more books: ¡en español!

For all of you in the United States, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

I’m really excited about the books I have to show you today, because they’re Spanish translations! I’ve been taking Spanish classes for the past five years in school, but I’m by no means fluent. I read a Spanish translation of Charlotte’s Web earlier this year and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would head over to my local Barnes and Noble and explore their Spanish section. Here are the books I decided to buy!

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 Harry Potter y la cámara secreta by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

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Bajo la Misma Estrella by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)

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El gran Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

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Rebelión en la granja by George Orwell (Animal Farm)

I’ve read all of these in English except for Animal Farm, so at least I know what’s going on prior to reading it in another language. I’m going to save Animal Farm for last because hopefully by then I’ll be better at reading books in Spanish.

Have you ever read books in a language other than your native one? If you’ve read Animal Farm, let me know what you thought of it in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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3 thoughts on “more books: ¡en español!

  1. Yay for reading Spanish books! I really should try to read more in Spanish, but I guess that reading in English is actually taking a break from the Spanish I have to use all day. I actually never read in my native language haha. I was born a Dutchie, but I’ve always preferred reading in English… And after studing Spanish Language And Culture at Uni and living in various Spanish speaking countries, I prefer to stick to English to keep up my level. 😉
    Animal Farm is a very interesting read by the way! I remember reading it a while back, and it is an impressive little Russian satire. Reading a bit about the Russian history of the 20th century does make it easier to understand Orwell’s message… But you should be ok without doing that as well. 🙂

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    1. It’s so cool that you know so many languages! It’s one of my ultimate goals in life to learn as many languages as I can. I think it’s just so amazing how languages change perspectives, cultures, and so many other aspects of life. The next language I’d be interested in learning is probably German- I just love the way it sounds! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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      1. I can totally agree with that; learning a language is not only being able to start conversations, it opens a whole new world that changes you forever… German is a cool language to learn and speak; difficult grammar though. 😉

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