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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love to read; it is by far and away my favourite passtime, and has been since I was a child. My favourite reading is horror, fantasy, sci-fi, classics, crime fiction, conspiracy...
    anothernightowl anothernightowl 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Hey future love of mi life/ future spousal unit/ future boo thang, For staters, I haven't come up with a good pet name to call you by. But I'm sure I'll figure something out...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Here is a long story made very short: My husband, who I love with all my heart and soul and have been with for 17 years, married for 13 of those years, said "I love you, but I'm...
    aml321 aml321 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    Thursday, December 4, 2014....Today I'm wearing white Calvin Klein briefs. Just decided to go with some classics today. They are soft and provide great support and security.
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I feel insane. I am 22 and I want to have a baby with my boyfriend. Maybe it is my “biological time clock” or something but it is making me so restless. I want to marry this...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to be wild & free... Do who I want and what I want. I wonder how many people have thoughts like mine. The desire to break out of the rut and be spontaneous...
    June3053 June3053 51-55, F 42 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    1. My full name is Christopher Nelson. 2. I am 15. 3. I'm in my freshmen year of High School. 4. My birthday is 10/30/99. 5. I love to Read, write my own stories, play video games...
    ChrisLN99 ChrisLN99 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    If you have no intentions of conversing with me, please, don't bother to add me! I want to throat punch people that add me and never talk to me - seriously! Especially when we...
    LadyLynwyn LadyLynwyn 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dear beloved reader, May we just stop here and talk about how wonderful this world is? Let's stop and talk about how wonderful YOU are. Yes, you're wonderful. If anyone ever tells...
    MrsDuckx3 MrsDuckx3 16-17, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am currently reading the kite runner by khaled hosseini :)
    myusernameislame myusernameislame 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Ready and willing, healthy breeder.
    experiencedbreeder experiencedbreeder 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    My car bre.aks down, you p.ull up, you pre.tend to help, you gr.ab me, g.ag me, tie me up, blind.fold me, pick me up , ch.uck me in your car, take me to your du.ngeon, un.tie me...
    giantsword18 giantsword18 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I've always wanted babies but ever since my miscarriage 2 years ago I haven't been able to fall pregnant I don't know what's wrong with me
    BlondieBabyMwahX BlondieBabyMwahX 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate that I am so crazy about you. I hate when you are so open. I hate that you are perfect. I hate that you are so adorably quirky. I hate that I know you like peanut butter. I...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Once upon a time there was a woman who believed in being polite and respectful, besides sincere to everyone she met and talked with...not only in real life but on the internet...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    With the exception of Romance, I will read just about anything. I love words!
    SameOldLoneliness SameOldLoneliness 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Pressed for Time? How to Stay Fit Even When You're BusyLife gets busy. In an attempt to deal with all of your responsibilities, you may feel like putting your exercise routine on...
    kalopez101 kalopez101 22-25, F Nov 24

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    Maybe you can tell me what part of the book I am. I'm not really sure which chapter you commenced at...Perhaps it was the Introductory as you wanted to find out all about who I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 5

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    Okay..I believe some of you probably have reads my last(and first) story. so...I have say it,I want to become a nun. But before you think that i was a Bible freak, I'm not used to...
    Karin2323 Karin2323 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The popularity of "I Want to Improve the Experience Project" speaks volumes: there is a LOT of room for improvement. With the speed at which technology is developing, there is no...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I get friend requests almost daily by people that obviously never read my profile. I'm not that great a person and I have a lot of personal issues- including self-esteem(obviously...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 2

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    At first, you don't want to get out of the car. When you accepted my invitation, you didn't really expect it to happen. How did you even get here, the trip seems a blur. As you...
    Dave34S Dave34S 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I've wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember. I had to read an hour a day from the age of 5, thanks to my dad, and that made me love books. I loved it because of the...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I am a woman 2. I am 24 years old 3. I live in the United States 4. I have one sibling – an older sister 5. I enjoy cooking 6. I like to eat healthy 7. I like making hemp...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Even throughout my rocky two year relationship, the feeling that this man is the one has not left me. He's definitely not ready for commitment, due to my past with my male friends...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Nov 23

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    reading this would do as well!. lol u know there are times I feel like I see how much uve done for me. but heres the thing. who got me to begin this journey? ME! whos pushed...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 24

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    It's been a few months since I checked my EP Mail and when I opened it today I had 33 unread messages. Wow, I thought to myself, people must really be identifying with my stories...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy 70+, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 6 days ago

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    This is an unusual hobby, but I read the Quran and listen to recitations of it in Arabic. Several years ago, I became somewhat fascinated with Quranic script, and I slowly taught...
    stevebakr stevebakr 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can't believe there is an EP group for this!!! I don't believe in heaven.. or hell....I don't believe in the devil... I don't believe that nature is where we live after we die or...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been married to my wonderful, amazing husband for almost two years now and we have been together for 5. I love him with all my heart and divorce is not an option with us...
    cowinapartyhat cowinapartyhat 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well it looks like it's happening, after the last few weeks of hell, barely speaking, just floating past each other with no connection, hubby is going to his friends over the...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F Dec 2

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    I am currently reading Missing 411 (my main book) and Day Break by Mary Summer Rain, as well as a Survival Book, and a book about the Sacred Path. I tend to read at least 4 books...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I want a tattoo and have set a date of mothers day. While the pain from child birth is still somewhat fresh I want to do it so maybe it wont hurt as bad as that did LMAO. Anyways...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Care to Read me Like an Open Book Run your fingers through my pages like an avid reader would. Gaze upon the story laid before you, As if all your inquiries can be answered...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Dec 9

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