[2024] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Kanji is one I would have no idea how to even estimate. Do you go in depth when you come across a new kanji or do you just kinda memorize it for the word? Just off the top of my head, when I came across 驟雨 never bothered to look up readings or the meanings for 驟, I was just like ok 驟雨 means means so and so and its read like so and so. I actually don’t think I’ve bothered to learn a single isolated reading or meaning for a kanji after I completed WK and just assumed everyone else does the same. Now that I think about it, I have an idea for how I could see the amount of unique kanji I have for the words I know…I’ll have to give it a try later

EDIT: Currently I have “learned” 2526 kanji. The actual number of learned kanji is a bit more since the list of words I used isn’t completely updated, but obviously I wouldn’t be able to perfectly recall all 2526 in the words I know them in anyways.

Oh absolutely, thats the best part. Vocab wise its pretty normal. Grammar wise I actually have still yet to see anything new. And yet its difficulty is not the sum of those parts. I feel like there’s also a bit of a disadvantage by having the mindset of a learner. Like sometimes stuff just seems too vague, weird, or random and I’m immediately like “ah its just me not understanding something” rather than me realizing “ah no, the author is actually just saying something really weirdly here”. I really like sayaka a lot more though so far after reading this. There’s like something almost off putting about the way she thinks and acts but I can’t put my finger on it. Its like on paper she seems to have some solid core, but everything just seems to hint that that entire core is on the verge of collapse. Which…I mean I’m pretty sure is the entire point, but maybe not and its just me that thinks that.

So far I’m liking it!

Of all 13 books you’ve read by this author, was there one that stood out the most or that you would call your favorite?

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