kimchizzle wrote:Good luck on your goals. I will be following your progress.
I noticed you had L'étranger on your list of books to read. That is a great book for anyone studying French around your level, since it is in passé composé and the vocabulary is interesting. I found the story interesting as well.
I recommend you to find the book, Soie, by Alessandro Baricco, if you can. It has a great story and the vocabulary and grammar is not too difficult. It is about the same length as L'étranger, so not too long as well.
I liked how you are using Buffy to learn. I had never thought of doing it that way. I may try your method sometime, but with another show, since I'm not a fan of Buffy.
Hi kimchizzle. Actually I've already completed L'étranger. One of the things I really liked about it was the audio I have is read at a comfortable speed, being relatively slow compared to some of the other audio in my queue right now. In my opinion it's a good bridge from the pace of graded book audio to regular book audio.
For Buffy, it's not my first choice for entertainment either! But the reason I find it so valuable is due to the accurate transcripts being available for the entire box set of 8 seasons. I have some other shows that I've purchased from amazon.fr and without accurate sub tittles or transcripts they are too difficult for me at this time. With Buffy, I'm seeing really good results early on. I'm absolutely not blazing any trails here. emk used Buffy with wonderful results as mentioned in his log from a few years back. Really I'm just looking for some of the fastest ways to get from what’s best for me now to what I really want to watch.
Update on 6WC progress:
I have completely lost momentum with my studying over the past few days. The amount of hours I'm working right now is incredible and taking away from quality time with French. This was going to be a big weekend push, but instead I've been working almost non-stop day and night. Now I'm feeling really fatigued and hoping I'll feel better later this evening to get at least 3 hours of study in. Lots of time to catch up!