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D.F. Jones wrote:I'm going on a trip as soon as I open the page to a new book that I'm reading today. Whether it's minutes or hours, I'll live with the characters and for the time being my life troubles are packed away.
I like this quote from @DFJones
This is how I feel when I read. What about you?
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I like it too and feel the same!
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What a great quote! I feel the same way, although sometimes when I'm reading a particularly sad or scary book I'm glad that I can return to my own boring life when I'm done!
Especially something like The Hunger Games
... I would not
have survived the Hunger Games, lol.
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That is why I started reading, to have a little escape from reality. I love this quote.
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I love this quote!!
-- 21 Feb 2016, 02:05 --
But thankfully some last long after the last page is turned, and the book is back on its shelf.
Those are the best!
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I agree, I love that feeling when I'm reading a good book. Haven't had time to do it much lately so I appreciate this quote even morel
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It reminds me of the Blind Melon song "No Rain" - "And all I can do is read a book to stay awake/And it rips my life away but it's a great escape." The ending of this book (Ruby's Choice) shouldn't have surprised me, but it kind of did.
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