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I Love Literature

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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...
    JaceMartin JaceMartin 31-35, M 1 Response May 1, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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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...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 3, 2013

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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...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F Jan 10

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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...
    petalsopentothemoon petalsopentothemoon 26-30, F Jun 27, 2010

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    Love a Good Story - Gimmie the classics and Im good to go
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 19, 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...
    menelaeus menelaeus 61-65, M Nov 29, 2013

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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...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    My Summer Reading List - I just finished "The Accidental Tourist." Wonderful book! I read it all the in the airport on my way home from England. It was a second hand...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 Aug 31, 2008

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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...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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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...
    nahald nahald 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    A Friend For Life - Ican read almost anthing anywhere and at any time.From the ancient greek and latin classics{in English}via early novels right up toend of 20th century.21st...
    Teiresias Teiresias 61-65, M Jan 2, 2009

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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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    Writing - I'll read just about anything. I'm forever in the library and when I'm not online, I'm reading. Recently, I read a Mills & Boon book by Emilie Rose and it's totally...
    lilmariah lilmariah 22-25, F Oct 22, 2008

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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...
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M May 13, 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...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go 22-25, M Jan 11

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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...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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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...
    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...
    EPGrace EPGrace 18-21, F 10 Responses May 4, 2008

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    My Latest Reads... -    My last read was, "Confessions of a Pagan Nun" by Kate Horsely.    In March I quit smoking for good. to keep my hands busy, I...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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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...
    Nomnom2 Nomnom2 18-21 Dec 8, 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...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F Apr 15, 2013

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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...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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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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    On the Road - I just finished reading "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. What an amazing read! I haven't managed to figure out why yet, but it reminds me a lot of Ernest Hemingway's...
    ihategeorgeq ihategeorgeq 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2008

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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...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F Apr 16, 2013

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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...
    autumnrocks123 autumnrocks123 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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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...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Dec 11, 2008

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    I Have a Question For You All . . . - Do you consider "Gone With The Wind" classic fiction, or just another 20th century bodice-ripper? I was completely embarrassed in a...
    jmac jmac 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    Yesh I Read Almost Any Book Th... - yesh I read almost any book that I can find! I live reading
    Arijoy Arijoy 19-21 Feb 16, 2008

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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...
    chairmanmeow chairmanmeow 22-25, F Feb 5, 2009

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    Literature - I love it! When i go to college if I do,I want to learn this.
    kime kime 16-17, F Dec 6, 2008

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    Words - The closest to sensual pleasure prose can provide Words that feed into your mind Letters strung together in magical realism Latin America with all its aura aaah - to read...
    moonshine101 moonshine101 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 15, 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...
    Millian Millian 18-21, M May 23, 2008

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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 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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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...
    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...
    Gale555 Gale555 56-60, M Jan 11, 2013

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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...
    earthdragon earthdragon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    I live for the thrill of finding an amazing book among the clutter and random stacks of forgotten literature. There is nothing like the smell of musty pages, aged perfectly. I love...
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    After grad school where reading academic literature is all you do, I read the stuff all the time even after graduation. I can't get enough. Just wish I had that habit earlier in...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 46-50, M Apr 8

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    Below will be my understanding of the word LOVE between a man and a women. Too often, the misconception of this word can be conflicting, deceived, mistrusted, thrown around and...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I don't wanna wait in vain for your love; I don't wanna wait in vain for your love. From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl, My heart says follow t'rough. But I know...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 16 hrs ago

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    I wanna love you and treat you right; I wanna love you every day and every night: We'll be together with a roof right over our heads; We'll share the shelter of my single bed; We...
    thedude5600 thedude5600 36-40, M 16 hrs ago

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    Meant for someone else, but not for me. Love was out to get me. That's the way it seemed. Disappointment haunted all my dreams... Then I saw his face. And now I'm a believer...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    (from some website) 12 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love Researchers have found that an in-love brain looks very different from one experiencing mere lust, and it's...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Perhaps love is like a resting placeA shelter from the stormIt exists to give you comfortIt is there to keep you warmAnd in those times of troubleWhen you are most aloneThe memory...
    mmhb37 mmhb37 41-45, F 46 mins ago

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    Oh my goodness! I love this group! :D There are plenty of Disney songs I love. I even created a group about Radio Disney here. I love Disney soundtracks. I love performances on...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 12 hrs ago

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    oh dang. I'm looking at this picture of that person. I realized I hecka loved him. I don't think I do anymore because my emotions seem to have calmed down but there's a part of me...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It's not Love at First Sigh nor First Love. I suddenly found a boy who looks like my ex on Facebook. After breaking up with my ex, I started to be impressed by him. His name is T.D...
    happytoseeyoueveryday happytoseeyoueveryday 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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