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I Love Reading and Knowing Things

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    I just finished reading Bruse Catton's: A

    Stillness at Appomattox, for which Catto won the Pulitzer Prize. This is this final part of a trilogy on the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. This book is a great read. Catto breaks down the complex movements of the two armies so anyone could understand. His prose...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I Love Learning ..

    Knowledge is power as they say.I love learning new ways of exploring things.Ideas are approches to discover new ways of helping in our growth. To approch things that miht help in our future for our children grandchildren the elerly would be to all our benefit. So live learn...
    Southernwomen Southernwomen 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Finding Different Phrases!

    There are many things said about how reading books can help us! i have heard a lot many things.... and found some to be true but failed to expeience others..!however, i think reading cannot be only about interest and discovering wat others told you about.......but also about...
    AmidstTheShadows AmidstTheShadows 22-25 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    DEAR ABBY: My husband prefers leftovers to

    sandwiches for his work lunch. He generally takes them in reusable plastic bowls that claim to be dishwasher and microwave safe. After a short time, these bowls become terribly stained. Not only are they unsightly, but sometimes they harbor odors. Even though they have been...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    This is so shocking and maddening.

    The bank made a mistake but the boy committed a crime. He is a teenager. And so many wonder why so many older folks think teens are bad. It's people like this teen who give a bad name. -------------------------------------- NEW YORK (MainStreet) — A kid in Georgia has stolen...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's How I Learn

    I read pretty much everything. Doesn't matter if it's fiction or non-fiction. The genre doesn't matter either, could be spy thriller, detective, medical, school text, sci-fi, mystery, folktales or bios and auto-bios. Subject matter covers the gamut, might be political, economics...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2008

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    Reading And Knowing Things = Cool

    Mmk, I like to read. Yup, I do. Well, most of the time I enjoy reading young adult cuz honestly, I'm...young adult. I find that when I dive into a book, it helps make me feel at peace. I'm so drawn into the plot and characters that I can imagine everything that's going on. More...
    Obsidiann Obsidiann 18-21 1 Response Dec 24, 2011

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    “Promise Yourself To be

    so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    You guys should check out my blog!

    It's just a bunch of pieces I'm not sure what to do with, but I hope you'll enjoy:) Oh! And please comment, it would mean a lot to me if you're just bored and looking for something to do. http://abridalforpegasus.blogspot.com/
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    i have a hard time reading ,

    i can read when im in the company of snother person but I find it difficult to read on my own... does this happen to anyone??
    soymari soymari 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Woman Gives Judge The Middle Finger

    Never mess with people who have the power to make your life miserable. That includes DMV employees, waiters and baggage handlers. And judges. Especially them. A Miami woman facing drug charges made her situation much worse when she laughed at and then flipped off the man with...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    Breaking free from the things

    that limit us by Dorothy Victor: Author Gary Zukav in his book “Soul to soul” gives a powerful narration of man’s need to break free from all that he clings to in the name of security even when it limits him in life. It revolves around the story of a man who had been...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M Jun 7

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    When I finish a book I just mope around

    for few hours wondering why am I at this planet and I feel this hole and emptiness in my heart. And when I finish a series, gosh that's like even worst.
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    If you want to test a raw egg to see

    if it is good, put it in a glass of water. If it sinks, it is good. If it is bad, it will float. Use by (date), best by (date) mean very little. There is no legality defining that expiration date. Use your physical senses to test if the food or drink is good. Sell by (date) is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    A Prolific Author's Having Most Memorable Works.

