leosmith wrote: Did you end up reading all of them? What do you normally read these days?
No, I havent read all of them. I've done about half of them so far. I usually end up going over the same one multiple times - so I'll read it once, followed by listening many times... then a few weeks later I'll read it again and listen to it a bunch.
Aside from the Iyagi series, which as mentioned I've yet to finish, I've pulled articles off a kids news site, KoreaTimes, Wikipedia - none of which have audio of course. I've ploughed through a lot of what LingQ has listed on their content database (but only recently tried to tackle upper-intermediate/advanced content).
It's interesting how some content can be listed as advanced, even if the grammar isn't actually that advanced. For example I worked through an advanced rated podcast, which I mentioned in my log. Upon providing my understanding of a short section of it, Jiwon confirmed that my understanding of what was said was accurate.
So in that case the podcast was rated as 'advanced' but I think 'intermediate' is probably more accurate. I suspect it was primarily rated as advanced because of the vocabulary in it. But I think for an adult learner the only 'advanced' vocabulary should be those words which are, how can I say, 'linguistically' advanced. For example 'political party' is probably no more advanced than 'table' as a word, and whole articles can be written about presidents, impeachments, resignations, petitions without being necessarily 'advanced' material.
Anyway I don't mean to rant or diverge from this thread being a language log, but I guess I realized that there is a lot more content out there which I am able to work through right now, it has just been erroneously categorized as above my level.
PS: I'd advise against Wikipedia entries though - the 3 that I read were quite tough, and I mostly learnt words from them - the sentences as a whole I wasn't ready for. Then again, you're likely a fair bit ahead of me in Korean, so maybe you could give them a whirl for fun!