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Chapter 18.2 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

Hi Everyone. It has indeed been a while…….. work has indeed taken a lot of my time recently hence, translation has taken a short break. Hope that everyone has indeed enjoyed the Anniversary Special that tinkerbellsan and mhryu brought to you with the blessing of Trungtnguyen

We are indeed blessed as another newbie to online translation, Arra have kindly translated the continuous part of Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉). So with minimal editing by mhryu, Teacher Xing Xin and Lan Ning is back today. 

Arra is very new to the world of translation. So let’s enjoy her hard work and hopefully we will be able to tempt her to continue with her newly found interest…. Don’t forget to thank her ya for the lovely chapter brought to us today.

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Chapter 18.2 

Consequently, her online friends who just congratulated her on her previous Weibo post, one after another commented on ‘hahaha’ on her new post.

Lan Ning bought a packed meal box from the shop located on the ground floor of the company. She was not planning to go home early. She placed the packed meal box in front of the computer and started reading the manuscript.

Although usually hearing the two words, Xing Xin will cause her headaches and make her heart sink, but when reading his novel, she will undoubtedly fall under the charm of his writing.

A lot of mystery book authors write about classical detective character. Xing Xin’s Wu Yang is definitely regarded as one above that.

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Wu Yang likes to wear beige colored long coat. His hair is always messy. He would even wear sandals to walk around the crime scene. But this type of person whom would become the male god in many readers’ heart.

Among the readers, there is a saying, the reason teacher Xing Xin gave this series the name “Anran Detective series”, on the surface it seems to originate from Wu Yang opening the “Anran” internet café. But if you connect An Ran to Wu Yang’s name, you will discover that Xing Xin is alluding this series’s main character, no matter how dangerous the situation he is in, will end up safe and sound (An Ran Wu Yang).

In the past, Lan Ning too will think it this way. After all, giving the main character this level of setup is not considered problematic. And previously, there were lots of instances where Wu Yang when in dangerous situations would turn peril into safety. But after being in contact with Yan Ru Yu, she is very worried that he will kill Wu Yang at the end of the series.

After all, you can’t guess the thoughts of someone with a mental disorder.

While she was pleasantly reading, she was suddenly called by the security guard, “Young lady, you still haven’t clocked off?”

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Lan Ning looked at the time. It is past 8pm. She put the finished meal box into the plastic bag, and said to the security guard at the door, “I’m going right now, sorry for troubling you.”

She sent a copy of Xing Xin’s manuscript to the editor-in-chief’s QQ and mailbox. Then she logged off QQ. Since she didn’t finish reading today, she will come earlier tomorrow to finish reading.

The next day, she was the first to arrived in the office. And when she finished reading the rest of the manuscript, Lan Ning anxiously gave the news to Xing Xin: “Teacher! Where’s the 2nd part? Who is the murderer? What is the meaning of the death message!”

After a while, Xing Xin replied her, “Could it be that you are also my fan?”

Lan Ning: “…”

Don’t know why, but she felt that admitting to be his fan now is a shameful thing.

Cauliflower: Teacher, how come you are there so early in the morning?

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Xing Xin: You are reading my manuscript in the office so early, and still do not admit that you are my fan?

Lan Ning: “… …”

Xing Xin: Do you want my signed books?

Lan Ning: “… …”

It seems like she can’t hold the anger inside her anymore. She really wanted to hit him.

Cauliflower: I’m guessing the single stroke is the beginning of the word “Yang” or “Wang” right? The murderer is either Yang Yi or Wang Yue?”

Oh, but this seems to be too simple.

Cauliflower: If not, then it is Liao Si Si, her English name is Tiffany.

Yes, writing English since T is much simpler to write than Liao.

Xing Xin: Why does it have to be a person’s name?

Cauliflower: Because before death, wouldn’t you want to tell people who killed you? So won’t they usually write the murderer’s name? Besides the death message is just one stroke, there’s too little information, if the victim just wrote a couple more strokes, I can think of more possibilities.

Xing Xin: Do you know the most used technique in setting up a mystery plot?

Lan Ning gave it a thought and typed: “Misleading?”



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11 thoughts on “Chapter 18.2 – Finding Glowing Beauty in Books (书中自有颜如玉)

  1. Other than previous or index or next chapter button.. how can I search for next chapter. Caus esometime the button not wotking or leads to next chapter. Looking at index I thought it stopped ad chapter 18-1 only.

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    1. Ops. Sorry the index have not been linked for a while. Allow us time to get it done. Thanks Ara for the feedback. Hope you have been well and well rested in between your hectic schedule


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