[2022] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Finally finished the second part of Dance, Dance, Dance yesterday! That took a while. Good book, but so many books of Murakami in a row starts to get tiring. Have to read something else next.

Reading goal before 2030: 6/100.

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I forgot to mention it until just now (as I’m about to change the number) but I hit 42 volumes of manga read this year, which is a special number around these parts. It’s also only 10 away from my goal for this year so I’m quite happy with my current pace :slightly_smiling_face: At the beginning of the year I wasn’t sure I would be able to hit it easily.

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Your goal of 42+?

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Can I join? My goal for this year is to read at least ten books in japanese. It will probably be easy stuff like graded readers or manga but you need to start somewhere.

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Sure! Just add yourself to the relevant table.

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Hey, welcome! Feel free to add yourself to the big tables at the top where you can track your progress, and if you like, create a Bookmeter account to track your books, those you want to read, and to follow other WKers and get inspiration from their booklists!

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I added myself too. I was mentally there already anyway :wink:

Started reading the first volume of この素晴らしい世界に祝福を!this weekend. It’s been an easy read so far. And pretty entertaining as well, even though I saw the anime. But it’s a different experience compared to manga -> anime adaptation. The dialogue seems 1 to 1 so far but the internal monologue of the protagonist is unique to the novel.

By the way, I’m still waiting for my books from Amazon Japan. I ordered the books almost a week ago and they haven’t even sent them yet. And that’s priority international shipping…
:frowning_face:

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My stuff was delayed as well. In theory I’m getting them today, which would make it two weeks from when I ordered.

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Thanks, I created a bookmeter account just need to add the books I have there and I already added myself to the second post.

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My manga has arrived! Details and pictures below!


ヒナまつり volumes 4-9

Already own and read volumes 1-3.


とんがり帽子アトリエ volumes 3-5

Already own volumes 1-2, read volume 1.


Some yuri manga to try out

Volume 1 of 徒然日和. The whole series is only three volumes.

Volumes 1-2 of 大人になっても, which is the new series by 志村貴子, the creator of 放浪息子. These are actually the smallest manga I’ve seen in terms of width and height (barely smaller than 形の聲), which was kind of unexpected considering 放浪息子 is normal sized and 青い花 is oversized.


まんがタイムきらら stuff

Volume 6 of こみっくがーるず. Already own the first five volumes, just started volume 4 a couple days ago.

Volume 1 of うらら迷路帖, though as mentioned in another post I now own the whole series digitally anyway. The physical copy sure does look nice though. If you want to know what I mean, check out the first few pages on the Amazon preview.

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I’m sure @Borx would approve.

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Recommended for Aria-lovers apparently.

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What’s that website? I can always use recommendations.
(Also what does the % next to the tags means? It’s 79% magic??)

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It’s AniList. MAL has recommendations as well, but I try to avoid them on principle.

More like, magic is 79% relevant. The percentages are questionable though, especially for series where there’s not many people voting on the tags. In some cases I can drop the percentage by 10-20% by marking a tag as not relevant, which is pretty significant influence for one person.

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Those covers are spectacular!

I have some Level 4 graded readers due for delivery today. Nowhere near as pretty as your goodies.

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Oh yes, the art in this series is absolutely wonderful. I posted this in the thread before, but check out this video of the mangaka drawing the cover of the first volume. (It speeds up after about 30 seconds.)

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Okay, I also got the first three volumes of スロースタート and all three volumes of にじいろフォトグラフ (which actually isn’t a 4-koma for once).

The main one I’m unsure about at the moment is アンハピ. Might not be that interesting. I haven’t really seen any まんがタイムきらら fans on the forums, but I’ll ask anyway. Any suggestions for other discounted series to try?

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I don’t really shout about it, but I’m a fan. I don’t think I’ve come across a Kirara manga that I haven’t liked, so far.

I’ve at least mentioned my enjoyment of Yuru Camp, right? :stuck_out_tongue:

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And the first three volumes of that are on sale, but I found the anime to be kinda boring, so I’m not gonna bother.

Any other specific suggestions? Even if only based on anime adaptions.

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Yeah, getting the impression that slow slice-of-life is not you. coughMushushicough.

棺担ぎのクロ。~懐中旅話~ (and if you enjoy that, maybe you can explain the ending to me…)
あっちこっち
GA 芸術科アートデザインクラス
Aチャネル
けいおん!

Haven’t read any of these in Japanese, mind, so I can’t really comment on how readable they are.

Aww, Yuru Camp isn’t in the magazine any more. That’s a bit sad.

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