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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I love to read; it is by far and away my favourite passtime, and has been since I was a child. My favourite reading is horror, fantasy, sci-fi, classics, crime fiction, conspiracy...
    anothernightowl anothernightowl 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    More then ready. Been ready for weeks. My balls are so full. Who wants to be bred? Would love to fulfill my fantasy of breeding a black woman or an Asian woman!
    Illyriaa Illyriaa 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I just want others to see your love through me and how wonderful you are. It is so hard though and you know that Lord. I end up having so many hard, negative feelings that I know I...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I just want others to see your love through me and how wonderful you are. It is so hard though and you know that Lord. I end up having so many hard, negative feelings that I know I...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Am 22 single and still studying And I want to have a baby so bad I would kill someone for it But I can't have a baby unless I was married or have a job I want a baby to hug and...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My life keeps going up and down. Each time I think it's going well with my life, it drops down faster than you can blink and everything's broken, depressing, and somber. I admire...
    Draganoth Draganoth 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I want your real opinion. . nothing can hurt me more than people who lie to me so I want the truth! !
    sarah267032 sarah267032 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Thursday, December 4, 2014....Today I'm wearing white Calvin Klein briefs. Just decided to go with some classics today. They are soft and provide great support and security.
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    So apparently my poems are violating the community guidelines but i would really like some people to read and give me feed back on them, so if you want to please message me.
    mylife1998 mylife1998 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I read this article stating the story of Christmas revolves around fly agaric, which is a hallucinogenic mushroom. I got a kick out of it. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/how...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    A bit about me ❤ 1. Name? - no fun, if I tell:) 2. Male or female? Female 3. Were you named after anyone? Not that I know of. 4. Does your name mean anything? Not that I...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I got involved with an organization called Heifer International last year that I think is such an incredible endeavor to eradicate hunger and poverty. Heifer International operates...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love reading Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol ' each year leading up to Christmas ... I have a facsimile edition with the original illustration .. But then I would wouldn't I...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've got a couple horrotica pieces that could use readers. PM me if you're interested.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 11 hrs ago

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    I've to wait 'till Christmas to get to read the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    Pressed for Time? How to Stay Fit Even When You're BusyLife gets busy. In an attempt to deal with all of your responsibilities, you may feel like putting your exercise routine on...
    kalopez101 kalopez101 22-25, F Nov 24

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    Maybe you can tell me what part of the book I am. I'm not really sure which chapter you commenced at...Perhaps it was the Introductory as you wanted to find out all about who I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 5

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    Okay..I believe some of you probably have reads my last(and first) story. so...I have say it,I want to become a nun. But before you think that i was a Bible freak, I'm not used to...
    Karin2323 Karin2323 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    The popularity of "I Want to Improve the Experience Project" speaks volumes: there is a LOT of room for improvement. With the speed at which technology is developing, there is no...
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    I get friend requests almost daily by people that obviously never read my profile. I'm not that great a person and I have a lot of personal issues- including self-esteem(obviously...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 2

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    At first, you don't want to get out of the car. When you accepted my invitation, you didn't really expect it to happen. How did you even get here, the trip seems a blur. As you...
    Dave34S Dave34S 31-35, M Dec 12

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    I've wanted to write a book for as long as I can remember. I had to read an hour a day from the age of 5, thanks to my dad, and that made me love books. I loved it because of the...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. I am a woman 2. I am 24 years old 3. I live in the United States 4. I have one sibling – an older sister 5. I enjoy cooking 6. I like to eat healthy 7. I like making hemp...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    THE SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL BIBLICAL TRUTHS There are seven foundational biblical truths that uphold and enhance our belief in the truth of God’s glorious Family Plan for the...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Nov 23

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    reading this would do as well!. lol u know there are times I feel like I see how much uve done for me. but heres the thing. who got me to begin this journey? ME! whos pushed...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Nov 24

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    It's been a few months since I checked my EP Mail and when I opened it today I had 33 unread messages. Wow, I thought to myself, people must really be identifying with my stories...
    Oldboxy Oldboxy 70+, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 Dec 11

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    This is an unusual hobby, but I read the Quran and listen to recitations of it in Arabic. Several years ago, I became somewhat fascinated with Quranic script, and I slowly taught...
    stevebakr stevebakr 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I can't believe there is an EP group for this!!! I don't believe in heaven.. or hell....I don't believe in the devil... I don't believe that nature is where we live after we die or...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    i miss my mom , i don't live with her , i talk to her on call daily yet , i love her but i just talk to her daily for just 5 to 10 mins , i want to talk her much , but probably...
    r110 r110 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have been married to my wonderful, amazing husband for almost two years now and we have been together for 5. I love him with all my heart and divorce is not an option with us...
    cowinapartyhat cowinapartyhat 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well it looks like it's happening, after the last few weeks of hell, barely speaking, just floating past each other with no connection, hubby is going to his friends over the...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F Dec 2

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    I am currently reading Missing 411 (my main book) and Day Break by Mary Summer Rain, as well as a Survival Book, and a book about the Sacred Path. I tend to read at least 4 books...
    WindWalkingDreamWeaver WindWalkingDreamWeaver 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I want a tattoo and have set a date of mothers day. While the pain from child birth is still somewhat fresh I want to do it so maybe it wont hurt as bad as that did LMAO. Anyways...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Care to Read me Like an Open Book Run your fingers through my pages like an avid reader would. Gaze upon the story laid before you, As if all your inquiries can be answered...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Dec 9

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    I am always told I take the Bible to literal ,,that it is a good story book written and perverted by men ,,, to some extent I agree ,,but in those pages are prophecies Christ...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M Dec 12

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