Sorry about the lack of posts for the last 10 days. I hate not updating but I was working or CIIS and just all around busy being a teacher.


I decided to make this video about my Korean bookshelf. Until today I didn’t realize how many Korean books I have and how I need to stop dreaming about buying more. Many people are always so curious about what books other people use to learn Korean and here are all of mine. I haven’t used them all and I’ve definitely wasted money on more than a couple but overall, I’m happy with 95% of my Korean book purchases and having all of them have greatly contributed to improving my Korean ability!

Which books do you use to study?




p.s. There are 10 days left until the exam grades are announced. 10 days. I’m “excited” now, but I’ll be feeling dread leading up to it.



By Charm

I am an American living in Korea, teaching English to Korean students, and Korean to myself. Topik here I come!

Comments (2)
  1. sweetangel May 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your bookshelf is like a dream to me ^^ I cannot buy original books in Vietnam and I don’t have visa card to buy books online, so I have to borrow Korean books from the library, make photocopies from friends or ask Korean friends to buy some books for me.

    • Charm May 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Its a similar situation in the US. Its really hard to find good Korean books. I literally only had the Intergrated Korean books before coming to Korea. There are sooo many books here. I’ve been so lucky to have access to them and they have definitely been helpful in improving my Korean. Actually, I’ve been thinking of doing a book giveaway since I have ridiculous access to books in Korea that literally are hard to find anywhere else. I’m thinking of doing it next month.


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