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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 dont tend to read books about relationships/romance but this one caught my attention so I'm reading "Before We Met" by Lucie Whitehouse I've started reading it and the beginning...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Just started ... ---> existentialism and humanism - Jean-Paul Sartre I know. I don't even like philosophy, but a few of my friends have been telling me I need to read this one...
    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    and we're living in this country, who the hell wants to read?..book learnin'?! (read sarcasm)
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    Thought this was interesting and I wanted to share my thoughts in a forum where I don't have to worry about what people think. I have been a cross dresser all my life. I often...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    has anyone here read metro 2033 ?
    Thatatheistguy Thatatheistguy 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    A Tarot reading in exchange for another Tarot reading. Anyone interested?
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 12 hrs ago

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    A Tarot reading in exchange for another Tarot reading. Anyone interested?
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 12 hrs ago

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    This has to be my BIGGEST pet peeve ever! I just can't stand when people read over my shoulder, and look and see what I am writing, or reading, it just ****** me off so bad! I find...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I have Read EP's terms of use, when I 1st joined EP, and over the years, I have read it, again and again, and I think everyone on EP should read it, and abide by the rules, but I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    I hate reading. I have a stack of books in my room that I would of read but I don't read them. But odd thing is I have an app on my phone called wattpad that have fanfiction books...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I would love to write a medieval book . I love love reading history books . PC Doherty . Michael Jecks. Write good books . Text books are interesting as well. Michael...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I really really enjoy and have fun reading books, whenever I'm at the library or the bookstore I get so overwhelmed trying to figure out which book I want the most, because all the...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I read four books (2,016 pages) in two days. If I really like the books, I'll read them fast and if I don't, I'll end up reading half and forgetting about that book, finding it 6...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I want to start reading more books, I'm interested into real stories or educational books, but of course very interesting at the same time. Maybe something inspirational and...
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have an addictive personality, so if reading happens to be my interest for a certain period in my life, then I get hooked and go over all my old books. Very common here, but one...
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Best books I've read so far were the Hunger Games Series.
    aangelrussell aangelrussell 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I prefer physical books, so I can feel the paper in my hand and hear that flick when I turn the page. Besides, reading digital books strains my eyes.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I get taken to this whole other world when I am reading a book, I get completely engulfed and I love it. It takes me away from any problems or any stress. Books just make me feel...
    Jessicademond Jessicademond 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I go to a store or the library, I seek out the travel book section. I love to travel and when I am not traveling I love to read about places I dream about traveling too. I...
    permagrin permagrin 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I bought a couple of books yesterday. I'm a reader, it's my nature. I should get some from the library but I like owning them.
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have started to read books (not related to school, books like novels etc.) since I have been a child. They helped me a lot and I am thankful of those wrote them, most of them are...
    sadsands sadsands 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I find joy in reading. I used to read in the dark or under dim light at night even if my parents told me to go to bed. It gave me comfort in what I read and I have learned a lot...
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just started reading The Joy Luck Club. The book explores the lives and stories of, and the relationship between four Chinese immigrant women in America and their American-born...
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F Jun 26

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    I never really used to read in the past. But I have begun to. There is just so much you cannot find on the internet. I went to the libary yesterday I just wanted to fill a truck...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jun 26

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    True facts. I've been a reader for as long as I can remember. It all started as a young child...staying up all night reading a whole Goosebumps, then sleeping during school. Haha...
    AntiveninKiss AntiveninKiss 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I recently have been reading the Harry Potter series with my son. My husband and I used to read to our son every night. We read more series and chapter books now that he is older...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm generally not very keen on having lots of stuff, but books are the glaring exception to that. I have way too many bookshelves at home, all full, all read. Most of my favorite...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Jun 25

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    I read only best sellers and short books. Not because I'm pretentious, but because I'm always scared to commit to a book that could be really bad. I don't want to waste my time on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jun 25

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    I have so many books i want to read but somehow EP just pulls me in every night and there goes another chance to catch up, cause i end up doing basically nothing when i could have...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    currently I am reading several books magic the gathering: the brothers war, one of the Shannarra books, and also world of warcraft: the shattering
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Books were my first love. I've been borrowing and reading library books all my life. I just couldn't afford to buy and store all the books I want to read. Luckily, lots of free...
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 23

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    Right now my interest is in homosexual books. I have downloaded so many gay books and I have read all of them, Awesome!
    kyoshac kyoshac 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I love reading children's books & teaching toddlers how to read. I love making silly voices & faces and seeing the mesmerized look on their face. Not to mention the look they get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    Can anyone help me with the history on banned books? For a project. Like how it first started happening
    srgamesalot srgamesalot 13-15, M Jun 21

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    I love books so much. They are an escape from the real world. All the crap we have to deal with on a daily basis is unreal sometimes. Books help me get through my life by looking...
    GarasaurausRex GarasaurausRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I love John Green, I love his work, but I've tried to read An Abundance of Katherines about 10 times and I still can't get into it! I've loved all of his other books.
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I had read books, Reader's digest, Today's Parent, House and Home. I am going to read more of the Reader's Digest later.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I have trouble concentrating but even if I didn't some of the books aimed at adults are so big/fat I'm put off by them. Also many books for adults have death/violence or something...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Tom's Midnight Garden “Tom’s Midnight Garden” was written exactly 50 years’ ago, by Philippa Pearce and won the Carnegie Medal. It is a magical story of a young boy, who...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 18

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