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    Free Ticket to the World

    I learned how to read when I was three and a half, and ever since then, I've been a voracious reader. Whenever I want to escape from the world, I read a book, and a variety of books too. However, I really love classic literature: burrying my nose in old books always makes me...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Book After Book]

    I could spend my life in a library - buried in book after book!
    touleres touleres 22-25 Dec 5, 2011

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    Spinal Tap For Society

    I enjoy literature. For something to be considered literature, it needs to be a bit more substantial than other offerings. There is more sustenence to be found in it than other works, which usually feel more like a snack than a meal. When you're reading it, you feel as though...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F Feb 5, 2009

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    I Adore It! shakespeare...

    I adore it! Shakespeare actually rocks my world. He really does. King Lear is my favourite, I think, but there are parts of Anthony and Cleopatra that just make me melt, and Romeo and Juiliet, especailly the Queen Mab speech, its just so amazingly written, so beautiful. Hamlet...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    i'm obsessed with russian classical literature,

    am i strange?XX century poetry is absolutely amazing
    PaulineSR PaulineSR 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Hobby of Mine, Reading Classic Lit

    I think I was born with a love of literature. It has been my most major hobby throughout life- reading reading reading. I am now an English major at University and I love it. I want to be able to teach my love of literature to others.
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Dec 11, 2008

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    Roald Dahl

    this is where my real love for a good story started.  i had always liked to read, but it wasn't until i read the B.I.G that i fell in love with being sucked in to a different place time.  Next was Matilda, and i was totally hooked from there...some of my current...
    petalsopentothemoon petalsopentothemoon 26-30, F Jun 27, 2010

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    A few pieces I read within a couple different

    poems that is written by this Author whom is a favorite of mine ever since my eyes and Heart tuned into his words embedded here for Us to read. I hope those who read are greatly moved as I still am. | "Like memory, the night is kind to us, Erasing idle details. Circumference...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Your 3 Favorite Pieces Of Literature?

    I would love to hear your thoughts on this. I'm not even sure what my 3 favorites would be, or even if my favorites would be considered "literature." 1. Black Elk Speaks- A beautiful book. 2. Prescott's Peru 3. The Hobbit There you have it.
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    The Raven-Poe

    “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. Tis some visitor," I muttered...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F Apr 15, 2013

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    Iain Banks

    I found out last night, that he was dying. He’s a great writer and it’s terrible to discover that his next book - The quarry - is going to be his final one. I’m definitely going to buy it. To be honest, I approach all his books with a degree of trepidation. There are those...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Write On

         I have had an imense love for fiction since I was six and can still remeber the day I picked my first real book ( 'Things fall apart' by Chinua Achebe). My mum was stunned when I stuck with it till the end and understood it in depth (The book is real...
    Millian Millian 18-21, M May 23, 2008

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    Poetry By Adrienne Rich

    I have been enjoying poetry by Adrienne Rich...I appreciate this one more, the older I get, and I'd imagine by the time my son marries, I will really have an even broader understanding of it.  I read that it took her 10 years to write this poem...it's ...
    autumnrocks123 autumnrocks123 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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    I am reading "Ulysses" by James Joyce

    for the 3rd time....every time I read a book my previous interpretation evolves and becomes much more nuanced.
    Femininewiles Femininewiles 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    The Passion

    I am speaking as a great admirer and lover of literature. Writing is truly a blessed art that speaks to the spirit. Many times I have literally had my breath taken away whilst reading the passionate words of some of literature's greatest writers! Among my favorites are Edgar...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F Apr 16, 2013

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    Bloomsday Dublin 16th June 2015Bloomsday is a

    commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Jun 16

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    “I simply want to live; to cause no evil to

    anyone but myself.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
    Zenais13 Zenais13 18-21, F Aug 6, 2014

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    Kinda Sad. But True!

    I love all sorts of literature.  I mean the OG is Shakespeare, right?  He's pretty cool.  I like 19th some century stuff.  Especially from the American south like Flannery O'conner and James Baldwin.  Later stuff is also cool.  My faves right now are...
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M May 13, 2008

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    “. . . gentleness is stronger

    than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
    annalea annalea 22-25, F Jan 22

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    Book Review: The Power of Books Education

    and literacy are important factors in our society nowadays. With thousands of babies born every minute all over the world, parents are more concerned in feeding their family than sending their children to school. Illiteracy is one of the crucial problems by the community along...
    jennylum19 jennylum19 26-30, F Jun 17

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    True Love

    Literature really is my one true love. I don't even have to read the books, just looking at them and dreaming of what they may contain is enough. There is just something so fantastic about a book. It could hold anything inside its covers, only the imagination is the limit. I have...
    nahald nahald 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Finest Opening Paragraph Ever

    A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the ****, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance...
    menelaeus menelaeus 61-65, M Nov 29, 2013

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    Iron Bell

    A knocking awakens within me, stirring. In the quiet of the night, the dark leans silently- enscrolling- the midnight grove in cryptic descriptions of past horrors and joys. In the epicenter of this perfect circular grove is where two streams clash into a pool. The waters stain...
    Nomnom2 Nomnom2 18-21 Dec 8, 2012

