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    Books are a mighty things,

    shame that nowadays children don't read as much as in past. They have no idea what great stories they miss :(
    SoonrichNey SoonrichNey 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    >I go to a bookstore.

    .. Paradise. I can actually live there, believe it or not.
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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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 11 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I've never really understood

    why some people have a dislike of reading. It's becoming almost a lost hobby because living in an age where technology and computers take up most of our time, the beautiful art of reading and writing has been replaced by brain cell killing video games. Why not learn to pick up a...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Over the past two weeks I've been reading,

    The Dark Heroines and I've been amazed at how much I love the writing, the plot, the character development and the romance of course. I don't normally read physical books that often but with this one, it was instant love.
    emmathepanda emmathepanda 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Books were my sanity

    as a kid. I read them to escape and survive.
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F Aug 16

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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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    I just finished reading Mycophilia by Eugenia

    Bone. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in mushrooms or expanding your view of life!
    wmbiz wmbiz 22-25, M Aug 14

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    I know that this is an almost impossible

    question. but I want to know what your favorite stand alone novel is and your favorite series! Stand alone: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Series: The Lunar Chronicles by Melissa Mayers
    bisexualrose bisexualrose 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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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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    I have just realized I have 37 books waiting

    for me to read. I better hurry up with the books I am reading now. There is never enough time :(
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    Everyone read Joe Hill.

    He is Stephen King's son, and he writes horror, but he really has a unique voice, separate from his father. He has 3 novels (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, Nos4a2) and I literally read them all within days of purchasing them. He also has an anthology of short stories. Read him!
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was watching The Middle on ABC (it's a good

    show you should watch it) And the kid Brick was reading the final book to his favorite series that he's been reading for half of his 10-12 year old life and his older brother Axl read the end and spoiled it for him and basically broke Brick. After a while Brick said the quote...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Books are beautiful. I think of them

    as if someone mixed thoughts, memories and speech in a big jar and out came a book
    lookinglass283 lookinglass283 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I love reading books!

    This is a true statement & fact in my life. As a young adult ready to enter the real world, I am discovering myself and what I can do to contribute to the future of our civilization. My favorite genre of books are called: techno-thrillers. This genre was led by Tom Clancy...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The one thing that sucks about Nooks

    and Kindles... Is that you need to charge them in order to use them. So, I need to stop reading to charge it. :(
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Gone through a very interesting book - Thinking,

    Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemane. I'm actually wondering if someone has similar books to advise.
    Bouboupiste Bouboupiste 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    After having my daughter I wasn't able to

    really read anything because of how much energy it takes to care for her. She's 2 months now and today I was finally able to get some reading in without being exhausted! I feel so good to be able to do something for me.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    Maircira Maircira 31-35, M Aug 14

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    So I finished The Disclaimer by Renee Knight,

    and it was a good book. I couldn't put it down and it was suspenseful, so if you like thriller books, then this is a good book.
    Courtneyg1107 Courtneyg1107 18-21, F Aug 17

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    One doozy of a book ,

    gonna read as much as I can
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    "Books have a way of making you homesick

    for a place you have never been."
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 4

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    Getting lost in a good book,

    being able to forget about your problems for a little while...
    PoindexterFan PoindexterFan 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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 6 Responses Jun 4

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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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    Has anybody read Go Set a Watchman?

    What did you think? I'm not sure I understood it completely. It was okay but definitely not as awesome as To Kill a Mocking Bird.
    ihavecoolname ihavecoolname 18-21, F a week ago

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    I love curling up in my bed with a good book

    and a steaming cup of coco. One of my favourite books is the "The breadwinner" I forgot who wrote it- I read it as a child. It's about a young girl who has to take on her families responsibilities, because of the Taliban. It's extremely eye opening to the fact that many...
    SarahBerry1 SarahBerry1 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    That mini panic attack you get

    when you think your Nook or Kindle broke... Then that amazing feeling of relief that you get when you fix it and it comes back on. :)
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    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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    Books are such lovely things.

    Portals to fascinating universes. I probably wouldn't survive for very long without them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24

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    (frankly) My dear, I don't give a damn.

    ~ Gone with the wind It's one of the best lines I adore, given the context and the profanity with which it's spoken. Also, maybe because of personal experiences when you give up everything for something /someone and you fail to win the affection back. And there comes...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    soundofaghost soundofaghost 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    "I have been very fortunate in worldly affairs;

    many men have worked much harder, and not succeeded half so well; but I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor...
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 10

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    There's no such thing

    as too many books :3
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I love books . Some of them fictional some

    factual. I especially like detective stories. I've read the Sherlock Homes series. And a lot of historical books . A lot of books know appear only on kindle but I still like the physicality that holding a real book brings . The feel of the pages it's actual physical...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M Aug 17

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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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    "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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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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