Reading short stories challenge 2019

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Maiwenn
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2019

Postby Maiwenn » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm

Hey y'all,

I just discovered the site https://www.shortstoryproject.com/ which publishes short stories from Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Yiddish. It offers a few reads for free before you need to create an account. After that, presumably you have a few more free reads/month before having to buy a membership. The stories are published in their original languages with various translations as options. (To switch the language of the reading, click on the dropdown with the current language's name to see what's offered.) Based off an initial perusal, everything seems to be translated into at least Hebrew and English.
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Re: Reading short stories challenge 2019

Postby Christi » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:06 pm

Christi wrote:Signing up for this challenge since it's one I will definitely be able to complete!

Languages and levels:
Korean, high beginner/low intermediate
Goal: at least 15
Books you plan to read:

Diary of Dana in Korea. It's a comic with 15 9 page chapters. It seems very good for vocabulary building so far so am using this as a stepping stone to more complicated stories.
Aesop's stories, if not too simple/boring.
Once upon a time in Korean. Fairy tales of about 3 pages each. I've read about half of the 23 stories already.
https://storybookscanada.ca/stories might read a few stories on this site I found, if the translations are actually well-written.

I have some more stories but am unsure if I will be able to read all of them.


I have decided to change my reading materials. Have decided to read the stories that are mentioned in my signature, since I think I will book more language progess that way. I did manage to read 4 chapters of Dana in Korea so am pretty sure I will hit my goal of 15 stories in one year :)
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