📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 🍁🍂

:books: :maple_leaf: softlyraining’s spooky book stack :jack_o_lantern: :open_book:

Yay, the reading challenge is here yet again! Always love participating and seeing what everyone’s got their eyeballs in. :eyes:

Per the title, I want to try having a reading theme for October (probably not for November, but you never know). The theme, naturally, is “Halloween.” Basically, I want to focus on reading things that are ハロウィンっぽい. They don’t have to be dark, per se––just things that have a spooky vibe or elements that evoke Halloween, like witches. The two things I’m currently thinking of are とつくにの少女1 and 魔女の宅急便. However, I’m certainly open to suggestions! I don’t know how far I’ll get when it comes to finishing these for October, so it’s entirely possible the theme will end up continuing into November.

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:orange_book: Bookmeter Profile

Reading Material

:red_square: → :green_square: とつくにの少女1 by ながべ
:red_square: → :question: 魔女の宅急便 by 角野 栄子
:red_square: → :question: ゴーストハント1 by いなだ 詩穂
:red_square: → :green_square: 名探偵コナン1 by 青山 剛昌

Completion Rubric

:red_square: 0% ~ 33%
:orange_square: 34% ~ 66%
:yellow_square: 67% ~ 99%
:green_square: 100% COMPLETED!

Updates

October 1st - とつくにの少女1
October 2nd - とつくにの少女1
October 3rd - とつくにの少女1
October 4th - とつくにの少女1
October 5th - とつくにの少女1
October 6th - Satori Reader
October 7th - とつくにの少女1
October 8th - とつくにの少女1
October 9th - 魔女の宅急便
October 10th - 魔女の宅急便
October 11th - 魔女の宅急便
October 12th - Satori Reader
October 13th - 魔女の宅急便
October 14th - 魔女の宅急便
October 15th - 名探偵コナン1
October 17th - 名探偵コナン1
October 18th - 名探偵コナン1
October 19th - Satori Reader
October 20th - Satori Reader
October 21st - Satori Reader
October 22nd - Satori Reader and Animal Crossing
October 23rd - 名探偵コナン1
October 24th - 名探偵コナン1
October 25th - 名探偵コナン1
October 26th - 名探偵コナン1
October 27th - 名探偵コナン1
November 1st - 魔女の宅急便

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First time I participate in a challenge here I’m so excited :heart_eyes:
I’ll be reading from Satori reader.
My current goal is to read for at least 20 minutes a day, I know it’s not much but a good start.
Thanks @windupbird for the challenge.

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Reading List

Satori Reader Series:
Sakura and Suzuki (43 episodes)
Kiki-Mimi Radio (27 episodes)
Hall in The Wall (58 episodes)
Akiko’s American Foreign Exchange (133)

Updates

10月06日 Completed my first series

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Looking forward to participating for the first time!
I will be reading part two and three of この素晴らしい世界に爆焔を and maybe some manga in between.
My goal for now is to try and read every day, even if I only manage to go through a few pages.

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:fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf: Autumn 2022 Reading Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:


Previous Challenges

2021:

2022:


First and foremost, thanks so much again for hosting the thread @windupbird <3 .

There’s always something I change in every challenge at this point I think, but bit by bit I’m discovering how I like to do things, what seems to be effective for me and how I want to go forward. Starting from this challenge I won’t be using an everyday layout anymore and I won’t be updating checkboxes in a calendar either, I’ve gotten rid of it altogether. This “off” month I’ve been experimenting with it and the only change I’ve seen is a positive one, with a lot less pressure to perform and no difference in productivity. I think I can do this now precisely because at this point after more than a year of daily challenges, the habit seems to be pretty ingrained and I always get back to it easily when I take a “break”, which is never really a complete break anyway. I’m not sure if this could have worked back then, but I’m grateful it does now. The only thing I will try to achieve is 10 new words in Anki everyday, which has been very easy so far because I almost always make enough cards in advance from what I play anyway. I’d be super happy if at the very minimum I can do that on the days that I don’t do anything else. It’s also not a limit in any way, just a consistent minimum, while still playing/reading for as long as I want. This way I’ll also mix a low amount of SRS with much more immersion, which is what I’ve been aiming for for a while already. I’m quite happy with this new plan.

I will still update virtually everyday even if no calendar, because as always the activity and interaction of this thread always pushes me forward and it’s fun :slight_smile: . Good luck to everyone! Here we go again.

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I don’t know how well I’ll go in October as I’m on a dive trip with a group, though I suspect I’ll do ok (holidays are like that).

My main aims are going to be to keep up with my current book clubs (possibly 5 and counting) and increase my reading speed for the JLPT.

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This month is where I started last year so this challenge is my anniversary challenge. I’m still reading manga but my reading pace has increased since last year (from barely 2 volumes in the first challenge to 4 in the last challenge). Slowly but surely, my goal of reading manga in its original language is coming to fruition. (Well, technically, I’ve already met that goal but the comprehension fluency isn’t there yet.) So far, it’s only been my kanji recognition that has improved tremendously but that’s the first step in comprehending Japanese, right?

