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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I like to read, in fact I love it. It's when I have my head inside a book that I feel most alive inside, as the words and the images they convey take me to places I would never...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

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    I think everyone should read these books... These books are some classics... that will change your life, and how you view the world, your self, others, life, etc. 1. "Think and...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have read a little every day out loud since Jackson was conceived. Since he was born, I feel like he knows my voice and almost understands a little faster. Along with all the...
    PandorasDream PandorasDream 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I said something to a girl here on EP who was a good friend and she got upset and deleted her account. I didn't know she was upset because she didn't reply. I got on the next day...
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    1/I talk a load of rubbish 2/I have eyes like chocolate buttons 3/I love listening to Sam Smith and Bruno Mars 4/ I can snaffle a whole pack of jaffa cakes to myself 5/I love...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I usually don't have the time for it but today I just kicked back n spent the whole day reading! <3 I've been meaning to read looking for Alaska for ages now n I just finished...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    1. I’m a 17 year old girl going into my senior year. 2. I’m 5 ft 6,” and I have dark brown eyes and wavy hair. 3.I have yet to meet someone that has said/spelled my name...
    mairesequin mairesequin 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    THE NAME OF THE WIND, PATRICK ROTHFUSS. A person I met online suggested this book to me, saying "it's like reading poetry in every sentence", and I have to agree with him. I have...
    Magneshium Magneshium 26-30, F 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    As part of my renewing experience one of my goals has been to reread the classics to reflect on the change in my perspective from the first time I've read them. I've already gone...
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I need to start reading more, any book recommendations? Mystery, suspense, horror, fantasy, classics. Anything along those lines.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The perfect relationship to me would be something not to serious. Something where I could do what I still wanted to do during the day but come home and just know that the person I...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I just bought the 40 rules of love, can't wait to get started !! Anyone else read that book? Share opinions plz without spoilers
    GEsmeralda GEsmeralda 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Back to the street where we began Feeling as good as lovers can, you know Yeah we're feeling so good Pickin’ up things we shouldn’t read It looks like the end of history as we...
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    Future consequence July 17, 3:00am It was just before 3:00am and the citizens of Manhattan where in panic, they team scared into their homes frighted of the events to come...
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    It seems I have to add another post. I would think these things would be common sense. Do not add me if you are a collector of females. I am a female but I find it insulting that...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I'm going to share 100 mostly useless facts about myself. 1. I am a night owl. 2. I am a morning person. 3. It's afternoons that I don't do so well with. 4. It is not possible...
    RaTEARSin RaTEARSin 22-25, F Jun 30

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    1. I played soccer for almost 7 years 2. I'm gonna be a freshman in high school next year 3. I met Little Mix 4. I met Bethany Mota 5. I'm going to a One Direction concert...
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 5

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebookcom/FavorUponYou When I write about my journey to #Islam, the first thing I have to say is that I was "lucky" that not so many...
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    1. Your username? SensitiveSelf. 2. How long have you been a member of EP? A year and a bit. I first joined in April 2013, but I've been on different accounts over the year. 3...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 Jul 5

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    The LOVE of a BROTHER.. Note: ( this story was shared to me by a friend and i'm so touched. I just want to share this story to all of you. long story but worth reading, promise...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 6

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    I just started reading 'Wake' by Amanda Hocking. I'm actually re-reading it because it's really good and I bought book 2 and 3 of the series. I read the first book last year so I'm...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I think I am ready to close a few chapters in my life and start some new ones. I've been shooting up meth less frequently lately due to a few bad experiences. Wether it was...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Because my future will not be like my past. I cannot let it be like today has been, how the next days will unfortunately also be like. Because I just want to be happy. I don't...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I've been using a tarot journal while on my journey to understanding and reading the cards better. I must say it does wonders for me. I record interesting spreads, ideas...
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F Jul 15

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    I want a baby. I feel empty, lost and desperately unhappy without one. But my bf isn't ready. I've said I'll drop it, not mention it again, as he said we can talk about it in two...
    joules1993 joules1993 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My name is Kyle. Im a 24 year old underwear crossdresser from the UK. Im straight and have no thoughts , desires or fantasies about other men. Im not homophobic. Just not...
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    This getting lost in a world of linear tracking is really getting on my nerves. Here is a completely unorthodox thought about how the EP site might be organized. Instead of...
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    Short story: I only have 18 books left to read this summer so I want help choosing more. Long story: last January I went on a "book spree" at powells book store in oregon, with $1...
    VaguePseudonym VaguePseudonym 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We are market leaders in the WA area for the design and construction of pre-fabricated flat pack kit homes and professional properties working with SIPs.The group at WA Housing...
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    I'm very seriously glad no one can read my thoughts. More often than not they head towards the weird dark humour thoughts I tend to have a lot. Then again, I don't think I'd want...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    First off, thank you for taking the time out of your busy EP schedule to read my profile.I always appreciate it when people read what I have written and comment.I am on EP to...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I get frusrated so often when i write. My mind and heart says one thing but my hands are like a different part of me.like someone else body hooked to my brain. Some zombie or...
    WildSherry13 WildSherry13 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    there should be something like 40 or so, cause 100 is madness couldn't find something like i Want to Share 10 or 20 Things About Me and i don't want to i just think i should (1...
    tolazytothinkofagoodname tolazytothinkofagoodname 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    I thought it was about time that I make an updated version of my "I check out your profile before I add you" story, here it is: If you add me, I'll probs poke around your profile...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 8 Responses Jun 26

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    Okie lets begin Im jake, no I aint tellin you my last name. Im 17, at the moment. Almost 18. Hmm, I dont feel like sharing my birthdate :L Now, I dun want dis to discourage...
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