Yes — I used Google translate for this blog post title. I am going to teach myself how to read (and possibly speak) Spanish. I signed up to use Mango Languages through the New York Public Library (Brooklyn Public Library also has this resource too… check your local public library, yay for language learning!) I will probably need to take a class though — I’ll need some guidance. But, it’s going to happen. And here’s why…
It started when I began reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez again– I always thought “wow, this novel would more intense to read in Spanish.”
Then, by chance or fate? — I was at the library searching for Ethan Hawke’s novels (I didn’t end up picking those up, btw) — and I saw a book misplaced on the shelf. I read the spine — “Insatiable Spiderman” — this could be interesting. Well, here it is a few weeks later — and I am obsessed with this filthy little book, and more importantly, this author – Pedro Juan Gutierrez.
Since then, I have ordered Dirty Havana Trilogy and Tropical Animal (how can you not love those titles!) I have one more book on the way — Our GG in Havana. These are the only titles that have been translated into English. In order to read his other stuff, I need to learn how to read in Spanish, and I am determined to do so.
Click on the book covers below… it will take you to Better World Books to order them if your heart desires 😉
3 thoughts on “Yo me voy a enseñar a leer (y posiblemente hablar) español :)”
Bueno, Tinamarie! (That’s me showing off my rusty high school Spanish.) The dailylit website sometimes has language lessons that you access by signing up for a daily email. They had one for Spanish a little while ago. Catherine
Thanks Catherine! I will check that out! 🙂
let me know how you like Mango! I’ve always wanted to try it, but I’ve already failed at learning another language so many times I’m afraid to try again