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ジェイン・オースティン 秘められた恋 [DVD]
ジェイン・オースティン 秘められた恋 [DVD]
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2010.7.22

Title: Becoming Jane

 

I adore her works a lot, however, 18 century English is probably too difficult for me as a non-native reader. Thus, I read her works through rewritten one known as graded novels. Also, I am a biiiiiiiig fan of BBC’s TV drama, ” Pride and Prejudice.”

 

It was 2005 that I first watched that drama. My friend from England said to me, “ This is the must to see. I’m sure you’ll love it.” Then she lent all of DVD for me. Once I started to watch, I couldn’t stop watching all night. (Around 6hours)

 

This is why I love watch this kind of film without any criticism. I love watching the hilly English sight through the film. I love listening their way of speaking. If you like old style English atmosphere, you will like this film.

 

Some says that this is too much aware of “Pride and Prejudice”. I also noticed they hinted and implied in various ways. However, I really enjoyed those implications. That is why I enjoyed this film, I can say.

 

Especially, My favorite actor, James MacAvoy, was good. He was paid attention as Mr. Tumnus in “ The lion and the Witch and the Wardrobe.” I become to like him when I watched my favorite film,” The Agony”, which was really good.

 

Ann Hathaway’s Jane was also nice, seemed intelligent, and cute. I am a non-native speaker, so I have no right to say about accent, but I enjoyed the way she tried to speak British accent.

Reading Record : Dark Lover

Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
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Author:J.R.Ward

Period: 14.June.2010-10.June19 2010 (6days)
Category: Paranormal (Vampire)

Total Recommends: ★★★★☆

difficulty:★★★☆☆
story: ★★★☆☆
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:★★★☆☆
hot?: ★★★★★ very hot!

 

After I took Eiken 1-kyu, I was just so tired and needed to read some non-stop story. I read in some site this novel has passion, speed, wild etc..

 

I like vampire story, (a couple weeks ago, when I turn on TV, the movie “Van Helsinki” was on air and I could not help watching it.
Last year I was engrossed in “Twilight”, and then I finished reading that series of hour books almost within 2months.

 

The story was very different from Twilight. Those books are for teenagers, but this book is for adult women, I thought. Very deep, very hot, sometimes voluptuous. On the other hand, this is paranormal story, so it was like watching a movie or comic books. But it is still worth reading because I could not stop reading due to its sexy, dangerous hero and heroine. Now I am reading the volume 2.

 

In this book, English is quite colloquial, and then I sometimes couldn’t follow their conversation, especially, the vampire’s macho words or some slang. But I could still enjoy.

 

The only negative point is its cover page. I could not carry this book without book wrapper. Also, while I was reading a very hot scene, I was a bit embarrassed because usually I was reading it at café, public space.

ちと恥ずかしい。 But it is good for learners.

英検1級

Today, I have finally passed the EIKEN 1KYU!
Hoooooooooooray!

I know this is not a goal. This is a start. I still feel I am not an advanced learner but an intermediate. 

I won't stop learning.  I know my reading speed is not enough. I often miss the words when I talk with native speakers. My writing is far from perfect. I've got still difficulty in watching films without subtitles.

My feeling, " Am i really a person who posesses 1 KYU?"
Nay!

However, if there are some tips for comrade to learn from my learning way, it would be great.
I am glad to tell you how to study with raising my child, working at the same time. It was hard for me, but worth.

From the next time, I will tell you in Japanese sometime.

Maybe.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millenium)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Author:Stieg Larsson
Category:Crime (modern age)

Priod: 28.June.2010 - 10.July 2010 (13days)

Total Recommends: ★★★★★

difficulty:★★★☆☆
story: ★★★★★
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:☆☆☆☆☆
adult : ★★★★☆
 

This book is the first installment of trilogy; two main characters will solve the  murder case that happened almost 40 years ago. The book itself was written in         Swedish, (first, I thought the author wrote this in English because Swedish and use English quite fluently, often more accurate than native user.) but actually translated to English, thus many say it is easy to read.

The murder itself is quite psychotic but the author described them in a calm and reassuring way, which I felt this story is something. I am not good at too much psychotic and sadomasochistic one
, but I could not stop reading.

Until middle part of the book, three parts episodes go on respectively, then from the middle part, I promise you can’t stop. The most brilliant thing was how to solve, find the evidence. I really had some fun delving into this mystery.

First I expected this story is more Nazi-related story, still important roll it was, but it was not a main topic.

Unfortunately, I read an article in TIME magazine this author passed away by hart attack while he was writing his fourth story. He was about 50 years old! It is said that he intended to write and plotted around 10 more stories, which is pity. I will read his other two books soon, but I really wanted him to write more.

II also watched this film, however, the novel is much much brilliant. The film emphasized the psycho, lack of depiction its intelligence.

 

 

 

Reading Record : A Knight in Shining Armor

A Knight in Shining Armor
A Knight in Shining Armor
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Title: A knight in shining Armor (1989)
Author:Jude Deveraux
Category:History Romance (16th cen. & 20th cen.)

Priod: 12.July.2010 - 18.July 2010 (6days)

Total Recommends: ★★★★☆

difficulty:★★☆☆☆
story: ★★★★☆
can't-sleep-degree:★★★★☆
romance-packed-degree:★★★★★

If you like rommance and history,I am sure you cannot stop. I really like medieval time history, this is exactly what I wanted to read. It's also recommended for non-native readers and even if you don't know about history, you can enjoy this story.

This story is mixed with rommance, history and timetravel. The story was rally plotted. It was written about 20 years ago, which reflects the way of thinking of single woman in America at that time. That part of way of thinking was not fitted for me, but still I really enjoyed. The heroine is a bit emotinonal, I think. But that must be important for that story. Also, it was like watching a film.

 Also it is the first time for me to read such a romantic story for adult female( so-called " harlequin" in Japan, some parts were a little embarrased for me. 

 The last part is quite rommantic, but I didn't expect that ending. That is why this story did get four stars.

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