missmandapanda

Okay, I’m only half way through it but I’m still going to throw out a book rec for people.

If you like Once Upon a Time, or you just like fairytales with a spin with a boat load of mythology and literature references sprinkled in you’ll like “The Woodcutter” by Kate Danley. 

It’s a mystery-fairytale about a man charged with protecting The Woods and keeping peace between the 12 magical Kingdoms. Things start to go bad with rumors of princesses and princes disappearing, a “warm snow” blanketing the Ordinary Kingdom (where magic is not welcomed), and fairies touching the ground. Not to mention one of Odin’s hellhounds has gotten lose and is on the hunt for anyone with magic in their blood.

Seriously, it’s good and you’ll love it if you like catching references (Oberon and Titania from A Midsummer Night’s Dream show up) not to mention all the fairy tales (From Jack and the Bean Stalk to Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin to Cinderella) show up and are connected and it’s a really nice casual read.  (Plus it’s kinda funny that there’s a black market for Fairy Dust which is basically crack in the book.) 

I’m thinking of trying to learn Korean again.

When I started watching Korean tv 5 or 6 years ago, I was able to pick up stuff pretty fast, Hangul too, but I wasn’t fabulous and couldn’t get past a lot of very basic words and sayings. Plus no one to practice with.

Lately I’ve been marathoning some of my fav k-dramas and what I used to know is coming back. So maybe I could start trying the language again? Eh?

Anyway, I’m rambling. Anyone know a good Korean language site to use? I’m a user/member on most of the larger ones. Or maybe a good text book?

Either way, 감사합니다! o(^▽^)o