Traveled to Wisconsin to be with family this Memorial Day weekend, and we return with energy high and excited to finish our last month in Washington for the year.
I had plenty of time in airport to read. On the return trip, I finished reading my first Norwegian novel -- a milestone! Naiv. Super. was a good choice -- this novel was written by a guy from Trondheim, and printed as norsk-enelsk reading book with annotations. It was some effort, but by the end my reading speed had improved and I flew through the last several chapters.
Yesterday I looked at real estate ads and some other Norwegian pages, and was a bit surprised to see that I am comfortable reading in Norwegian.
Today I will order the other norsk-englesk reading book the publisher offers, Jernvognen, or The Iron Wagon. It's from the early 1900s, and is Norway's equivalent of a Sherlock Holmes novel. Someone even made a graphic novel from it.
The publisher lets you download the first chapter for free (Nelsbok Publishing), and it looks like a step up in difficulty from Naiv. Super, but I'm ready.
Incidentally, I found the book at 30% off at Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum. They also have a LOT of Norwegian stuff, CDs jewelry, etc.