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fletcher  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 40 somethings, what advice do you have for those of us 30 somethings?

I suppose this means I should start now, pre-30...

fletcher  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Book Thread Time

I love spy novels. I'm terrible with reviews...

I'm happy to give you my thoughts, but I can't guarantee they'll be any good!

In any case, thanks for the recommendations!

fletcher  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Book Thread Time

I was supposed to be finishing A Little Life, but the heavy subject matter (not to mention the book itself) isn't doing great things for me at the moment. It's been put back on hiatus.

I decided to go with something a little lighter and I have started The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett.

I had previously read Small Gods, which I absolutely loved, but didn't realise that there were so many Discworld novels. I'm looking forward to getting deeper into them.

fletcher  ·  60 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

I've brought Vegemite abroad with me before. It definitely got... mixed reactions.

    I hate Marmite, like most sane people.

Good luck trying to convince my partner that Vegemite is superior.

fletcher  ·  60 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Howdy, Hubski! What culinary crimes is your home infamous for?

Vegemite by the spoonful directly from the jar. Who needs bread?

Oh! It's also a must for bolognese sauce!

fletcher  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: I’m going to Paris in October. What should I do?

I had a mostly terrible time in Paris (completely my own fault - it's really a pretty great city!) so I may not be the best person to answer this question...

But Musée d'Orsay.

My God. What an amazing place to just be!

fletcher  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

I've been meaning to check out Voice of America and DW. Thanks again for recommending them!

I'm not sure about Rosetta Stone. I've never looked into any of the language learning software packages. While classes are expensive, I think they're the only way that I'll actually learn much. I'm a terrible student when I have to hold myself accountable.

I did try the "Language in 10 minutes a day" books. I have Russian and Spanish sitting around somewhere. Can't remember where on earth I put them though.

fletcher  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 31, 2019

I think it definitely helps having a set topic for each week. On Tuesday, we were discussing:

    ¿Qué tanto conoces Latínoamérica?

Lots of interesting vocabulary and history!

The Mexican government has primary school books available here if you're interested!