January 9, 2011

Chinese Wheel of Time - Coolest Gift Ever!

In case you don't know, I speak Mandarin Chinese somewhat fluently. Used to be better, but I don't use it as often as I should. My wife is also from China... anyway... that's important to understand this post.

So this year at Christmas, my dearest wife got me one of the neatest gifts of all time. She got me a Simplified Chinese translation of The Eye of the World, the 1st book in the Wheel of Time. Now, thumbing through it, I know that it is WAY past my current comprehension level of reading Chinese. However, my wife being a native Chinese person has no problem.

The Eye of the World - Book 1 of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

This is where it gets fun. My wife, while she has wonderful English, is understandably reluctant to read heavy or long materials in English. This is why we also own the entire Harry Potter series in Chinese as well. Well, last night we read Dragonmount together. She asked if the entire book is this detailed and slow... I laughed, and said, "That's what makes the world so real! The detail!" 

Thanks, Babe, for one of the best presents ever!