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    I love books so much.

    They are an escape from the real world. All the crap we have to deal with on a daily basis is unreal sometimes. Books help me get through my life by looking at theirs. In books I can imagine the impossible, magical worlds, flying creatures. It's just so beautiful
    GarasaurausRex GarasaurausRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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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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    Reading is one of my greatest pleasures in life.

    My favorite series is the Grey Wolves Series by Quinn Loftis. What's yours?
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

    I never planned on reading it, but I had a male friend tell me it was a decent read and a cute story. Half way through the first book I have to agree so far it's cute and not really what I expected. For right now it's something to read and at least I'll know what the other...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 31 Responses Feb 19

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    I just have to say that I hate Romeo

    and Juliet. I think Romeo and Juliet were idiotic teenagers guided by hormones into a world of obsession and eventual suicide. It's not a love story, you know? It's a story of extreme infatuation with a side of family dysfunction. I wouldn't hate it if most of society saw it for...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 4 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    I had read books, Reader's digest,

    Today's Parent, House and Home. I am going to read more of the Reader's Digest later.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 15 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Since summer holidays started I've been reading

    a book a day. Good 300 page books. I love reading so much!
    Escapist101 Escapist101 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    laurenjauregui laurenjauregui 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    Right now I have decided to start reading the "

    Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series" Does anybody else like them or have any opinion on them
    kyoshac kyoshac 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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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, 2014

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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 20 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    I love reading. When you wanna chill,

    a good book takes the stress away. You imagine all that stress burning in Mt Doom or that a sandworm ate it.
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Do you ever finally get the book you were

    waiting for then not want to start reading it because you don't want to reach the end???? Anticipation at its worst.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 20 Responses Apr 3

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    I could read all day

    if I could but I can't so I wont
    jesusjuice2497 jesusjuice2497 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    Right now my interest is in homosexual books.

    I have downloaded so many gay books and I have read all of them, Awesome!
    kyoshac kyoshac 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    greenbow500 greenbow500 13-15, M Jun 28

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    My Fist Experience With Aunt

      Hi readers, I’m anil, an ardent ****** fan. I am not disclosing my name, as this is a true incident, which happened 6 months back in my life. This happened between my aunt or you can say my aunt and her chiffon sarees. Let me confess one thing, iam a saree lover. I...
    babloosex69 babloosex69 22-25, M 17 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    I just downloaded "A Dirty Job" by Christopher

    Moore. I figure it's time to rest my brain with some quick wit, humor, and absolute hilarity and Mr. Moore is just the one to oblige. If you have never read his books I highly recommend him. "Lamb" and "The Stupidest Angel" are fabulous...I'll keep you posted on this one...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    4 authors that set my reading habits : CS Lewis,

    J RR Tolkien, Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. Without these creative geniuses I wouldn't love reading or writing as much as I do now.
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    My boyfriend gets frustrated with me

    because I "waste money on books"..I'd rather have a hard copy book that's really there that use a Kindle or something. I love my book shelf, it's like my trophy case. Reading makes me so happy and such a different person. It allows me to think about someone else's problems than...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Adult Story Two young ladies arrived a Meeting

    wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body parts. Here is what the Chairman told them: He took a good look at them and made them sit.Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; "ladies, everything...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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 18 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    If something tweaks my interest,

    I want to know as much information as possible whether it is in a book, article or essay. Of course, as a writer, I do read differently from most people. Every thing is a textbook for me. I do not consciously do it, but I dissect everything I read into its basic elements. There...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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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 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    A man wakes up one morning in Alaska to find a

    bear on his roof. So he looks in the yellow pages and sure enough, there's an ad for 'Bear Removers.' He calls the number, and the bear remover says he'll be over in 30 minutes. The bear remover arrives, and gets out of his van. He's got a ladder, a baseball bat, a shotgun and...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    Primarily non-fiction,

    biographies, self-help, psychology and personal finance books. I like seeing a pragmatic return on my time investment. I don't really read for pleasure. If I was to read fiction, it would be to develop my empathy.
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    has anyone read books by ed mcbain?

    if so is his books good?
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    romAimpire romAimpire 31-35, F 17 Responses Jan 19

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    George R. R. Martin and Ben Kane are my two

    favorite authors. I love Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. I'm almost done with the third book. I loved Kane's "Forgotten Legion" trilogy, as well as his "Spartacus" duology.
    Thalassophobic Thalassophobic 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Currently reading 'Green Oranges on Lion

    Mountain' by Emily Joy... Recommended because I love African Literature. Has anyone heard of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' or 'Things Fall Apart'?
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Forget crushes. I get full on in love!

    I think this all started with Edward Cullen (no judging) and never stopped. It came to a point where I freaked my friends out by telling them a fallen angel was following me around (hi Patch Cipriano) - I know, I'm a freak of nature. I cried and cursed Collins and lizards when...
    heymarie heymarie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    liketerms liketerms 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    Post Book Depression: That feeling you get

    when you finish a good book that you didn't want to end. This is how I feel right now.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 6

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    Hello everyone, July has arrived,

    so I want to increase my followers. Please follow my Blog and I'll return the favor!☺️💬💬💬😊 Thank You! www.natashalov.wordpress.com
    Natashxxs Natashxxs 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Yesterday an ISIS member stopped the car of a

    Christian couple. ISIS member: Are you Muslim? Christian man: Yes, I'm Muslim. ISIS member: If you are a Muslim, then recite a verse of Quran. Christian man recited a verse from the Bible. ISIS member: Ok yallah go. Later his wife tells him: "I cannot believe the risk you...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Has anyone out there read 50 shades of grey?

    Just read the first few pages and I kinda want to throw it in the fire place!
    RoseC67 RoseC67 46-50, F 37 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Don't tell me to use my kindle

    because I'd rather have a real book in my hands. I'd rather be able to hold the book and fold the pages to save my place and turn them when I've finished with a chapter.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 9 Responses May 15

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    I Love The Smell Of Books!

    There is nothing like the smell of books, both new and old. I swear every time I am reading a book, I hold my nose close to the pages and inhale. I find the smell comforting and reminds me of my happy reading days. I also like the feel of the paper. I always run my fingers over...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 26-30, F 22 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    There once was a woman

    who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she did and she had a wonderful day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on...
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    https://twitter.com/chuckpalahniuk/status/613733532519673856?s=09 I love Chuck!!!
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F Jun 24

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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 ...