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    I don't read as much as I used to. But I do like reading classic Greek literature, especially Homer's works.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2011

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    Why do I read classical literature?

    Because this amorphous blob of bone and flesh and synapse that we all call 'me' is not made just of the stuff of our days. Because we carry hints of those who lived in caves and castles. Because if we don't peer and glare and ponder at what ancient hands have writ, we turn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Love "The Aeneid"

    This epic touched me much more deeply than either of Homer's. Perhaps because it was a written work, instead of beginning in oral traditions, it seems more poetic, more graceful. My favorite part is the story of Dido and Aeneas. It's so sad, but lovely at the same time--the...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 26, 2008

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    The Best Literature

    I love the classics- especially French ones. I'm reading Madame Bovary right now and I can't put it down!!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Join The Listeners' Club!

    Explore great music and participate in the discussion: http://www.timothyjuddviolin.com/category/the-listeners-club
    timothyjuddviolin timothyjuddviolin 36-40 Jun 10, 2012

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    i'm obsessed with russian classical literature, am i strange?XX century poetry is absolutely amazing
    PaulineSR PaulineSR 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have worked my way through the key works of Japanese literature and am now moving on to Russian literature.
    sixelectricnothing sixelectricnothing 26-30, M Apr 10

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    My favorite music is EDM, Heavy Metal, and Classical/Instrumental for the most part and I really like classical. I would even like to learn to play the cello whenever I have money...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M Mar 30

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    A few pieces I read within a couple different poems that is written by this Author whom is a favorite of mine ever since my eyes and Heart tuned into his words embedded here for Us...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love classical music because it lets you feel very calm .
    antiflag477 antiflag477 26-30, M Mar 31

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    I've been an EP member for over 5 years. I have deleted my profile before, hence why it looks like I've only been here since November 2013. I have learned a lot here, some really...
    Literaturegirl Literaturegirl 46-50, F 25 Responses Mar 20

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I love books. I have shelves of it, accumulated through the years. But I wasn't fond of reading when I was in university. I remember copying the assignment of classmates for my...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M a week ago

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    I am ready to make my life simple. I am ready to look outside and enjoy the sunshine and watch my children play. I am ready to stop striving for much and hand myself over to God...
    cadenceblue cadenceblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Reading is one of my favorite habit. From highschool to college I read different genre of books, but I prefer spiritual books because it inspires me, not just mentally but it...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I couldn't say how many books I've read since leaving university last year but it's in the hundreds! You get a good life lesson in having to research things for your thesis, which...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's so irritating that I spend so much time on one page reading that page and reading ahead to the next page to help me read the current page. If that even makes sense. Even...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Apr 2

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    In my youth I loved to read. I spent a lot of time, at school and elsewhere, between bookshelves with a book in my hands. I was a very active kid, always playing outside and quite...
    AitchKay AitchKay 22-25, M Apr 4

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    I've always loved books. When I was 5 and mom didn't read me a book before bed is cry for hours. From the time I was 6 I started reading novels. I read every night before bed...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I have always liked to read ever since I was a little girl, my sister too. My brother, eh, he likes and liked the hands-on things like video games, interactive video games...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 25

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    I read lots and try to read for at least an hour a day. I especially like reading books about those in the medical professions and books written by people with mental health...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Humans, sometimes even animals, are always readable to me. Different people might cost me a different number of days but the most is only two weeks. Even though I might discover...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    idk, i guess i dont have the attention span anymore to sit there and "read" a book. i would rather listen to it. i try to force myself to, but its not happening. on the computer...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Ok I really like to read slash. There are some cute stories on ao3 that I've read (usually Larry stylinson ones) ... I like to read fluff but mostly ****... Does anyone have any...
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I read Vikram Seth 1,488-paged book "A Suitable Boy" while I was in graduate school. I started reading the book one Sunday night and got hooked. The following Monday, I regretfully...
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F Mar 22

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    So... I just finished reading The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. I've never been in love with books about animals... I haven't read books like that since I was in elementary school...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I used to read all the time, even with school in the way, I would always find time to read. I haven't finished a novel in almost a year, which is extremely depressing. I have a...
    idontknowwhatusername idontknowwhatusername 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I like reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephew. Calmingly taking them on a journey before they reach their slumber. But it also makes me miss what I shared with you. One...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M Apr 6

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    Reading is my favorite thing to do. I like real books not just reading on my ipad. My favorite books used to be Harry Potter but Im getting more into Divergent series now...
    AshlynT AshlynT 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Here is a bit about me and why I am here. I enjoy getting to know people, but it takes time to build a friendship whether that is online or in the real world. If you want to get to...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Ever since I can remember i've loved to read books. From short stories to the thickest books I can find, i'll read it all. I would spend hours curled up in a chair somewhere in my...
    TheoInDenile TheoInDenile 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I previously heard about 1984 from my 9th grade Journalism/Debate teacher. He said it was one of his favorite books ever and that it was a really graphic novel. The part about...
    NFDenmark NFDenmark 16-17, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Every time I read Tolkien it's like reading him for the first time. What amazing adventures! 
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F Mar 19

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    I went to Prince Edward Island, which is where they filmed the movies and where the author wrote the books. I was only 8 when I visited, but I can still remember how beautiful it...
    indigo286 indigo286 16-17, F Mar 20

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    With the re-burial of Richard III next week, I am re-reading 'The Daughter of Time' by Josephine Tey. Written in the early 1950s it is quite dated but still a fascinating read...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    For the most part, I do. I have my options set so that I don't see profiles that might be a bit much for me. I have my options set so that I don't see my messages right away. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 24

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    I'm reading Dracula by beam stoker for an extension class, we're doing a genre study (gothic), and I love it. We also read a couple of chapters from Dr Jeckle and Mr Hide and I...
    BeautifulMyth BeautifulMyth 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Addicted to erotic romance fiction, have piles of them. Reading lora Leigh's forbidden pleasure just now, a perfect read for when kids are in bed
    rachhappyville rachhappyville 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 24

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    For 5 years I've put my heart and soul in a company I have built up from scratch with my best friend. It was a tough start but we were ambitious, driven and sure that it would lead...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M Mar 24

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    Today I've been feeling a lot lot anxiety and decided to consult the cards. Now generally I am able to remain objective however my anxiety is influencing this reading I did the...
    breannajust breannajust 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I like reading in general and I like to keep up to date with psychology research. I also enjoy reading blogs written by those in the medical profession and personal stories of...