 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I have allergy too from dust perfume .
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have stayed in the library like the whole day just reading books. Whether it's non fiction or fiction (which I prefer) i just seem to always get lost in the book and then can...
    faykath faykath 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    When I was 8 my little cousin loved to wrestle and tackled me down one day. He managed to get his hands around my throat and choked me, not only cutting off my air supply but...
    W3areallmonsters W3areallmonsters 13-15, F Aug 13

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    This book completely changed my life. I just recently read the book/autobiography "Forever Today" by Deborah Wearing. It's a true story about Deborah and her husband Clive. In...
    mmerose mmerose 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm a receptionist right, and yesterday at work I noticed that we had a new book sitting at the desk so I looked at it and it was a message book (book with strips to write messages...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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