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I Read Classical Literature

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    Interesting

    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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    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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    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...
    bethlan bethlan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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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    So here's a little bit about me cx My name is Sam I am 5 2" I'll be 18 in a few weeks. I live in Texas but Ive lived in California and Arizona. I was in foster care for over...
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I absolutely love to read, currently i'm reading Dune from Frank Herbert a classical os sci-fiction... but i also love games and everytime i plan to read my book i end up spending...
    GreenRiot GreenRiot 22-25, M Feb 8

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    Three words, classical music's finest: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Any professional classical pianists around?
    QuiteReal QuiteReal 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Classical music :3 Love it !
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had read Barack Obama's biography. It was quite interesting about how his life. Now I am reading Kate Middleton The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm really picky especially when it comes to books.. I cant ever finish a book because i just loose interest. Whats a good book to read that will want u to keep on reading it...
    gbbiborg gbbiborg 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Les Miserables is a novel I've come to love with a passion. It doesn't matter how often I browse it's well worn pages, the power and beauty of Victor Hugo's speak to me. Maybe it's...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I've written the largest collection of poetry ever published in the history of literature. A lot of it is terribly dark, and a lot of it is amazingly light. PLEASE support by...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M Feb 15

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    Lolita... An interesting literature for sure. :D
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M Feb 23

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    I have no money and as of now, no transportation.. I don't even know what to do without any new books to read, except maybe reread something.. 😕
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    "PAWNS IN THE GAME".. I've got it today, will be back as soon as I finish reading it.. and I recommend it to every good soul on this planet..
    youaremygift youaremygift 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I love reading .... Sign posts .... People's Diarys ... Shopping lists ..... Words are all around us .... Not always English ..... As to books ..... That's a different matter...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I won't add back. I make numerous enemies on here; and quite frankly I don't want said enemies to go after my friends. So for your own sake, I won't add you to my circle. The...
    TeirdalinShadowfall TeirdalinShadowfall 22-25 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've learned that reading posts in here is both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because so many of you have risen above the abuse and hurt and terror you suffered. The...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    I tell someone at school that I hate reading and I'm told "You just don't have an imagination!" Actually it's the complete opposite. It takes me an hour to read 10 pages. When I...
    Mastixz Mastixz 13-15, M Feb 15

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    I found out about BDSM through books. Novels, short stories mostly. Actually, i have yet to read male Doms and female subs stories. The e reads are all m/m genre. Several times i...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F Feb 22

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would like to tell of why ‪#‎COMICBOOK‬ reading is a big deal for me. I have a learning disability that makes anything I read (in books) ununderstandable to me, I can read...
    jeffster72 jeffster72 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Actually I'm takin a break from reading the bible because I have read it cover to cover 27 times. And a whole lot more study in certain areas. Why? Bc I got caught up in a cult...
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I was around 6 when I found a deck of tarot cards that my mom had bought for fun. I didn't understand them but I thought they were pretty and I felt an urge to learn them. It was...
    Crystalstarseed Crystalstarseed 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I love it! It's practically my obsession! I'm a avid reader! The itch to read the stories I follow can not be stretched! I'll leave school just to return home to read, or when I'm...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Do you know anything about eating well? Have you ever had a plan for nutrition? Are you entirely confident that you're getting everything that you want? If these questions baffle...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    In history class we are learning about America in the 1800s, and I can feel myself getting genuinely upset with the way the Native American's and African American's were treated...
    OperaG OperaG 16-17, F Feb 14

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    Hey, I really need some suggestions!! So I have recently come across a really cool quote by George R.R. Martin, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    My television hasn't been on all winter and I am in no way disappointed! Books are my way of escaping from the day to day drama, struggles, so-called reality...My niece just turned...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I'm currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey. I never planned on reading it, but I had a male friend tell me it was a decent read and a cute story. Half way through the first book I...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 38 Responses Feb 19

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I love to read but do it mostly to learn as opposed to just pleasure meaning I read a lot of non-fiction. I've been down for four days with a bad flu bug and today I'm really just...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Madame Bovary. by Gustave Flaubert In English translation not the original French. Translation by Eleanor Marx- Aveling. This is one of the earliest versions; there are many...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why is it that people can't read a simple comment? I know YouTube is primarily a video sharing site and not really a comment first kind of site but it's helpful to read comments...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I have just finished reading a really enjoyable book, The title is CHRIS LYNHEART (The Rise Of Experiment 2025) I would recommend this book to anyone, I found it difficult to...
    Thrash1 Thrash1 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Okay it wasn't a book it was a blog but my cousin read it like last year and told me to read it and It was so sad DX The blogs like a diary in a way and it's written by a girl who...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Feb 7

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    Ordered You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense By. Charles Bukowski Off amazon today. My older brother suggested it when he came over and noticed I was feeling a little...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F Feb 8

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    I'm reading The Divine Comedy. I love it, mostly because I've been trying to read more challenging books. It's a good start to a higher level of reading.
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm starting to finally read the bible. I want to read the whole thing, but I'm starting with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John because that's what I've been told is the best to start...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Feb 16

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