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《82年生的金智英》作者:趙南柱 Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-ju




My HSK level 4.5
Book title 82年生的金智英
Author 趙南柱
Origin country South Korea
Traditional/Simplified Traditional
Pages 183
Paper/E-book Paperback
Translated to English (Yes/No) Yes
English title Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-ju
Approximate comprehension level 93%
Approximate hours to complete 24
Start date 26/04/2021
Completion date 20/06/2021
Short paragraph of what it’s about It's a book about a woman in her 30s who is married with a daughter. One day her husband noticed something is not quite right with her and then the whole book basically tells her story from her childhood to her current life that is sprinkled with subtle and not so subtle sexism. One of the quotes from the book that resonates with me was 「所以你失去了什麼?」
Short comment This book is so hard to read. I don't know why but it took me so long to move forward. There are days when I started to wonder if this is the best use of my time and if I learn anything from reading it because I can't remember most of the new words I looked up. I started to forget a lot of words I already learned outside of this book because of how slow I'm progressing every day and how much time I spent on it but I've finally finished it and I actually think it's a good book and I'm interested in the subject matter so my snail pace reading definitely not due to the book being boring but mostly due to my language limitation. I bought the same book in English for my husband and tried to read a few pages of it, I felt like I gained some kind of superpower that made me read incredibly fast like I'm on fast forward 😅


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I'm progressing very very slowly (up to page 63 now) because I've been busy lately and also there is a bit of loss of motivation because I feel like it's slightly a bit more difficult than the previous book but I really want to start reading my next book so I will make extra effort in the next 2-3 weeks to finish this one. 

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