๐Ÿ“š bibliothecary's bibliophilia ๐Ÿ“š

I enjoy how your reading often seems to be a mix of childrenโ€™s books and smut :rofl:

4 Likes

I knew most of it - my previous study method was all anki + textbooks with very little actual reading, so I feel like Iโ€™m catching up with my reading skills this time around.

Iโ€™m reading a few books around the L30 mark (which is about the level I studied to before) and the biggest thing holding me back isnโ€™t grammar or vocab, itโ€™s my reading stamina: I find that Iโ€™m only able to read for 10-15 minutes at a time before needing to take a break.

So Iโ€™m reading higher level books in short bursts and working my way up through lower level books at the same time, which I hope will help raise my reading skills to the same kind of level as my vocab/grammar knowledge.

It helps that Iโ€™m reading a high volume in a short period of time; I donโ€™t have the chance to forget! :rofl:

Thatโ€™s why I love parenting BLs so much: wholesome adventures of cute kids, and after theyโ€™re asleep, smut! :heart_eyes:

4 Likes

Thatโ€™s a really smart approach!! I think youโ€™ll get there in no time! :muscle:t2: ํŒŒ์ดํŒ…!

5 Likes

Finished this week

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

Graded Reader

TV Show

Review

What a quiet week for meโ€ฆ :rofl:

  • In the end, I didnโ€™t make much progress with ํ•ด๋ฆฌํฌํ„ฐ and ์‹œ๋งจํ‹ฑ ์—๋Ÿฌ :underage:, but Iโ€™ll keep plugging awayโ€ฆ :melting_face:
  • Iโ€™ve read 75% of the ๋‘๋ฃจ์ฑ…๋ฐฉ - Free (series) | L0-20 books, only 28 more to go!
  • I think Iโ€™ve graded extra for all the books Iโ€™ve read in Korean so far, a total of 15k+ comparisons. :flushed:

Plans

Book club! :partying_face:

No idea how long that will take, but assuming Iโ€™m able to get through it, Iโ€™ll probably just keep working through HP/์—๋Ÿฌ/๋‘๋ฃจ. :books:

4 Likes

Finished this week

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

Graded Reader

Childrenโ€™s Book

TV Show

Movie


Review

So many Lion King films this weekโ€ฆ :lion:

titus

I noticed that the dubbed version of the first film doesnโ€™t have the copious amount of wordplay that the original has, which makes it easier to understand, but loses some of the appeal for older audiences. I came across a blog that has the original lyrics, the Korean translation, and the dubbed lyrics for I Just Canโ€™t Wait to be King - you can see how much is changed in the one song alone.

When it comes to what can be lost in translation, I usually think of poetry, and to a lesser extent, (high) literature. It didnโ€™t really occur to me that even an animated childrenโ€™s film could lose a lot of its character due to the translation. Obviously there are factors specific to the medium that influence the translation (timing, matching charactersโ€™ mouth movements), as well as wordplay based on cultural things that arenโ€™t easy to replicate in other languages.

Banzai: Yeah. We could have whateverโ€™s โ€œlionโ€ [lyinโ€™] around!
๋ฐ˜์ž์ด: ๊ทธ๋ž˜, ์‚ฌ์ž ๋ฐ˜์ฐฌ์—์„œ ์‹์‚ฌ ์ข€ ํ•ด ๋ณด์ž!
Shenzi: Oh wait, wait, wait. I got one, I got one. Make mine a โ€œcubโ€ [club] sandwich. Whatcha think?
์…ด์ง€: ์ž ๊น, ์ž ๊น, ๋‚œ ๋ญ˜ ๋จน์„๊นŒ? ๋‚œ, ์‚ฌ์ž ์ƒŒ๋“œ์œ„์น˜ ์–ด๋–ค๊ฐ€?

Itโ€™s funny what learning a new languages unearths from your memories - I think Iโ€™ve mentioned before that starting to read in a new language made me remember the specific methods I used when I was learning to read as a child, and watching these Disney films I remembered that often there were things I had missed or not understood when I first watched them as a kid, but rewatching them months or years later, Iโ€™d suddenly understand certain jokes I hadnโ€™t before. Which just shows how repeated viewing can aid understanding and act as a measure of your progressโ€ฆ The wisdom of children! :rofl:


I finally finished reading all the ๋‘๋ฃจ์ฑ…๋ฐฉ - Free (series) | L0-20 books! Itโ€™s been so hot this week, I couldnโ€™t concentrate on anything difficult, so I just binged the last several books. Iโ€™ll just leave this here for now until whenever series reviews are implemented:

This free series aims to make reading in Korean easy for children of multicultural families, but itโ€™s useful for language learners of all ages who want to start reading native content. There are books suitable for complete beginners who only know how to read ํ•œ๊ธ€, as well as more difficult books suitable for low-intermediate level learners - and everything in-between!

