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I Have Read By Candle Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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