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Mini Book Haul – ミニブックホール

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So I went to Book Off to find some dictionaries in different languages but ended up buying other books instead, and not a single dictionary.

色んな言語の辞書を買うつもりでブックオフに行ったんだけど、探していた辞書が無かったため、他の本を買いました。

If you haven’t heard of Book Off, it’s a vintage shop in Japan selling used books, CDs, DVDs, gadgets, and toys, but mostly books. They also sell new books in the first floor.

ブックオフ知らない方は日本人にはいないと思いますが、ブックオフはもう使わなくなった本や、CD, DVD, ゲームなどが売られている所です。ほとんどは本ですけど。

I created a video in my YouTube Channel, Flexi Aquilla. Please check it out and don’t forget to subscribe for more videos. ☺️

私はユーチューブチャンネルがあるんですけど、ミニブックホールの動画をアップしたので、是非、見てください。そして、チャンネル登録お願いします。

If you’d rather read than watch, then just keep on scrolling. 🙂

動画を見るより、読みたかったら、読み続けても構いません。😊

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=24s&v=WP8obOsVWE4

I was hoping to find dictionaries in Korean-English, Japanese-English, Spanish-English, and Russian-English, but haven’t found a single dictionary on sale. All of them are new so I think I’ll have to wait until used dictionaries will be available. Besides, I can use the dictionaries on my phone. I just wanted a physical copy.

韓英辞書と和英辞書とスペイン英辞書とロシア英辞書が欲しかったんですけど、安いのが無かった為、買うことができませんでした。スマホに辞書が有るからいいんですけど、本の辞書も欲しいなと思ってすぐに使うわけでは無いので、すぐ無くても大丈夫です。

So I thought to myself, why not look at other books since I’m already here? I can’t go into a bookstore and not spend hours looking at books and feeling their pages.

でも、せっかく本屋に来たので他の本を見ないわけにはいかない。

I had no intention of buying any books aside from dictionaries, but as I was walking down the aisle of books, I found Lonely Planet: Spain for only ¥300 so I grabbed it before anyone else would. I’ve been collecting Lonely Planet books because I like to read about other countries in order to widen my understanding of the world.

辞書以外本を買うつもりはなかったんですけど、ロンリープラネットスペインが ¥300だけでしたので買うことにしました。世界の知識をもっと広げる為にロンリープラネットの本を最近、集め始めました。

Lonely Planet: Spain

The next book I got is Two-Minute Mysteries by Donald J. Sobol, which consists of 79 quickie mysteries, filled with very tricky clues.

次買った本はドナルドソボルの二分のミステリーです。七十九のミステリーがあります。

Two-Minute Mysteries by Donald J. Sobol

I also got 2 children’s books, one being a series I’ve been collecting when I was in grade school but haven’t completed, which is the Dork Diaries by Renée Russell. I don’t own the Dork Diaries: Pop Star yet, so I’m adding this to my bookshelf.

子供の本も買いました。一つ目はレイシェルレネイのドーク日記ポップスターです。このシリーズは子供の頃から集めていたシリーズなんですが、全部の本がまだ揃っていない為、買いました。

 Dork Diaries: Pop Star by Rachel Renée Russell

The other one is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket. It’s the 10th book and I have to admit, I only red Book 1 but I don’t mind skipping. (Even if it’s 8 books)

二つ目はレモニスニケットのアシリーズオブアンホチュネイトイベンツ•ザスリペリースロープです。

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

I’ve been feeling the need to read children’s books lately, what with all the global warming problems we’ve been discussing at school. I need a little break.

学校では環境破壊問題や地球温暖化問題などを議論したので脳が少し疲れているため、子供の本も読みたいなと思って買いました。

The last book I got is Breaking Into Japanese Literature by Giles Murray. It features 7 stories covering a variety of genres by famous Japanese authors.

最後に買った本はガイルスムレーのブレーキング•インツ•ジャパニーズ•リテラチュルです。七つの物語があります。

Breaking Into Japanese Literature by Giles Murray

What I love about this book is that there’s Japanese text, then the translation in English, and a list of vocabularies with meaning so the reader doesn’t need to find the words in the dictionary every single time when met with a new word.

この本のいい所は、オリジナルの日本語バージョンが書かれてあって、英語の翻訳もあって、そして、新しい言葉があるたび、辞書を引かなくてもいいように、単語のリストと意味が書かれているのがすごく便利だと思います。

I’m satisfied with this mini book haul despite the fact that I wasn’t able to buy what I came for.

