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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    dawnordusk dawnordusk 31-35, F 5 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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    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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    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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    One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors Jennifer Echols is called The Boys Next Door. Even though Emblem3's song Chloe is from a guy to a girl about her and her...
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    I have tons of books I can talk about. The books I get are fun but packed with life lessons and positive inspiration. I like to be educated when I read but it also has to be fun...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    Yeah there's a few of those. I heartily recommend AN EVIL CRADLING by Brian Keenan. An Irish university lecturer out in Lebanon teaching English during the civil war of the 1990's...
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    I've spent way to much of my time on him. All he ever does is hurt me, and the few good times don't make up for all the bad. I'm getting to old for childish romances, I want...
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    Reading "Brown Penny" always warms my heart. Every word washes over me. Leaving me hopeful that love is still there. Even through everything that has happened and yet to. I should...
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    i read to kill a mockingbird recently and i loved it so much
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