10 February 2007

សៀវភៅដែលខ្ញុំអាន Books I Read

Here are some of my books I manually uploaded to LibrayThing. My own personal library! (Click on the picture will take to the site)

I remember when I was at a very young age the only book my mother read to me was from Khmer Folks Tales & Legends ប្រជុំ រឿងព្រេងខ្មែរ. That was the beginning when I started to like reading.
Now I am quite an avid reader of newspapers and books. Through much readings I've learned new vocabularies and grammar. Subsequently, my writing both in English and Khmer have been improving gradually.
I have discovered website that keeps track of all books I have or have read. This site is very nice. It's like my very own personal library. Each book I read, I can write review and comment then rate the book from 1 to 5 stars depend on my liking of that book.

I have uploaded few of my Khmer language books up there. Some of these books I haven't give a rating yet. As of today (10Feb2007) including English books, I have recorded a total of 26 books. Please browse the 2nd page to see them. I will try to periodically update as often.

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Khmai said...

Congratulations on the many books you have read. I wish more Khmers were as enthusiast about reading as you are.

The best education anyone can have is "reading", especially if you enjoy doing it. I use to work at a local library here in the States. During my brief employment, I was an avid reader. Today, I read mostly financial and investment related stuff, as well as online news. However, I'm thinking of getting back to fictional novels.

Blog By Khmer said...

Thanks, Khmai. Reading is a daily routine for me. Each day I dedicate about 15 minutes to read fictions. But, I ended up reading more than 15 min because the story is so good. I prefer fictional novels because of the creativity of authors.

Reading about financial investment is great too. It probably teaches you how to save in what/where to invest in a capitalistic America.

Since you mentioned about the libray, I'm glad NGOs and philantropists have establish libraries here Cabmodia. This would help stimulate our children to be interest in reading.


Chanbopha said...

Most of the books posted there on your page are read, but some of them were told by my parents. I love the old stories.

Wanna said...

I was so into illustrated folk tales, and drew comics after the books -- it's really fun.
However, currently, I love the digital books(Internet) better.
I hope some days, all the (Khmer) books would be scanned and freely distributed online. Google Books have initiated this.

Blog By Khmer said...

Yea, i'm sure. These books are timeless to be enjoy by both young and old alike. They brought back to us a lot of memories.

ZJ said...

Hi. I found your blog from Seserak. I find this very interesting and would like to link your blog to mine. I hope this is ok with you.

ZJ said...

Sorry, don't want to flood you with comments.

I also like reading and I would like to read more books on Cambodian literature. However, books are mostly published in Khmer language and rarely are there in English. Do you know where I can find some?

Blog By Khmer said...

Soursdey Sreysaat zj,
You would give such an honour for listing my link on your website. Thank you!.

Humm...I don't think there's a Khmer literature translated to English. Most English written books about Cambodia are mainly related to tourism, history and politics. A while ago,I read an excellent book on history of Battambang. The title of the book is "Battambang During the Time of Lord Governor". The book was orginaly written in Khmer by Tauch Chhuong in 1974, then translated into English in 1994 by Eas-West Center Honolulu Hawaii. This book is very rich in history and culture of us KHmer under the Siamese occupation. The book shouldn't cost more than 8000 riels. (I paid mine 6000)

Two of my favourites booksellers in Phnom Penh are:

PBC-Peace Book Center
Preah Monivong Blvd, PP

Monument Books
Norodom Blvd, PP

Thanks, ZJ for visiting. Since I just discovered yours, I will surely frequent your site.


ZJ said...

Soksapbay, Lok Vanak.
Oh no, the pleasure is mine. Firstly, thanks for allowing me to link your blog to mine. Secondly, for giving me tips on where to hunt for Cambodia or Khmer-related books. I've been in this country for a long while now and yet I know little.

Anyways, thanks again. I'll be coming back to read your blog, I'm sure.

sh said...

zj, may i ask what is your blog name? i would like to visit your blog if it is possible.

Blog By Khmer said...

Soorsdey Pretty Lady ZJ!

Kom hao kjom "lok", hao teh chmoss "Vanak" tov bann heuy. :) I hope you can make that out.

There is another bookstore I forgot to mention:
International Book Center(IBC)
Sihanouk St (St. 274)

My blogsite is: