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    It's Kind of a Funny Story means everything to

    me I'll be rereading it soon
    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    You know when you read a book,

    and when you finish you just have to sit there for a while, contemplating the book, and life in general. Three books recently have done that for me. Trouble, by Non Pratt The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger Just..wow. Such...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 3 Responses May 10

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    "The Use and Misuse of Language" S.

    I. Hayakawa Has anyone read this?
    LwrenSD LwrenSD 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7

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    BALLYNANTY BALLYNANTY 41-45, M May 3

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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 17 Responses Apr 24

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    soundofaghost soundofaghost 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    I Was A Librarian.

    The life I lead now that I have written about is not how I have always lived. From childhood I have always loved books, reading and writing, so when I left school I studied and got a Diploma of Information and Library Studies and became a librarian. It was the perfect job for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    I've been a reader since I'm a little kid,

    I'd read in my native language ( Spanish) and I'm trying to read in others like French and English so I tried too to write my own http://www.wattpad.com/story/39944800-the-labyrinth, this one I hope you enjoy it :)
    gmah26 gmah26 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    We lost one of the greats today.

    Rest in Peace Terry Pratchett. He co wrote one of my absolute favorite books. "Good Omens" and "Small Gods" was hilarious.
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 12

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

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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 10 Responses Jan 21

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    Books are a perfect retreat.

    when i read the world ceases to exist. the worst part about books are the endings. i always feel a sinking feeling when i realise im on the last chapter or the last few pages
    chk330422 chk330422 18-21, M 4 Responses May 12

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    how many people dog ear the corner of their

    pages. I know it drives some people crazy. I do it. always have and probably always will ;)
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 19 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Just a good story, a comfy chair,

    maybe a beverage and if I'm feeling ambitious; maybe a cupcake too. (I love cupcakes) you're not really "you" when you're reading, it's like taking a step out of your current situation and letting yourself get 100% caught up and distracted in a completely new world... I like it...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    every time I read books I become someone else.

    I become a heroine or a villain through those pages. I love books more than myself sometimes
    zimoash20 zimoash20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    Books versus movies: Almost every bookworm

    knows the book is better than the movie. My question is if given the choice which order do you prefer them? Do you read the book then watch the movie or watch the movie then read the book?
    Booksponge Booksponge 26-30, F 6 Responses May 13

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    Sometimes I tell myself,

    "Put the book down and get something done." Then I tell myself, "Be quiet."
    Bethmostdays Bethmostdays 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    Rockstar0125 Rockstar0125 26-30, F May 12

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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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    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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    keeganicole keeganicole 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2014

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    I am currently reading Lost Whale (true story

    of an orca named Luna) also watched the documentary. Luna was the young Orca the hung out in Nootka Sound on the WC of Vancouver Island 2001-20060 Reveals what hypocrites my government can be especially the DFO Department of Fisheries and Oceans. On our West Coast they arrest...
    Snowbird22 Snowbird22 46-50, M 1 Response May 12

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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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    Every book is a TARDIS,

    innocuous on the outside, bigger on the inside & able to transport you through time and space.
    readum16 readum16 26-30, F 15 Responses Jan 4

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

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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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    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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    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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    I know this is old now

    but does anyone else think the fault in our stars was a bad book and there is so many way better books that people should read. So many people at my school are like I don't like reading but the fault In our stars is the best book I read it in a day but there are so many other...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 2 Responses May 14

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    Uniquelittlebit Uniquelittlebit 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'll be in Barnes & Noble

    or a place that sells books, and I will literally sit on the floor and read a book I find interesting. Then, an employee will come to me,"Um, excuse me? Do you need any help..?" Me. "Naw, I'm..mumbles as I continue to read..**"
    myahLynn03 myahLynn03 13-15, F 10 Responses May 12

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    I am a librarian, a writer

    and adore being around books. I appreciate the binding and fonts of older books. I cringe at the stickers they now put on well bound hardbound books. I have made love in several at home, academic and art libraries.
    doggygrrrlsex doggygrrrlsex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This woman really loves books https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7LwFPp3SY
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M May 15

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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 7 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    Just posted a review "Master of O" by Ernest

    Greene http://beaujohnson.us/review-master-of-o-by-ernest-greene/
    Beau72 Beau72 70+, M May 3

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    I have THREE e-readers

    and 500+ books on shelves in my home (I stopped counting). I dread the day that I have to pack them up and move. It's going to be a task, but at least when I unpack I will finally have a chance to organize by genre and alphabetize by author's last name. Okay, now I'm excited!
    BGethrogan BGethrogan 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13

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    sonnybd sonnybd 18-21, M May 13

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    I find comfort through literature,

    I love getting lost in things as marvelous as books. They make me forget about my own troubles, like a submarine and the sea, they submerge me so completely.
    readum16 readum16 26-30, F 4 Responses May 10

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    chinkychic chinkychic 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    The only hangover I've ever had was book

    hangovers, and boy it lasts for days :)
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I needs to buy Death Note (1).

    And Death note 'How to read' book. I've seen the film but want to read the book + I read some of the DN how to read book and it's really cool and has all the shinigamis and stuff in it. Our school library had the the whole set of DN books. :))))
    CrookedCxnt CrookedCxnt 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Books are love. Books are live.

    WE ARE BOOKLOVERS!!!!
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I got new books today : ) Some are from the

    early 1900s. Yay for library book sales!
    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2014