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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 26, 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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    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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    1)I'm 5-4",130lbs,black eyes,black hair,Indian origin woman,Indian here mean India . 2)I am usually not very good at starting conversation,but once I open up I am fun loving and...
    dawnordusk dawnordusk 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I guess it's not really a "book" though is it? It's just when I try reading and actual book or on the computer I just get to distracted and can't focus. I blame my ADHD for that...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have many strange thoughts in my mind. It is worth to ask, how I create this thoughts ... anyway, I am glad no one can read it, lol. Ofcourse if you want t know about it, I can...
    Pervysage90 Pervysage90 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm not sure if I'm really glad about this. I am sometimes, but not always. My huge problem is the way I think. The way I think about people and their opinions (about me...
    Wejlo Wejlo 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Any other lovers of the black and white/ color movies from the 30s40s50s era? If you can only name the Wizard Of Oz, Casablanca and Gone With The Wind please move on. I am not...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Her words were life-changing. If only I read them.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 8 hrs ago

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    I hear you say "Hey, Vess!" My brain scatters and my thoughts shatter, as I turn around to see who it is. Oh, it's you. The girl who was in my classes every year since grade 7...
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    TAROT’s SHOCKING NEWS! I have a Mauritian friend of mine, she works as a beautician, but that it's not really what she wants to pursue in life. What she REALLY wants to do is...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    I love reading. I usually read epic fantasy novels but lately I've been wanting to read books with a bit more meat to them. I read The Flipside of Feminism and would like to find...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    1. What is your name? Siim 2. How old are you? 21 3. Are you sure? Not quite. But it is according to my birth sertificate. 4. What is your earliest memory? Christmas. Bag full of...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I love reading to the little ones. Their little faces light up and they get all excited. I remember that feeling when mum or dad got a story. I think every child should have that...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A spiritual war is coming brothers and sisters. We need to fight the good fight! They are bringing a holocaust to our nation, and to the world. We will be betrayed by our own...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Destruction of previous individual austerity 286) 24th December, 1977, Thursday . Place : Makardah. Early morning dream: One unknown boy came to me with a message...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Sep 2

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    I would strongly recommend to everyone that you read this message before you add me to your circle. I am already in a relationship with my boyfriend David and if you want to friend...
    Jenniferlovesex666 Jenniferlovesex666 18-21, T 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Are you tired of disappointing first dates with men who seem good on paper but not great face-to-face? Are you sick of terrible relationships that leave you feeling less than...
    chloeloveactually chloeloveactually 26-30, F Sep 8

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    1. My name is Lynette 2. I was born in South Africa 3. I lived in New Zealand for 6 years 4. I live in Perth, Western Australia 5. My favourite colour is green 6. I play the...
    lennyera lennyera 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE--Segment from last "Eye of the Storm" radio broadcast"GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE"Huh? How can that be? Is it not an oxymoron...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    you know why I don't like reading so much and this reading culture? First I think the writer is not smarter than me, I don't have to be told what to do to start thinking or doing...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I am in search of something that has no way of being tracked down Something I could never buy Something that sends MY MIND BODY & SOUL into a special dimension They say It...
    UnalteredEmotions UnalteredEmotions 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I'm a Leo 2. I am a book worm 3. My favourite books are Hush Hush and Thrown of glass 4. I am 17 years young 5. I love wolves 6. I am very creative 7. I am an aunty to seven 8...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Since my girlfriend and I broke up, I have to give her 30 days to move out of the apartment. So, I'm staying at a friends house for the next month bc she has no family here. I'm so...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F Sep 2

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    My bf is ready, and I mean I'm kinda ready. I have my college degree, he is close to his. But.. Idk i just want to do it proper. Give my children a good role model and something to...
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    I may or may not accept you. It depends on how interested you are in me, and whether or not you care if I take interest in you. I can easily tell the difference between those who...
    DenverChild DenverChild 18-21, F Sep 13

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    I don't like to read on the computer or with electronics, I've had to before when lookin for manga but I'd rather read a paper or hard back. just seems more fun, to sit an turn the...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    send me a message introducing yourself and why you want to add me. There's no point in randomly accepting invitations from people I have nothing in common with. A good start is to...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M Sep 14

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    Hey I'm Miriam or Mim, I really want to meet new people, preferably with some of the same interests as me? But I'll take what I can get... I mean everyone's interesting in their...
    mimxx mimxx 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 15

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    I do. If you really want to tell your story then I would like to hear it, but that is not why I'm writing this. And I'm not even writing this to tell my story. I have one but it's...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I am ready to settle down, get married, and start a family. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF I was born, raised, and educated in Cincinnati. I am an honest, loyal, optimistic, outgoing...
    MrRustyShackleford MrRustyShackleford 22-25, M Sep 18

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    Can't everything just reset to like it was when I first signed on here? : ( Unfortunately it can't. Most people here are relentless in their hate, arrogance, rudeness and trolling...
    AnnTeresaRhodes AnnTeresaRhodes 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    If you don't know me, I'm Jordan and I am 15 and bi. I also live in New Zealand, which is a great place. I'm really fun to be with too. I'm normally a cheerful, funny and bright...
    JordanfromNZ JordanfromNZ 13-15, M 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Hi i recently found out my partner has been seeking erotic stories from ransoms behind my back. He finally divulged that he prefers reading about sex rather than having sex...
    Vicclaire Vicclaire 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    When I was younger I avoided reading. I never wanted anyone to feel I was a nerd. Even though I was. My grades never showed that because I was trying to be one of the bad boys...
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    It started about when I was in 5th grade when me and my mom had nooks and her stories transferred to mine which ended up being the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy. I read the first story...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My husbands kids want to eat all day long. I know they are young and growing but every five minutes I hear I want nummies coming from a five yr old daughter and a two yr old little...
    hart1012 hart1012 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My 100 Answers To Pass The Time 1. Name? PopcornForDinner 2. Male or female? Female 3. Were you named after anyone? No 4. Does your name mean anything? That's what I often ate...
    PopcornForDinner PopcornForDinner 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'll only ever have one true friend... The only one who's been there for me when I felt weak, who's got my back, who's always been at my side, who never talks back at me. The...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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