I told myself that I would not buy any more Japanese books until I’ve finished at least 3/4 of my current collection, which means I haven’t been able to buy anything for the past few months (and probably for the next few months).
I finally have some time to get started on the books I’ve bought! 😀 Just in time to prepare for N2~! Actually I’m not studying just to prepare for JLPT, but I just like the idea of having some form of motivation!
When it comes to language learning, one my favourite parts is grammar! I simply love to learn new grammar structures, to figure out what are the differences in nuances / usage between similar grammar points. It’s like puzzle solving. I know people who prefer learning slangs / vocabulary etc but for me, grammar makes me the happiest!
For Japanese, I have a separate notebook for vocabulary and grammar at the moment and I usually study grammar in the morning (more brain intensive) and then vocabulary or other stuff in the evening.
Haven’t posted notebook photos for a long time. (Yes I’m a left hander)
Writing helps me to remember stuff better. I don’t know if it has become somewhat of a superstition for me (I won’t be able to remember if I don’t write it down!), but oh well, I always believe in doing whatever that works for you. Does anyone of you feel the same way? That you have to write down to feel “at ease” and feel that you are actually learning? hahaha.
Finally got to read Anohana the novel – the anime made me cry like mad. I haven’t cried so much for an anime before lol. But strangely, I don’t quite like the novel so far. A lot of dialogues and ……… . Seriously, I haven’t come across any other book that love to use ……. so much.
I’ll still read it though. Perhaps my judgement is being clouded by the fact that I’ve been feeling really sick for the past few days. I can’t wait to get well soon so that I can feel ready to start working on my year-end goals.
Health is really the most important thing. As usual, we only realise that when we fall sick.
Here’s the bulk of my Japanese novels / non-fiction books collection! I think I have at least 12 unread books /looks guilty.
So yeah, I won’t be buying anymore till I finish them all.
I should wait for the next Japan trip (who knows when) and then buy more at Bookoff hahaha. Damn I miss that place!
Looking at books makes me happy~!