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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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    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 3 days ago

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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'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 15 hrs ago

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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 16 hrs ago

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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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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    Don't you love the smell of new text when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any...
    HarmonicArtist HarmonicArtist 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have to read 2 books for school which is in 3 weeks for me and I have to answer study guide questions. The books are Nickel and Dimed, and Huckleberry Finn so if anyone has read...
    Iapologize Iapologize 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    Reading some books that are a bit odd for me at the moment! Reading some warhammer books, which are fab! Love the stories in them. Not interested in the little figures, but love...
    JennyMason JennyMason 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I think everyone should read these books... These books are some classics... that will change your life, and how you view the world, your self, others, life, etc. 1. "Think and...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M Jul 18

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Love nothing better than reading fantasy books! well maybe sci fi! amazing to be lost in a world thats not this crappy one
    JennyMason2 JennyMason2 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I've never read the stories and I've never watched the movies. They came out when I was in elementary school. My mother forbid me and my brother from anything to do with Harry...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The LOVE of a BROTHER.. Note: ( this story was shared to me by a friend and i'm so touched. I just want to share this story to all of you. long story but worth reading, promise...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 6

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    Love reading! I spend most of my time doing it. I have a nook!! Really good. I tend to read fantasy books, sci if sometimes if I'm in a brainy mood!!
    JennyMason JennyMason 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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 2 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 5 days ago

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    For some reason I feel the need to read the Twilight book series lol
    chrissyboo123 chrissyboo123 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 a week ago

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    i love books. The feeling of turning a page, the smell...and there is this place that sells so many books on the side of the street and i just stand there and read the blurbs and...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 21

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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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 3 days ago

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    PLEASE READ BEFORE ADDING I respect people and I want the same in return that means look at this and accept you don't have to like it but if you want to add me you need to...
    BornDifferent BornDifferent 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'll be ready to stand up to my fate, of which I may not be able to change. I'll keep my feet planted, and I'll take the chance of regretting everything I've done in life. Just for...
    milldc milldc 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Short story: I only have 18 books left to read this summer so I want help choosing more. Long story: last January I went on a "book spree" at powells book store in oregon, with $1...
    VaguePseudonym VaguePseudonym 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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 6 days ago

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    Movies were great, but the books are even better: I saw the first 2 movies before I ever read any of the books, but the books are amazing. I'm just about finishing up the final...
    Nicholas16 Nicholas16 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'll have to thank my father for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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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 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hang out much in the bookstores. I always went to this bookstore where they sell cheap and used books or novels everytime. I usually spent 3-4 hours scanning the books or novels...
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I love to read. I think that reading is one of the most important things a person can do in life. Not only does reading broaden your mind and allow you to develop new skills, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Books are my guilty pleasure. They help me escape reality. As well as most books that I tend to read are story and poetry books. It makes me unhappy how traditional books are being...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have spent the last few months reading everyday. I prefer hardcover books, using bookmarks where I left off even though I try to finish a chapter so I can start a new one when I...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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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 18 hrs ago

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    Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell~ i love this book! I really stayed up all night to finish it. But hate it coz i will absolutely miss the characters. Reading is really an...
    pangitako pangitako 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Unfortunately most of the books I've been reading are textbooks for my classes, but when I have a chance to sit down and really focus on a good book cover-to-cover, I love novels...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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