[2021] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Massive coin sale on BookWalker. I’m finally going to buy かがみの孤城.

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And I’m just thinking “It’s two coin arrows but it could be three!”. Still bought a few manga I’d been craving and thinking if I should complete the series now.

I’m spoiled by the one time there was so much stuff on sale and coin back at the same time :sweat_smile:

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Do it, it’s a fantastic read! :ok_hand:

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Is there a difference between buying the two volumes and the single volume version? Two volumes look to be cheaper…

I couldn’t find any differences so I bought the two volume version.

I’ve just added myself to the table, I hope I didn’t mess it up.
my bookmeter.

I’m just on the tail end of my first manga (からかい上手の高木さん (1) with the ABBC), hoping to start volume 2 with the offshoot soon, and I’m partway through チーズスイートホーム (1).

So I’ve put my goal down as 3 manga by the end of ~some period~, as that seems like a comfortable goal, but I am hopeful it’ll grow.

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Yesterday evening I found out that one piece is currently free to read on Shonen Jump and Shueisha. Around 30 volumes will be free to read for about 2 weeks each, for a total of 90 volumes.

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An extensive reading challenge :eyes: Too bad I don’t have time, would’ve loved to give it a try :books: Sounds intense though :joy: I don’t even read 90 volumes of manga in a whole year, much less in just 6 weeks?!

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Yeah right now you have about 10 days left to read the first 30 volumes. 3 volumes a day. GO!
(I will still try to read some. Thanks for the tip!)

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Looking good! I’ve just read 1 chapter, only 284 to go (in the first 30 volumes).

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:pirate_flag:

My One Piece burnout was so bad, now I don’t even like wearing my One Piece T-shirt anymore (once a cherished souvenir from the OP floor at Tokyo Tower), but it still would be interesting to watch someone binging it, especially with

that speed :grin:

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Content should be the same. Long books that are first published as hardcover versions are often split into two (or more) volumes for the tankobon/bunkobon version. I own the hardcover version, but ended up reading the (digital) two-volume version.

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Woohoo, welcome!

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wew lads, back from my little vacation and back on the reading horse. Interestingly enough, on one of my flights I was reading a bit and the person next to me was also learning japanese and ended up asking me about how I learned. Turned out her husband is getting stationed in okinawa so shes going to be living over there for a few years.

Anyways I finished 義妹生活 1 and its pretty solid. I heard it was supposed to be wholesome, but it definitely seems like its just…not going to be that lol. Absolutely down with that as I love a juicy story with some drama.

harder material v2

I’ve also been scouring some more difficult reading materials, getting kindle samples, and even leaving the book realms and checking out what VNs have to offer (was able to find some so wack that they look like they’re written in chinese lmao). I think for the time being, the smart thing is to just buy the first volumes of series and stray away from authors that write too easily and don’t use a whole lot of new vocab/grammar. Like 平坂 読 has wrote stuff I liked, but I decided against reading his most popular series (using study time, at least) because he clearly writes in simpler ways. I’ve got enough stuff I want to read that just picking the harder stuff from that pool shouldn’t limit me really, so theres no reason not to do it. Its just the easiest temporary solution I can come up with. Of course, I already have some books purchased that I can’t refund, so I’m gonna have to finish those so as not to waste my money :upside_down_face: .

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Let’s do iiit! :joy:

I don’t have a tshirt, but other than that I experienced something similar. I think I read up to somewhere between volumes 40-50? It’s difficult to tell because I only read up to 30 by legal means. :upside_down_face:

As a series it’s really too long imo.

Anyway, I finished the first 10 volumes so far, which has reminded me about what I used to like about One Piece. I haven’t gotten tired of it yet, but who knows how long I’ll feel like keeping up this pace. 10 more chapters to go in the first arc!

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And it is done!
So far this has all been really nostalgic and fun, and I cried a couple times, haha. What can I say, I’m a sucker for well executed shounen tropes.
The pacing during this first arc is really good. The over the top character design is pulled off really nicely and everyone is so uniformly unique that it fits together really nicely.

The last time I read manga extensively was when 黒執事 was free to read, so theres a theme here. This time I can’t cheat (and there’s 3 times as many volumes), which means… I’m reading more extensively! :joy: Somehow I’m doing pretty well so far. If I finish another volume today, I’ll have made up for my late (and slow) start and will ‘only’ need to read 3 volumes a day from now on.

As long as I’m having fun, that is. :slight_smile:

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Today I finished 伯爵と妖精 15 and have thus hit my goal for the year at 30 novels! :tada:

After considering it since my last post, I’ve decided not to change anything going forward in 2021. I’m starting to think about what my reading goals might be for 2022, but for now I will loll about on my laurels and read whatever my hand reaches for.

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For those interested, all six volumes of 終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか? are on sale on Amazon for 109 yen each. I have no idea if it’s any good (I think @Naphthalene read the first volume and said it was meh?), but I’ve had my eye on it for a while so I figured I’d buy all six given the price. The sequel series is also partially on sale, though the sale isn’t as good.

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Just the first 55%. There was an “extended preview” special on Booklive.
It was meh indeed.
At the same time, I just finished 鬼滅の刃 and found it super meh (would not have read it if someone hadn’t lend it to me) but apparently a lot of people loved that. So, I guess I just can’t really judge the quality of works aimed at a different demographic.

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Different demographics. Different interests. Someone could recommend me a mecha anime/manga that is objectively very good, and chances are I still wouldn’t like it.

Ha, oh well. Still, couldn’t resist at such a cheap price. I’ll give it a shot at some point. It’s always possible I’ll end up liking it more than you did.

Of course, I say I’ll try it at some point, but I don’t know when with my current backlog. Definitely not before I read 魔法少女育成計画 book 3 and finish the third arc of 本好きの下剋上. And I plan to read one or two regular novels in that time too. So it’s unlikely I’ll get to it this year.

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