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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1)I'm 5-4",130lbs,black eyes,black hair,Indian origin woman,Indian here mean India . 2)I am usually not very good at starting conversation,but once I open up I am fun loving and...
    dawnordusk dawnordusk 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    There are so many people in this group and I want to do something, a sort of specialty group within. I have many reading goals and reading with a group or partner can help me stay...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have two spreadsheets. I'm far from anal. It's just easier to keep track of things on my computer. One list is for library audio books that are in a series, and which library...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I am ready to settle down, get married, and start a family. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF I was born, raised, and educated in Cincinnati. I am an honest, loyal, optimistic, outgoing...
    MrRustyShackleford MrRustyShackleford 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    So practiced this time with everyone there. It is such a nice set of songs. A lot of oldies and classics. They have us do some songs for every part of the wedding.
    hawaiiankine hawaiiankine 26-30 Aug 27

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    Maybe it's in the answer I'm asking, "...about that change I want to MAKE in my life, not see happening." I guess it's a pretty passive way of expressing my will to do something...
    xnstxncts xnstxncts 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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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 Aug 19

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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 Aug 19

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    I'm not ready yet. My story I hide it unless you go to school with me and my family You should already know. Everyone else I'm not ready to say anything
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am codependent and have been for as long as I can remember. I am the "rescuer" type of codependent. I genuinely do love helping others out, however, I take it to the extent of...
    mandypandi mandypandi 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm in the middle of so many books right now -.- It's like I stopped reading when I started my job and haven't picked them back up. I'm reading Allegiant by Veronica Roth, The Book...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Velassaru’s glistening Seaside and bright turquoise lagoon create a significant ‘wow’ aspect on arrival. The vacation resort has a slightly younger vibe and it...
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    Horrible interface The concept of the site is great, but the interface breaks a lot of usability standards. - On the stories page of a profile, what is the purpose of the page...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I like to hunt , fish, read, draw, laugh. My passion is soccer. I love to dream. I'm independent, which being a girl, is sometimes hard for others to hang around. I want to make...
    PinKrossbow PinKrossbow 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    who wants to control my bladder im ready for a challenge!
    Ash4love123 Ash4love123 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My name is Chris. I'm 14 in my Freshmen year of High School. I have long brown hair blue-green eyes. I'm 5 foot 9. I weigh about 167 pounds working to get that number lower. I like...
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    I've been struggling with forgetting him. He's a Marine. He was deployed.. I waited, I supported him and I was loyal. I was in a serious car accident that left me in the hospital...
    flutterby0913 flutterby0913 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Reading a book called 101 lies men tell women has anyone else read it?
    gardenfun777 gardenfun777 51-55, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    As I been with you for a couple of months now, I can't help but put a BIG smile on my face. Looking back at all the laughter we shared, the day we both laughed so hard over...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Someone to abstract about art and movies with. Preferably someone older. Someone who makes art and is well read. Can laugh at a ****** up scene in a movie and can recommend weird...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have no control over what thoughts, pop in my head. I have incredibly mean, sarcastic, even vile things pop in there sometimes. Sometimes they come out of nowhere, I have no idea...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    If anyone is reading this, hi!
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Knowing someone is one thing. But knowing their story is another chapter of life waiting to be read.
    mezzymii mezzymii 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Well now I'm gonna be up all night reading :D
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Just finished reading about the Derek Bentley case, Let him have it. So sad should never of happened.
    waterdale waterdale 46-50, M 27 mins ago

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    Ughh I wanna keep reading but I'm sooooo tired!!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 23 mins ago

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    TAROT’s SHOCKING NEWS! I have a Mauritian friend of mine, she works as a beautician, but that it's not really what she wants to pursue in life. What she REALLY wants to do is...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    Me  2 hrs ago So what do you think of the Fall?I sent you the link to Mr Pharmacist one of their many songs.http://annotatedfall.doomby.com/pages/the-annotated...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    1. I am a born again christian who recognizes God as my Heavenly Father and Creator and Jesus Christ as my savior. 2. I'm not a fan of breakfast food. The smell of breakfast food...
    ariahphantom ariahphantom 18-21, F Aug 25

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    The New Equal Rights Law (A Dream I Have) Part 9 After a very productive lunch I returned to my office to interview my potential admins. Janice had provided a readable copy of...
    slipgirl274 slipgirl274 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I did when I was young. Those "childhood" happy times.. I ended up hospitalized a few times and tried committing suicide multiple times. I tries to hurt myself and cut a line...
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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
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    I'm extremely depressed because my fiancé isn't ready to have a baby yet. We are getting married next year and I have had baby fever for over 4 years now. I am 21 he is going to...
    LovelyLuna253 LovelyLuna253 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I love reading. I usually read epic fantasy novels but lately I've been wanting to read books with a bit more meat to them. I read The Flipside of Feminism and would like to find...
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    1. What is your name? Siim 2. How old are you? 21 3. Are you sure? Not quite. But it is according to my birth sertificate. 4. What is your earliest memory? Christmas. Bag full of...
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    I want to meet someone new and awesome. I want to go on dates with him. I want him to hold my hand. I want to kiss him. So that the next day I can continue to replay our first kiss...
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    1. People on here call me Zuzu, which is a shortened form of my real name that very few people know. You can either call me that or anything else, I don't mind! 2. I'd like it if...
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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
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