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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I adore reading. I finally have broken down and started to read 50 shades of gray. I woke up this morning with my clothes on my glass of wine still next to me, book in my hand and...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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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 Jul 23

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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 1 Response Jul 24

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    I like reading romantic, non fiction, teen fiction, action and sometimes drama or even classics
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    1) I like to be myself and absolutely hate hypocrites 2) Love sport and athletics big time 3) Appreciate smart and confident women and love speaking to them 4) I can be...
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    Hello, I would like to do more and explore things. In order to do that company is probably necessary for me. I am somewhat cultured, intellectual and retiring. I am a recent...
    666obviously 666obviously 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I love classics, Hawthorne, Voltaire, Steinbeck, Salinger, Shakespeare, Dante... are my favorite authors. I love their passion for writing and thoughts about life :D
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sunset Boulevard, definitely! I love classics!
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    “It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past...
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    1. I liked the movie "Steel Magnolias" there, I said it. 2. My eyes seem to change colors between varying shades of blue and green. 3. I love music. But, when I listen, I get so...
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    Not just for potential circle friends but to anyone reading this profile I want to say a few things. I use EP mainly as a form of catharsis, so I like to be candid. The stories I...
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    I have been looking for nice news stories to read, fun news stories too. I didn't read it but I am shocked at what a news writer apparently felt was news: Justin Bieber shaving his...
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    My Chi Chi gets out the hospital today. She was premature and.its been a long 8 weeks. I'm glad she's better and can come home but I'm so scared for her. Her father is pretty...
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    I want someone to love and want to be loved. Someone I can talk to and connect with on different levels. I dont care if its long distance or not, I'm just ready for my queen.
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    :L Me and my step brother have had a very complicated relationship (romantic/sexual) in the past, but it stopped (please look at my other posts for further details on that)Anyway...
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    I love to read a lot! I am a fan of all books! I tend to read anything from biographies to racy books! Would love to hook up with some readers as well.
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    I've wanted to experience making love to a virgin all my life and be the one to make it happen, but wasn't able to find someone to experience it with.. Just being that person that...
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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
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    sometimes i focus my mind on this one thought: i know you can read my mind !!!! that way if anyone really can read my mind i will have trapped them.
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    It's so basic but so complex, the powerful tingly feel of her warm and silky smooth body and feeling you're in a utopia when you lie there not a care in the world not even really...
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    My love, my love is ripe Ready for harvest But locked up, like a girl in a tower in an ancient myth. But the girl is a woman And the woman knows that time waits for no one. She...
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    I love to read :) any type of books fiction non fiction harry potter, lord of the rings (didnt know those were based on a actual book/just watch the movies) twilight I read 1-3...
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