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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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    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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    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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    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.
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 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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    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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    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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    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'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
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    Forgot to post this last night, you know who u are :) Not one but 3 for you <3 "Drowning, just as fast as I can. But don't throw me a line, don't reach out your hand. 'Cause...
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    1. My son is 22, and in the Air Force. He's the only family I have, and I miss him so much it hurts into my soul. 2. I've been divorced for several years. 3. I finally started...
    zoe1969 zoe1969 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Why is it that people can't read a simple comment? I know YouTube is primarily a video sharing site and not really a comment first kind of site but it's helpful to read comments...
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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have meet a girl on here, if she reads this I hope she knows I am referring to her as I respect her will not mention her name. I really like talking with her on here hope to...
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    I wanted to post about something that I find a lot of interest in, but I can't seem to get up the courage to do so. it's not anything bad or crazy - nothing like that - but I don't...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 15 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    1. My name is Ann but you can call me as Anna or Annie. 2. I'm an introvert. 3. My favourite colour is blue. 4. I'm in college. 5. My favourite food is pasta. 6. I love to read...
    AnnPe AnnPe 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    And we plan to start trying in October, but what do I do about my mother in law? We've gotten into actual arguments about it. She says SHE'S "not ready" for grand children. And I...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 22 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Most of us have friends and anyone can have one. But what is friendship? Friendship is the relationship between friends and that creates closeness and bonds. We all have different...
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    I've missed out on so many opportunities to meet new people and do things completely out of my comfort zone, which are good for me, all because I have he worst anxiety around a...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    i wish i could find my dream girl already who loves me for me and who will push her cute little tummy out for me all the time while we cuddle or even while shes just walking thru...
    garrett1990 garrett1990 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    i wish i could find my dream girl already who loves me for me and who will push her cute little tummy out for me all the time while we cuddle or even while shes just walking thru...
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    Reading is my escape from the real world.
    TearsofaWolf TearsofaWolf 13-15, F 3 Responses 53 mins ago

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    My Walk Alone---- Preface-- This is a continuation of the story, or plays around the story of "New Year's Day Walk " (not currently posted) and it's sequel "Our Last Walk...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 Response Feb 18

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    Hey, I really need some suggestions!! So I have recently come across a really cool quote by George R.R. Martin, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I read many books on Kindle and I have written a few too, just published two and am working on a third.    Writing is something that is relatively new in my life. I spent...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hi , my names Kevin I came out to my family when I was 12 I'm now 16 so far they are supportive with it using the right name and calling me by the right gender but there are a few...
    KevinV98 KevinV98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I have enough stories on EP to define me 80%, but not too many people read. There is an entire Encyclopedia of me here, so I get annoyed with the "Tell me about yourself" messages...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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    Do you know anything about eating well? Have you ever had a plan for nutrition? Are you entirely confident that you're getting everything that you want? If these questions baffle...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I was asked this great question and wanted to share this with all of you: I was wondering. One of my friends on here says "why not choose to be happy?" I totally get that. Because...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I found out about BDSM through books. Novels, short stories mostly. Actually, i have yet to read male Doms and female subs stories. The e reads are all m/m genre. Several times i...
    zalynnzach zalynnzach 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am sick of being single. The biggest problem is that I hate going places where it is likely to meet someone. I don't really drink, hate loud noise, can't dance, and am not...
    Stongarn Stongarn 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Ok, so here goes. If you are no stranger to my stories you might already know some of these facts about me. But if you are new to this site or just came across me and my story at...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    If you could read my thoughts, you'd know that I really liked you. If you could read my thoughts, you'd know that it really hurt me when you said you wanted her instead. If you...
    msebok msebok 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Dear EP I am on the EP website instead of the usual "me too" app. I just took a look at my circle's activity on the home page. There are 16 posts and 6 of those are mine telling me...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    Living in this world can be so difficult. I'm sure so many people could agree with me but many of you can relate to how it feels to live with Borderline Personality Disorder. Some...
    LadyAmbrosia LadyAmbrosia 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I have done this once before, and I have to say it was quite an awesome experience (I even recorded it). I was working on my final paper for university and was reading through...
    eternalnyte42 eternalnyte42 26-30, M Feb 4

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    Experience Project has a great platform and it becomes better with time. We live in a society where the last few years, one's freedom of voice has almost been decimated on news...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    1. I'm 16 (liable to change). 2. I'm terrified of spiders. 3.I want to be a virologist. 4. I love science. 5. However my greatest ambition is to help people. 6. I have severe...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    my ritual to find a perfect book : go to the library and pick random titles, read the brief description at the back of the cover and the biography of the author, pick a random page...
    SabiDarrio SabiDarrio 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Okay it wasn't a book it was a blog but my cousin read it like last year and told me to read it and It was so sad DX The blogs like a diary in a way and it's written by a girl who...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Feb 7

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    I tell someone at school that I hate reading and I'm told "You just don't have an imagination!" Actually it's the complete opposite. It takes me an hour to read 10 pages. When I...
    Mastixz Mastixz 13-15, M Feb 15

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