There are more than 100 books available, and as they are all under 20 pages long, they can be read quite quickly. There are a variety of topics covered, such as everyday life, food, animals, science, technology, history, and folk tales. Due to the aim of the site, youโ€™ll find several books (fiction and non-fiction) about Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and China.

The books are all accompanied by high quality native audio: the two narrators enunciate well, their performances are enjoyable, and the recordings are very clear. There are also colourful illustrations on every page, depicting the scenes described in the text, which helps provide context.

Overall itโ€™s an excellent resource for those wanting to improve their Korean reading skills. The books are high quality, include native audio, and best of all, theyโ€™re free! I only wish there were more of them, as they are wonderful for extensive reading.


Plans

Apart from reading ์ฑ…๋ฒŒ๋ ˆ์˜ ํ•˜๊ทน์ƒ ์ œ1๋ถ€ - ๋ณ‘์‚ฌ์˜ ๋”ธ 1 | L28 for the book club, I donโ€™t have any specific plans; Iโ€™m just enjoying watching and reading whatever takes my fancy. :dancer:

5 Likes

I mentioned in another thread that ๋งŒํ™”๊ฒฝ is shutting down at the end of May 2024, so Iโ€™ve decided to read as many of their free webtoon series as I can before then. There are about 200 series, and 260 days to go, so I probably wonโ€™t get through them all, but Iโ€™ll give it my best shot! :laughing:

Below is a list the current titles in alphabetical order. Once I finish a title, Iโ€™ll link it to its anilist page (since Natively doesnโ€™t track webtoons yet) and a star rating out of 5 (โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†). A small number of these are offered on other webtoon sites (so I probably wonโ€™t bother with those), but most are only available on ๋งŒํ™”๊ฒฝ, and may be lost forever once the service closes. (SmackJeeves flashbacks) :cry:


ใ„ฑ ใ„ฒ ใ„ด ใ„ท ใ„ธ ใ„น ใ… ใ…‚ ใ…ƒ ใ…… ใ…† ใ…‡ ใ…ˆ ใ…‰ ใ…Š ใ…‹ ใ…Œ ใ… ใ…Ž
ใ… ใ… ใ…‘ ใ…’ ใ…“ ใ…” ใ…• ใ…– ใ…— ใ…˜ ใ…™ ใ…š ใ…› ใ…œ ใ… ใ…ž ใ…Ÿ ใ…  ใ…ก ใ…ข ใ…ฃ
(none) ใ„ฑ ใ„ฒ ใ„ณ ใ„ด ใ„ต ใ„ถ ใ„ท ใ„น ใ„บ ใ„ป ใ„ผ ใ„ฝ ใ„พ ใ„ฟ ใ…€ ใ… ใ…‚ ใ…„ ใ…… ใ…† ใ…‡ ใ…ˆ ใ…Š ใ…‹ ใ…Œ ใ… ใ…Ž

