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I Love Literature

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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 each page Isabel Allende Gabriel Marques Pablo Neruda Tell me more
    moonshine101 moonshine101 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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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 literature seminar I was taking in college, when the lecturer asked for examples of classic literature written against a backdrop of war...
    jmac jmac 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 16, 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 writing in modern London; like literary cake for the starving.
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    "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 22-25, M Jan 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 "The Sun Also Rises" (another book I love deeply). It's been so beautifully written that I can't believe Truman...
    ihategeorgeq ihategeorgeq 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 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 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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    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 fiction rather too pretentious for my dinosaur taste.Favourite reading places walkng between public transport stops and...
    Teiresias Teiresias 61-65, M Jan 2, 2009

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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 kept a book with me at all times. I became interested in Jane Austen's works and read "Mansfield Park...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 made me want to write! I've started to write a book in the traditional Mills & Boon style, which so far...
    lilmariah lilmariah 22-25, F Oct 22, 2008

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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 paperback I got in a small shop in Bath. I also just finished "The Code of the Woosters" by PG Wodehouse. I love...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 Aug 31, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I failed at question 2,:( Check ur presence of mind.............Take d test. relax, clear your mind and begin, what's the 1st answer that comes to ur mind???........... 1. What...
    sasunaruizlove sasunaruizlove 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 10

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    I believe in love and could have posted this under that, but the real experience I'm having now is understanding why I am not ready for love. How do I know I'm not ready? That is...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    Listening to mayday parade, I love their music and the album artwork is awesome as well
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I would love to do this, this is so hot.
    Imsobored123 Imsobored123 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    theyre sooo amazing I love them!! My friend april has Adam's number and im just sooo jealous eeeerrrrrr
    lolnahhh5 lolnahhh5 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Just home from a road trip to three nudist resorts in three states..sexually very stimulating and adventurous with lovely people from 18 to 60 ,, lots of multiples and public sex...
    catcaul catcaul 51-55, M 56 mins ago

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    The silence. The peace. The sound of sheer nature. I love looking up above at the stars. I need someone to do this with.
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 3 Responses 54 mins ago

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    I Love disney world although I've only been about 3 times I just recently went in April 2014. My favorite rides are: Space mountain Splash mountain Haunted mansion Kali river...
    cutiepieeeee cutiepieeeee 13-15, F 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    Had the best workout session today, my daughter loved playing in the Cache what more could I ask? A glass of red wine this afternoon after all the running around and then into...
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 32 mins ago

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    I do wanna fall in love again, but the next time I do it I've thought of some things I want to be different, and they are things I think should be reciprocal. I wish I could say I...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 29

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    NEIL SEDAKA "Calendar Girl" I love, I love, I love my calender girl Yeah, sweet calender girl I love, I love, I love my calender girl Each and every day of the year (January...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F Jun 29

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    You could call this a religious post, since love is my religion. You could also call it a romantic post, since it involves relationships of all types. I wouldn't say, I'm in love...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 30