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I Want to Read the Classics

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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 have two spreadsheets. I'm far from anal. It's just easier to keep track of things on my computer. One list is for library audio books that are in a series, and which library...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like reading romantic, non fiction, teen fiction, action and sometimes drama or even classics
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    So practiced this time with everyone there. It is such a nice set of songs. A lot of oldies and classics. They have us do some songs for every part of the wedding.
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    1) I like to be myself and absolutely hate hypocrites 2) Love sport and athletics big time 3) Appreciate smart and confident women and love speaking to them 4) I can be...
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    Hello, I would like to do more and explore things. In order to do that company is probably necessary for me. I am somewhat cultured, intellectual and retiring. I am a recent...
    666obviously 666obviously 22-25, M Aug 19

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    I love classics, Hawthorne, Voltaire, Steinbeck, Salinger, Shakespeare, Dante... are my favorite authors. I love their passion for writing and thoughts about life :D
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Sunset Boulevard, definitely! I love classics!
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I love to read :) any type of books fiction non fiction harry potter, lord of the rings (didnt know those were based on a actual book/just watch the movies) twilight I read 1-3...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 17

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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower... It's an amazing book. Chapters are letter wise. And it brings back many memories. This books is very important to me. It's the first book I read...
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    1. I am a born again christian who recognizes God as my Heavenly Father and Creator and Jesus Christ as my savior. 2. I'm not a fan of breakfast food. The smell of breakfast food...
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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
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    I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I feel like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my Grandparents and the woman at church who...
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    I am 16 and I just finished reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I started I felt like I am a bit old for it and felt pressured into reading it from my...
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    I read the Hobbit as a teenager and I loved it. But it was years later when I read The Lord of the Rings books. When I heard they were making them into movies I wanted to read them...
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    What is the point of wanting to read someones thoughts? I don't want to know what you think about all day, or any random, unnecessary thoughts you are having but...that's not the...
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    I find it difficult sometimes. When one is opening a book for the first time, they are making a choice. They choose whether to venture into the unknown, and be sucked within a...
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    It Might Be Too Late...The hospital was unusually quiet that bleak January evening, quiet and still like the air before a storm. I stood in the nurses' station on the seventh floor...
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    Although it's styled as a children's book it speaks to both children and adult in different ways. From Le Petit Prince: --------------------- It was then that the fox appeared...
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    I don't know how to categorize what I am going to say so I just placed it under I read and listen cause that's what I mostly do. Here's what I want to say: I read beautiful...
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