1 ๋”ํ•˜๊ธฐ 1์€
151๋ผ์ดํ”„
1736๋ฒˆ์งธ ์ถœ๊ตฌ
AB2C
Kํ•™์› ์ƒ์กด๊ธฐ
Hello Saigon
My Killer
OH!PIUM
Pink Almond
poppies
Return
Winter Game
WOODPUNK
๏คŠ่กฃ
๊ฐ€๊ฐ€๋ฐ”์ด๋Ÿฌ์Šค
๊ฐ€์Šด์œผ๋กœ ๋“ค์–ด์š”
๊ฐœ๊ตฌ๋ฆฌ๊ณต์ฃผ
๊ฐœ๋ƒฅ์ด
๊ฐœ์กฐ์‹ฌ
๊ฒจ์šธ์˜ ๋์—์„œ ๋‚ ์•„, ์˜ค๋ฅด๋‹ค
๊ฒฉ๋ฆฌ์ด๋ฌผ
๊ฒฐํ˜ผ๊ต๊ณผ์‹œ๊ฐ„
๊ณ์—
๊ณ„์ ˆ, ํ•˜๋ฃจ
๊ณ ๋ƒฅ ์ผ๊ธฐ
๊ณ ์–‘์ด ์˜ˆ์ฐฌ
๊ณ ์–‘์ด ํŽธ์ง‘์ž์˜ ํ‘๋งˆ๋ฒ•
๊ณจ๋ชฉ์–ด๊ท€
๊ต์œก์ƒ
๊ทธ ๋ƒ‰์žฅ๊ณ  ์•ˆ์—์„œ๋Š”
๊ทธ๋‚ ์˜ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ
๊ทธ๋‚ ์˜ ์ผ๊ธฐ
๊ทธ๋•Œ, ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ
๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ๊ดœ์ฐฎ๋‹ค
๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋˜
๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ผ
๊ทธํ•ด ๊ฒจ์šธ
๊ธฐ๋Œ€์ง€ ๋งˆ์‹œ์˜ค
๊ธฐ์ด ์˜คํ”ผ์Šคํ…”
๊นŒ์‹œ๋–ก
๊ป๋ฐ๊ธฐ ์ž˜ ๊นŒ๋Š” ๋Šฅ๋ ฅ
๊ผฌ๊ผฌ๋Œ ๋Œ€์†Œ๋™
๊ฟˆ์˜ ๋ฐ˜๋ ค
๋‚˜๋Š” ๊ฐœ๋กœ์†Œ์ด๋‹ค
๋‚˜๋Š” ์Šฌ๊ธฐ
๋‚˜๋น„์˜ ์ƒ์ž
๋‚˜์‚ฌ๋“ค์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ
๋‚˜์˜ ๊ท€์—ฌ์šด ์šฐ์šฐ๋ฆฌ
๋‚˜์˜ ์Šค์œ„์น˜ ๋ฉ”์ดํŠธ
๋‚˜์˜ ์—ฌ๋ฆ„๋ฐฉํ•™
๋‚˜์˜ ์—ฐ์•  D-day
๋‚  ๋”ฐ๋ผ์˜จ ์•„์ด
๋‚จ์‚ฌ์นœ๊ตฌ
๋‚ญ๋งŒ๋„์‹œ
๋‚ด ์ด๋ฆ„์„ ๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ์ค˜!
๋‚ด ์ง๊ฟ์€ ์™ธ๊ณ„์ธ
๋‚ด์ผ์€ ์ฒซ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์˜ ์ƒ์ผ์ด๋‹ค
๋„ˆ์™€ ๋‚˜์˜ ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ
๋„ˆ์˜ ๋ง ์†์„ ๊ฑท๋‹ค
๋„ˆ์˜ ์—ฌ์ฃผ์ธ๊ณต
๋„ˆ์˜ ์ตœ์• ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€
๋„ˆ์˜ ํ–‰์„ฑ B126์œผ๋กœ
๋„ค๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค๋ฉด
๋„ค์ดํ”Œ์ฆˆ ์˜๋กœ์šฐ
๋…ผ์Šคํ†ฑ ์„œ๋ธŒ์›จ์ด
๋ˆ„๋“คํŠธ๋Ÿญ
๋ˆˆ๋„๊นจ๋น„์™€ ํ• ์•„๋ฒ„์ง€
๋ˆˆ๋งž์ถค
๋Š˜, ํ•˜๋Š˜
๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ด๋ฆ„์œผ๋กœ ์ €์žฅ
๋‹ค๋ฆ„์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ
๋‹ฌํŒฝ์ด ์†Œ๋…„
๋‹น๊ทผ๋ฐญ์˜ ์˜ค๋ฆ„์ด๋“ค
๋Œ€ํ‰์ž‘ ๊ฐ์ž๋ฐญ
๋Œ„์‹ฑ ํ™€๋ฆฌ๋ฐ์ด
๋„๋‘‘์žก๊ธฐ
๋™๋„ค ํ•œ ๋ฐ”ํ€ด
๋™ํ™” ์†์—์„œ ์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
๋‘˜๋ฟ์ธ ๊ต์‹ค
๋”œ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ ์œ ๋‹ˆ๋ฒ„์Šค
๋ ˆ์ธ๋ณด์šฐ ํŒ”๋ ˆํŠธ
๋ Œ์ฆˆ๋นจ ํ™์„์ˆœ
๋กœ๋งจํ‹ฑํ•˜๊ฒŒ, ๋น›๋‚˜!
๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„์Šค ๋Ÿฌ๋ธŒ
๋งˆ๋…€์˜ ํ‚ค์Šค
๋งˆ๋ชจ โ˜…โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†
