Reading challenges (including L1)

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Re: Reading challenges (including L1)

Postby IronMike » Sun May 22, 2016 6:49 am

In answer to the original question, yes, I'm taking part in a challenge now called the Language Reading Challenge here: ... challenge/

I only found the challenge last month, for which I read John McWhorter's The Language Hoax. This month I'm finishing (hopefully) Kolker's Vojagxo en Esperanto-lando. Next month is a book written by a language blogger, which I think is just an excuse to up sales on certain books so I'll probably just credit a past read (Benny's book probably) and skip.
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Re: Reading challenges (including L1)

Postby Serpent » Fri May 04, 2018 2:13 pm

Some members might be interested in the Scandinavian reading challenge :D ... challenge/
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Re: Reading challenges (including L1)

Postby Elsa Maria » Sat May 05, 2018 7:05 pm

Serpent wrote:Some members might be interested in the Scandinavian reading challenge :D ... challenge/

Thanks for posting that. Considering I have already by chance completed 5/12, and that I just signed up for a Danish Super Challenge, I might be able to do this one without much planning :)
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Re: Reading challenges (including L1)

Postby bpasseri » Sat May 05, 2018 11:01 pm

Reading was my 1st love (my L1 you could say :lol: ) before even languages so I already read a lot in English, but with the Super Challenge I'm hoping to expand that!! I've read a ton of books on language/linguistics recently and now am pretty much focused on only reading in my L2s so feel free to follow me on Goodreads for any book recs!!! :D. My goal for this year is 100 books, which I've been doing well on so far but reading mostly in L2's might slow me down :shock: ... an-passeri
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