Booking Through Thursday: Foreign

Do you have any foreign language books and if so can you (still) read them? – BTT

Personally, I own one or two French books from my Immersion days. I do read at least one French book a year in an effort to not lose my comprehension. When I read in French, I always feel like I’m going through some sort of dream because sometimes I get don’t understand what’s going all the time, or maybe it’s the book. The last French book I read was L’identité (Identity) by Milan Kundera and a couple weeks ago, I took out his Le livre du rire et de l’oubli (The Book of Laughter and Forgetting). Kundera is particularly surreal in his narrative I think. I try to read some novels that are originally in French in that language, but it depends on the author. Next time I read Dumas, it’s probably going to be English.

I have to leave for a friend’s cottage in less than half an hour. She called me half an hour ago spontaneously to invite me. It’s the hottest day of the year yet at 31’C. I’m bringing a couple of books to read by a lake. No knitting today as I wanted to. Be back in the evening.

4 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Foreign

  • dew

    I still buy new books in French all the time, and I teach books in French. And I don’t really like to talk about work in my blog, so I just sort of… avoided this week’s question. 🙂

  • Athena (Post author)

    I completely understand Dew. I never talk about what I’m suppose to do in RL in my blog either. But I envy you and your Frenchyness. I am only functional in French, and I am definitely going to put any future progeny in French immersion. I truly love the language even if it has frustrated before.

  • Literary Feline

    That is a good way to stay in touch with your French. I probably could read something simple in Spanish, but I wouldn’t trust myself to be much good at it.

    Like you and Dew, I don’t like to talk about work in my blog either. I may mention it in general, but rarely in specifics.


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