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    Sometimes i feel like the only way i am truly

    alive is when i am reading a book or thinking up a book to write. Life can be so depressing and lonely some times.
    DianaR91 DianaR91 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I don't really read books from the library.

    I downloaded an app called Wattpad & I read on there. I buy books when I need to to read them for school for AR points. I still love reading I just find the books on Wattpad more enjoyable.
    Sierra55 Sierra55 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I get taken to this whole other world

    when I am reading a book, I get completely engulfed and I love it. It takes me away from any problems or any stress. Books just make me feel better, keep me interested and make me a dreamer. I don't understand when people tell me that they don't enjoy reading books.
    Jessicademond Jessicademond 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love Milan Kundera,

    Haruki Murakami, and Alain de Botton. Any recommendations ?
    chiliseeds chiliseeds 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Book hangover: the inability to start a new book

    because you are still living in the last book's world The struggle is real.
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F Jun 12

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    >I go to a bookstore.

    .. Paradise. I can actually live there, believe it or not.
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    "You are not you--you have no body,

    no blood, no bones, you are but a thought. I myself have no existence; I am but a dream--your dream, a creature of your imagination. In a moment you will have realized this, then you will banish me from your visions and I shall dissolve into the nothingness out of which you made...
    haylilly haylilly 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    Do authors cry when they kill off the best

    characters? Or do they smile, laugh and have a cup of tea with Satan?
    aya101 aya101 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I never seem to get over a feeling

    when your favorite series/book ends. It's some sort of quiet yearning to know more, to know everything that happens to your favorite characters.
    metallic28 metallic28 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Someone at the office let me borrow their copy

    of INVISIBLE MONSTERS by Chuck Palahniuk. Is it wrong to wish my best friend would cancel plans tonight so I can sit home and read the entire book in one sitting? I'll smile, but my eyes will say "I'd rather be reading.."
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    You know how guys will see a girl at a bar

    and buy them a drink? Why can't there be a thing where a guy notices me eyeing a book at a bookstore and buys it for me? That would definitely win me over. I cannot handle using a kindle or "flipping" the pages on an ipad screen. I love books for the pure experience. The smell...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2014

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    Nothing can beat the feel of a book in your

    hand..the smell of the pages when you open a new one. When I buy preowned books I just leaf through them, looking for little secrets left between the pages by previous owners. Years ago, I owned a big house with a library room where I stashed and stacked my books. When I...
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    Late to the ASoIaF party.

    But I just got these the other day.
    BrokenMelodies BrokenMelodies 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    annoynousbob annoynousbob 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Any suggestions ???? I am a 23 yr old female

    and need some good book suggestions for leisure
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 19

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    "Books have a way of making you homesick

    for a place you have never been."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 4

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    Do you ever get to the end of a book series

    and have an existential crisis?
    rebekahcookie33 rebekahcookie33 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 4

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    erica1985 erica1985 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Books are such lovely things.

    Portals to fascinating universes. I probably wouldn't survive for very long without them.
    TheKnower TheKnower 13-15 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm generally not very keen on having lots of

    stuff, but books are the glaring exception to that. I have way too many bookshelves at home, all full, all read. Most of my favorite finds have been discoveries from flea markets, fairs, thrift shops, and yard sales. There's a certain alluring kismet to not knowing quite what...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 a week ago

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    I really really enjoy

    and have fun reading books, whenever I'm at the library or the bookstore I get so overwhelmed trying to figure out which book I want the most, because all the ones I look at seem so good to read lol
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I got 5 new books so far.

