Let’s show off some pictures of our latest acquisitions!
My first foray into a hopefully exciting journey of Spanish history!
It’s a bit dinged up, and the sticker left a residue ( ), but I’m pretty excited!
My current physical reads!! The Elena Ferrante is one of my all time favorites, rereading the first book in Spanish (it’s originally in Italian but I read it in English) and about to start Nada tonight.
This came today. It is a surprisingly difficult book to buy as its title is the same in every language! I had to be careful not to buy English, German versions etc.
Ebay was the cheapest option I came across for this one, and the bilingual version was the cheapest one so that’s what I now have! I don’t know how significant the cat is in the story but it makes for quite a cool cover.
I had this edition too!! Comparing the translation after I read it was really interesting, in my highly unprofessional Spanish learner opinion the translation seemed bad
My copy of the upcoming bookclub pick arrived! It was obviously a popular book, this was the 19th edition published in Feb 2005, with the first edition published in Sep 2002.
I hadn’t realised it was in hardback when I bought it so that was a nice surprise!
Oh, I like that cover! Is the green sticker removable?
It probably was when it was in the shops 19 years ago but I figured by this time it’s not worth risking it! Plus there’s a nice irony that the book says it’s the 19th edition but the sticker on the front says it’s the 18th!