Thank you so much for the response! I will take your advice and be sure to not repeat-listen too much, but to keep things interesting. Also, any chance your book, The Linguist, will have a Brazilian audio soon? I would love to listen to the book but I am learning Brazilian Portuguese to move to Brazil and want to focus on that.
First, start with a simple text and learn the reading system to a basic level.
Once you can read the language well enough, immediately start reading a long text, a novel in my case.
You might not be able to understand everything and it may seem vague but focus on knowing more new words. Trust your mind to decode the meanings for you and just keep reading.