I have only 4 units left in my Pimsleur program and I already see that the linguistic heights I was planning to achieve with its help are going to be more like rolling hills than anything with a respectable peak. Looking at other resources I have, I have a feeling that the uncertainty how to pronounce words will be my main deterrent in vocabulary studies. I rely on Pimsleur for telling me how to say things, and not just what to say. What will I do when Pimsleur ends?
I ordered some materials from the library today - both language learning materials and literature that I know in English, in Norwegian translation. Bookstores I've visited proved disappointing when it comes to Norwegian learning books and CDs so I had to resort to getting library books, even though I won't be able to keep them forever and deface them according to my learning mission (I guess I should admit here that today I broke down and purchased my tiny yellow Langenscheidt Norwegian dictionary - but that was only because deep down I know that I don't have to wait till day 14 to commit to the language. Also, immediately after the purchase, I deposited it safely in a place I don't have a key to and it will stay there for 3 more days, until I really deserve it.)
This book tells me that I can.
Lomb Kató learned her many languages in part by reading books way beyond her level and figuring them out for herself with or without the help of a dictionary. No reason I can't add that to my list of tricks.