目的の辞書は買えなかったけど、いい本を見つけて、満足しています。

Have you read any of these books? Are there any of these in your TBR? I would love to hear from you! 😊

紹介した本の中で、読んだ事がある本はありますか?読みたいと思っていますか?コメントお願いします。☺

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Book Haul 4

What’s up readers? It’s the 18th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October wherein I post on my blog everyday until Halloween. 🎃📖📚😁🍁🍃🍂 (This was supposed to be posted yesterday.)

Today I’m going to do another book haul in video form. I hope you enjoy it! 😄❤

Books Mentioned:

1. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5. Le Mont Saint-Michel

6. Collins French Dictionary Plus Grammar

7. ナルニア国 ライオンと魔女 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe)

8. 漢字をおぼえる辞書 (Dictionary for Learning Kanji)
If you want to purchase any of the books mentioned, here are the links: 

1. All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

5. Le Mont Saint-Michel

6. Collins French Dictionary Plus Grammar

7. ナルニア国 ライオンと魔女 (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe)

8. 漢字をおぼえる辞書 (Dictionary for Learning Kanji)

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Don’t Miss A Day of Blogtober!

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases 

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Blogtober Day 14: Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? Book Review

Blogtober Day 15: Blogtober Update and Announcement

Blogtober Day 16: Google Translates Harry Potter Titles 

Blogtober Day 17: Books to Read When Going Through A Heartbreak 

More Hauls:

Stationery Haul 

Tea Haul

Book Haul

Book Haul 2 

Book Haul 3


Thank you for reading and cheers to more books!
🍷📚💕😄
Love,


Flexi

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Book Haul 2 

What’s up readers? 😄📒💕📓🌼📚☕I’m back with another book haul! These are books that I have bought 2 months ago but wasn’t able to write a post about. 😊

I bought all of these books at Book Off but I will be attaching links on the titles if you’re interested in any of these books. All you have to do is click the title and you will be directed to a website where you can purchase them online. ☺📚💕

アラジン、 文: 橘高弓枝 (きったか ゆみえ) Aladdin by Yumie Kittaka 

心やさしい若者アラジンは、美しい王女ジャスミンと出会い、恋に落ちる。そして、魔法のラップを手に入れたことから、アラジンの冒険が始まる。

塔の上のラプンツエル、作: サラ ネイサン & セラ ローマン 訳: しぶや まさこ 
Rapunzel translated by Masako Sibuya

18年間、外の世界を知らずに、深い森の奥の塔の中で暮らしてきた美しい少女ラプンツエル。大泥棒のフリンとの出会いをきっかけに、魔法の髪に導かれて、ラプンツエルの未知の世界への旅が始まります。

I wrote a review of Repunzel in Japanese here



アリスインワンダーランド、作: T. T. サザーランド 訳: しぶや まさこ 

Alice in Wonderland translated by Masako Shibuya

19歳の美しい女性に成長したアリスは、ある日、あやまって、穴に落ちてしまう。そこは、かつてアリスが迷い込んだアンダーアンド。マッドハッターをはじめ、白の女王、白ウサギ、チェシャ猫などが、アリスを待っていた。

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami translated by Philip Gabriel 
Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father’s dark prophecy. The ageing Nakata, tracjer of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle – one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.

I wrote a review on this and added some of my favorite lines here


Matched by Ally Condie (Matched Trilogy #1)
Cassia has always trusted the Society’s choices. And when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia is certain he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now she is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one dares to follow… between perfection  and passion.

Crossed by Allie Condie (Matched Trilogy #2)
Cassia flees to the Outer Provinces in search of Ky only to discover he has escaped into the canyons. But even as he risks everything to reunite with Ky, a few surprises from her former life may haunt her… or change the game once again.

Reached by Allie Condie (Matched Trilogy #3)
One young woman has raged against those who threaten to keep away what matters most – family, love, choice. Now Cassia’s quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion. The wait is over.

Inferno by Dan Brown

‘Seek and ye shall find.’ With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings.

A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers.

With only a few lines from Dante’s dark and epic masterpiece, Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance – sculptures, paintings, buildings – to find the answers to the puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat.

That’s it for my 2nd book haul, if you want to read my first book haul, you can check it out here

Cheers to more books! 😄

Love,

Flexi ❤