I’m kicking off a series of posts about things that are working for us these days.
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen
I’m right at the part where Harry and Ron have just met on the train and Ron has a smudge on his nose.
It’s working to deepen my German. There are some words I don’t understand now and then, but this is my bedtime reading and I’m not cuddling a dictionary under my pillow. If I’m really stuck I can ask Rainer, but since he’s doing his bedtime reading at the same time I don’t like to interrupt more than once a night.
How happy am I that I can read German with the one-tenth brain I have at night? Very happy. It’s working because I know the story and can focus on the language rather than the plot. Another bit of happiness: I haven’t ever read these books to myself. They’ve been read alouds for us.