    :) 3 of which are part of a trilogy and 2 are just random novels. They're all fantasy, considering my number one favorite genre is fantasy. I enjoy horror and thriller too, but the only really good books in that genre that I have read are mainly from Stephen King. anyway...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 16 Responses Apr 24

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    Just started Steven Kings " Under The Dome "

    yesterday, after a long break from reading any books. Cant wait to dive back in later this evening, as it will be my diversion from EP land for a little while. Just hoping it will hold my interest long enough to do the trick.
    jimdude054 jimdude054 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Reading has been one of my favorite past times

    since I was a young child. I could live in book stores, I loved reading so much. In recent years I've gotten away from it, as my interest in the internet has grown. So, I think for this year I am going to take the 2015 Reading Challenge and read a book a week from the following...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Currently in the middle of the 2nd book of the

    Fifty Shades trilogy :) It's a really good story. I can't put it down. I highly recommend it. It does get sexually graphic though...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 30

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    Hiraeth: (noun) a homesickness

    for a home you cannot return to, or that never was Aka the feeling you experience after finishing an amazing book/series or the longing to be part of a world that only exists in a book
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    sooo I am going to do the 50 books challenge.

    .. I am going to read 50 books by the time this new year is up! Anyone else want to do the same? :D
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 5

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    on my way to barns and noble to spend my gift

    card that I got for Christmas :D It's weird how I get so excited when someone asks me to go to the book store with them :p I don't even know what I should get today. :o
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    Do you ever finish a book,

    and realize everyone is carrying on with their lives as if you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback?
    camomeal camomeal 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Someone asked me why I don't use a kindle

    instead of reading an actual book, I couldn't be the only one who loves to actually hold a book and read until all hours at night.
    labyrinthandinfinity labyrinthandinfinity 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    10 Commandments Every Book Lover Needs You To

    Abide By Commandment I Thou shalt not watch the movie first. Commandment II Thou shalt not lose or never return borrowed book. Commandment III Thou shalt not ask, “So, what’s the book about?” after seeing thy reader begin to start reading first chapter. Commandment...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    Books are addicting Book Hangover When you've

    finished a book and you suddenly return to the real world, but the real world feels incomplete or surreal because you're still living in the world of the book. A goals to live a life of a girl I'd love to read a book about.:)
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Grab the book you're currently reading,

    sit by the window while it is snowing, brew some hot coffee, get some toasted bagels, cuddle yourself in a blanket, light some scented candles and bam, it turns into heaven.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 21

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    Thinking of buying Book One of the 'A song of

    Fire and Ice' series. 'sit any good? Thoughts?
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Books were my first love.

    I've been borrowing and reading library books all my life. I just couldn't afford to buy and store all the books I want to read. Luckily, lots of free ebooks have come online, and I now read them on my tablet. I can't relax with my phone or computers switched on, but I can...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17

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    My classmates all ridicule me

    for reading more books rather than watch movies with them. But I don't mind. Those idiots can't differentiate a book from a magazine. I'm comfortable with what I'm doing and I won't change reading for them. It hurts, but fictional characters taught me to be who I am and just be...
    HermioneRiddle HermioneRiddle 13-15, F 8 Responses May 8

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    Today's the perfect day

    for a good book and warm tea. I'm thinking of reading Dandelion Wine, or maybe the Grapes Of Wrath. I'm not sure yet. :3
    Moddaypie Moddaypie 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I just bought the book 'Me

    and Earl and The Dying Girl' today. I hope its good!
    SloaneJ SloaneJ 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I read only best sellers

    and short books. Not because I'm pretentious, but because I'm always scared to commit to a book that could be really bad. I don't want to waste my time on ****** books.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses a week ago

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    It has been months since the last time I bought

    some books so yesterday, since it's payday, I decided to go to my favorite secondhand bookstore and treat myself. I spent an hour or more inside the store that the saleslady probably think I'm sort of crazy or that I am going to rob or shoplift. Haha! No, I am not like that. I...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt 26-30, F 11 Responses Jun 13

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    I'm still buying books from series'

    that I read as a teen. Because dammit, my heart's not done with them yet!
    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just finished reading my second Gillian Flynn

    book (pic attached). Very different but totally gripping and exciting. Serious subjects handled well. I highly recommend it!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 17