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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Yes ok! I read it. So what? It may be badly written but hey I can have fantasies. Lol I'm exploring. It's a good "I can't go to sleep so I'll just pass the time with erotica" kind...
    JessicaTacos JessicaTacos 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm reading The Holocaust Diaries by: Nonna Bannister . It's really good and so far I'm breezing through it .
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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.
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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...
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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 Dec 12

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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    Someone I loved dearly left me when I wasn't expecting it. I want to rip his mo-hawk out, a great big handful and stuff it in his mouth, along with most of my fist. I want to beat...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 Dec 13

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    I Fell In Love Once, Or What I Thought Was Love. For 7 Years I Was The Happiest Guy In The Entire World. I Loved The Feeling Of Actually Being Needed By Someone, The Feeling Of...
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    my husband says he doesn't want to be married and needs space. he is never home anymore. I have been trying to move on. by making guy friends online. I don't really want to I just...
    martino25 martino25 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs 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...
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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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    I am always told I take the Bible to literal ,,that it is a good story book written and perverted by men ,,, to some extent I agree ,,but in those pages are prophecies Christ...
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    The hunt It's been about three weeks since Zephyr came home to his family in London. Since his visit he's been catching up with his eight younger brothers and sisters, his close...
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    Hey, I have been re-reading some of my stories that I have posted on this website since I was 18 and I've also been reading all of the positive comments and support that you guys...
    GG1234 GG1234 18-21, M Dec 13

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    I can remember the enjoyment of reading dating back when I was around the age of 5. My parents would buy me books to read to me at bedtime and I can remember being so engrossed in...
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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
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    I want nothing more than to find an old fashioned man. One who would want me barefoot and pregnant at home cooking and cleaning and as soon as one baby would come out of me, he...
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    I just had a rough experience with ep...so i had create a new profile, I have lied and hid between the real world and this web sight. Now i just want to be myself. I am open minded...
    Onlyoneme18 Onlyoneme18 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    Black Friday? Wot’s that all abaht then? Said in ones best cockney accent. For decades, we in the UK, have been bombarded by all kinds of influences from our American cousins...
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    Hi all , This is just a glimpse of what it really means when we say that " I want to be special to Someone " ; The feeling or just a thought of being special to someone gives a...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I READ the RULES AND REGULATIONS THE STIPULATIONS ETC AND I AM CONFUSED WHY MY STORY WAS BANNED. LET ME START AT THE BEGINNING.... I created a group called * I think Latgalian...
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