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    crime and punishment – the end

     “But here a new story begins: the story of a man’s gradual renewal and gradual rebirth, of his gradual crossing from one world to another, of his acquaintance with a new, as yet unknown reality…” Dostoyevsky, in “Crime and Punishment” That could be a subject for another tale — our present one has ended. And we finished reading CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SPOILER ALERT. The burden of his crimes without a proper punishment became unbearable. A sudden realization that humanity wasn’t so bad and that he wanted to live a common life with common people led to his isolation in Siberia. But now he’s there to redeem himself, to learn about…

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    crime and punishment – part 3

    Oh no, one more week… I mean… of reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. I’m sad it’s ending. Last week, Raskolnikov had a nightmare with the pawnbroker he killed, and when he woke up with a stranger in his room. WTF? You know, these strangers just make his life more miserable. Don’t they get that Raskol wants to keep himself separate from people, human beings, that he hates? FFS. Well, I don’t think he hates them. I believe he disdains human beings. He intimately considers that he’s a superhuman himself, above everything, and his genuine fear is to become human and be punished like every other human would be if…

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    Book Club – Crime and Punishment (1)

    “There wasn’t a moment to lose. He took the axe out entirely, lifted it up high with both hands, barely feeling a thing, and, almost effortlessly, almost mechanically, brought the butt down on her head.” Dostoyevsky, in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT If you’re reading this book with me, we read the seven chapters of Part One, and we finished three chapters of Part Two at the weekend. But I should alert the spoiler anyways. Here we go to the first #beardyread post of the year. So, it’s early July, exceptional heat, evening. We meet Raskolnikov, a young man who’s full of pride, he’s scornful, irritated with the heat and odor of…

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    Read together, die alone

    “If we can’t read together, we’re going to die alone.” Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox), in Lost (sorta) Previously on Beard Between The Lines, I talked about writing being a lonely job and when it can be different. On the gram, later on, I asked my followers if they could read with people around them (most said they couldn’t). Now, I wanna talk about how reading together sometimes is important and helpful from an early age to adult life. First off, reading together at any age is a great way to improve understanding, reading comprehension, and many other skills we couldn’t think of. Now, reading along with children since they are…