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  1. Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
    April 21, 2012
  2. Denise
    April 21, 2012

    This is one of the most interesting mini-challenges I’ve seen in readathon! Ever.

    I spent a good bit of time trying to figure out which might be my favorite but then it hit me, like a duh moment. One of my favorite books with my favorite first lines!

    http://flamingohouse.net/?p=4137

    Thanks for the interesting challenge!

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  3. Foxears
    April 21, 2012

    No. I almost never read books in translation.

    http://foxears.gurka.se/2012/04/21/start-of-hour-3/

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  4. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
    April 21, 2012

    I do; I have the Larsson books, although I have only read the first. I recently read The Count of Monte Cristo, and, because my daughter is into Japanese culture (she’s an East Asian studies major), I’ve read a few translated from Japanese as well. Sometimes I wish the translation were better for some, but a good translation that includes all the nuances of the original language makes for a great read.

    Link to my update post:

    http://www.knittingandsundries.com/2012/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-april-21-2012.html
    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
      April 21, 2012

      Oops, guess I was just supposed to answer “yes” 🙂

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  5. Bitsy
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I do read books in translation. Am reading some for this read-a-thon, in fact!

    http://www.exlibrisbitsy.com/read-a-thon/read-a-thon-april-2012/#hour6

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  6. Jessica
    April 21, 2012

    Carina, thank you so much for hosting this mini-challenge. You’ve inspired me to think about reading more works in translation!

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  7. Helen Murdoch
    April 21, 2012

    I can’t do the read-a-thon this weekend, but I love seeing the way different countries do their covers!

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  8. Lianne @ The Towering Pile
    April 21, 2012
  9. Maria
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I read books in translation – although more often translated to Danish than to English.

    I participated in the mini-challange here: http://kiwiria.livejournal.com/766923.html

    I *think* I entered using the Rafflecopter, but it still says 0 entries, so I’m not sure…

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  10. Nikki
    April 21, 2012
  11. Martina
    April 21, 2012

    I’m sure I’ve read books translated to English in the past, but I didn’t read it knowing that.

    Fun challenge, thanks!

    I couldn’t see where to leave my link in Rafflecopter (sorry, it’s only after 6 here..lol) Here is my link. http://virginiebarbeau.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/readathon-hour-2/

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  12. Beka
    April 21, 2012

    Most of the books I read in translation are considered classics such as Crime and Punishment and Hunchback of Notre Dame. I would love to read more I just don’t know that they are translated when I pick them up.

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  13. Kate @ Kate’s Book Nook
    April 21, 2012
  14. Melissa (Avid Reader)
    April 21, 2012
  15. Sarah
    April 21, 2012
  16. Laura Ashlee
    April 21, 2012
  17. Erin
    April 21, 2012
  18. Melissa (Avid Reader)
    April 21, 2012
  19. Kate
    April 21, 2012
  20. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks
    April 21, 2012
  21. Amy B-B.
    April 21, 2012
  22. Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks
    April 21, 2012
  23. Todd (Reflections of a Book Addict)
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I read books in translation!

    Post on the blog is: http://wp.me/p18lIL-Wl

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  24. Ann Kristin
    April 21, 2012

    Here’s my contribution to the challenge: http://askine09.blogspot.com/2012/04/mini-challenge-reading-in-translation.html

    It was fun to think through which book to choose. 🙂

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    • Ann Kristin
      April 21, 2012

      Ooops, forgot to add an enthusiastic Yes! 🙂

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  25. Scribacchina
    April 21, 2012

    Thank you for hosting this challenge, as a translator myself I appreciate the idea. Also, I do read translation, almost half and half I think — but then again, I am non English mother tongue, so that helps too.
    You can find my post here: http://parolediscribacchina.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/ready-steady-read/
    (PS. I am neither on FB nor on Rafflecopter, so I cannot log in on the form above, just FYI)

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  26. tanabata
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I love reading books in translation! And there are so many I’d love to read in the original language but if I must choose only one…

    Here’s my answer:
    http://www.inspringitisthedawn.com/2012/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-spring-2012.html

    I *think* I entered the giveaway widget above but I’m not sure it went through.
    Thanks for hosting this mini-challenge!

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  27. kai charles
    April 21, 2012

    Yes I read Translated books! My pick for the challenge is Blacksad, post is here: Thanks for hosting

    http://fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com/2012/04/24-hour-readathon-mini-challenges.html?

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  28. Colette @ A Buckeye Girl Reads
    April 21, 2012

    Yes I read books in translation 🙂 Thanks for a great mini challenge!

    Link: http://lovesromances.blogspot.com/2012/04/read-thon-day.html

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  29. rachelcabbit
    April 21, 2012

    I am always reading translated books. I love Japanese literature and even have a shelf dedicated to all the English translations of Japanese books I read. I also try and get the original if I can. And vice versa – I have Japanese versions of English published novels like Goosebumps, Harry Potter, The Little Prince etc..

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  30. Jennifer @ A Librarian’s Library
    April 21, 2012
  31. Laura Lenz
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I certainly read books in translation! Thanks for hosting this great mini-challenge!

    http://pleasepardontheinterruption.blogspot.com/2012/04/reading-through-translation-mini.html

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  32. Memory
    April 21, 2012

    I read books in translation! In fact, I plan to read at least one during the read-a-thon. I’ve posted about it here, with covers: http://xicanti.livejournal.com/358074.html

    –Memory

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  33. Lindsey
    April 21, 2012
  34. Beth @ Too Fond
    April 21, 2012

    Yes, I read in translation, but I prefer to read in the original language if possible.

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  35. nomadreader
    April 21, 2012

    I’ve become a big fan of translated books too. I’m currently tracking down a copy of all six on the Independent Foreign Fiction shortlist. I’m excited to read all six. The first two just came for me at the library yesterday!

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  36. Teresa
    April 21, 2012
  37. Tiffany
    April 21, 2012

    I haven’t read many translations, but plan to start reading more.

    http://portrayaloftichwi.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/readathon-2012/

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  38. Dee
    April 21, 2012

    Nice mini-challenge!
    I’m a YES – I’ve read haruki murakami, and also all the steig larssen books..
    http://readseverything.blogspot.com/2012/04/read-thon-updates-and-mini-challenges.html

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  39. Lindsey Sparks
    April 21, 2012

    I do read works in translation. Here’s my post:
    http://lindseysparks.blogspot.com/2012/04/readathon-update-1.html

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  40. Uniflame
    April 21, 2012

    I guess I have it the other way around. I am often forced to read the Dutch translations from English books because that is all the library has. So it is quite common for me to read in translation.

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