BBP wrote:I started a book blog on my Tumblr and am really enjoying it.
BBP wrote:That'd be great! I can read Cyrillic and do a bit of small talk, but that's it. Back in the day, almost 15 years ago, I was a Russophile owing to a Russian boy with beautiful eyes in my class, but I never got far with my Russian courses: all because I can't say the R.
Now I'm learning Japanese, and don't have to bother with the R.
There've been times I've wanted to pick up the studies but at the moment my love for Mother Russia is colder than liquid nitrogen.
BBP wrote:Would love a book club but I'm not sure if it'd work.
Currently reading one of my birthday presents: The Evenings, by Gerard Reve, the audiobook. In Dutch, as read by the author.
I love The Evenings. It's the book I picked to read aloud at my Dutch oral exam, and I know the first page by heart.
-"How would you like to read À la recherche du temps perdu by Proust?" Tamaru says. "If you hadn't read that, now is the occasion for it."
-"Have you read it then?"
-"I was never in jail, and I never had to be in hiding for a long period of time. And they say that you can't get through the book in any other situation."
-"Do you know anyone who's finished it?"
-"I do know several people who have been imprisoned for a long time, but they weren't the type to display much affection for Proust's work."
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