...i have to read crime and punishment now

anonymous asked:

Can you please list the books that Jonghyun has mentioned that he's read or is reading? I remember him mentioning Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and I found it to be an amazing read. I bought Crime and Punishment too just now. His reading recommendations have always been brilliant, so I figured I'd go through all of them.. Hope it's not a burden!

• poems by bertolt brecht
• short stories by edgar allen poe
(* specifically the black cat!)
demian  - herman hesse
• kafka by the shore - haruki murakami (*)
• the metamorphosis - franz kafka (*)
• crime and punishment - fyodor dostoyevsky
• the elegy of whiteness - han kang
• malice - keigo higashino
• the harry potter series by j.k. rowling
• the little prince - antoine de saint-exupéry
• blindness - josé saramago
• the hobbit - j.r.r. tolkien
• lord of the rings trilogy - j.r.r. tolkien
• simarillion - j.r.r. tolkien
• the ultimate secret - bernard werber

based on some authors that he follows on twitter, he also seems to be a fan of: maurice blanchot, lee oi soo, william shakespeare, pascal quignard and oscar wilde. he’s a fan of detective novels but hasn’t specified any any by title. he also reads a lot of different mangas but, like with the detective novels, he doesn’t often give the titles. there’s probably… thousands more because he’s mentioned that he usually finishes a book every day or two, but. oh, also! the books with (*) next to them are those that he has mentioned as his favorite books.

Some warm up sketches of young Elrond

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Last movie I watched: Cars 

Last song I listened to: Legally Blonde

Last book I read: Crime and Punishment 

Last thing I ate: a protein bar

Where would you like to time travel to: 2100

Fictional character I would hang out with for a day: Moana

 If I could be anywhere right now where would I be: Scotland

Current fandom obsession: Newsies or Dear Evan Hansen

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anonymous asked:

Hi there, I've been reading a few classics lately, but now I want to try some Russian literature. I definitely want to read some of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, etc but I have no idea where I should start from. Any suggestions?

Well, if you want to go at it chronologically, you should really start with Lermontov, Pushkin, or Gogol. I would especially recommend Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time and Gogol’s tales (plus his unfinished novel Dead Souls). Then, a little later, you have Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. I would recommend Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons, Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (don’t start with The Brothers Karamazov - work towards it), Tolstoy’s shorter works like The Kreutzer Sonata and Family Happiness, and any of Chekhov’s stories (they are almost all brilliant). Then, still later, you have writers like Solzhenitsyn (In the First Circle), Zamyatin (We), Grossman (Life and Fate), Shalamov (Kolyma Tales), Bulgakov (The Master and Margarita), and Nabokov. Keep those in mind, as they are wonderful, but I suggest you do begin with the earlier classics. In Russian literature, perhaps more than in any other, the early works live on in later ones. It is like Dostoevsky said: “We [Russian writers] all come out from Gogol’s Overcoat.” I hope that helped, and that I didn’t just make it even more difficult for you to start. If you want me to just select one place for you to begin, then I would say: get yourself a collection of Gogol’s tales, one that includes The Overcoat, The Portrait, and The Nose. :)

Wardrobe Malfunction (RP with blitzklinge)

“Hahari, what is this?”

It had been the younger’s turn to make breakfast, the pinkette snatching bites as she cooked. And with a mouth full of orange slices, she turned and looked at a dress in Shani’s hands. “Ooh, that’s a Nine White dress. Classic.”

“I read the tag,” Shani said with a frown. “What I meant was, why was it in my closet?”

Hahari gulped nervously, letting out an uneasy laugh. “N-now, now, I have a perfectly good-” But before she could finish, Shani held up at least eight other dresses, all fashionable, slimming…and nothing at all like her usual wardrobe.

“Hahari-” Shani said with a testy voice. “Where are my clothes?”

It was two hours later in the shop that Hahari received a punishment fitting her crime; checking business receipts.

Not only was it a boring and tedious job, but it was difficult for her to boot. Shani insisted on keeping the merchant copy of every receipt they printed for tax records….and Hahari’s hand was growing cramped as she wrote down the amounts sold in profit for the past years. “Ughaaa…” She groaned, feeling tormented. “It was just a wardrobe update, you didn’t have to subject me to this!”

“Until my clothes are back where they belong, you’ll be working on that business ledger until it’s finished. Then you’ll fill out the tax forms.”

it’s not that human beings haven’t always had voyeuristic impulses but the internet had amplified it to such a unhealthy degree? I honestly sometimes find myself feeling entitled to know things that I have absolutely no entitlement to. I know we all feel ever so defensive of our generation and the internet but oh mi god? It’s such bulllllllshit that we dismiss every critique of modern technology with “they might be talking to their grandmother or reading crime and punishment or learning about a new exciting thing related to a interest they are developing!!!!” Or they might be like, and almost certainly at some point are, consuming violent porn that now has a market like never before, or cyberstalking a ex, or even just using tumblr as a crutch for procrastination due to anxiety. We……can have a honest discussion about the harms of modern technology without dismissing the fact that like, it’s easier for doctors to keep tract of patient files now. Like, we can acknowledge that the introduction of cars onto the market has created a brand spanking new method of regularly committing manslaughter while knowing we would never want to lose access to cars.

officialcasablancas  asked:

do you know of any books al really likes? if so have you read any of them? i need some new books to read !!

yes ! Some of his favorite books are also “The Fall” by Albert Camus and “Despair” by Vladimir Nabokov. (ive read despair its so good, so completely alex; im reading the fall right now!!!).

some others are A hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Crime & Punishment by Fiódor Dostoyevski and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. And in a interview in 2008 he said that his current favorite book was Collected Stories by Dylan Thomas. He mentions Tom Wolfe Ernerst Hemingway and Joseph Conrad too. (im getting most of this info from chris)