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    What are some good books

    that you would consider food for the mind?
    LovelyLadyJ LovelyLadyJ 22-25, F 49 Responses Jun 6

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    liketerms liketerms 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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    “Reader's Bill of Rights 1.

    The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to escapism 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to read out loud 10. The right to not defend your...
    ed54 ed54 51-55, M Oct 13

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    Books, Open My Eyes to World

    As what I will say, reading book make me realized there is lot to be study and acknowledge in this world. It not enough just to look at something. Book also give me a little perspective on what other people*(writer)may think in their views in any problems that facing us in...
    LisaWiserLiser LisaWiserLiser 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 24, 2008

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    Sometimes I read to much.

    .. 'Just one chapter' to me is like 'just one beer' to an alcoholic...And maybe it is a similar addiction. To escape the pressure and thoughts and everything pressing in, to just forget and escape from all those things pressing on my brain, to think of something else strongly...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 28

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    catsNbooks catsNbooks 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    Maanuel Maanuel 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    "You should date a girl

    who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. (...) It...
    Fn0rd Fn0rd 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 18

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    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 15

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    The Uglies series is probably my all time

    favorite, I hope they never ruin it by making them into movies!
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recommend a great

    suspense/thriller/mystery/horror/post-apocalyptic book? I just finished Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson. It was so-so. I didn't like the ending. So yeah, please recommend or I might just get the 50 Shades thing series, curious about the hype but I've heard it was poorly...
    aureatea aureatea 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I still love reading.

    There's nothing luck curling up to a good book and escaping from life's realities, if only for a moment. I'm certain that I get my love of reading from my grandmother. Dan Brown and Sidney Sheldon are some of my favorite authors. I also enjoying reading books on Dr. Martin...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 15

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    reading Frankenstein.

    I am bored with it though. I was mislead about the book
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    I hate how the television has taken over

    so many lives. I much prefer to curl up with a good book. I feel reading stirs the imagination much more than tv. I also enjoy the solitude and inner reflection that comes from reading.
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 21

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    I can't believe I haven't read To Kill a

    Mockingbird sooner! Oh god, I feel worthless because I wasn't bestowed with this awesomeness sooner! I'm not even all the way through it- stopping myself before I read it all in one go! :3
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nothing beats a good book!

    I love the fact that it can literally take you to a whole different world. Sometimes we all just need a break from this world and a good book can do just that. I read a lot and there are books that have simply given me a break from reality and then there are those books that...
    SkyThunderstorms SkyThunderstorms 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Thought This Was Worth Sharing

    A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him. "I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will." Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?" "All women cry...
    Mare1952 Mare1952 56-60, F 20 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I Especially Adore Audiobooks.

    Chores go faster! Hands-free! Classics and physics and metaphysics... it is a smorgasbord, a cornucopia of wealth. Amazing variety of experiences in autobiographies, amazing amount of speculation in biographies. Spectacular variety in religions. Love it!
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 18 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Why Hitchiker'S Guide To The Galaxy Is One Of My Top 5

    "'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.' 'But,' says Man, 'the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED...
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F 21 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    The Asimov Story

    OK, folks, you asked for it, so now I'll share it. The year was 1983.  My best friend at the time, Haig, was a huge Trekkie. This was just after the Star Trek movie "The Wrath of Khan" had come out, and there was a Trek convention (actually, I ...
    fallentower fallentower 41-45, M 55 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    I'M A Bookaholic.

    I love buying books and going to the library then spend any spare moment I have reading. Reading makes me happy.
    xkaylerz xkaylerz 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Everything By Reading

    I like reading so much because it keeps me updated. I like reading books that provide me new knowledge about my area.
    karla86 karla86 26-30, F 22 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    shajee1998 shajee1998 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 7

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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 have found that Dickens is an amazing story teller. I have read about half of his books and have enjoyed each one. A great thing...
    BustingFree BustingFree 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I go absolutely bonkers

    when I see a book store..specially the vendors who sell second hand books in the flea market.... i am like"what to buy...what to buy.". I end up reading the summary and reviews of all the books...and sometimes the book itself. No one wants to go shopping with me anymore...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Am currently into Pride

    and Prejudice again
    ahappierme68 ahappierme68 46-50, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    According to my Goodreads challenge I have Read

