Tuesday, 23 May 2017


For the quarter-thousandth milestone I was planning to write about reading on the toilet. And that’s not a bad topic. But instead, I want to deal with reading—reading alone—more generally.

When you get to a certain level in a language, then it pays to simply read without listening. You get more input when you can read more quickly than some narrator speaks. Also, there’s less paraphernalia. All you need is a book.

And so, for Dutch and German, I’ll set aside time in the evening. Plus, I’ll carry around a Kindle to make use of the odd moment.

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