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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I LOVE books and reading so much. Funny part, I used to hate reading when I was younger. Mostly when I was forced to. Then I got to junior high and I began loving books. I remember...
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    yesterday, i went out walking. the weather matched my temperament. it was windy. it was gray and cloudy. thunder was rumbling in the stormy clouds. i was the only one out. i have...
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    I am NOT who i wanna BE . I wish I never exist. I don't want to be who I am. I just nee to forget life . I want to run away and be with my friends . I just want something good to...
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    I'm looking for females want to have big family and who are turned on . by pregnancy or impregnation. I prefer submissive girls who want a dominant male, and preferably who are...
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    But how? What exactly is a "better" person? What's the difference between having a "negative" thought and verbally expressing a "negative" thought? What's the difference...
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    Monday, April 27, 2015....Today I'm wearing white Jockey Modern Classics briefs. They're very soft and fit great! I like these a lot better than Jockey's standard Y-front briefs.
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    Feel like I should keep doing this. Tonight it's more of a list of things I'm grateful for. 1. The TV show Undsteable. 2. My husband 3. The fact that my hard work on Sunday...
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    Finished reading my book within 3 days :) I'm pretty happy with myself, but sad that it's over :/ At least I feel more enlightened:D
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    I could literally read all day long.
    Universallytiny Universallytiny 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I just finished a romantic/erotic series Filthy Beautiful Lies, Lust, and Love books 1-3 by Kendall Ryan. I love reading a series.
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    With everything that goes on and has gone on with my family and my sisters... it's a lot of stress. I've been bamboozled and manipulated and taken advantage of so much. I thought...
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    I love coffee shops so much not for the coffee itself as I only have one a day if any, but the atmosphere specially when they are decorated bohemian I like to read when I m there...
    livingtruthfully livingtruthfully 36-40, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    If you're in to fantasy (not the erotic type) go read some of Brent Weeks' and Patrick Rothfuss' stuff. I can assure you they are brilliant authors.
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I love reading the books they are just so funny.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 14 hrs ago

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    I love this site for reading funny stories.
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    Ready to start working... summer job here i come.. and i can get a half day in school because im 16
    babyswag101 babyswag101 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    Time to snuggle down with my Kindle and read a new book
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    I would like to just unload a whole bunch of garbage in my head to someone. I'd do it publicly on here but there are some rude ppl on here based on past experiences. I am also...
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    Hey, Im up for getting to know ppl, so if you are a talker, funny, honest etc. etc. feel free to message me. Please read my profile however, it is easy to tell right off the bat...
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    My husband have me a Paper White Kindle for Christmas the year before last. I'm going to be 45 in July, and I can honestly say that with the exception of the Wonder Woman and...
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    read my profile, it doesnt say i have two sides, kind careing friendly shy insecure honest is one, naughty rude is the other. Hi all message or add me?
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    I am in love with a married woman whom I deeply admire and want to desperately spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this...
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