It's been a month since I've read anything in English. I have been reading entirely in French - the daily newspapers & Sylvains comic books. I have even started doing logic puzzles in French.
I started to get a little homesick over the weekend, and can't seem to shake it off completely, so I decided that the best way to deal with it was to throw myself into some books and force the English part of my brain into activity.
Yesterday I finally bought a copy of Dan Browns "The DaVinci Code" - 24 hours later, and I have already finished it. I started reading on the train last night, then read as I walked up the hill to our apartment, read as I waited for Sylvain to come home, read as I ate my dinner, read in bed, read as I walked down the hill to the train station this morning, read on the train to work, sat in the little garden beside Saint-S?verin during my lunch hour and soaked up every word. I finally finished it at home this evening.
Crime, adventure, excitement, adrenalin, history, mystery - this book was a pure pleasure to read. Given how good it was, I'm even thinking of getting his other ones and really treating myself. (Mum, dad, if you guys haven't read this book, you must get yourself a copy - I know you'd enjoy it.)
I love reading in English, and however much good it has done my French to be totally submerged as I have been, I shall never do a self-imposed "starvation" like that again.