미안합니다 for the long hiatus; I’m finishing up my senior year, combating AP tests, and karate-chopping major projects while deadlines pop out of my ears….but still, shame on me for neglecting my blog!
Let’s be honest; while I would love to be at the proficiency level of coming-home-and-tossing-my-things-aside-and-cracking-open-a-book-written-in-Korean-by-Koreans-for-Koreans (a level of proficiency also known as fluent), I’m pretty sure I’m still at the level of rereading my favorite children’s book translated into Korean. It’s not challenging enough to teach me anything new but I have no idea where to start reading after comprehending a picture book about a 토끼 and his 아빠.
토끼 – rabbit
아빠 – father
In the meantime, however, I want to read Korean literature or books about Korea – even if it doesn’t allow me to practice my Korean reading comprehension. I’ve read heavy books like Ordinary Lives in North Korea, novels like Please Look After Mom, and a fantastic (but not focused on Korea – it looks at Japan mainly, and East Asia as a whole) work by T. R. Reid called Confucius Lives Next Door.
I just found this site for Korean lit, which made me both very excited and very intimidated; I have found the treasure! But I won’t be able to understand–wait, wait! It’s translated Korean literature, so us English-speakers can read to our hearts’ content.
Look at all that Korean literature available online! Time to get reading…
If you want, you can also check out the original article that I found on the site.
My 노래 today…