Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tomme Tønner, Linia Czasu and Pimsleur

I'm still having a hard time finding Norwegian ebooks, although I did manage to find a somewhat decent site for older, public domain works primarily in Nordic languages: Runeberg.

In the meantime, I'm still listening to a lot of radio and music. I also recently got the film "Tomme Tønner" (Empty Barrels) and am looking forward to watching that. It'll be the first full length comedy film I've seen in Norwegian.

On the Polish side, I've started reading "Linia Czasu" (Timeline), by Michael Crichton. I've already read the book in both English and Italian, and I've also seen the movie (horrible in comparison to the book, in my opinion). In any case, so far it's proven to be not so difficult, so I'm happy with that.

I'm extremely happy with the way my Turkish is progressing. I'm half way the Pimsleur course at lesson 15. I've also started listening to Turkish radio online, mostly Turkish pop, although I've stumbled upon some folk music. Pop music is much better for my needs at the moment, though. I've told myself that I won't attempt to read any news until I've completed the entire Pimsleur course, but I've cheated. I haven't tried to get through entire news stories, just glanced at them, checking the percentage of words I recognize.

Other than that, it was a fairly quiet week.

I spent Høsttakkefesten, Święto Dziękczynienia, Şükran Günü (one guess what those mean) with my sister and her family in the Twin Cities. I had a great time.


  1. Sükran günü kutlu olsun! It would be boring to wish it in English. Which are the "Twin Cities"?

  2. Sağol.

    The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota are often called the Twin Cities, because they're separated only by a river (the Mississippi).

    I grew up in Minnesota (coincidentally called the Twin Ports area - Duluth/Superior) and first went to college in St. Paul, so I still have family there.