Bunpou ga daisuki
Lately I've become obsessed with studying Japanese grammar! When I first discovered the fantastic JLPT Study Page, I was pretty far into my Level 4 studies, so I didn't use it that much. But now that I'm itching to discover every inch of Level 3 material, I'm really excited about the complete list of grammar concepts and constructions. I've been going over all of the examples with Kazki in my weekly lessons, and I think it's great practice (it also really helps with my kanji reading, since there's no furigana). Of course, I've read lots of language learning discussion that says boiling a language down to grammar is actually a bad way to learn - they say it's much better to absorb correct sentences and let the grammar follow naturally. I can definitely see how that could be true, but my analytical brain just loves interpreting Japanese like a math equation! Right now I'm studying another Level 3 grammar book from the Complete Master Series (from The Japan Shop, mochiron), and it's been great. I learned the useful -te kara construction just before a conversation with Mikie-sensei, and I used it a lot in my sentences! I guess getting excited about grammar is just about as geeky as you can get over a language, but since I'm proud of being a geek, I guess that's appropriate for me!