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Old 01-15-2020, 11:42 AM
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My sister had a HS French teacher who believed that the way to get comfortable reading French was to read REAL French books, rather than language teaching readers, as long as the books were light enough for students to handle. She read "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and the Arsène Lupin mystery novels by Maurice Leblanc. She found it very helpful.
One of my favorite books (The Little Prince)!

Netflix made it into a movie, but I haven't watched it yet.
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Six Easy Pieces Richard Feynman. It's a book with six of the introductory chapters to various subjects from his Lectures
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Let's see -- I own The Little Prince in the following languages:

- English
- French
- Esperanto
- Japanese

Maybe others (Latin, possibly), but it's amusing that specific books are translated into loads of languages.

https://www.petit-prince-collection....ro.php?lang=en

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I have two passions: travelling and The Little Prince. I've been collecting the various editions of the opus by Saint Exupery in all possible languages since the early eighties and, since 2013, my Foundation has been contributing to new publications.

5411 different editions:
https://www.petit-prince-collection....on.php?lang=en
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found the Japanese one I own: https://www.petit-prince-collection....ang=en&id=1706
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If I read it again I'm not entering it on goodreads if I have to pick from 5411 editions (I know you can just use ISBN).

Or if I do, I want credit for the list of 5411 editions as a separate book!
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For those who don't frequent the rush thread. In memoriam of Neil Peart

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FREE Neil Peart (Rush drummer) travel memoir audiobooks @ Amazon and Audible

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Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road @ Audible [audible.com]
Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times @ Audible [audible.com]
Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me @ Audible [audible.com]
The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa @ Amazon [amazon.com]
The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa @ Audible [audible.com]
Roadshow: Landscape with Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Roadshow: Landscape with Drums: A Concert Tour by Motorcycle @ Audible [audible.com]
Far and Near: On Days Like These @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Far and Near: On Days Like These @ Audible [audible.com]
Far and Away: A Prize Every Time @ Amazon [amazon.com]
Far and Away: A Prize Every Time @ Audible [audible.com]
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My sister had a HS French teacher who believed that the way to get comfortable reading French was to read REAL French books, rather than language teaching readers, as long as the books were light enough for students to handle. She read "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and the Arsène Lupin mystery novels by Maurice Leblanc. She found it very helpful.
I've got Le Petit Prince, in French, but it's too advanced for me. I'm not ready for multiple tenses yet. I also have the first Harry Potter in French, which is also past my current ability to read.

I'll stick with the graded readers

I learned how to read Latin from Lingua Latina, and that got me good enough to read Caesar's Gallic Wars, without any other study.
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Finished listening to Stephen King's On Writing.

Started listening to the Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan story anthology).
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Reading a Georgette Heyer novel, Black Sheep, for diversion. Dang, she was amusing.
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