๋งˆ์Œ ๋ ˆ์‹œํ”ผ
๋งŒํ™”๊ฐ€๋กœ ์ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
๋งŒํ™”๊ฒฝ ํŽธ์ง‘๋ถ€๋Š” 9์ธต์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
๋ง›์ต๋‹ค
๋งž์€ ํŽธ์—, ๋ถ„ํ™
๋งค์ผ ํ•œ ์นธ์”ฉ
๋งค์ผ์˜ ์„ ๋ฌผ
๋งคํ™”๊ฝƒ์ด ํ”ผ์—ˆ๋‚˜์ด๋‹ค
๋ฉ๋ฉ๋ƒ ๋ƒ 
๋ฉ๋ฉ์ด๋Š” ๋ฉ๋ฉ์ด์•ผ
๋ชฝ์ค‘๋ชฝ
๋ฌผ๋ง์ดˆ ๋กœ๋ง์Šค
๋ฏธ์™„์ฃผ๊ณก
๋ฏผ์ž๋งŒํ™”๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ
๋ฐ”๋‹ค์˜ ๋์—๋Š” ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ๊ทธ ์•„์ด๋“ค์ด ์žˆ์—ˆ๋‹ค
๋ฐ”๋ฆฌ์Šคํƒ€๋ƒฅ
๋ฐ”๋ฐ” ๋‹ค์ด์–ด๋ฆฌ
๋ฐ˜๋ ค๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
๋ฐ˜์ง์ด๋˜ ์–ด๋Š ๋‚ 
๋ฐฐ๋‹ฌ์ด์™€ ํ˜ธํ˜ธ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค
๋ฐฑ๊ตฌ์™€ ๊ฒธ์ƒ์„
๋ฐฑ์กฐ ์„ธํƒ์†Œ
๋ฒ ๋ฆฌ๋…ธ๋ง์—”๋”ฉ
๋ฒฝ๊ณ„๋ฆฌ ๋‘”์ „๋งˆ์„
๋ณ„์ด ๋‚ด๋ฆฐ ์—ฌ๋ฆ„๋‚ 
๋ณ„์ด๋„๋ น
๋ณ„์ผ ์—†์ด ์‚ฐ๋‹ค
๋ณ‘์•„๋ฆฌ ํŠน๊ณต๋Œ€
๋ณด๋‹ค
๋ณด๋ฆฌ์ฐจ ๋ง› ์—ฌ๋ฆ„๋ฐฉํ•™
๋ด„๋‚ ์˜ ์‚ฐ๋ณด
๋ด„๋ƒฅ์ด ์—ฌ๋ฆ„๊ฐ์ž
๋ถˆ๊ณฐ ์‚ฐํƒ€์˜ ํฌ๋ฆฌ์Šค๋งˆ์Šค ์„ ๋ฌผ
๋ถˆํˆฌ๋ช…๋„ 8ํผ์„ผํŠธ
๋ถˆํŽธํ•ด์š”, ์„ ๋ฐฐ๋‹˜!
๋ถ‰์€ ๊ฝƒ ํ‘ธ๋ฅธ ์—ด๋งค
๋ธ”๋ฃจ๋ฐ ๋ฉœ๋กœ๋””
๋ธ”๋ฃจํฌ์ง€ํ‹ฐ๋ธŒ
๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ๋„ค ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ
์‚ฌ๋ž‘๊ณผ ์œ ๋ น
์‚ฌ๋ž‘์„ ๋„ˆ์—๊ฒŒ
์‚ฌ๋ž‘์˜ ๊ฝƒ์ฐจ๋ฅผ ๋“œ๋ ค์š”
์‚ฌ์ž ๊น€๋ช…์ˆ˜
์‚ฐ์‹ ๋ น๋‹˜, ์•„๋น ๋ฅผ ์ฃผ์„ธ์š”!
์ƒ์กด์ผ์ง€
์„œํˆด๊ณ  ์–ด๋ฆฌ์ˆ™ํ•ด๋„ ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š”
์„ฌ์˜ ๋ด„
์„ฌ์˜ ๋ด„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์—ฌ๋ฆ„
์†”์งํžˆ ๋งํ•ด์„œ
์ˆœํ™˜ํ•˜๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„: 2ํ˜ธ์„  5-3
์ˆฒ์†์˜ ์žฌ๊ทœ์”จ
์Šฌ๋กœ์šฐํ‘ธ๋“œ ํŒจ์ŠคํŠธ๋Ÿฌ๋ธŒ
์Šด์Šด์Šด์Šด
์”จ์•— ์œ ์น˜์› ํ˜ธ๋–ก๋ฐ˜ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค
์•„์นจ๋ฐฅ ๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ
์•„ํŒŒํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋ผ์กŒ๋‹ค
์•…๋งˆ์˜ ์œก์•„์ผ๊ธฐ
์•ˆ๋…• ์ด๋ฐ”, ์•ˆ๋…• ๋‚˜์˜ ๊ณ ์–‘์ด
์•ˆ๋…•์•ˆ๋…•ํ•ด
์•”์šœํŒฌ
์–‘ํŒŒ ์‹คํ—˜
์–ด๋Š ๋‚ , ๋ฌธ๋“ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜†โ˜†
์–ด๋””์„œ ์นจ ์ข€ ๋ฑ‰์—ˆ๋‹ˆ
์–ด๋ฅธ์ด ๋˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ธฐ๋กœ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค
์˜ค๋Š˜๋„ ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•˜์„ธ์š”
