Media Monday: Die Bücherdiebin and enjoying a style of writing

Media Monday is a feature I post every two weeks where I discuss an interesting word or phrase (or sentence or paragraph) from what I’m reading.

We’re back into another (shorter) round of the Tadoku contest, so I’m trying to catch up on the reading a little bit – not that it’s easy or is happening in earnest, but it’s the trying that counts.

I’m still reading Die Bücherdiebin, even though I went to see the film a couple of weeks ago (and loved it!), so this week I’ve literally just picked out two quotes because I love the way Zusak writes and think they’ve translated really well.

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Extensive Reading and Learning Vocabulary

The goal of the Tadoku challenge (of which there are only three days left, so I need to get on that…) is to read as much as you can in your target language for an entire month. I’ve previously spoken about the difference between intensive and extensive reading – and obviously, the Tadoku challenge is very much associated with extensive reading, which means you try and read a lot, without pausing to look up grammar or vocabulary or whatever.

That being said, there are times when you’re reading extensively and do want to learn some of the vocabulary. What to do, then?

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