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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love reading A LOT but the problem is when I go shopping for a good book all I keep finding are those love stories or eroticas what happened to the old classics such as the art...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    From fairy tales to ancient classics our reading preferences keep evolving. What do you think will be the best criteria for rating a book.
    nautilusX nautilusX 22-25, M Apr 14

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    When I was a teenager I truanted a lot in the summertime when the weather was good. It was not that I disliked school particularly, although it was of course rubbish, like most...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm so ready for the day in a great mood have school for once I'm excited can't wait everyone have a good day I love you all
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I finally realized setting healthy boundaries and not sacrificing my resources lead my family to resent me. They made me feel guilty for asking for money they borrowed from me...
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    Sitting here, sitting before the white light of my laptop, eyes staring into the abyss, glazing over as I look not upon it, not at the words I write, but into the vast light. I...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M Apr 1

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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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    This is a work in progress, I will answer them all in time ! You can request questions to be added. 1. Who is your hero? I dont have any "known" people that are my hero, but...
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    I got in the habit of reading as a child. My mother read and she would take my brother and I to the library every couple weeks. We'd get books and we'd read them. my mother read...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Reading is one of my favorite habit. From highschool to college I read different genre of books, but I prefer spiritual books because it inspires me, not just mentally but it...
    22depth 22depth 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    So... I just finished reading The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams. I've never been in love with books about animals... I haven't read books like that since I was in elementary school...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    In my youth I loved to read. I spent a lot of time, at school and elsewhere, between bookshelves with a book in my hands. I was a very active kid, always playing outside and quite...
    AitchKay AitchKay 22-25, M Apr 4

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    Are you interested in psychology but can't decide on which career would fit you the most? Here are some checklists to find out if you're better suited for one field over another...
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    I have been reading a lot about LOA- Law of Attraction and EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques. Both talks about getting clear about what you want and to write it down. I've bee...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 5

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    Here is a bit about me and why I am here. I enjoy getting to know people, but it takes time to build a friendship whether that is online or in the real world. If you want to get to...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I have a series of books. ...it has taken me over 7 years to write it all for the whole series, yet... I don't believe anyone wants to read them. I've never read a book like it or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I wasn't at the age of 19, ready to be a mother. My son is important to me and the bond we share is growing by the day but this is a gift that could have waited to be unwrapped. I...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I have recently been debating whether I should or should not post this on a local dating site. Difficult decision indeed... "Hello, my name IS ANDREW. I am 18 years of age...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M Apr 4

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    To do it. Just what is the point in living anymore if I am not going to have salvation to heaven anyway ? Yup. Here's my point . I don't see how I can ever live a happy life...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I like reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephew. Calmingly taking them on a journey before they reach their slumber. But it also makes me miss what I shared with you. One...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M Apr 6

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    This might seem sad but I've never actually been in a date. I want to k kW what it's like. When I was 16 I lost my virginity because all boys were kinda peer pressured into it...
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm gonna write about 2 books that have made an impact on me! Do Not Harm Life,Death and Brain Surgery By Henry Marsh and Dynamo Nothing is Impossible! Lets start with Do Not Harm...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is a personality test. Choose one and read your result below. Don't take too long in thinking and just choose whatever catches your attention.If you are drawn to 1, Deep Down...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am ready to make my life simple. I am ready to look outside and enjoy the sunshine and watch my children play. I am ready to stop striving for much and hand myself over to God...
    cadenceblue cadenceblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I used to be close to one friend during college, she was also with me in high school, she was in my class but we were not close back then, we were not friends at all actually. I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Well, I've never posted anything before, but there's no time to start like the present. I just wanted to post about what I'm labeling, "Quarter Life Crisis". I'm 23 and have yet to...
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    I love books. I have shelves of it, accumulated through the years. But I wasn't fond of reading when I was in university. I remember copying the assignment of classmates for my...
    ThereIsASantaClaus ThereIsASantaClaus 46-50, M Apr 12

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    Ever since I can remember i've loved to read books. From short stories to the thickest books I can find, i'll read it all. I would spend hours curled up in a chair somewhere in my...
    TheoInDenile TheoInDenile 16-17, F Apr 13

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    How to build a new body in 12 months! This is an amazing story. I'm posting on how it is possible to regain your health. For the past year, I've been reading and finding useful...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    Maybe there is somebody out there for me. Maybe there isn't. Maybe there is, but we wouldn't ever get a chance. There are infinite possibilities in this world and I am both anxious...
    heymarie heymarie 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    I Love this song for so many reasons..."Hold My Hand"Standing in a crowded room and I can't see your facePut your arms around me, tell me everything's OKIn my mind, I'm running...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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