Nicole needs a thread to herself -- A Study Log of sorts

Hey and welcome! After almost 5 years on WK and the forums I figured it might be about time for me to get my own little space where I can keep track of things and keep references to the most interesting sites on here. Which doesn’t mean you are not allowed to post here, of course :smile:

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What I read in the Winter Challenge 2022

Ongoing:

  • :church:   大聖堂 (The Pillars of the Earth) (new project with Japanese friend)
  • :prince:   星の王子さま (The Little Prince) (this is my sauna book because I’m not allowed to read digital books there)
  • :twisted_rightwards_arrows:   ifの悲劇 (had this in my pile for sooo long already)
  • :sailboat:   沖で待つ (new project with German friend)
  • :cloud:   雲をつかむ話 (reading ch. 1 with the German-Italian Reading Circle)
  • :shinto_shrine:   聖お兄さん (started 100 years ago with the book club but never finished)
  • plus I need to clean up a few manga that I started but never finished

Finished:

  • :barber:   海の見える理髪店 (need to finish this one for good! Only 60 or so pages to go)
  • :crossed_swords:   鬼滅の刃3 (started recently but did not get very far yet)
  • :bread:   しあわせのパン (I want to watch the movie but I need to read the book first)
  • :abacus:   笑わない数学者 (with the book club, started on Dec 24th)
  • :cat2:   青の島と猫一匹 3 (started a loooong time ago)
  • :notebook:   Death Note 1 (with the Beginner Book Club)

Abandoned:

  • :house:   本陣殺人事件 (with the book club, will appropriately start on Jan 1st)

 

Jan
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01 :barber: 02 :barber:
03 :abacus: 04 :abacus: :church: 05 :church: 06 :house: 07 :prince: :house: 08 :abacus: 09 :church:
10 :church: 11 :house: 12 :house: 13 :house: 14 :house: 15 :abacus: 16 :church:
17 :church: :crossed_swords: 18 :church: :crossed_swords: 19 :church: :crossed_swords: 20 :crossed_swords: 21 :prince: :crossed_swords: 22 :abacus: :notebook: 23 :crossed_swords: :abacus:
24 :church: 25 :church: 26 :church: :cat2: 27 :church: 28 :cat2: 29 :abacus: :prince: 30 :church:
31 :church: :twisted_rightwards_arrows:
Feb
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01 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 02 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 03 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 04 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 05 :abacus: :prince: 06 :church:
07 :church: :bread: 08 :bread: 09 :bread: 10 :bread: 11 :bread: 12 :abacus: :bread: 13 :church: :bread:
14 :bread: 15 :bread: :cat2: 16 :bread: 17 :bread: 18 :bread: :abacus: 19 :bread: 20 :bread:
21 :abacus: 22 :abacus: :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 23 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 24 :sailboat: 25 :sailboat: 26 :abacus: :sailboat: 27 :abacus: :sailboat:
28 :church: :sailboat:
Mar
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01 :church: 02 :sailboat: 03 :sailboat: 04 :sailboat: 05 :prince: :sailboat: 06 :sailboat: :cat2:
07 :cat2: 08 :sailboat: 09 :notebook: 10 :sailboat: 11 :sailboat: 12 :notebook: 13 :notebook:
14 :notebook: 15 :notebook: 16 :notebook: 17 :notebook: :cloud: 18 :cloud: :shinto_shrine: 19 :cloud: 20 :cloud:
21 :cloud: 22 :cloud: 23 :sailboat: 24 :sailboat: 25 :sailboat: 26 :sailboat: 27 :sailboat:
28 :sailboat: 29 :sailboat: 30 :sailboat: 31 :sailboat:
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What I read in the Spring Challenge 2022

Ongoing:

  • :church:   大聖堂 (The Pillars of the Earth) (ongoing project with Japanese friend)
  • :older_woman:   佐賀のがばいばあちゃん from the Intermediate Book Club (until June 10th)
  • :prince:   星の王子さま (The Little Prince) (this is still my sauna book because I’m not allowed to read digital books there)
  • :hole:   ç©´ (we discussed its difficulty in the Intermediate club and I got curious…)

