Want a break from dense readings? That's why I wrote my books of Spanish short stories for beginners. Click here to learn more. But consider reading things like picture books, comics, and transcripts of basic conversations that are for native speakers as well.
Go back to novels, articles, and passages that you struggled with as an intermediate reader.
Mixing long-length books with poetry is a nice change of pace and can provide a unique cultural lens. It can be done alone to an extent! Simply being there and listening is not enough. Keep practicing: Try writing this prompt in second-person question form, as though you were asking a friend.
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