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I Read Banned Books

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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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    "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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    I really do. I have ten that I'm reading at the moment, Usually I try and focus on one every couple of days or so, depending on my mood/patience of course.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    I'm posting this in this experience topic as well as "I Absolutely Love to Read". Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I'm a closet book nerd. No one would ever guess for some reason. It's funny. Anyway..Currently I'm reading two books.. 'The Hobbit' which I'm sure everyone knows about. I've had it...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My teacher wants me to read Dan Brown books ( I don't know why) and that too in order. But I have yet to read his books. And if possible I might start with Inferno. I hope it is...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 29

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    I could just spend hours in a bookstore walking around and reading through books! There are so many interesting things to read about!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Always been a big reader, ever since I was little. I remember reading adult books (Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, etc.) by the time I was 12. Librarians in the public library would...
    StandardUs3rnam3 StandardUs3rnam3 31-35, M a week ago

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    I have become addicted to Francine Rivers. Anyone read her books?
    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I grew up reading his books, and reading them now takes be back to the good ol' days. *sigh* ^_^
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Chronicles of Narnia, The Horse and His Boy I'm stuck here. One chapter a week (or maybe not that bad). I hate this book. One chapter is like 2mg of Valium, not that I have...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I literally read 8 books in one month...........
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 20 Responses 3 days ago

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Jul 26

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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I feel like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my Grandparents and the woman at church who...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I am not a bookworm. In fact, I hate reading. How should I say this? I collect books, not for the sake of reading. I just merely like collecting them and bragging about owning...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I love to read :) any type of books fiction non fiction harry potter, lord of the rings (didnt know those were based on a actual book/just watch the movies) twilight I read 1-3...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was of grammar school age I loved learning, and I come from a traditional two parent home where my father worked and my mother stayed home. Both of my parents had the...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I live taking a book and reading the words , allowing myself to be emerged in words and imagination of the story . There is nothing like reading the pages and turning the page...
    jakey40 jakey40 36-40, M Aug 2

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    Reading fine art at university meant I had to work through a lot of books. I enjoy reading books still, and visiting bookstores to find a book is such snow interesting pursuit. Of...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I have bookcases throughout my house full of my books. I used to keep them in my bedroom until it became too much. I am at the point now where I make weekly Barnes n noble trips. I...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I love books. Always have. I will sit and read 2-3 books a day if I have the time. Usually 2 if I haven't read them before. If I had to choose, I'd take books over cable anytime.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 8 Responses Jul 28

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower... It's an amazing book. Chapters are letter wise. And it brings back many memories. This books is very important to me. It's the first book I read...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    Hi there, I love reading books, sadly they are too many and I have no more room for the books. It would be wasted and disrespect of knowledge to thrown those useful books so I...
    mixgirl83 mixgirl83 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I've got a stack of books next to my bed I've been working on. Books let me escape and help me to focus my mind on something else other than the constant waves of crashing thoughts...
    MasqueradingAs MasqueradingAs 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I used to read a lot in middle school and the ones I read most during those times were the Harry Potter series and just novels that schools required all through high school. I now...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I read at least 4 books a month. I just love books! My favorite must be The Da Vinci Code, I just love mystery and Dan Brown! I also enjoyed classics from Jules Verne and...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The best books I'd read as a young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt before...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I absolutely love to read. It keeps you away from the real world an brings you to the book. I love to get to know the characters. I have over 800 books in my library and read...
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    The range is infinite. Any author that writes a good story or any piece of information that's interesting can take up my time. I love newspapers, bibliographies and what I most...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I love to read a lot! I am a fan of all books! I tend to read anything from biographies to racy books! Would love to hook up with some readers as well.
    loveofreading30 loveofreading30 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Is an amazing sensation, just to see all the books, of what they are about and just feel them. For some reason, i lost track of time when im in a bookstore (maybe because i can...
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    At times at night when i read books I would think after this chapter i will go to sleep then i would say to myself again after this chapter i would repeat it again and again until...
    worthynot worthynot 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I've read so many books. My librarian says I've checked out over 300. That's over my school years. And I think I can take 50 off. Lol just cuz little kid books. But wow. I have a...
    SelfBattle SelfBattle 13-15, F Aug 1

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    A good writer reads. This is so true. I really want to read some more Oliver sacks books, he really gives you an insight into the human mind.
    madmoodog madmoodog 13-15, F Aug 6

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    I always bring two or three books on holiday. Getting a tan is easier if you have something to read and while away the hours. I read a mixture of things.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I assume I love books because it's how I get away from reality in a mental state of mind, I'm highly passionate in reading, I truly admire the authors because it'd be rather hard...
    Maryahsings Maryahsings 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    It gives me a warm and happy feeling inside. Plus old books are hidden gems. Sometimes you can find great out of print books to read in old libraries. It feels like you are getting...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F Jul 26

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    A smell coming from shelves away Permeating the room With a combination Of aging paper, At least four hundred And the ink that flows Into my mouth Tasting sweet Like honey and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    So i went shopping for clothes and halfway through I found my self gravitating towards a waterstones (book shop in the UK), well next thing I knew I was on the floor in the fantasy...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M Jul 26

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    Mostly I read fantasy like, "Harry Potter," "13 Treasures," "Fablehaven," etc. but I also love books on: herbs, plant and mushroom identification, wild edible plants...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Something I've realized is that every time there is a bad film adaptation of a book people always say that "the movie ruined the book." I don't know what books they are reading but...
    emwel5 emwel5 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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