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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 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) 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 11 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    When will this living hell end! I've developed so many personalities I don't even know my own anymore. There are so many voices in my head I can barely hear my own screaming from...
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    "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave", by Dave Pelzer. I read these when I was in high school and I've never forgotten them. Before I read those books, I...
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    It's been a long road of many ups and downs. The excitement of the hopes and maybes. The sadness of the what ifs and negative results. All the work put in to eat this and that...
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    Books are one of the most amazing means of escape we can have, I love reading but I go through phases of reading solidly for days throughout my free time or I read sporadically...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    'These is my words' by Nancy E Turner! The most amazing book I've ever read!.and I've re-read it about 5 times over! Every time I sob, even though I know what's coming! There's two...
    Shrimpyprincess Shrimpyprincess 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to kill myself. I don't want to talk about it. I don't want help. I sure as hell don't want to read about how everything is going to get better or how everything happens for...
    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Here's a story about books since three years ago. When I was 12 years old, I was in year 7! I got A's on my report card for Maths, Science and History. But I only got C's for...
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    The Numerology of the 15 Birth Day In psychic readings, in essence you are a 6 which nurtures and cares for others. In reality you are a 1 & 5: this is a combination for warm and...
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    When I was younger, I was quite the reader. My favorite series was Shivers. I read all of the books in the series. It was a lot like Goosebumps. Every time I went to town with my...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Post 003 Just a note: I am going to start looking at passages from the bible for 2 main reasons. First, to show everyone I can what an evil and heinous entity god is and secondly...
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    Makeba : my story * deep sigh** I love that book , when I read that book it touched my soul , I was crying and reading , reading and crying , that book just inspired me beautiful...
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    I'll try to make this short and simple for those of who do not like to read long paragraphs. I'm writing my story because it has been locked up inside of me for so long. I want to...
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    Called Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. I love love love Lisa Kleypas' books theyre just so emotionally provocative. Then again this is the first book I have read since I was 16...
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I am getting to the point where I am starting to feel "iffish" about having people add me to their circle. Of course I avoid adding people to mine for that very reason, as well as...
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    I've decided to update my "terms and conditions" to make anyone who reads this more aware of what I am about. Firstly, I am not happy with the way teenagers are treated here...
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    I used to be a little book worm like my mom when I was younger but after a while as I got older I just stopped reading. Mostly because I didn't have a library card for the states I...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    1.Who is your hero? Cancer patients who refuse to give up. 2.If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Somewhere on the Northeastern Seaboard (Maine, Cape Cod, etc.) 3.What...
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