Recently in Portland, Oregon on my honeymoon I stopped in at one of the world’s most entertaining places: Powell’s bookstore. For anyone that has never been it is a must-see before you kick the bucket.
Me being me, I ran directly to the Red Room, second floor. That’s the language section. As any vain author will admit, I first checked to see if my books were in the store. The answer is a NEGATIVE so is now on my list of To-Dos. Next, I stumbled upon the wonderfully entertaining Barron’s 501 Spanish Verbs. As you can imagine I received a stare or two from people as I entered a frenzy of excitement in front of so many language learning tools. I threw several on the floor and starting taking some pictures, including this one of the four Barron’s versions.
This book makes your life easier when you have not learned your verb conjugations. For me, this book’s usefulness lasted for years and is still an occasionally helpful reference. To my amusement, Powell’s also had older versions of this classic. I never knew that Spanish has grown from needing a book with only 201 Spanish Verbs to the present 501 Spanish verbs PLUS CD.
Did the language grow or just Barron’s interest in a bigger Spanish verbs book?
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