    On the occasion of Updike's passing, I take a look at the prolific author's most memorable works  I’ve read a book titled “In the Beauty of the Lilies” This was my 10th  exposure to Updike and I loved his writing style and rich use of metaphor He is amazingly detailed in...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    The Avenger

    I read a fantastic book from Frederick Forsyth, the Avenger. He is very smart and famous author, and i like read his books. The Avenger is just simply too good , and in this book Forsyth wrote a lot of thing. I like his books because they are dynamic, he knows a lot about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 11, 2012

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    Knowledge Or Meaning

    I always was seeking knowledge. I am unsure i can ever feel knowledgeable. But, I have found profound meaning especially in terms of who I am while I alive. All mortals do go, but my thirst for reading and knowing has helped me realize i know I have meaning while I am alive.
    ruserious23 ruserious23 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    I want to know things

    but I hate reading. I'm literally in a bookstore on my phone right now. Is there a way I can really learn to enjoy reading?
    Flowerpush Flowerpush 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25

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    To Not Read Is To Be Ignorant

    I hate it when I can't have an intelligent conversation about things. I don't want to be a know it all but I hate feeling ignorant
    martytice martytice 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    I used to have a cat.

    I recognize the things in this news article. Cats communicate in a variety of ways. Their purrs and meows can have different meanings, but cats also communicate with body language. For example, ear position is a good indicator of how a feline is feeling. Upward ears mean a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Feb 1

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    I love to Learn it is one of my deepest

    passions, even tho I know I will never know enough, I don't care how much I know there are still thing I need to know, an hopefully I can pass on what I know so someone else can do great things
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Tattoo Terrors

    I feel so bad for everyone who is dealing with this. ______________________________ The reddish-purple rash, seemingly woven into the tattoo on a 20-year-old New Yorker's forearm, was strange enough to have doctors scratching their heads. This trail began when the man...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2012

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    I Like Knowing Things - But Sometimes, I Wonder About People...

    I've always been a reader, always liked putting information together and discovering things. Getting rich was not a big thing to me - having enough money to get by was good enough. i had other things that i wanted to do. Money was not an objective" for me, so much as a "means to...
    angusmcfarland angusmcfarland 51-55, M Jun 27, 2012

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    Now THIS is the stuff of true friendship

    and inner beauty. I am sure their parents are proud of them turning a moment from a public embarrassment to a public blessing and the friends thankfully told the high school principal about their plan. Truly beautiful spirits. Two friends found out that their third friend was...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 21

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    History Of Things!!

    I love reading and i picked it up from my grand pa!! He used to take me once in a week to the only english book store in my town and get me books!! I started reading Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, Rip Kirby...get immersed in those worlds...then slowly migrated to Famous Five, to...
    iamfine2012 iamfine2012 36-40 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    NEW YORK (AP) — From the day of his 1989

    arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Fleming said he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder. Prosecutors now agree with him, and Fleming left a Brooklyn court as a...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Okay, this news article definitely has people

    fuming and for a very good reason, might I add. http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/parents-put-baby-risk-atop-pulpit-rock/
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 17

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    I love going through my notes

    and revising at home, but I also love exercise...? Dilemma!?
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M Nov 13

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    11 Things Your Mom Said That's Not True

    I heard all of these.___________________________Mommy dearest always warned you about these things, and now, you find yourself repeating the maybe not-so-true sayings. In a quest to give his kids a better explanation than, "that's what grandma told me," Ken Jennings, author of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Self Pity

    6 ADDICTIONS OF SELF PITY 1.     We want love and attention: We all love being loved, but most of us look to others for that, when we actually can only give it to ourselves. Most of us have found that when we’re sad, ill or enduring a challenging time, we receive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 31, 2012

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    The greatest thing you'll ever learn is how to

    read. It sparks the imagination and expands your understanding.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 14

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    Adult cats spend about 50 percent of their

    waking hours grooming themselves. While friendly cats and litter mates often groom each other, felines may also groom their humans by licking their skin or hair. Sometimes they may even nibble or suckle clothing and drool profusely. Such behavior is generally a way for cats to...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Feb 1

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    I love to read about just about anything

    (except romance novels - a gal does have to have some limits). I like to understand things. I like to learn things. So be it philosophy, science, poetry or anything else that seems interesting i will give it a try.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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    I Hate Babies

    I absolutly hate babies. I just do. I mean, they are just... annoying and stupid. To me, they are helpless bags of flesh that need a piece of duct tape around their mouths/heads. They creep me out, first of all. That limp-body look. The dazed look. The jerky movement. The stupid...
    ShadowNinjaKitteh ShadowNinjaKitteh 13-15, F Jul 29, 2012

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    I Read Alot!

