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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I adore reading. I finally have broken down and started to read 50 shades of gray. I woke up this morning with my clothes on my glass of wine still next to me, book in my hand and...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Reading is my absolute life and passion. I believe that I would be a shell of person without books. They have been the building blocks of knowledge and imagination for thousands of...
    GloriousGrey GloriousGrey 18-21, F 12 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 Jul 18

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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 Jul 23

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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 1 Response Jul 24

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    Here we go, maybe I can think of 100 things. 1. I was born in Houston. 2. I have lived my whole life in the same small town of 1200 people. 3. I was put up for adoption at 3...
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    I absolutely love to read. It keeps you away from the real world an brings you to the book. I love to get to know the characters. I have over 800 books in my library and read...
    BookWorm333 BookWorm333 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I've been reading lots of English books to improve my English. I'm fortunate to have lived in England in a city called Brighton, where I studied fine art. I took a photography...
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    As far as I know, it is far more enjoyable to read a book than to watch a movie version of it. Most of the times movies based on books don't do justice to the story. And even if...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Just because I'm here doesn't mean I'm looking for a fling. EP is for support and sharing, not hookups. Do that somewhere else. I'm not a dating service! If I tell you I'm not...
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    So there's this guy, we had a thing(like bf and gf)but not anymore. And then i learned recently that my friend (lets call her ANA) has a thing for him AGAIN. In case it's a bit...
    greyxx greyxx 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm not the kind of people who gifted for astral projection ability. I found it's so hard to do it. I have read many threads and books during this year, I have tried many...
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    This is the cluster of thoughts that go on in my head on a day to day basis. Feeling helpless, lost, alone, angry and bitter for so many different reasons. Hurt so very hurt for...
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    I started practising tarot because I wanted to further my spiritual connection. I've had messages from the other side come through a couple of times while doing someone's tarot and...
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    I'm too embarrassed or horrified about myself to really tell many people about what's in my head. I'm a very sexualized person and my mind is almost always on sex. The funny thing...
    SuzyB00 SuzyB00 22-25, F 11 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This is a big thing for me as the only person who knows is my boyfriend. But I really struggle to read to the point where I can get emotional and angry. Im really trying to learn...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Every now and again I log in to see if anything is going on. I go down my list of friends to see what they've been up to. For the last six months or so I've been reading, "No...
    damselfly damselfly 46-50, F 7 hrs ago

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    I've been confessing to my crushes now I asked myself this, why am I confessing to them when 'I am not ready for a relationship'... But I've matured since then and right now I've...
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't even want to be.... All of the past one have ended in disaster... So forever alone!!!! Woooo
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Definitely on my mind a lot. Not sure why. I personally don't even think I'm ready for a boyfriend.
    xNickDavidx xNickDavidx 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    The Book Thief is one of the saddest and most amazing books I have ever read.
    followyouintothedark102 followyouintothedark102 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    About 4 weeks after the photo in my 1st post was taken I have taken these...How far do i look? Still 4 to 5 months? Or have I gotten bigger?My mom saw my bloated belly this past...
    MJ123321 MJ123321 22-25, F 2 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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    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...
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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...
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    I believe in love and could have posted this under that, but the real experience I'm having now is understanding why I am not ready for love. How do I know I'm not ready? That is...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is the new and improved version of this story. I would have just edited the existing one, but it constantly set of the wonderful EP filters for some reason. I have thought on...
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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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    I want your advise. You, the reader of my many posts . I'm thinking of writing a novel. Hopefully a best seller. It maybe a murder. It will of course contain lots of what I write...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
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