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    Chapter2;part 1 My Father.

    My father's tale is one of heartache.He began working at the age of 14.As many did in those days.At home they never had a lot of money and when he saw my mom an entire new world opened up for him.She came from a rich family but wasn't happy,so she ran far away from them.Into my...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F Mar 22, 2008

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    My Book

    I'm planning on writing my book here piece by piece.It's about my family,about three generations dealing with the same illness,all in a different way.It's about life and dealing with it.It's actually one big piece of poëtry.I'm gonna open every door i can see in my mind.The...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F Feb 24, 2008

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    Chapter 1,part2;my Grandmother.(fathers Side)

    My grandmother's story is not that big.It started in a little town near Moscou,Russia.She was about 18 when the war arrived there.She lived with her parents,1 brother and 2 sisters on a small farm.Animals walking in and all all the time,sleeping on a stack of hay on the floor.It...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F Feb 24, 2008

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    Chapter 1,part 1;my Grandfather (father's Side)

    Born in Belguim,as 4th of five children in a workersfamily,it was a hard time growing up.The war was lurking behind every courner and all they did in those times was wait,work and survive.Even the smallest had to work in the local factory and when the war twenty years later began...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2008

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    What Is Writing to Me..

     Writing is like flying on the wind,sometimes it goes fast,sometimes it goes slow but always i never know where i will end up.
    illiona illiona 26-30, F 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    This really started out as a problem caused by my mother, as she never seemed to be able to recognise when a book was a sequel of another book. I have been given a lot of books...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I prefer used book stores the older the better. the smell of old paper. and all the types of books from all over and they have there own story to tell other than the story in them...
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I love all kinds of bookstores. I usually spent any money I had as a kid in the "B. Dalton" store at the mall. If it wasn't on books it was on bookmarks. I had quite a collection...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 Jul 2

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    I hate working right now because I'm going to be with this bully! She is too much about her jokes on me and I couldn't stand it, whenever I won't respond to her bad jokes on me...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a dream.... I have many dreams..... I have made some of my dreams come true but not others. Why is that? Fear... Procrastination .... And waiting for life to happen instead...
    imjustadreamin imjustadreamin 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    I want to write a book about my life and my experiences and challenges that I had growing up and becoming an adult. And all the moves that I made throughout my life with my parents...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Jun 25

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    Last summer I read Vladimir Nabakov's book "King, Queen, Knave". I thought it was one of the most amazing pieces of writing I have ever read. So now I am reading his more famous...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    This is a novel, I'm working on. This is a chapter- I'd like some feedback, nice criticism please! I know that some bits need changing; that you don't know the characters, but this...
    Jennnaaa Jennnaaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    bookstore was closed today so I when to the library instead to see if I can borrow the book I want instead....O.O the whole library is empty. No students! just two workers. I have...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Waterstones has a good selection of books. One of my favorite chains of bookstores. Books from bookstores seem relatively cheaper than online books/books that you get on...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I born to atheist parents, and although their upbringing was not always amazing by my standards, they have tolerated my freedom to a great degree, and actually they have done their...
    monty1212 monty1212 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    cone crusher are normally used as a secondary crusher but can be used as a primary crusher if used in processing a sand and gravel deposit. Normally a jaw crusher is used for the...
    crusherment crusherment 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    Was made fun of by the ******* in my office today. How can I not be depressed? Apart from people difficult to work with in my own team, I have been tolerating gossip targeting me...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Nothing better than beach work out. You just come there with a bottle of water, shorts and nice book to read in rest time.. Horizontal bar, vertical bar, abs, push ups - all...
    csgomi csgomi 26-30, M Jun 23

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    I'll have to thank my father for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS EVERYBODY!
    lewis349 lewis349 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I can't get enough of them and I'm pretty proud of my growing collection. I either just buy books that catch my fancy or I'm obsessed with the author (Tolkien and Rowling fan) and...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 27

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    This is just a little short story I'm working on, not really a book, but I'd like some feedback. The White Room The room was as white as paper, but as soft as a pillow when...
    flubaerm flubaerm 26-30 Jun 28

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    Movies were great, but the books are even better: I saw the first 2 movies before I ever read any of the books, but the books are amazing. I'm just about finishing up the final...
    Nicholas16 Nicholas16 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    Books are my guilty pleasure. They help me escape reality. As well as most books that I tend to read are story and poetry books. It makes me unhappy how traditional books are being...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    i love reading books that helps me improve myself to become a better person. I read why men love ******* and why men marry *******, and it works sometimes jst dnt overdoo it...
    nickisteph nickisteph 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i love books. The feeling of turning a page, the smell...and there is this place that sells so many books on the side of the street and i just stand there and read the blurbs and...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    The extent of my education. My late parents were free spirits to say the least. They lived the fast life of Sex,Money,Drugs(alcohol in their case) with three young kids in tow. We...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I started writing a book... It hasen't been easy. I realized that every writer has his own way of writing a book that tells alot about his personality. Like my grandmother is a...
    HorseBeauty HorseBeauty 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    We have two in my local shopping area... I was looking for a text book for a course I'm on, it was over £60 brand new. So I hit the second hand stores... no luck but left with...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I hang out much in the bookstores. I always went to this bookstore where they sell cheap and used books or novels everytime. I usually spent 3-4 hours scanning the books or novels...
    RubyR21 RubyR21 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I love being able to search around and see all of the options for books to buy that I never would have thought of just sitting in front of my computer on home browsing Amazon...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 11

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Don't you love the smell of new text when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any...
    AuthorLuna AuthorLuna 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I don't usually read so where should I begin? I want to try to get into reading more. I mean I suppose I like novel books and adventurous books. Maybe fictional books too. So any...
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    A Bucket Filled With Tools And Getting Closer Again The crisis between my wife and myself started around Christmas and came to a terrible high at New Years eve. I left the family...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Books are great!! My favorite book of all time is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you have read this book please leave your feedback and thoughts on it! I would...
    anycyn7 anycyn7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I love to read. I think that reading is one of the most important things a person can do in life. Not only does reading broaden your mind and allow you to develop new skills, but...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have spent a lot of time on second hand n bookshops and must have bought several hundred second hand books. There was one shop in central London which had a basement section...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 22 hrs ago

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