I finished listening to the Japanese audio book I just bought on FeBe and it made me feel want to organize my bookshelves, again. Because listening about minimalist lifestyle will make you want to discard stuff you don’t need anymore. This morning I gave the books I didn’t want anymore to my maid so she could sell them for a little money. She took away all the books before my husband got up. (Never discard your stuff while a family member is watching. They will want to ‘save’ your unwanted stuff and bring them back in again and then your house will stay cluttered. KonMari’s advice).
Actually, I still keep 50 books that I already read but I can’t get rid of because I remember I liked them. I just can’t do it today. I’ll wait until I’m mentally ready to part with them.
Even so, I feel light, relieved, liberated, at peace… and very tired. The process of deciding whether to keep or not to keep takes a lot of energy.
But anyway, now I can show you my Korean textbook collection…!
Sorry for the crappy pictures. It’s already dark, the lighting in my house is bad, and the camera on my tablet is also not that great.
Here I have 2 Korean grammar dictionaries (one, written all in Korean, and another one in Japanese), 1 Japanese grammar dictionary for Korean speakers, and 1 Korean slang dictionary in Japanese. I hardly use them. But I like them. I should be needing these when I start practicing writing in Korean. Soon. ✏
I have 19 Korean textbooks for basic level. That many? I must be crazy. What’s wrong with me? I finished 10 of them. I really need to read the other 9. I will. 😊
18 books for intermediate level. I finished 9, haven’t touched the other 9. 😊
That’s… 32 books for advanced level and I only finished 8. Maybe it was a bad idea to stock too many advanced level textbooks while I was still learning basic or intermediate but I just couldn’t help myself. They all looked very interesting. They still do. I should start reading something from this shelf.😁
And here is the non-textbook reading material (magazines, novels, essay books, and picture books) and some magazines for learning Korean in Japanese (magazine name: ‘hana’). There are 37 books, but some titles overlap because there are also Indonesian and Japanese version in there. I only finished reading all the picture books and somewhere in the middle for the rest of them. They’re hard. I got bored. 😁
What will I do next?
I don’t know.
I think I will start reading “Korean Grammar in Use – Basic” tomorrow. I really need to start paying attention to basic conjugation, word spacing, and stuff before I start writing to answer TOPIK essay questions.☝ But I don’t know. I might change my mind. But at least now I know that I have enough Korean books for a lifetime, or two. 😁 ###