What I’ve been up to…

Once again, it has been far too long since I’ve updated.

With regard to reading, I’ve finished Le Petit Nicolas by René Goscinny, which was very amusing. The French is pretty easy (not too much new vocabulary; passé composé and l’imparfait, but no passé simple), and each stories ends with an amusing little twist. I’d highly recommend it. I’m still in the middle (okay, the beginning) of Harry Potter à L’école des Sorciers. I think I will stay there for a while, since I still feel like I need to work my way up to it. I have Le Petit Prince as a PDF, but I might get it in paper. There are also several titles put out by Gallimard Jeunesse that interest me.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if Gallimard or Gallimard Jeunesse only does translations or original French works as well?

I’ve also begun Identity by Milan Kundera. I’m not yet sure what I think of that. I’m also in the middle of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, but I’ve been reading the Project Gutenberg edition and I’d rather have a dead tree edition. Lastly, I picked up Ivanhoe recently. I haven’t read that since I was in sixth grade. It looked a lot bigger then.

I should spend more time updating on what I have read, rather than what I’m in the middle of–or, you know, read more.

On the languages front (not related to books):

I’ve been going to French meetups, which I consider a testament to the internet’s ability to bring people together. I’m also taking German again, so you can expect complaints about German grammar fairly soon.

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