    My father continues to say that reading a book is a very positive thing to do, for three main reasons: 1) You learn something 2) You meet another mind 3) You experience something you might not have otherwise. My father has a room filled with books, a library, in our house. It...
    Alphe92 Alphe92 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    I read to know, to verify things i come across.

    Otherwise, i wont touch books.. too lazy. Recently brought a book - the hidden reality by Brian Greene, looks kinda interesting with hard cover. But after flipping through 10 pages, i have no idea what it is all about. Not my level, too hard to understand.. Who had read this, do...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 Jun 9

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    Major Crush

    This and How Not To Spend Your Senior Year are two of my top favorite books that Simon and Schuster, a book publishing company, produced. In this one, a female has to deal with personal, social, academic, and domestic decisions and is faced with a bit of a dilemna. The position...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 16, 2011

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    With the exception of Romance,

    I will read just about anything. I love words!
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F Dec 17

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    This has got to be one of the most stupid rules

    our country has so far. The terrorists don't need to commit more massacres. They are winning everytime paranoia hits home and makes people do things like this. Seriously, I am a female. I know all too well the necessity of having to be prepared for when you get your period...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 25

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    I saw this news article

    and just had to share it. Go here to read the article, see pictures and get a link to a more detailed article. NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 20

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    12-21-12 Hebrew Translation

    Just happened to read this article today-In numerology every number has a corresponding letter associated with it. The date 12-21-12 reads as, A-B-B-A-A-B. When you consider that the Hebrew language is read from right to left, this date would read BA ABBA. The Hebrew...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    This is sad but beautiful.

    A mommy used her last breath and last movement to save her baby from her killer. http://www.examiner.com/article/jessica-arrendale-hides-baby-heroic-mom-saves-baby-with-final-breath
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 23

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    I'm Not Exactly Smart

    Not book smart actually. It's very weird. I'm basically an encyclopedia of useless information that I can only hope will be useful someday. :/ It's an odd kind of intelligence, I suppose. I mostly know other stuff that most people don't know.
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    Recycled Time

    I remember when phones still had to be used by spinning the wheel in order to dial the number. I remember the computer being a foreign oddity. I remember vinyl records. I remember cans and bottles being washed and reused. When I was a baby, my mother said I had cloth diapers...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    This is a great quote.

    ..I love reading.
    heatherm10 heatherm10 18-21, F Jul 21

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    Picture taken in this independent book store

    called Green apple book store rated 9.4 out of 10 in SF. The store really cool music and the most popular books all have short summary tag and recommendations by staff !
    yingzilin yingzilin 22-25, F Nov 26

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    Assimilation of knowledge leads nowhere.

    We are all temporary. I had a dream that everyone killed themselves all at the same time. It was glorious. Complete silence on Earth. Total emptiness. Everything left to itself.
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir 22-25, M Nov 14

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    I Taught Myself

    When I was about nine years old I was told I had a learning disability. I was crushed because 'those kids' always got made fun of in school and I didn't want that. Since I had a learning disability I had to have extra help with mainly reading and spelling. So I would have math...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    The Harm In Temporary Tattoos

    If you want to show off some cool body art over spring break, but you're not willing to have it permanently etched onto your arm, realistic-looking temporary tattoos seem like a healthy compromise. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned people to watch out...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    Discovering Linked Knowledge

    Reading and learning is wonderful. A modern day game: Start at a Wikipedia page for some topic of interest to you. Follow only links. Read and enjoy seeing how far from your original subject you can drift. If you try this and enjoy it, I would be curious to know your starting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2011

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    This article is so amazingly wonderful.

    We need more people like this and the media needs to spotlight these stories more instead of turning the loveless terrorists when they commit crimes into celebrities. High School Senior with Down Syndrome Goes to Prom with ‘Big Crush’ You can input the shortened link to...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 16

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