Book Blogger Hop: 8/25/17

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Have you ever read a book written in a foreign language you might be fluent in, and then read the same book in English?

I'm not fluent in any other languages other than English, so I haven't read a full book in another language. I did take a couple of semesters of German in college so I've read some of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's writings in German. I like side-by-side translations, like this one for The Erlking/Erlkönig. I've read a lot of novels translated into English from other languages. 


  1. Reading a book in another language would be a tremendous feat for me even though I can understand Spanish if it is spoken slowly.

    I was proficient in it in high school. I had a marvelous teacher.

    ENJOY the weekend, and welcome to the Blog Hop.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Blogger Hop

  2. Yes, side by side translation are super helpful when you are starting out with a language. I love them.

  3. I need to find some of these side by side translation books! I wish I could read another language, but I'm sadly only able to read and speak English. My years of French class did nothing to help me. I can recognize some major words, but I definitely couldn't read a full novel.


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