์˜ค๋Š˜์„ ์‚ด์•„๋ณธ ๊ฒŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ์ž–์•„
์˜ค๋Š˜์˜ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ
์˜ค๋Š˜์˜ ์š”๊ฐ€ ์ผ๊ธฐ
์˜ค๋Š˜์˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ
์˜ค๋ชฉ์™•
์˜ค๋ฒ„์‚ฌ์ด์ฆˆ ๋Ÿฌ๋ธŒ
์˜คํ”ˆํ–ˆ์–ด์š” ๋งค์ง์ปฌ ๋งˆ์นด๋กฑ
์˜ด๋‹ˆ๋ฒ„์Šค ํŠน์ง‘
์™น? ์™น!
์š”๊ดด ๋š๋”ฑ ํ•œ๋ผ ๋š๋”ฑ
์šฐ๋™๋ฝ์”จ์˜ ๋ฏธ์†Œ
์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋“ค์€ ๋ฏธ๋ฏธ๋ฏธ
์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๊ณ„์ ˆ
์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๊ฐ€ ๋๋‚˜๋ฉด
์šด๋ช…์„ ๋ฏฟ์œผ์‹œ๋‚˜์š”?!
์œŒ์Šจ๊ฐ€์˜ ๋น„๋ฐ€
์œ ๋‹ˆ๋ฒ„์Šค
์œ ์ง„์˜ ํ™˜์ƒํŠน๊ธ‰์—ด์ฐจ
์œจ์ด๋Š” ์˜ค๋Š˜๋„
์€ํ‡ด ์š”๋ฆฌ์‚ฌ
์€ํ‡ด ์š”๋ฆฌ์‚ฌ, ํ˜ธ์ˆœ์”จ
์ด๋Ÿฐ ์—ฌํ–‰ ์ €๋Ÿฐ ์—ฌํ–‰
์ด๋ฉด์ง€ ๋‹จํŽธ์„ 
์ด๋ฒˆ ๋‚จ์ฃผ๋Š” ํ•ด๊ณจ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
์ด์›ƒ์ง‘ ๋‚จ๋…€ in ๊ตํ† 
์ธํ˜• ์ฒœ๊ตญ โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
์ €๋กœ ํ•˜์‹œ์ฃ , ๊ณต์ฃผ๋งˆ๋งˆ
์ ์‹ฌ์„ ์œ„ํ•˜์—ฌ
์ •ํ•ด์ง„ ์ฒซ์‚ฌ๋ž‘
์กฐ์„ ๋กน์Šคํƒ€
์ข€๋น„๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋Š” ๋‚™์›
์ข€๋น„๋งˆ์„K
์ข…์ด๋ฅผ ์ฃผ์› ๋‹ค
์ข…์ด๋น„ํ–‰๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋‚ ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด
์ข‹์•„, ์ข‹์•„
์ข‹์•„์„œ๊ทธ๋žจ
์ข‹์€ ๋‚จํŽธ
์ฃผ๊ฐ„ ์•ผ์˜น์ด
์ฃฝ๊ธฐ ์ „์— ๋จน์–ด์•ผ ํ•  ํ•œ ๊ฐ€์ง€ ์Œ์‹
์ค‘๊ฐ„๊ณ„ ์‚ฌ์šฐ๋‚˜
์ง€์ƒˆ๋Š” ๋ฐค
์ง€์œ ์˜ ์„ ๋ฌผ
์ง์žฅ์ธ ๊ฐ์ž
์ง„์†”ํ•œ ์„ธ๊ณ„
์ฐจ๊ฐ€์šด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค
์ฐฉํ•œ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ
์ฒœ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ์„œ ๋ฏธ์•ˆํ•ด
์ถ”์–ต์„ ํŒ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค
์บ์„ธ๋ž‘์„ธ๋ผ
์ปคํ”ผ ๋‚ด๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋‚จ์ž
ํด๋กœ์ง•๋ฉ˜ํŠธ
ํƒœ๊ตญ ์ผ ๋…„ ์‚ด๋Ÿฌ
ํŒŒ๋ฅด๋งˆ์ฝ˜ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ
ํŒ์ฝ˜๊ฐ๊ฐœ๋ก 
ํŽ˜์–ด๋ฆฌ๋ง
ํŽ˜์–ดํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด
ํ‰๋ฒ”ํ•œ ๋„ํ™”์‚ด
ํ‘ธ๋ฅธ ์ •์›์˜ ์•„๋œฐ๋ฆฌ์—
ํ”ผ๋ฅผ ๋‚˜๋ˆŒ ์‚ฌ์ด
ํ”ผ์นด๋ถ€!
ํ”ฝ์…”๋„ˆ
ํ•˜๋ฃจ์˜ ๋์„ ๋‹น์‹ ๊ณผ
ํ•˜ํŠธ์™€ ๋ธ”๋ฃจ
ํ•™๊ต๊ฑ”๋‹ด
ํ• ๋ฉ์ด
ํ—ˆ์ˆ˜์•„๋น„๋ฅผ ์„ธ์› ๋„ค
ํ˜ธํ…” ๋ถˆ๋ž€์„œ
ํ˜ธํ˜ธ์™€ ๊ฑฐ๋‚œ์ด
ํ™ˆ๋ฆฌ์Šค ํƒ์ •
ํ™”์ •์ด
ํ™”์ดˆ ์ฃฝ์ด๊ธฐ
ํ™˜์ƒ์—ฌํ–‰
ํšŒ์‚ฌ์› ์ฑ„๋Œ€๋ฆฌ
ํœ ์˜ค๋ธŒํฌ์ถ˜

