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    I love Milan Kundera,

    Haruki Murakami, and Alain de Botton. Any recommendations ?
    chiliseeds chiliseeds 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    sarahceleste13 sarahceleste13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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

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    NO NO NONONONOOOOOOO my fave bookstore is

    having a HUGE sale - books normally $20 under $5!! People I looove - my hands are so bad I can't even hold a book for more than a half hour unless I break the spine ( which I refuse to do) .... I really need to unsubscribe from their emails!!!!
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 1

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    This is why I love Bukowski.

    He speaks poetically about things I myself can't explain. Oh besides my love for him, I also want to include Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys xD. He's pretty attractive, but what's more to that is that he has a heart of a poet. Seriously though, I thought we were talking...
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes 18-21, F Jun 14

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

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 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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    soundofaghost soundofaghost 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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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    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 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.
    allanali allanali 13-15, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Longpatrol90 Longpatrol90 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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'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 5 days ago

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    "If you only read the books

    that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami
    hypothetically hypothetically 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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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    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 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

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    I really want to start a new book,

    I want something similar to Shooting an elephant or Trainspotting please help <3
    Anastie Anastie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    I really love books especially Young Adult

    books. Any suggestions? :)
    Jelyz22 Jelyz22 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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 5 days ago

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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

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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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    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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    My eyes met the last dot of the last paragraph.

    I closed the book and realized that it's over. I, once again, have been devasted by the fact that I could never live in that magical place.
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    The words on the pages describing a world

    where I can run to and hide in when I'm in need of a break from every day life. I could get lost in books forever.
    CatchingStars CatchingStars 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I got two new books today.

    "The 100" and "Alice in Zombieland" Alice must avenge her family by fighting with the undead
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Jun 10

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    pskqwer8 pskqwer8 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    My favourites at the moment are Dracula,

    Les Miserables, War and Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Lord of the Rings, Lorna Doone and Le Morte d'Arthur. These are all absolutely magnificent, and I recommend them to anyone! :)
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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 2 days 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 5 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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