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I Read Banned Books

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    "There's a Book In My Library to Offend Everyone"

    Oh yeah.  Or, at least I plan for there to be. I have a book of banned books at home (a little ironic) and a couple years ago I went through and marked the interesting ones.  Not only have I done book reports on them, but they've also been some of my favorites!  I...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 4 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Censorship's Bonfire.

    I'm not sure what books are banned in Britian but the more controversial include: Catcher in the Rye, Animal Farm, 1984, Lords of the Flies and Brave New World. I live Aldous' Huxley's Doors of Perception too. What books which are banned in the US?
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 2 Responses May 25, 2010

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    "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave", by Dave Pelzer. I read these when I was in high school and I've never forgotten them. Before I read those books, I...
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    Haha, I'm so glad knowing I'm not the only one who enjoys reading children's books. I don't have any of my own, but it's still fun to re-read old favorites or read popular new ones...
    TeaAndReading TeaAndReading 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    If you don't adore reading then why would you adore books
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love to read books, mainly fiction my favourite author is Amish Tripathi.Books are a part of my soul but I am not a book worm. It is a perfect way to time pass but I hate complex...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Here's a story about books since three years ago. When I was 12 years old, I was in year 7! I got A's on my report card for Maths, Science and History. But I only got C's for...
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    I love reading comic books, especially the DC comics. My favorite Comic book character is between Nightwing and Red Hood. I've only started reading comics a few years ago but they...
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    I have more books than clothes. Sometimes, more than food. I absolutely love to read, and I collect books so often that I still haven't read some of them! The worst part--or is it...
    al13ngr33n al13ngr33n 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I also love the warm feeling of book shops, especially the older, small used bookshops. In my city downtown, there's a small one. The thing that attracted me to it was firstly, the...
    pepeyah pepeyah 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have always loved reading & bookstores are still the place to go for the average bookworm. These two things are for certain ever since my childhood. I remember when I was young...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    As a librarian, it would be weird if I didn't. I have always loved to read, and my love and passion has directed me in my life. I had an interest in Literature and English...
    CurvyLibrarian CurvyLibrarian 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Argh I should stop buying books, adding to my Ebook and adding to my wattpad account like I have enough for like what 20 years of reading And I like those big books like with a...
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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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...
    kevking22 kevking22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have read books every day since I was 10 years old and that over 60 years ago. I read Historical novels and a few authors in Sience Fiction (David Weber) and Fantasy (Mercedes...
    Westviking Westviking 70+, M Aug 24

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    The best books make me cry. Warriors books 4 and 5, The Moorchild, and Lord of the Flies. homestuck, of course, (that's my favorite story EVER), but it's not exactly a book.
    PampassClasse PampassClasse 13-15, F Aug 24

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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...
    emmathepanda emmathepanda 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Aug 24

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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...
    SarahBerry1 SarahBerry1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    This is what I missed most when I started reading books on my computer. There's nothing like it. I've gone back to regular books again :)
    NewAndCurious1 NewAndCurious1 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Love of Life - by Jack London "Once glancing back, he saw the wolf licking hungrily his bleeding trail, and he saw sharply what his own end might be- unless- unless he could get...
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    I guess this illustration of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell's vision of the future will explain why I think books are good. 
    calliney calliney 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Called Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. I love love love Lisa Kleypas' books theyre just so emotionally provocative. Then again this is the first book I have read since I was 16...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I used to be a little book worm like my mom when I was younger but after a while as I got older I just stopped reading. Mostly because I didn't have a library card for the states I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I actually love reading books instead of playing video games I haven't played video games since I started reading my book
    ghostadventures1028 ghostadventures1028 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    Yeah Im lolilover1 lolilover2 & lolilover3. This account wont get banned though I promise! I needed a fresh new start anyway.
    lolilover4 lolilover4 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Earlier today I finished the book "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike. Very well written book. His prose are beautiful, and has away with similes, and metaphors like I haven't read since...
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    I can spend hours in a bookstore. Walking around looking for a new book to read, getting coffee. My family and most of my friends hate going to bookstores with my because they...
    Ivygirl96 Ivygirl96 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    My teacher at school, Mrs Hanscombe, was always very enthusiastic about any project, sometimes much more than the class. But she loved reading children's stories to us and had a...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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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...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M Aug 17

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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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