Book Haul: Berlin 2016

More reasons to read German fluently!

The World Through Literature's Eyes

I have friends who can’t walk out of a bookshop without having bought an armful of books. Luckily for my bank balance, I am generally capable of leafing through a few copies here, reading the first few pages of a volume there, without being consumed by the urge to pull out my purse and dash over to the till. However it’s a whole different kettle of fish when I’m abroad in a country linguistically dominated by a language I’m attempting to learn. I’ve made a ritual of tracking down enormous bookshops – the sort that make you giddy with the sheer number of books – and stocking up on more volumes than I’m realistically going to be able to get through between trips. I justify the volume of my purchases to myself and the owner of wherever the bulk of my books are located at the time by saying that…

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