    35 0f 40 books this year... #BookNerd
    TinkerFae TinkerFae 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 10

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    Miss Peregrine's Home

    for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    AsuraIV AsuraIV 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    “For one who reads,

    there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.” - Louis L'Amour
    NudistJohnR NudistJohnR 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    To Kill A Mockingbird

    I have just finished reading "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.  This was my first time reading this beautifully written book.  It is interesting how I came across the book because, I didn't really choose it.  One of my distant relatives had passed through my area last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 19 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Book nerd confessions: I get

    so excited in bookstores that I start running around like a kid getting to pick out a new toy. I waited five months to let my boyfriend take me to the bookstore because I am a totally different person there and I didn't want him to be scared. I brought more books with me to...
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 17

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    I'm currently on a zombie book binge.

    I finished LZR-1143: Perspectives not a week ago, and now I'm reading Star Wars: Red Harvest.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Reading the Scorch Trials right now.

    Really good books so far!!<3
    chume chume 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2014 when.

    .. 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3 4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you. 5. Your reason for not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Where the book bloggers at?

    For all the reading love on here no one has yet to mention the semi annual Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon October 18. Hourly prizes, giveaways and fun. Sorry for mentioning it so late because sign ups are over, but that doesn't mean you can't still participate in spirit. 24 hours...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Evidently, this is not the right place to post

    this experience I'm having here in EP, but for lack of a better place, some EPeeps I see around, should actually affiliate themselves with a group named: "I can Read".
    TheFieryWoman TheFieryWoman 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 26

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    I find it difficult to choose a book

    which is my favourite. Favourites change depending on the mood or interests at the moment. But I do remember books that had an affect on me at different periods in life and like to revisit them from time to time.
    Madlife Madlife 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    An Interview With The Author Connor Fitzgerald

    An interview with Connor Fitzgerald; author of A Brave New Squad, In Each Other We Trust, The Enemy Within and The B-Squad. 1. What are your books about? The B-Squad books are about a counter-terrorist organisation who uses facebook to profile and recruit new members who carry...
    hotreads hotreads 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    I hate when you finish a book

    and you look up and everybody is carrying on with their life and you are just siting there trying to figure out how to get back into reality
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    "You should date a girl

    who reads. Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl...
    freenix freenix 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    "Reading is the sole means by

    which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Joyce Carol Oates
    yesenia25 yesenia25 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    It started when I was young,

    I loved to read girls annuals. And I use to collect Nancy Drew detective books. Loved reading them and would dream about being a detective. It is not only story books I like to read but craft books, art books, History books, any book as a matter of fact. Will spend hours in a...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just finished catcher in the rye the other

    night, loved his whole plan about running away :)
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    Connor Fitzgerald Books Are Awesome

    Don't know if you have yet had the chance to read one of the books in the B-Squad series by Connor Fitzgerald but if you haven't yet sampled this hot new author you need to check him out ASAP. I've just finished reading the final book in his B-Squad series which could be...
    hotreads hotreads 26-30, F 22 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    I absolutely adore books!

    I could ready through day and night, I love to read snuggled up in bed, on the train or lying in the grass with the sun shining down. If I have my nose in a book I am usually one happy girl.
    AmeliasDay AmeliasDay 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 3

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    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    i like to readbible verses.

    .co'z verses of bible can make me realize all thing are not possible happen..
    jendomingo jendomingo 18-21 Oct 11

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    Mystery, Romance, Erotica,

    Fiction, and some comics.
    PrincessTokapee1997 PrincessTokapee1997 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Reading just takes me to another world that's

    better than this one (x anyone else feel like this?
    SunshineButterfly SunshineButterfly 13-15, F 12 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm a 16 year old in high school,

    and I LOVE reading books! A good book is my "happy place", and it helps keep me away from depression. I read mostly fiction, to escape from the real world for a while. People think it's funny to make fun of me and call me a nerd because I like to read. I feel so ashamed to be...
    kaitlynnicole98 kaitlynnicole98 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    dn0maR dn0maR 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 19 Responses Aug 19

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    I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by

    Khaled Hosseini. I have no Idea what to read next. Any suggestions?
    Maanuel Maanuel 13-15, M 7 Responses Oct 13

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