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I Want to Read the Classics

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    Divine Comedy And Odyssey

    Also picked up Dante's the Divine Comedy, It's creepy so far, reading it in between Crime and Punishment and Homer's Odyssey thats after TDC
    SonicMission SonicMission 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Crime And Punishment

    Began reading Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, pretty heavy book. It is very introspective, and you really feel the torment of the main charecter. Just shortly after the crime has been commited...
    SonicMission SonicMission 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Leo Tolstoy

    I've started reading Anna Karenina. This book so far reminds me of today someway ....  A man who is married to a woman who has bore him 7 children (2 died) and she just discovered he has a mistress. Needless to say the wife is taken aback -- and he is remorseful...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 17 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    Virgil's "Aeneid"

    The translation by C.Day Lewis (who happens to have been actor Daniel Day Lewis's father) is absolutely stunning.
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M Nov 5, 2013

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    Not Sure Where to Start

    I had to read few in school, but now I am interested in trying some.  I just am unsure of where to start. I prefer reading non-fiction, but I think if I tried some classics, I could at least say I've read them, right?  All I had to read in school was: Great...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 9, 2008

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    Mansfield Park

    I am currently reading Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It's the first Austen book I have ever read. I do like it but in the sense that it evokes emotion. Though those emotions are mostly negative. I honestly want to hit Mrs. Norris. Fanny is a prude.  I do like William &...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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    I Want To Read The Great Works In Liturature

    I've never been much for reading. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like to read. It's just never been my favorite thing to do. My English professor teachings awakened something inside me. And I realized I want to read the works of authors like Alice Walker, Hemingway, Poe(who I have...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Newer Novels

    The stories aren't as good. They tend to be either very poorly written or based on the classics. I'll skip to reading books which I know are going to be good.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2012

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    Oscar Wilde

     Now I'm reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray'' by Oscar Wilde. The beginning is quite interesting
    Kirsche Kirsche 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    Love Them

    I just finished Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary', and am now reading 'The Bhagavad-Gita'. Up next? Anna Karenina.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F May 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I like to read, in fact I love it. It's when I have my head inside a book that I feel most alive inside, as the words and the images they convey take me to places I would never...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I need to start reading more, any book recommendations? Mystery, suspense, horror, fantasy, classics. Anything along those lines.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I have read a little every day out loud since Jackson was conceived. Since he was born, I feel like he knows my voice and almost understands a little faster. Along with all the...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    1. I’m a 17 year old girl going into my senior year. 2. I’m 5 ft 6,” and I have dark brown eyes and wavy hair. 3.I have yet to meet someone that has said/spelled my name...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I woke up today with a strong mentality today. I have always complained about being overweight and whatnot and well today will/is the day that I'm going to change my life and my...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Don't let my suggestive avatar confuse you...I'm not easy or too ready to get far, if you know what I mean...my stories are fantasies...my fantasy just that...my life is a very...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    As part of my renewing experience one of my goals has been to reread the classics to reflect on the change in my perspective from the first time I've read them. I've already gone...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F Jul 11

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    Out of respect for the site and the all ages audience this will be kept strictly PG. I love to read and like most people out there when there is a hype about a book people take...
    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I miss how mother would tuck me in to bed with warm milk ,and read me the bible until I fell asleep.
    darkangellights darkangellights 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I Am Both Apparently I just took a test in http://testyourself.psychtests.com/ It was a test about the dominance between the left brain and the right brain. Here is my result...
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    If you’ve ever interacted with me before you’ll probably already know that gender is something I talk about a lot. I wanted to write an official story about it so my views...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    SCORPIO SIGN Scorpio sign is an expression of Ego. Scorpio sign is able to control his character and hypnotism radiates from Scorpio sign eyes. Scorpio sign are brave people and...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm considering deleting my account here and leaving the site for good, so far I got hurt enough, it seems the more I explain about me the worse it gets...maybe I'm too sincere...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Before I get old and die a stubborn prune I intend in writing a book! I have no clue what it'll be about. I won't care if people read it. I won't care if everyone hates it and...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Take them bosoms out and get ready for meh xD :p
    immabigdaddy immabigdaddy 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    My grandparents are really talking about having me get a license (And they're the type of people who walk with their talk). I'm excited, and on one level, I feel ready. However...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    If people could read our thoughts we'd be in a whole lot of trouble! It's just a question of which one of my personalities would get in trouble first? Would they blame one another...
    sledgerockstar sledgerockstar 36-40, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm so lonely it's unreal. If anybody reads this and is interested, please message me or just respond to this. Thank you.
    Tgharrold99 Tgharrold99 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    This morning I was looking at my FB feed and there was a post about feminism from one of my friends. I read the article and then delved into the comments. There was so much hate...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I love reading stories that turn me on
    mikayla3223 mikayla3223 18-21, F 10 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Love to Read About Ghosts and Hauntings
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    You are more beautiful than the sun that warms my skin. You are more beautiful than the ocean that cools me off. You are more beautiful than the flowers with the sweetest smells...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Love to read or watch anything about ghosts and haunting. I have lived in two haunted homes.
    lonewolf2060 lonewolf2060 51-55, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm not that great at writing them, but I LOVE I read them ;)
    jaylynnp jaylynnp 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    if they could they would read some impolite words about them :)
    Classjenny Classjenny 41-45, F 4 Responses 47 mins 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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    Future consequence July 17, 3:00am It was just before 3:00am and the citizens of Manhattan where in panic, they team scared into their homes frighted of the events to come...
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    It seems I have to add another post. I would think these things would be common sense. Do not add me if you are a collector of females. I am a female but I find it insulting that...
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    How Faith Grows By Mark A. Finley I recently conducted a weekend series of meetings for college students about the Holy Spirit and revival. After one of the presentations a student...
    neneksantos neneksantos 22-25, F Jun 24

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    So I'm going to share 100 mostly useless facts about myself. 1. I am a night owl. 2. I am a morning person. 3. It's afternoons that I don't do so well with. 4. It is not possible...
    RaTEARSin RaTEARSin 22-25, F Jun 30

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    1. I played soccer for almost 7 years 2. I'm gonna be a freshman in high school next year 3. I met Little Mix 4. I met Bethany Mota 5. I'm going to a One Direction concert...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 5

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebookcom/FavorUponYou When I write about my journey to #Islam, the first thing I have to say is that I was "lucky" that not so many...
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    1. Your username? SensitiveSelf. 2. How long have you been a member of EP? A year and a bit. I first joined in April 2013, but I've been on different accounts over the year. 3...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 Jul 5

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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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    I just started reading 'Wake' by Amanda Hocking. I'm actually re-reading it because it's really good and I bought book 2 and 3 of the series. I read the first book last year so I'm...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I think I am ready to close a few chapters in my life and start some new ones. I've been shooting up meth less frequently lately due to a few bad experiences. Wether it was...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Because my future will not be like my past. I cannot let it be like today has been, how the next days will unfortunately also be like. Because I just want to be happy. I don't...