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I Have Read By Candle Light

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    Last Winter

    It's extremely hard. Can't see the words very well. I was better off using a flashlight, which i switched to since I couldn't see. That was last winter. We had a power outtage.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Oils Well Or The Short Ramblings On The History Of Llghting.

    I use oil lighting all the time. Electrickery is fine, 3 phase theory positively sexy, r @ angle theta and all that. But there is something warm and intimate, dark and deep, lonely and sentinel piercing the dark in the semi luscent cast from a paraffin lamp. A friend who was...
    Pa1nsMcmurdo Pa1nsMcmurdo 41-45, M Feb 10, 2013

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    Blackout

    One day when there was a black out i got the sudden urge to read. I didn't have any other light source other then candles.  I had to put the candle really close to the book. My mother came in and said it looked like i was about to cast a spell or something lol It looked...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2008

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    During A Power Outage.

    It's the perfect time to read, but sometimes a flashlight isn't handy. So that makes it hard but... sometimes you just can't put the book down. Candle light is the next best option.
    SofiaGrowsFlowers SofiaGrowsFlowers 18-21, T Nov 16, 2013

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    Sneaked It

    My mom has always said the same thing "stop reading its dinner time" or " You are going to mess up your eyes" I didn't beleive her see I read fast and alot not bragging but I used to sneak a candle in my room and read before I got my cell phone I stopped one night I caught my...
    harboraqua harboraqua 13-15, F Dec 31, 2010

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    Hello Readers

    Hello everybody...Happy to be with you all..I love reading.I have my own mini library at home with some 25 to 30 books.its small but growing :) I mostly read any books because its upon us what we filter out from book and keep it in our collection (mind)...But i love to read...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 8, 2011

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    Sneaked It

    My mom has always said the same thing "stop reading its dinner time" or " You are going to mess up your eyes" I didn't beleive her see I read fast and alot not bragging but I used to sneak a candle in my room and read before I got my cell phone I stopped one night I caught my...
    harboraqua harboraqua 13-15, F Dec 31, 2010

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    Power Outage

    A few weeks ago we had the power go out in my apartment complex. I had no tv, no radio, no nothing. My ipod ran out of batteries so there was nothing for me to do, except read. This was the first time in a long time that I read a book.  I lit one of my many...
    zestcandle zestcandle 22-25 Aug 5, 2009

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    I have read all 7 of the books many times. My most favourite is the last part though.
    flyyhigh21 flyyhigh21 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always resisted my dark side. I've done some pretty bad things in my past and it hurt to think about them and the dark (shadow) aspects in me. It wasn't until I read Debbie Fords...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Oct 19

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    In my mind, I think people may have a different opinion of who I am because of what I look like. I dress business casual with khakis and a polo shirt. I wear glasses and appear shy...
    SniperForce SniperForce 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I find that I have a light and dark side; and good and a bad side. Some people say that I have "mood swings" or I might be "that" time of the month. My mom has even sat me down and...
    xCherryCola xCherryCola 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I've read every book 3 times and am currently reading them again for the fourth. The books start out pretty slow but soon become an amazing, emotional, action packed story. I can't...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    Even though I've read young adult novels that are far better written than Harry Potter could ever hope to be ("Fire and Ash" by Jonathan Maberry, "Escape From Furnace: Execution...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M Oct 9

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    I have a bit of an authoritarian complex - ie I'm a closeted dictator. I've mentioned this before but having the same middle name as Stalin may have something to do with it :P...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M Oct 19

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    I know sometimes I'm really nice, but then I have those strange moments where I think of hurting people who have done nothing to me or I even know
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F Oct 19

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    Doesn't everyone and everything have both? Not necessarily in equal measures, but both present? Balance. Connection. Everything in harmonious opposition.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    Good afternoon everybody ,,how is everyone doing .if you wanna talk about anything im always up for a a chat .your all beautiful and I hope you have a nice day <3 :)
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know if this is the right place to talk about this, I don't want pity, it may sound oh woe is me, but I am happy enough well ish last night I had a chat with my mum that...
    soapdodger soapdodger 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When you're walking a fine line. The key is to look forward not down. If you want to stay afloat in a stormy sea. You have to keep your head up.
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    But i never ordered a dark side. It grew. Dad fed it. Bullies fed it. Moronically abusive employers fed it. Landlords fed it. Now its bigger than me. But i got...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Oct 18