4 Likes

Based on title alone these sound interesting :joy:

3 Likes

Dang; there are so many titles to choose from. If you need expert community help on which squiggles to read next, you know where to place your next poll~

2 Likes

Iโ€™ve got some I definitely want to read bookmarked, but yeah I may need help when it comes to the otherโ€ฆ 180โ€ฆ :laughing:

Here's DeepL's translation of the list for my non-Korean-speaking friends

1 plus 1 equals
151 lives
1736th exit
AB2C
Hello Saigon
My Killer
OH!PIUM
Pink Almond
poppies
Return
Winter Game
WOODPUNK
Gold Dress
GAGAVIRUS
CHEST
Frog Princess
Frog
Renovation
Fly, Climb at the End of Winter
Quarantine
Marriage Lesson
beside
Season, day
Gonyang Diary
Cat Tributes
The Cat Editorโ€™s Black Magic
Alleyway
The Trainee
In That Fridge
That Day We Were
Diary of the Day
That time, that season we were in
Itโ€™s okay though
And again
the days of painting
That Winter
Donโ€™t Lean On Me
Cackling
Trouble in Paradise
Dream Pet
I Am Garoso
Iโ€™m Shrewd
Butterflyโ€™s Box
The Story of the Screws
My Cute Woo Woo
My Switch Mate
My Summer Holiday
My Love D-day
The Child Who Followed Me
Boyfriend
Romantic City
Say my name!
My Mate is an Alien
Tomorrow is My First Loveโ€™s Birthday
You and Me Drama
Walking in Your Shoes
Your Heroine
To Your Planet B126
If You Must Go
Naples Yellow
Nonstop Subway
Noodle Truck
Snowflake and Grandpa
Eye Contact
Always, Sky
Save As
Not So Different
Snail Boy
Rise of the Carrot Field
Great Potato Field
Dancing Holiday
Catch the Thief
Around the Neighbourhood
Delivery Universe
Rainbow Palette
Lens Tooth Hong Seok-soon
Romantic, Shine!
Reverse Love
Wear
Heart Recipe
I work as a cartoonist
The Kaleidoscope editorial department is on the 9th floor
Delicious
Opposite, pink
Every Day, One Column
Daily Gift
The plum blossom is in bloom
Mmmmmmmmmmm
A puppy is a puppy is a puppy
Daydreaming
forget-me-nots Romance
Unfinished Song
Folk Cartoonist Shop
At the End of the Sea, There Were Always Those Children
Baristagnan
Babaโ€™s Diary
Youโ€™ve Been Rejected
One Shiny Day
Delivery Boy and His Ho Ho Friends
Baekgoo and Hyungsang
The Swan Laundry
Veronormal Ending
Wallgye-ri Dunjeon Village
A Starry Summer Day
I live without much trouble
See more
Taste of barley tea Summer holidays
A Springtime Walk
Springtime Summer Potatoes
Brown Bear Santaโ€™s Christmas Gift
8 per cent opacity
Iโ€™m uncomfortable, senpai!
Red Flowers Blue Berries
Blooming Melody
Blue Positive
Rootโ€™s Story
Love and Ghosts
Love to You
Love Flower Tea
Lion Kim Myungsoo
Mountain Spirit, give me my dad!
Survival Journal
I love it even if Iโ€™m not good at it
Island Spring
Island Spring and Summer
To be honest
Cycling time: Line 2, 5-3
Mr Jagyu in the forest
Slow Food Pastries
Roe deer
Breakfast shop
The apartment is gone
The Devilโ€™s Parenting
Goodbye Iva, Hello My Cat
Hello, Hello
Amyolpan
The Onion Experiment
One Day, Suddenly
Where did you spit?
I decided not to grow up
Stay Sweet Today
You havenโ€™t lived today
Picture of the Day
Todayโ€™s Yoga Diary
Story of the Day
Oversized King
Oversized Love
Itโ€™s Open at Magical Macarons
Omnibus Feature
Yokohamaโ€™s Dish on a Stick
The Smile of Udon Rak
Our Season
When Our Song Ends
Do You Believe in Fate?!
The Secret of the Wilson Family
Eugeneโ€™s Fantasy Express
Yule is Still Here
Retired Chef
Retired Chef, Mr Ho Sun
This kind of trip that kind of trip
A Short Story
Neighbours in Kyoto
Doll Heaven
For Lunch
First Love
Chosun Rockstar
Zombie Paradise
I Picked Up a Paper
If you fly a paper aeroplane
Okay, Okay
good siragram
Good Husband
Weekly Meow
One food you must eat before you die
Middle Earth Sauna
The Night of the Wren
The Gift of Ziyu
The Office Worker Potato
The True World
Cold People
The Good Guy Project
Sorry Iโ€™m Not an Angel
Digging for Memories
Caserangsera
Man making coffee
Closing Moment
Iโ€™m Going to Thailand for a Year
The Story of Parmakon
An Introduction to Popcorn
Fairy Ring
Fair Play
An Ordinary Arrow
Atelier in the Green Garden
Between the Bloods
Pikaboo!
The Fixer
End of the Day with You
School Talk
Old Man
Youโ€™ve Built a Scarecrow
Hotel Bully
Ho Ho Ho and the Troubles
Homeless Detective
Hwa-jung
Plant Killer
Fantastic Journey
Office Worker Chae-dae
Wheel of Fortune

My Cute Woo Woo

:flushed:

Looking forward to these:

The Swan Laundry
Rise of the Carrot Field
Ho Ho Ho and the Troubles
Slow Food Pastries
Mmmmmmmmmmm

I am

Cackling

2 Likes

Mmmm! Some of the translated titles are hilarious! :rofl: I look forward to hearing how โ€œMmmmmmmmmโ€ is.