Paused:

  • :cloud:   雲をつかむ話 (read ch. 1 with the German-Italian Reading Circle, want to continue)
  • :twisted_rightwards_arrows:   ifの悲劇 (had this in my pile for sooo long already and started it but slightly lost interest in the meantime)
  • :shinto_shrine:   聖お兄さん (started 100 years ago with the book club but never finished)
  • :man_walking:   Albert Camus: L’Étranger
  • :walking_man:   カミュの異邦人 – When we read 人間失格 somebody mentioned the similarity of the two books, so I decided to give it a try (in French). Then Myria said she’d be interested in reading it as well, but in Japanese, so we will do a French-Japanese tandem :slight_smile: Which means I will read it in French (:man_walking:) and she will read it in Japanese, but I think I will also read each section in Japanese (:walking_man:) afterwards to double-check my French understanding :grin: (curious to see which version I get more out of ^^)
  • :earth_africa:   La Quête d’Ewilan: D’une monde à l’autre (maybe Belerith infected me with this book? :joy_cat: Will see if I’ll read some of it on the side)
  • plus I need to clean up a few manga that I started but never finished

Lined up:

  • :beach_umbrella:   海辺のカフカ (from May 28th, with the Advanced book club)
  • :jack_o_lantern:   詩的私的ジャック (from June 18th, with the S&M book club)
  • :male_detective:   Spy x Family (from June 18th, with the Intermediate book club)
  • :person_curly_hair:   TUGUMI (from July 29th, with the Intermediate book club)
  • :waning_gibbous_moon:   1Q84 Book 1.2 ? (from Sept?, with the 1Q84 book club)
  • :pirate_flag:   Flesh&Blood Vol. 2 (from Aug/Sept?, with eefara)

Finished:

  • :sailboat:   沖で待つ
  • :pirate_flag:   Flesh & Blood 1 (welcome to pulp hell :grin:)

Abandoned:

Nothing so far :tada:

April
月
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01 :sailboat: :man_walking: 02 :prince: :older_woman: 03 :sailboat: :man_walking:
04 :sailboat: :earth_africa: 05 :sailboat: 06 :sailboat: :earth_africa: 07 :shinto_shrine: :earth_africa: 08 :church: 09 :older_woman: 10 :older_woman:
11 :church: 12 :church: 13 :church: 14 :church: 15 :church: :cloud: 16 :cloud: 17 :cloud:
18 :older_woman: 19 :older_woman: :pirate_flag: 20 :pirate_flag: 21 :pirate_flag: 22 :pirate_flag: 23 :pirate_flag: 24 :pirate_flag: :older_woman:
25 :pirate_flag: 26 :pirate_flag: 27 :pirate_flag: 28 :pirate_flag: 29 :pirate_flag: 30 :pirate_flag:
May
月
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01 :pirate_flag:
02 :pirate_flag: 03 :pirate_flag: 04 :pirate_flag: 05 :pirate_flag: :older_woman: 06 :pirate_flag: :older_woman: 07 :pirate_flag: 08 :pirate_flag:
09 :pirate_flag: 10 :pirate_flag: 11 :pirate_flag: 12 :pirate_flag: 13 :pirate_flag: :older_woman: 14 :hole: 15 :hole:
16 :hole: 17 :hole: 18 :hole: 19 :hole: 20 :hole: 21 :hole: 22 :hole:
23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square:
30 :white_medium_square: 31 :white_medium_square:
June
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01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square:
06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square:
13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square:
20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square:
27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:
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Well done!

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Hotshot :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

It hasn’t even started yet, so an empty list is not even a lie :grin:

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Aah!! Great summary post.
So inspiring. ニコールさんありがとうございます!

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Loving all the little icons, so pretty! :heart:

I’ll just keep telling you all about my efforts and achievements with la quête d’ewilan, shall I? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Oh yes please! That will probably be almost as good as reading the book myself :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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