If you’re looking for another good resource for learning German, you should look into the Dover Classics Dual-Language series. A friend from work pointed them to me and I decided to pick up the dual text of Herman Hesse’s Siddharta.
Two great things I’m enjoying about this particular volume is the familiarity I have with the story (I read it as a Sophomore in High School) and the simplicity of the language. My familiarity with the plot-line and the simplicity of the prose help me concentrate on the words I don’t know instead of being overwhelmed by constructions that require looking up every other word.
So, if you’re looking for another resource to pick up to help with your language acquisition, this one just might be a winner.