2 Likes

Finished this week

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

Childrenโ€™s Book

TV Show

Movie

Listening

Review

I feel like my attention has been more on Japanese this week, but I still have stuff on my finished list, so thatโ€™s good. :blush:

Plans

3 Likes

Finished this week

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

Manhwa

TV Show

Listening

Review

Didnโ€™t get much done this week - struggled through a couple of ๋งŒํ™” volumes and a disappointing TV series.

Plans

Do more readingโ€ฆ Hopfully I feel a bit more up to it this week! :sweat_smile:

4 Likes

September Review

Where did September goโ€ฆ? :thinking:

45 books
5 movies
4 TV seasons
56 ratings
40 reviews
11,401 gradings
16 contributed books
266 contributed videos

1201 pages read
25 hours watched

Notable

I felt like I didnโ€™t do much this past month, but seeing the numbers makes it seem like a lot! I guess August was really intense, thatโ€™s why it felt like I was slacking in September. :laughing:

more stats

download (3)

download (1)

download (2)

4 Likes

Finished this week

:memo: includes a written review
:headphones: read along with audiobook
:ear: audiobook only
:underage: adult content; not currently on Natively
:x: format not currently supported on Natively
:rabbit: ๋งŒํ™”๊ฒฝ webtoon; see this post

Manhwa

:x: Listening

Review

Finished ์•ต๋•โ€™s beginners podcasts, and started the regular series. I kind of wonder why I wanted to listen to the whole beginner series since it was too easy for me, but I guess I like doing things in order? I also get the feeling these podcasts may have been a lockdown project, as episodes were released regularly for a couple of years, then stopped. In the past year or so there have only been two further episodes, one of which was in the past week. Hopefully theyโ€™ll continue, as there arenโ€™t many easy Korean podcasts which are (almost) entirely in Korean.

The regular episodes are about 15-20 minutes long and noticeably more challenging than the beginner episodes (I have to actually pay attention :rofl:). In the first episode, ์•ต๋• talks about (really, really) enjoying listening to Nihongo con Teppei while learning Japanese, which unsurprisingly inspired โ€œํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด con ์•ต๋•โ€. In the second, we learn that ์•ต๋• is indeed short for โ€œangry duckโ€, but thereโ€™s also ํ•œ์ž to go with it: ๆซป (์•ต๋‘ ์•ต) - cherry, and ๅพท (๋• ๋•) - virtuous. I think the host mentioned that itโ€™s their IRL nickname, too. :cherries: :duck:

Also listened to an episode of KBS ๋ฌด๋Œ€ - I think Iโ€™ll try to listen to these regularly, and if thereโ€™s one I particularly enjoy Iโ€™ll relisten while reading the ๋Œ€๋ณธ. I kind of โ€œsaveโ€ ๐ŸŽง Podcasts & Radio Dramas [with scripts] to practise reading and listening concurrently, but I reminded myself that I donโ€™t need to do that - since it requires a bit more attention and concentration (I inevitably end up doing intensive reading, even if I donโ€™t mean to), it tends to be forgotten about in favour of more enjoyable content.

๋ฌด๋Œ€ is at a nice level for me: easy enough to casually listen to while doing other things, but just challenging enough to keep my attention (I tend to tune out of content thatโ€™s too easy or too difficult). The stories are interesting enough, even if theyโ€™re not the type of content Iโ€™d usually pick.

Being able to purchase from ์˜ค๋””์˜ค์ฝ”๋ฏน์Šค(AudioComics) would be great, but has the usual hurdles of accessing Korean content (I guess they donโ€™t want my moneyโ€ฆ). Iโ€™d like to listen to podcasts that are unscripted where the hosts just chat about random stuff, but I think it would be difficult to find something thatโ€™s right in that understanding sweet spot, and I donโ€™t have the patience to try lots of different shows Goldilocks-style on podbbang right now. :face_exhaling:


I read ์ธํ˜• ์ฒœ๊ตญ, which is the ๋งŒํ™” equivalent of an ice cream sundae with all the toppings - 300% of your recommended daily sugar intake and ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๊ท€์—ฝ๋‹ค! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Continuing the ๋‚จ์นœ ์žˆ์–ด์š” ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ (series) | L20 ๋งŒํ™” - not quite as amazing as ํ”ผ๋น„โ€™s other series ๋น„์˜๋„์  ์—ฐ์• ๋‹ด ์‹œ๋ฆฌ์ฆˆ (series) | L26, but the cute, wholesome, healthy relationship makes it better than 99% of other BL in my eyes. :sparkling_heart:


Also got more physical Korean books! :partying_face:

Generally itโ€™s cheaper and more convenient to read Korean ebooks, but I donโ€™t particularly enjoy reading digitally, so if I like a book, Iโ€™d rather have the physical copy (and of course not all books are available as ebooks).