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    I am sunny side up with a helping of good deeds, but there is a part of me that is hard boiled with a scoop of trickery. Don't I sound scrumptious?
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    I'm nice to everyone I joke around with friends and try to make them happy when in reality I'm miserable and just wish I wasn't such a nice forgiving person sometimes
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F Oct 19

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    She carries an angel in her smile and a thousand demons in her mind.
    MyGuardianAngel MyGuardianAngel 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 19

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    0rbita1 0rbita1 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Yin and yang Yin keep on imagining someone dead While yang wanna keep giving that someone chances
    ScarletCarnation ScarletCarnation 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Sometimes I want to help every living thing and I love the world, and then other times I am so mad I could beat some one to death and enjoy it. I think I'm bipolar.
    Woods93 Woods93 18-21, M Oct 19

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    Usually I'm a very kind and empathetic person ^_^ And then there are those times where I could literally tear down my walls and break down doors -_- Alas I am who I am, no more...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    People think I'm funny and they laugh at my jocks but they really don't know the dark side of me , I'm just so sad and depressed that i cant help it , i always wish that i was dead...
    Xproblem Xproblem 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 20

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    Nah im just cheerful and approachable most of the time. It takes the forces of the demon for someone to **** me off, and when that happens, i know no limits
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F Oct 20

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    Some times when people **** you.... all you can do is **** them back.
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    I'm cheerful nice and caring (ask any of my friends) but push my buttons and it's game on (again ask any of my friends) most of them only see the nice side haha
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I'm in the middle of the series for the second time this fall.... Harry Potter is life.
    KrissxD KrissxD 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    The simplest way to put it ... The world would be a better place if we lived in Harry Potter.
    onecutebubbles0729 onecutebubbles0729 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    When I talk to someone new, I subtly add Harry potter references to test how awesome that person is
    SairaE SairaE 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I almost can't believe that I'm writing this here, but I feel a need to tell my story and this is not something that I think my friends would understand. So I'm writing it here and...
    Gwendoline111 Gwendoline111 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is the job that all home owners dread; these people either have never done any decorating or have some idea of decorating but not a great deal. So this is a huge job for the...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Oct 15

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    Oh, wow, someone hasn't made a pointless entry on here in a few days. Anyway I want to discuss Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I nominated this book for my book club as part of Banned...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 1

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    I like reading. I prefer to read than watch TV. I have been collecting comic books more than 5 years now. I have around 1750 books. The most interesting story i like is something...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Oct 15

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    Thanks to Stephen King I am a big time reader my brother gave me Cujo to read and ever since I have loved to read and I have read and have most of his books Thanks big brother and...
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I love reading Agatha Christie and consider her to be, in my opinion, the Queen of crime. I have read all of her books and my favourite character is Miss Marple (Murder at the...
    Neil1972 Neil1972 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    My favorite author is Charles Dickens and my favorite book is David Copperfield. A lot of people think that the only book of his they could understand is The Christmas Carol, but I...
    BustingFree BustingFree 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I have read several books about law/crime, and I absolutely love them all! It's always been a fascination of mine, I don't really remember how I even got into such books but I'll...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F Oct 16

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    Growing up as you may have read, I been bullied so my imaginary friends and imaginary world is the coping mechanism that I have utilized throughout my adolescent years. My pillow...
    browntaurus browntaurus 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I know that Experience Project is not a way to cater to those with insecurities. If you are insecure, Experience Project will heighten them. As for myself, I could say the same...
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I looked at a map today and wondered who else had looked at that map today and why, and how many people in the world were looking at maps at that moment and why. I found my town...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have always had trouble recognizing people even close family and people I have known for years. I was somewhat of a social misfit as a kid. If the teacher said “Hand this to...
    HannahRM HannahRM 46-50, F Oct 7

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    If you have read my other story that I posted in this experience, you would know I lost a lot of important people throughout my life, people who I love dearly, I posted that story...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 18-21 Oct 10