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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...
    MissMyah MissMyah 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 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...
    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...
    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 10, 2007

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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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    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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    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...
    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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    Currently reading one of the Rebus books by Ian Rankin. No great challenge, but immense fun to read, and it reminds me of my time in Edinburgh.
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