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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've loved it a long time. My first real book-that is to say, one that had no real pictures in it that told the whole story, and complex writing inside instead- was The Famous Five...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Oct 26

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    Happy 104th in heaven to one of my favorite actors of all-time Jack Carson. He was a special person and died way too young of stomach cancer at the age of 52. I really miss him...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't know if people will read this but I'm bored!! 1.im 21 2.from Ireland 3.i have 2 half sisters 4.i have one stepmom, a dad, a mom and a man who my mom has been dating for...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I have been going out with this guy for about ten years now and we have bonded quite a lot. We shared our first kiss together when we were 15 on the beach. We went to the same...
    GayChris GayChris 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    1. I have a 3 month old little girl 2. I have a fiance 3. I'm getting married next fall 5. I love animals 6. I love cooking 7. I love the T.V. series Dexter 8. I smoke weed...
    adriana1722 adriana1722 18-21, F Nov 14

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    How to make friends when I am such an introvert. I met an amazing guy in the area I am in, but no one here my age. I KNOW this sounds absolutely superficial, and perhaps even rude...
    GreenPixie0 GreenPixie0 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    MY STORY: Oh, gee, where to start. I have had a good, godly life soon to be surpassing 15 years. God is the creator of the universe, and every single thing in it; God is eternal...
    adventurernumber1 adventurernumber1 13-15, M Nov 1

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    I Believed My Parents & My Elders Told Me The Truth About Who They Were The FOIA has allowed me to access information I did not have as a child. The KGB files have made their way...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    The past year should have been one of the best in my life - It wasn't! I have to admit that I am a bit of a free thinker - what I believe about life, people and how we are meant...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    I really hope that my brother will never see this, you see he doesn't quite think I can do it. I'm studying science though I hate. My parent's aren't making me but it's how our...
    meryemJo meryemJo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    1. I don't find science and spirituality to be irreconcilable. 2. I am a "big picture" thinker and don't like to become boggled down with detail. 3. I like writing theories about...
    starasong starasong 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    and my blog! I am honest to a fault in my stories and blog, and I never delete them. I just spent part of my morning rereading my EP stories. I laughed at some, I rolled my eyes...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Oct 25

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    Back in 2002-2003 I was at my heaviest...weighing in at approx. 320lbs. I was obese...unhappy....lethargic and just living for the selfish reason of excess and self gratification...
    Moonhowler15 Moonhowler15 31-35, M Nov 5

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    My all-time favourite book is a novel called "A Confederacy of Dunces" by a guy called John Kennedy Toole. As a teenager I worked in a bookstore on weekends while still at high...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    My coming out has been a strange experience. I had never had any girlfriends, and I only properly knew I was gay when I was about 14 (I only really found out about this kind of...
    DrCeasium DrCeasium 16-17, M Nov 10

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    "a woman reading" we sit in quiet reflection she reads her french romance novel i do the times crossword i pause to sneak furtive longing filled stares my heart nibbling at her...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Nov 16

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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 6 days ago

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    Understanding the Anger Understanding what anger is. Do we really want to manage our anger...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Please read carefully thanks , First of all my profile is real and it is me i am not displaying my real name as i feel its personal thank you , second i am here to explore certain...
    HIghheels24 HIghheels24 22-25, M Oct 27

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    There are many things that have happened to me, many feelings and thoughts I have been having, many things I've done, that are wrong. I have needed for so long to let go of the...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F Oct 27

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    Indication of austerity of descent and blessings of God 306) 15th July, 1978. Saturday. Early morning dream: A huge multistoried building was visible. The...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Nov 4

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    I think books matter and reading is important. I feel that books have been my friends since my early adult life and my childhood. During the recent years that I struggled with a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 9

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    I haven't read my cards in a while, for fear of what i might see. But last night i was distraught and finally decided to read them. Past. Present. Future. Two of Swords. Three...
    missrng missrng 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I was looking up victorious one day on Google and I came across a story. It was a tandre story (otp at the time) and it was so well written. That story introduced me to the world...
    Ithurtsbutidoitforshrek Ithurtsbutidoitforshrek 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I still haven't been on EP very long, but I have shared a lot of my life story. Today, I would like to share it all. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, but it's never...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F Nov 12

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    So this is something I sent to one of my friends the other night because we had a fight and he didn't believe I truly cared. So I told him stuff about me that was really personal...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    (the spelling of "just" is killing me here. lol) I have changed. ive changed a lot since last yr. January (2014) came and I decided it was time to make a change. time to do what I...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 15 hrs ago

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    If people could read my thoughts I would never Be able to go out in public again. The risk of being around a pregnant woman while she can read my thoughts would be devastating I'd...
    SecretObsessions SecretObsessions 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    From GoodReads:Sharp. objects by Gillian Flynn. (I would love it if EP didn't automatically change capitalizations. Ugh)WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heartWords...
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 36-40, F Oct 26

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    My parents are divorced. I'm an only child (at least I though I was). They were always fighting over me, it is a still ongoing battle. 2 weeks ago I found out that my mum...
    mrsdarcy01 mrsdarcy01 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Oh dear this could take a while lol ok.. 1. I love to talk just as much as I love to listen. So you may get interrupted - but that does not mean that I want you to stop talking...
    Notthatkindofgirl Notthatkindofgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Ive been lonely for a long long LONG time. I want to learn to understand the root cause of why i feel so seperated from everybody and everything. Ive been this way since i was a...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I really want to have kids. And I know I don't want them now but honestly I feel really emotionally ready to have babies. Maybe my hormones are just outta wack but being pregnant...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I love reading to my kids. I've started a while back reading good night stories to my 4 kids but I found it agravating to be constantly interrupted and they were up and about when...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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