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    jlw0119 jlw0119 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    A woman was waiting at an airport one night,

    with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the...
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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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 18-21, F 8 Responses May 15, 2015

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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 70+, F 21 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    I love reading. In my spare time it is probably

    my favorite thing to do when I have the time. Some of my all time favorite books are The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, the pillars of the earth, the girl with the dragon tattoo, and Harry potter.
    CoolGirlEmily CoolGirlEmily 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    Books fill my days. Not to mention my bedroom,

    dining room, living room and my closet.
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    dyingsnowangel dyingsnowangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I always read...it's like an obsession.

    I have books on my phone, on my kindle, in my backpack, in my car, at home, in my workshop and over 200.000 titles in my computer... I read I read I read ... and I saw that all my bad periods in life were passed with me in bed reading like a maniac :)))
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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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'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 25 Responses Feb 19, 2015

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 6, 2015

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    It's sort of just takes me away to a whole

    different world, where I can be free,believe in what I want, love and be loved, away from judgement and just for once. .forget the pain.???
    DeliquteRose3 DeliquteRose3 18-21, F Jan 17

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    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    OMG guys u should totally check Wattpad.

    Is an app on your phone where u can write a book or read other users books!
    Mariaishappy Mariaishappy 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Am I the only one who dislikes to be told what

    a book is about? I am more than satisfied in just knowing the genre to which the book belongs, so I can let myself be surprised with the reading without having high or low expectations. I always get that uncomfortable feeling that people's comments regarding a book can condition...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Either I read 5 books in a day

    or I don't pick up a book for 6 months. There's no in between
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Currently reading American Psycho

    and The Hunchback of Notre Dame again, I think I am obsessed with these books tbh
    FJolly97 FJolly97 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Was able to purchase 3 books

    for 3 bucks at my local library and I'm a happy girl!
    biancalb biancalb 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Currently reading 'After You' by Jojo Moyes nd

    only have 100 pages to go 😁 Cnt wait to see how it ends
    NipplePleasure92 NipplePleasure92 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "I love so many things about you,

    Dad. But you know what I love best of all? You became a chauffeur because you wanted to have time to read. All my life, I’ve pictured you… sitting in the front seat of a long succession of cars… waiting for the Larrabees and reading." (Sabrina, 1995) Why didn't I think of...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Jan 12

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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, 2015

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    I am currently reading 'Rebecca' by Daphne du

    Maurier and I'm absolutely in love with it up to now, I love how the theme of identity runs right throughout the novel.
    FruityTwist FruityTwist 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I acquired some gray highlighters

    and that's really exciting
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    I either finish the entire series in a month,

    or I'm reading a sentence or two a week dragging my way through it.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Lanigga15 Lanigga15 13-15, F 14 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Do you enjoy receiving oral

    after morning sex
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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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    For you, I was a chapter,

    for me, you were the book
    sapiosexualninerd sapiosexualninerd 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    Beneatha: "How can something that's natural be

    eccentric?" (A Raisin in the Sun) Why are we afraid of what's real?
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    far more than watching TV,

    which i rarely do......
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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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 9 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    “A reader lives a thousand lives

    before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
    Passionful Passionful 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I was checking out a thrift store to pass the

    time and way in the back under a rack I found a box of mystery novels someone donated. The ladies running the place let me have the lot for five bucks. They should get me through a long, hard winter.
    jameson939 jameson939 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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 32 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    “In the middle of the journey of our life I

    found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno
    minisuko minisuko 26-30, F Jan 18

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    I love books - real books not ebooks

    or Kindles or tablets. I love going to the library and browsing the shelves and could spend hours doing so, if I had hours. Books help me escape the world and be happy.
    jemima76 jemima76 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2015

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    ever started a book and stayed up all night

    because you had to know what comes next?
    Sauceydoll Sauceydoll 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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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 46-50, F 18 Responses Apr 3, 2015

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    Hate it when this happens .

    .. I borrowed John Grisham's book The Testament from a co-worker. When I saw her in the hall this morning, I told her I would return the book tomorrow. She assumed that I finished, but I haven't. Before I could stop her, she described the final plot twists. Ugh! I hate when that...
    mojo410 mojo410 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Through these past 9 years my wife

    and I have never even had a stove, a vacuum, good regular meals, or even our own home; and added has been many health difficulties upon my wife being 18 years younger at only 42; and I could go on and on and on while living for Yehovah Elohim [God] as a living sacrifice [Romans...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Jan 15

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    Do you enjoy receiving oral

    after morning sex
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I just joined this group,

    very happy that I found it. I am an avid reader, I will read just about anything. My favourite authors to read are H.P. Lovecraft and Eager Allen Poe. I also read a lot of the classic science fiction from the 30's, 40's and 50's.
    upstate47 upstate47 66-70, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Finished Mockingjay, need to see the movie

    now working on Mortal Instruments
    BumblebeeBeth BumblebeeBeth 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    liketerms liketerms 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2014