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Finished this week

:memo: includes a written review
:headphones: read along with audiobook
:ear: audiobook only
:underage: adult content; not currently on Natively

Childrenโ€™s Book


  • ๋น„์˜๋„์  ์—ฐ์• ๋‹ด 6 :underage:
  • ๋น„์˜๋„์  ์—ฐ์• ๋‹ด ์™ธ์ „ 1 :underage:
  • ๋น„์˜๋„์  ์—ฐ์• ๋‹ด ์™ธ์ „ 2 :underage:

TV Show


A lot of childrenโ€™s books again this week! I got a bit bored reviewing them since they had a lot of similarities, so the written reviews dwindled as the week progressed. Now thereโ€™s at least one (non-textbook/reader) book at every level from 1-16 that has been read, rated, and graded (and some reviewed). :face_with_monocle:

Most of the childrenโ€™s books I read are in the TOPIK 1-2 range, a handful are at TOPIK 3 level, and I finished the last few volumes of https://learnnatively.com/series/9d731cd4f2/, which is about TOPIK 4. Learned a lot of new vocabulary from the :underage: volumes! :rofl:

I listened to the audiobook of https://learnnatively.com/book/00b0d0466f/ - there isnโ€™t an ebook available, so my listening skills have been put to the test. :sweat_drops: After a bit of experimenting, I discovered that slowing the audio didnโ€™t improve my understanding at all, but relistening (at a normal speed) did. I found that on the first listen of each chapter, I only got a vague idea of what was happening, and during subsequent listens I was able to pick up more of the details. Even after listening to each chapter 3 times, I still donโ€™t feel I picked up enough to really feel like Iโ€™ve โ€œreadโ€ it. I might come back to it in a few months to see if I can understand it more easily.

Iโ€™ve started reading https://learnnatively.com/book/07fcda2e99/ along with the audiobook, which has been surprisingly enjoyable. Iโ€™m not having any problem following the story, but itโ€™s a bit difficult maintaining concentration, so I have to take breaks every 10-15 minutes. Itโ€™s not a problem really, Iโ€™m just impatient. Iโ€™m sure with practice Iโ€™ll be able to increase the time I can spend reading in Korean. :nerd_face:


Since Iโ€™ve burned through most of my picture books, Iโ€™d like to read more advanced childrenโ€™s books. There are a few series I have my eye on as I have access to both the ebooks and audiobooks:

In a couple of weeks the https://forums.learnnatively.com/t/light-novel-book-club-current-next/3893 is going to be reading https://learnnatively.com/book/b26291e5b3/ - Iโ€™m planning on joining, although itโ€™s way above my current Japanese level. So I thought Iโ€™d read the Korean version, https://learnnatively.com/book/25ba52950b/, to help me. ์ผ์„์ด์กฐ! I really hope I like it so I can read a long series and practise both languages.

Iโ€™ve ordered a couple of volumes of https://learnnatively.com/series/30b845ffbc/ from https://www.booksonkorea.com/ (havenโ€™t used this site before, so hoping everything goes well :crossed_fingers:). I read the first 4 volumes when they were published by Tokyopop way back in 2008(:anguished:!!) and loved them, and Iโ€™ve been planning on reading the series in Japanese at some point, so when I saw it has been translated into Korean, I couldnโ€™t resist. Depending on how it goes with the LNBC, I might end up reading them concurrently.


I canโ€™t be the only one who hears his voice when reading ๊ตญ๊ธฐ, right? :laughing:

The general plan going forward is:

Iโ€™ll just watch shows or movies if/when I feel like it. Probably more https://learnnatively.com/tv/18dc9f92fd/, just because itโ€™s easy and fun.

eta: Iโ€™ve broken the links! :smiling_face_with_tear: