Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Want to Read the Classics

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    This is an interesting group to read through. Seeing what people say about themselves is always an interesting mental exercise. 1. I am a big dude coming in over 5 foot, 20...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want no more than to leave this earth knowing some where someone new me . I guess I start with the fact that a lot has been posted already and I'm not going to rewrite that...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Want To Know These 50 Things These are more than 50. When was the last time you swam in a pool? Last month playing pool volleyball. Do you like to party? No, I do not. If...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone can message me I always here ,ready to listen I will be here for you and if you just want someone to talk to I am here anyone can message me anytime
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm ready to check out. Don't want to stay here anymore
    ElkGroveGuy ElkGroveGuy 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i am into osho....read osho,meditate osho,listen osho...i am just in tune with him
    zeepsea zeepsea 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A father is flying a kite. His son is watching him carefully. After some time, his observant son says, "Dad, because of the string the kite is not able to go any further higher...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Dec 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Allow Stories To Be Linked To Multiple Categories. There is a great temptation for EP members to post duplicates of the same story under multiple categories, too maximize the...
    lifedwg01 lifedwg01 46-50, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey World. I dont know whose reading this. I dont know if anyone will read this. But Im a very curious person and so if you are reading this, please introduce yourself in the...
    StuckBetweenTwoWorlds StuckBetweenTwoWorlds 22-25, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi I do tarot reading readings from the Angels and from faries if anyone wants a reading would love to give one you can just pm me. Just to let you know I do work and I do this as...
    jameswolf1 jameswolf1 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 Response Dec 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Isn't it weird? Out of all the things people can do with their time these days, they choose to read your EP stories. They have countless websites they can visit with tons of...
    paclark paclark 31-35 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Eat, Breathe, Read.As a child I was always delighted in getting a new book or two at Christmas, I love my annuals.Sometimes people saw me reading and would ask if I didn't have...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you're stuck and have no idea why you haven't gained any weight, here are some advice I picked up on my weight gain journey: 1) STOP trying so hard Gaining weight shouldn't...
    JayMaster103 JayMaster103 16-17, M 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel