Hello there. I’m a politics/history/general nerd, I enjoy debating and
occasionally playing devil’s advocate.. and I’m quite controversial- but
I’m always up for healthy discussion, and I believe that opinions are
malleable- so convince that I’m wrong, and I’ll happily change my
Other than politics, I have this fascination with Russia- which could be
described as an obsession, I love their history, their culture, their
language- any thing except their ice hockey team, because we always lose
I love Russian literature, but I love books in general- I love to read-
top 3, at the moment are: The pianist by Władysław Szpilman, One Day in
the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and The picture of
Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde (not to mention the brilliant works of
Kafka, Conan Doyle, Gogol etc).
Id like to primarily snail mail.
Id prefer someone from the age group of 15-17, and ideally someone who
is up for a debate about current affairs and won’t get too offended if i
say something controversial- I say controversial, but not as in be
bigoted or hateful to any groups of people. Im not interested in being
friends with anyone who is spiteful or hateful towards people, not about
If you can speak Russian, or are from Russia- that would be great, but I
wouldn’t mind someone from the same or different country either- I
don’t really mind.
That dirty thief, I thought, scowling as I hunched against the early November winds. My fingers felt brittle, like they were about to break off. I pulled my sleeves down as far as they would go.
If only bitterness kept you warm.
In my haste to chase Bunce down, I’d forgotten a coat, so all I had was this sweater I wore way too fucking much. But it wasn’t like I could just go out and buy new clothes, not on this godforsaken island.
If we wanted to get things that didn’t come from fish or livestock, we had to spend three hours of our lives making it down to bloody Ponteland. And if we wanted chocolate, it was damn near a day to get to London.
Hello, Sebastian and Ciel! I hope you're both doing well. Could you recommend me some books?
Sebastian: “Indeed I am, My Lady. Your show of concern for a mere servant is most affecting. I myself am quite fond of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. His poem The Raven would be a fitting star. Perhaps Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, if the duality of the human soul interests you. I do hope that you enjoy my recommendations, My Lady. You are welcome to peruse the Phantomhive library if it suits you. Now, I must make haste if I have any hope in preparing lunch on time for the Young Master.”
Ciel: “I am quite well, thank you. How are you? I’ve always rather enjoyed Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella, The Strange Case Of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It has similarities to Dorian Gray but is also unique in its’ own right. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a classic. As Sebastian already said, the library is yours to peruse at your leisure.”
You, who know all the secrets of life, tell me how to charm Sibyl Vane to love me! I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
I'm a fan of yours seriously haha! Can you please recommend me a good book to read ? I see that you quote alot of good stuff :D
Aww, thank you so much! :D
Since this is about books, I shall endeavour to make this an extra pretty post!
(Ante scriptum.: Some of my personal recommendations are in this post (x), the rest will be below. Oh, and by the bye, the quotes on my blog are a wild mixture of books I’ve actually read, quotes that simply caught my eye and some of my own poems, texts, etc
I don’t really know what genre you’re into, so I tried to make it as widely interesting as possible. If I had to recommend just one book, though, I’d say go for “Red Rising”, unless violence doesn’t work out for you)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Short Stories: The Five Orange Pips, The Blue Carbuncle, The Yellow Face, The Musgrave Ritual, The Crooked Man, The Greek Interpreter, The Final Problem, The Dancing Men (no comment needed)
(Bonus: Randall Munroe : What if? (scientific answers to all the random questions you ever had))
Markus Zusak:The Book Thief (told from the perspective of Death, it describes the life of an unusual girl growing up in Nazi Germany)
Kurt Vonnegut:Slaughterhouse-Five (the main character slips in and out of time as he’s trying to come to terms with his war experiences. Absurd, symbolic and ingenious. So it goes.)
Daniel Kehlmann:Measuring the World (a beautiful, fictional retelling of the lives of two geniuses: Alexander von Humboldt, who explores the world to understand it and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who scarcely leaves his room and thinks in numbers)
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in posession of a tumblr blog already knows this book)
Joseph Conrad: The Heart of Darkness (stylistically beautiful, with a crushing atmosphere, the main character travels into the heart of the jungle and observes the cruelties of slavery in African colonies, while trying to fulfill his own quest)
Hermann Hesse:Narcissus and Goldmund, Steppenwolf (1) follows the lives of two very different men (one led by thinking, the other by feeling), who grow up together, walk different paths and never forget one another, 2) is the quintessential story of the tortured soul within an artist, which is half wolf, half man and torn between its desires. Discusses suicide)
Franz Kafka:The Metamorphosis (one day, Gregor wakes up and is literally vermin. If that doesn’t hook you, I don’t know what will)
Voltaire: Candide (how does one live a good life? Very cynical satire)
Albert Einstein/Sigmund Freud: Why War? (letters between Einstein and Freud in which they discuss why man has or doesn’t have to wage war)
Alan Bennett:The Uncommon Reader (the Queen, yes, THE Queen, discovers the joys of reading. Delightful and teaches a lot about literature)
Margaret Atwood:A Handmaid’s Tale (the protagonist lives in a world where most women have been reduced to breeding machines. Discover why and how she deals with it)
James Joye:A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses (1) semi-autobiographical, a young man with a curious mind grows up and gets to know himself, 2) I don’t even know, but I’m in the middle and enjoying it so far. Prepare for weirdness)
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Grey (what if you didn’t age, but a painting of you did? Welcome to Dorian’s crib! Lavish and beautiful)
Terry Pratchett:The Carpet People (read this forever ago, still in love with the concept)
Michael Ende: Momo, The Neverending Story (quintessential “children’s books” (I’m not very fond of that term), filled with imagination, empathy and philosophy)
William Golding:Lord of the Flies (unleash a horde of young boys on an island and leave them hungry and scared. Welcome to the original Hunger Games. Disturbing, meant to show corruption of society)
Shakespeare:Hamlet, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V (don’t let the anyone fool you: Shakespeare’s history plays are great fun and filled with eccentric characters who majestically talk about their own self-importance. Pro-Tip: Compare with The Hollow Crown, a TV series filled with everyone on British TV. Yes, that means Tom Hiddlestone)