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    I Am Starting To Form A Rock Band

    I am a percussionist that has played many years for many bands some pro some semi-pro and have taken classes in music and theory. I also play intermediate guitar to help me write music. I specialize in the John Bonham triplet patterns and variations of them using funk and hard...
    Lyndsey2u Lyndsey2u 56-60, T Jan 31, 2012

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    So Who's Your Favorite Novelist

    I'd have to say right now it would be Paul Auster, although I like RIchard Form very much, and then there's Pat Barker ... so many really; how about you?
    Gale555 Gale555 56-60, M Jan 11, 2013

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    Most Beautiful of Gifts

    Not being concerned with things that collect dust or can easily be broken, I think the most wonderful gift that someone can give another is the power of words and language.  I think that in sharing literature, we share how we think of someone when we read; how we regard them...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    "Overall, three things remained: the certainty

    that he was always beginning, the certainty that it was needed to continue and the certainty that he would be interrupted before being finished. To turn the interruption into a new path. To turn the fall into a dance step, the fear into a ladder, the sleepiness into a bridge...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go 26-30, M Jan 11, 2014

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    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Ye...

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes ye sye yes yes ye s ye sye sye sye yye syey eye sye ysYES!!!!
    singergirl singergirl 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    'The Quincunx' and 'Rustication' by Charles

    Palliser, an American fugitive in England, but surely the inheritor of Charles Dickens' haunted desk. An American Victorian somehow writing in modern London; like literary cake for the starving.
    Brangwen Brangwen 41-45, F Jan 10, 2014

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    Wonderful Books

    ah, this is right up my alley. i'm currently reading "treasure island" and "gone with the wind". i'm nearly done with TI but have barely begun GWTW.  have any of you read those particular books, and if so, what did you think of them. GWTW so far is so...
    earthdragon earthdragon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    17th Century Lit Nerd

    I am a 17th-18th century lit nerd. I only like to read in english, and the writings have to be either spiritual, reformer, or esoteric in nature. I find it to be a fun hobby. I have however taken latin, spanish and french so that I can read more books. In retrospec...
    JaceMartin JaceMartin 31-35, M 1 Response May 1, 2008

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    bluu9 bluu9 18-21, F Sep 8, 2014

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    Literature A Learning Experience For All

    The impulse to tell stories, sing a song, or just act out events seems to be spontaneous in people.  "Tell me a story about when you were little," begs the little one, always delighted to hear how different-or yet how similar life was before he or she came along". ...
    Irish78 Irish78 36-40 Oct 21, 2010

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    ... and Am Quite Horrified to Admit It

    I always loved reading.  As a child, I'd read for hours before starting my homework, sitting on the steps beneath the skylight with a bowl of soup or a dish of cheese and crackers, devouring books whole.  Having escaped so often to the wonderful world of children's...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 10 Responses May 4, 2008

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    My Only Escape

    I specially loved "water for elephant" the logo for this group. It was a great read.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F Jul 12, 2009

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    Not Necessarily A Best Seller

    it's usually the cover that catches my eye. Then the title. Then a curiosity about the subject matter. If I open it and read a paragraph or two, I'm interested. If I know the author, it's another plus. If I check the price, I'm halfway to the checkout counter. I'm buying it...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 3, 2013

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    In every country and every city,

    there will always be a China town. These streets are not only famous for its Chinese people and food (which is obvious, needless to say) but also of its loud atmosphere and tradition and culture which makes them familiar both in developing and already developed nations. If you...
    robinhood03 robinhood03 22-25, M Jun 15

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    I Wake Up Every Moring...for Literature

    I'm not even kidding. Every morning, I wake up because of literature, because of stories, because of poetry, novels, anecdotes, etc. Of course I also get up for people, for my spiritual beliefs, for myself -- but literature is one of my best, best friends. As a kid, I...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    En Route (Joris Karl Huysmans) In 1884 Huysmans

    wrote his masterpiece A Rebours (Against nature). This picture of the life of eccentric aesthete Des Esseintes went far beyond the naturalism of his early works, much closer to the symbolism of Baudelaire and other poets of the French 19th century, and was at the same time a...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    "I was so sentimental about you I'd break any

    one's heart for you. My, I was a damned fool. I broke my own heart, too. It's broken and gone. Everything I believe in and everything I cared about I left for you because you were so wonderful and you loved me so much that love was all that mattered. Love was the greatest thing...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F Oct 20, 2014

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    I'm a big fan of 19th century English

    literature. Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are great, of course. But George Eliot, Anthony Trollope and Thomas Hardy can be even more intense. Middlemarch (Eliot) is like a Jane Austen novel where the heroine marries the wrong guy in Chapter 3 and life gets really...
    Harmonium1923 Harmonium1923 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 15

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    Love this. But there needs to be some kind of attraction, even if it's just intellectually for me to do so with others.... Doesn't mean I would always be up for it.
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    He came to me late in the night, Said I am your armour, I am your lover, Lowering me down, his eyes as dark as the midnight sky, A challenge he was not facing tonight. Watching...
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