Expugnator wrote:Happy New Year, Ogrim!
Just thought I'd join the discussion on French-based Arabic resources:
Voie Express - Arabe - Brigitte et Bassam Tahhan
Méthode 90 - L'arabe d'aujourd'hui en 90 leçons
Langues pour tous - 40 leçons pour parler arabe
Méthode 90 is my second favorite after Assimil (which I know you dislike, but Méthode 90 is like Linguaphone lessons made shorter and with all within 4 pages).
A very happy new year to you too, Expugnator!
And thanks for the tips about Arabic resources in French, I will check them out, although if they are all at beginner level they may not be so useful to me anymore.
Today I decided to update my Goodreads profile. I realised I have not been on Goodreads since April 2020, that was during the first lockdown here in France. I also realised I haven't read that many books in the meantime, that is not from beginning to end. During the summer I tended to jump from one thing to another, so I started on a German book about Ancient Greek literature, I read some of Nietzsche's work, I started on a couple of Russian novels but never got into them, and I also started on SPQR by Mary Beard, so I guess I could add all of them them to my currently reading list, although for the moment I have put them aside and I concentrate on other stuff. In short, I read a lot from January to April, but much less after that. I am aiming at reading more books in more languages this year, as personally I have always found reading books to be more interesting and more fruitful in terms of language learning than watching series or movies.
Currently I am reading books in Latin (Apuleius), Swedish, Romansh, English, Norwegian and Russian. I should probably try to stick to just one or two books at a time, but I always get tempted to start on a new one which seems interesting, so my currently reading list just gets longer and longer. Hopefully I will soon be able to move one or two over to the list of books I've finished.