4 Likes

October Goals

Experimenting with goal tracking! :notebook:

Type Goal Progress
Read 5 manhwa volumes โ–ฐโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑ
Watch 20 TV episodes โ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑ
Listen 10 ์•ต๋• eps1 โ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฐโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑโ–ฑ

1. Starting at episode 3.

Daily Checklist

Week 2 ์›” ํ™” ์ˆ˜ ๋ชฉ ๊ธˆ ํ†  ์ผ
:orange_book: ๋งŒํ™”
:desktop_computer: ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ
:radio: ์•ต๋•
Week 1: 2nd-8th Oct
Week 1 ์›” ํ™” ์ˆ˜ ๋ชฉ ๊ธˆ ํ†  ์ผ
:orange_book: ๋งŒํ™”
:desktop_computer: ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ
:radio: ์•ต๋•

Days Listened

Anything audio-only: podcasts, radio dramas, etc.

์›” ํ™” ์ˆ˜ ๋ชฉ ๊ธˆ ํ†  ์ผ
2 Likes

How did you get those progress squares set up?

1 Like

A simple table of checkboxes:

| ์›” | ํ™” | ์ˆ˜ | ๋ชฉ |๊ธˆ | ํ†  |์ผ
| -- | -- | -- | -- | -- | -- | -- |
|||||| | [x] |
| [x] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] |
| [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] |
| [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] |
| [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] | [] |
| [] | [] | [] |

You can check off the boxes without needing to edit the post, which is handy! :grin:

ETA: Misunderstood! The progress boxes are just copy and paste. โ–ฐโ–ฑ
I just made a line of 10 to reflect percentages.

1 Like

Ah, gotcha! Thanks!

1 Like

You are a formatting pro!! :raised_hands:t2::sunglasses:

2 Likes

Finished this week

Legend

:memo: includes a written review
:headphones: read along with audiobook
:ear: audiobook only
:studio_microphone: podcast
:cd: drama CD
:speaker: condensed audio
:repeat: re-read/watch/listen
:rabbit: ๋งŒํ™”๊ฒฝ webtoon; see this post
:underage: adult content; not currently on Natively
:x: format not currently supported on Natively

:x: Listening

Review

Another light week on the Korean side of things. I wonder whether this is just a natural cycle, where Iโ€™ll find myself pulled more to one language than another for a period of time before the pendulum swings back the other way. It could also be that I just happen to have found a lot of Japanese content thatโ€™s entertaining and at a comfortable language level, so thereโ€™s less time for Korean (it has also crossed my mind that thinking of content by language rather than just the entertainment value may also play a part in it, but who knows). Anyway, trying not to worry about it too much and just trusting that something will spark my interest in Korean again.

Listened to some ์•ต๋• episodes which I need to play at 1.5x speed, otherwise they feel painfully slow (and, somewhat surprisingly, more difficult to understand). Although itโ€™s a step up language-wise from the beginner show, the content is still a bit boring for me, since Iโ€™m already familiar with the cultural things sheโ€™s discussing.

Didnโ€™t enjoy the ๋ฌด๋Œ€ ep I listened to, it was one of those over-the-top ๋ง‰์žฅs:

Woman: Iโ€™ve been working 30 hours a day for a month.
Boyfriend: Should I drive?
Woman: No, itโ€™s fine
-driving noises-
Woman: Look at my dangerous driving!
Boyfriend: Please drive more carefully.
Woman: Donโ€™t worry so much.
-CRASH!-
-hospital sounds-
Doctor: Youโ€™re in the hospital.
Woman: Is my boyfriend hurt, too?
Doctor: No.
Woman: Thatโ€™s a relief.
Doctor: He ded.
Woman: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ITโ€™S AAAAAAAAAAALL MYYYYYYYYYY FAAAAAAAAAAAAAULT!!!

So that was the first couple of minutesโ€ฆ :face_exhaling: I did burst out laughing several times at how absurd it was (the BF comes back as a ghost!), but I donโ€™t get the appeal of these kind of dramas.

I have a tendency to want to finish low-effort content, even if Iโ€™m not enjoying it, so I did end up listening to the whole thing. It also explains why Iโ€™m slogging through ์•…๋ชฝ์„ ์ƒ S1 | L23 even though Iโ€™m finding it incredibly boring.

Why do I do this to myself? Thereโ€™s a whole bunch of amazing Korean books and shows I could be enjoying, but my brain is like โ€œyou must eat these overcooked veggies before you can have dessertโ€. :melting_face:

4 Likes