I used to learn English the same way like your, but I gave up easily because I hate reading something I don't understand and learning some words I rarely use. After a few times giving up (not one), I develop my own strategy to learn English from reading. When I read something, news or books, I don't use a dictionary. I use a pen to circle the verb in the sentence I read, underline the subject and the object, then find the adjective, adverb. At my English level, I can only use basic English to write, and learn more basic words from friends on this forum. I will catch up with them if I write to them often. Wish I can help.