Reading in Spanish 


I’ll let you guys in on a little secret…I dont even remember the last time I read a book in Spanish. Like it has been YEARS! You might be wondering why, but I really don’t have a good reason. To be honest I think it is mostly out of laziness. I grew up reading a lot of things in Spanish but as the years went on I gravitated more towards reading in English. I’ve always been an avid reader and I love talking to people about the books I read, which I think played a big role in my choice of language. No one in my family really likes to read and so the majority of the people I share my love of reading with happen to be English speakers. Not only is it easier to walk into a bookstore and find a book I want to read in English but it is also easier to talk to people about a book in the language you read it. I really want to change this because the Spanish language can be very beautiful and poetic and I think I am missing out by neglecting to read books in Spanish. I went to the bookstore earlier this week and decided to pick up El Alquimista (The Alchemist) by Paulo Coelho to start off with because I have been hearing fantastic things about it for years now. Hopefully this will be the motivation I need to pick up more books in Spanish!

Do you guys read in only one language or do you tend to read evenly across all languages you speak? I would love to know!


One thought on “Reading in Spanish 

  1. That is a good book, although I read it in English. Since I am so into Spanish I read more Spanish books than English. However, I read more articles and news in English.

    One problem I did encounter from studying Spanish so much is that I started to have trouble remembering how to spell some English words. I would actually have to sit and think about it for a while. That is fine for civilians, but I teach and it is not good to be in front of students and have to pause while writing something down. I had to start studying English vocabulary books (Word Power) to compensate.


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