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One down, fifty million to go

I may have been contraried in attaining some of my goals, especially those that pertain to constancy, but I have succeeded in marking one thing off my master to-do list for 2008: read three books in French. I've completed 2.75 3 fiction books and one nonfiction (research for The Bitter River).

The fiction is a series of a fantasy novels, Le Secret de Ji, loaned to me by mana_trini's team leader and consists of four books. There's a follow-up of five novels, Les Enfants de Ji, for me to read after that, as well as a trilogy, La Moïra, from a different author. So no worries about running out of reading material for a few more weeks.

I've already learned a few expressions and the spelling of some words that I was unsure about before, so I guess the reading is paying off like I hoped and is teaching more about my second language.

Now, if only I could cram more Spanish into my brain.

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footlingagain
Feb. 21st, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Now, if only I could cram more Spanish into my brain.

Nooo! You'll get the linguistic equivalent of indigestion *g*

First eat as much lovely French stuff as you can, wait for it to settle a while, then nibble at some lovely, light, frothy Spanish stuff by way of refreshment.

Then start on the French again ;-) (Says she, who hasn't tried to learn a language for umpteen years....)
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, light and frothy is all I'm aiming for at this point. A Spanish friend loaned me a book in Spanish, and I could actually follow what was going on, but it was a booooring kind of psychology, self-help book. I didn't force myself to finish. Right now I'm just contenting myself with some vocabulary.
footlingagain
Feb. 21st, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
PS: Congratulations on reducing your master list!
mnfaure
Feb. 22nd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Thanks. I need all the encouragement I can get.
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