Hi everyone! My name is Wendy and I blog at Wensend. Jennine has guest posted on my blog about a month ago on teaching books. Today she has given me the opportunity to guest post on her blog and I'd like to use this chance to tell you something about reading. Of course you all know a lot about reading from personal experience already, otherwise you wouldn't be reading Jennine's blog. But I suspect most of the American readers only read books in English, am I right? As opposed to that I read books in three languages (namely English, Dutch (my native language) and German) and I'd love to tell you something about that.
I read a lot of books in English. While most of you would ask me "why don't you just read works translated into Dutch?", I have to say I'm sort of against reading translated work. While I admit you don't have another choice if you want to read the work and don't know the original language (which is why I sometimes do read translations), I always strongly advice people to read novels in the language they were written in.