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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day 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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    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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    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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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    I'm in the car - off to see family. I'm reading a book 😃 its perfect! It has a perfect love story.. I dont want to read further.. Cuz I know It will break my heart and make my...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Want-You-To-Read-This-Before-You-Add-Me-To-Your-Circle/4605379 She really summed it all up:)
    trombonegurl trombonegurl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    1) Babies. 2) Kittens/cats. 3) Flowers. 4) Candles. 5) Perfumes. 6) Baking. 7) Cooking. 8) Sleeping. 9) Reading. 10) Shopping. 11) The sense of achievement at school. 12) Seeing my...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I go on a site called TSP, its basically a chat room to help suicidal people and to change their minds about life. I read a post about a 12 year old named Avery. If you can, please...
    NinnysHeart NinnysHeart 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hello people! Recently I posted a experience on here. It was labeled "I didn't join ep to meet pervs." Now in that post I stated my opinion, many HATED my opinion. Lots of guys...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have wanted to ask my stylist for a women's hair style now for years, but I never seem to work up the nerve. I feel that I need to develop a relationship with her first before...
    tpoh tpoh 46-50, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I wrote 50 random facts about myself last night. and i'm bored so i'm going to write another 50. so um yea... here we go. 51- I have met a lot of bands. 52- 90% of my wardrobe...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I want to read good books.Once I wanted to take up acting but I think I am too shy for that.I once acted in a school play and the lead character forgot his dialogue and I prompted...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep so giving this a try.... 1. My name is Dana (not the American name Day-na i hate it when i get called that! Its more like "Dah-na") 2. My name translates to "the...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 43 mins ago

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    I want to make something clear because some people do not seem to understand. A lot of random people have been messaging me lately, asking for my contact information. It is amusing...
    LoveYouMisterA LoveYouMisterA 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Reading "DRESDEN - 13th February 1945" by Frederick Taylor. Interesting book
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I read the stories of individuals before I respond or message them, the sad thing is few if any of their stories are valid. When you reach out to the writer of the story, they have...
    starroamer starroamer 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    I read whenever I can at home and at school or the park
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I really do. I have ten that I'm reading at the moment, Usually I try and focus on one every couple of days or so, depending on my mood/patience of course.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I find it easier to read in Japanese.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm reading love letters to the dead ❤️
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Still Enjoy Reading Children's Books
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 40 mins ago

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    So I have always been able to read people... their intentions energy and feelings. on top of other things. Everyone that knows and doesnt have these abilities think its amazing and...
    ymoren21 ymoren21 18-21, F 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    I constantly wonder how my life looks in other people’s eyes. Do they think I have it easy? Do they think I have nothing going on for myself? Or are they fascinated with who I am...
    eratosthenes eratosthenes 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Is there any guys from Missouri. That want to chat.
    rainbowluv rainbowluv 13-15 10 hrs ago

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    So tired of creepy, disrespectful men friending me and sending me weird messages. I block and report every single one of you. You and your stupid shirtless pictures and crotch...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    People message me, i want someone to chat/talk dirty with.
    Imsobored123 Imsobored123 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I hate being 17, I'm not ready to grow up and go into the big wide world! I'm not prepared at all I'm scared and worried :'(
    michaelnutty25 michaelnutty25 16-17, M 1 Response 3 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...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 2 days ago

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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 Jul 20

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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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    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 1 day ago

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