[2022] 多読/extensive reading challenge

I was looking at this wondering when on Earth I missed it…and that quote is from 2019 :sweat_smile:

But fwiw the read every day thread has people reporting on learning Spanish, French, and Chinese in addition to Japanese so if you need an outlet that’s a good place for it. Also plenty of people in there reading graded readers so manga (which is naturally harder) is plenty welcome. :slight_smile:

edit: actually are you already in that challenge? We have so many participants and not all post every day so I forget

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I also have a マイペース(my=pace) section, so it might better to move it here (and make it monthly / 3-monthly / yearly goals).

Also, I have several Japanese e-books already bought (and one of them is ラノベ).

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Speaking of which, I do miss @Radish8. They disappeared from the forum very abruptly last year; I hope they are okay :frowning:

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Yes I also wondered about that already :cold_sweat: Given they often mentioned that they were under such load because of 'rona, I do hope nothing bad happened to them…

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BTW,

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I might think too much about the etiquette here; but reading goals are my game, so I’ll play by my rules. Read-along type of reading will be progressed in another topic. Being new might need to be a little 恥知らず.

Reading strategy probably will be different from read-long types as well. (I might learn less???)

I think yearly goals are too long; so I will attach importance to tri-monthly, and adapt accordingly. They will be Jan-Mar / Apr-Jun / Jul-Sep / Oct-Dec.

Targets (May-Jun 2022)

Books

  • 1 per three two months shouldn’t be too far-fetched, but I’ll make it 1 per month.
    • Other than 夜カフェ vol.1 (which is actually アウアペース(our=pace), but I just put it here, anyway), I also have 時をかける少女 waiting.

Manga

  • I can’t promise 1 chapter everyday, as I am busy on some days. I’ll make it 5 per week.
  • WANTED!
    • This one is fun; but takes my time on other mangas (that I don’t want to spare). I’ll try to clear this out of the way first.
  • ゆるキャン :tent: (target: 2 volumes)
    • 1 volumes per month should give enough time to research on places and activities; as well as learning vocabularies without Furigana.
  • ジョジョ2 戦闘潮流 (target: 3 volumes)
    • I really want to make it 1 volume per month; and somehow, all of 第二部 within the end of June.

Plans

Some that I still want to read (ordered by priority of preferences).

  • それでも歩は寄せてくる - in fact, I have already bought vol.1
  • 鬼滅の刃 - somehow, it is very popular on green tea bottles in my country, and I’ve heard its fame before. Also have read it a little (on ヤンジャン app).
  • ゴールデンカムイ - Read it a little (on ヤンジャン app) and liked it.
  • ヲタクに恋は難しい - I have read more than a little; half of them are translated. Don’t want to keep it hanging.

Trying

  • I have just bought SPY x FAMILY vol.1 for free. I’ll see if I like it. Actually only free for 12 days left; but then I read right away a few hours later.

Manga-wise, I also want to read those I don’t know much / have forgotten as well.

I also want to read non-fiction. Maybe this one (which is a part of a long series, too).

Progress

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I just checked, and it’s working right now. Just in case you were worried about it. You know.

Do you guys add audiobooks you listened to to your bookmeter?

On an unrelated note, audiobooks are quite expensive compared to books usually, and up until now I never bought them on account of their cost. Anyone else who is in a similar situation, feel free to contact me at Vanilla#4107 on discord. I might be able to help you.

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I can open the link you posted just fine :thinking:

However, linking R18 content is against the forum rules, so you should probably remove that link :sweat_smile:

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audiobook.jp has regular sales and will randomly give me points off. I also grudgingly reactivated my audible subscription which makes all audiobooks something like $15 assuming I can wait for a credit, but also means I’m only inclined to only buy long books on there since a ~4 hr long audiobook isn’t worth $15.

I add audiobooks to Bookmeter because I’m tracking what I’ve broadly consumed for sharing socially more so than pages - I have a spreadsheet for that.

Also fwiw to the other ongoing discussion, I can’t find the TL category in Bookwalker clicking around. Maybe they’re reorging.

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Oh interesting. I was getting the same page as @polv. So, just did an experiment and set my VPN to Japan and now I get this:

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I already saw this, actually; but turning on (all of them, actually), doesn’t change anything. (And I can already see BL without turning on first.)

And yes, 設定(せってい)変更(へんこう)しました。

Okay, so I guess it is region locked (which makes sense, I heard that bookwalker cannot sell R18 stuff abroad)

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In the end, I am not really sure what qualifies (or fails to qualify) as R18, tbh.

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Wellll, the TL page is very pink, if you catch my drift.
Wait, I think that color is called “peach” actually.

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If you don’t click 設定する before reloading it won’t work. I’m able to load lots of suggestive covers now that I will decline to screenshot. :sweat_smile:
If that doesn’t work well…I’m sure there are other sources online. :joy:

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Yeah I said I never bought audiobooks, but I didn’t mean that literally, and I have a handful of books on there I got using credits. But yeah, a 4 hour long audio book isn’t worth 15 dollars to me, especially when LNs have more value to me to begin with and they’re like 5 bucks at most. I recently came across a very large portion of their catalog for free, however, and wanted to help people in a similar situation who have questionable morals.

Makes sense about adding it anyways, though. Thinking about it, my bookmeter really isn’t at all reflective of what I’ve read anyways and has more social purpose. I have manga mixed in on mine which I don’t really count as books for stats purposes and it has none of the visual novels or web novels ive read so its not accurate really. Might as well add it just so people know I’ve consumed it one way or another in case they wanna talk about it.

Now, between audio books, 月ノ美兎, anime, vns, and regular books I’m really spoiled for choice. At this point its hard to pick what to do lol. Its a great problem to have though, honestly.

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Too much to consume. I think its time I go sage mode for a little bit. Too distracted lately. Need to refocus. As far as books my bookmeter will remain updated.

I’ll see you guys next week. Or maybe a few weeks. Godspeed.

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What’s strange is Booklive has absolutely no qualms presenting and selling R18 stuff abroad as far as I can tell.
Being abroad, I had just assumed Bookwalker was more selective, and preferred it generally in part because of that - the walls of “peach” as you say on Booklive could be annoying to wade through while looking for free stuff… I guess it was just covert region locking giving that impression?

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Relatable :joy: . With my latest manga and book purchases my Japanese book shelf is actually close to full. There is a chance I’ll read all of it within the next 10 years.

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