Has anyone tried this? As in straight out just buying a book that one does not fully comprehend? Sort of like dropping yourself into another country, while you have your handy-dandy dictionary around to sort of make out what everything is saying?
I plan to buy a book that I have some basic knowledge of how to read. But I'd say 90% of trying to go through that book involves going through each word and translating it for myself to understand. I think I may, during free time, try to at least translate one page a day towards English while rewriting the words so that I can refer back to what I just translated and read.
It's a fantasy novel. What caught my eye was the book cover. But when I sifted through the pages, there was no pictures in sight, all text in a different language.