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Got Any Book Recommendations?

GhostTypeGuy
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I'm specifically looking for books originally written in Irish. I'll read any genre, I prefer fantasy and scifi, but that's probably too much to ask from this language at this time. I'm not skilled enough to read an Irish book yet, but I will be someday, and having some might help motivate me when I'm tired and don't want to study. I already have a few translations of books I've already read, but something original seems really exciting.

1 year ago

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Crúba na Cinniúna. Á ine Uí Fhoghlú It's a good read and also good to help advance your learning as well. Check it out. Try this site for more but these ones are for sale. http://www.siopagaeilge.ie/store-4.htm GL and let me know if you find some more as well. I am in search myself

1 year ago

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GhostTypeGuy
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Thanks! There are definitely a few on there that caught my eye.

1 year ago

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I found some Freebies at "Am..on". If you are not picky concerning the genre you might find something.

It still takes me foreover to go through a single page, but it has improved significantly over the past weeks.

I hope that one day "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" as Gaeilge will be available as an eBook. Hard to get your hands on a decent book when you live in Germany and you have to consider the shipping costs

1 year ago

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We did some great ones in school. Ones that stand out in my mind are

A thig ná tit orm, which is really funny but also gives you a good sense of that time in the past. And An Trial, very sad.

One more famous one, but I haven't read it, is the eponymous biography of Peg from the Blasket Islands. It's supposed to be very good but very sad.

They are or were all on the school syllabus so it should be easy to get them quite cheaply second hand.

If you are in Ireland then go to the library, there are some great things at all levels in most libraries, although it'll be a small selection. See if your local university allows non-students to join (they usually don't, unfortunately), they have great resources.

1 year ago

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I'm reading a novel called "Hong" (by Anna Heussaff) on my Kindle, downloaded from Amazon. It's a teenage-level novel... a sort of sci-fi fantasy about computer game adventure. The level is fantastic for a DUO graduate as the vocabulary range is very similar to what we learn in the Duo course.

There's an Irish-Enlgish dictionary on Amazon for Kindle too, which works well and makes reading really easy as you just need to touch a word to get its definition.

4 months ago