Previous challenges

Fall challenge 2021
Winter challenge 2022
Spring challenge 2022
Summer challenge 2022

オトメン(乙男) 2

オトメン(乙男) 2
1st chapter
1st October

Read pgs. 1-14.

4th October

Read pgs. 15-25.

6th October

Read pgs. 25-30.

7th October

Read pgs. 31-44.

8th October

Read pgs. 45-53. End of chapter.

2nd chapter
9th October

Read pgs. 54-61.

10th October

Read pgs. 62-69.

11th October

Read pgs. 69-77.

12th October

Read pgs. 78-90.

13th October

Read pgs. 91-99. End of chapter.

3rd chapter
14th October

Read pgs. 100-114.

15th October

Read pgs. 115-120.

16th October

Read pgs. 121-131.

17th October

Read pgs. 132-145. End of chapter.

4th chapter
18th October

Read pgs. 146-152.

19th October

Read pgs. 153-161.

20th October

Read pgs. 162-187. End of volume 2.

神のみぞ知るセカイ 1

神(かみ)のみぞ知(し)るセカイ

FLAG 1 世界(せかい)はアイで動(うご)いてる
FLAG 2 あくまでも妹(いもうと)です
FLAG 6 髪以上(かみいじょう)、人間未満(にんげんみまん)

神のみぞ知るセカイ 1
FLAG 1 世界はアイで動いてる
21st October

Read pgs. 1-9.

22nd October

Read pgs. 10-16.

23rd October

Read pgs. 17-23.

24th October

Read pgs. 24-29.

25th October

Read pgs. 30-39.

26th October

Read pgs. 40-48.

27th October

Read pgs. 49-62.

28th October

Read pgs. 63-66. End of FLAG 1.

FLAG 2 あくまでも妹です
29th October

Read pgs. 67-77.

30th October

Read pgs. 78-85.

31st October

Read pgs. 86-94.

1st November

Read pgs. 95-100. End of FLAG 2.

FLAG 3 ベイビー.ユー.アー.ア.リッチ.ガール
2nd November

Read pgs. 101-108.

3rd November

Read pgs. 108-115.

4th November

Read pgs. 116-118.

6th November

Read pgs. 119-124. End of FLAG 3.

FLAG 4 ドライブ.マイ.カー
7th November

Read pgs. 125-129.

12th November

Read pgs. 130-133.

13th November

Read pgs. 134-139.

14th November

Read pgs. 140-142. End of FLAG 4.

FLAG 5 パーティーはそのままに
15th November

Read pgs. 143-149.

16th November

Read pgs. 150-162. End of FLAG 5.

FLAG 6 神以上、人間未満
17th November

Read pgs. 163-170.

19th November

Read pgs. 170-178.

20th November

Read pgs. 179-180. End of FLAG 6. Read parts of pgs. 181-191. End of volume 1.

ルリドラゴン 1 期間限定試し読み増量

18th November

Read pgs. 1-60.

オトメン(乙男) 3

オトメン(乙男) 3
1st chapter
21st November

Read pgs. 1-13.

23rd November

Read pgs. 14-17.

24th November

Read pgs. 18-35.

25th November

Read pgs. 36-48. End of chapter.

2nd chapter
26th November

Read pgs. 49-56.

27th November

Read pgs. 57-62.

29th November

Read pgs. 63-70.

30th November

Read pgs. 71-82.

1st December

Read pgs. 83-93. End of chapter.

3rd chapter
2nd December

Read pgs. 94-100.

3rd December

Read pgs. 101-116.

4th December

Read pgs. 117-135.

5th December

Read pgs. 136-139. End of chapter.

4th chapter
7th December

Read pgs. 140-146.

8th December

Read pgs. 147-150.

10th December

Read pgs. 151-155.

11th December

Read pgs. 156-162.

12th December

Read pgs. 163-179.

13th December

Read pgs. 180-189. End of volume 3.

月刊少女野崎くん 1巻

月刊少女野崎(げっかんしょうじょのざき)くん

創刊号(そうかんごう)
第(だい)2号(ごう)
第(だい)3号(ごう)
第(だい)4号(ごう)
第(だい)5号(ごう)
第(だい)6号(ごう)
第(だい)7号(ごう)
第(だい)8号(ごう)
第9号
第10号

創刊号
14th December

Read pgs. 1-9.

15th December

Read pgs. 10-16.

16th December

Read pgs. 17-18. End of 創刊号.

第2号
17th December

Read pgs. 19-25.

18th December

Read pgs. 26-32. End of 第2号.

第3号
19th December

Read pgs. 33-40.

20th December

Read pgs. 41-46. End of 第3号.

第4号
21st December

Read pgs. 47-62. End of 第4号.

第5号
22nd December

Read pgs. 63-66.

23rd December

Read pgs. 67-71.

24th December

Read pgs. 72-76. End of 第5号.

第6号
25th December

Read pgs. 77-84.

26th December

Read pgs. 85-90.

第7号
27th December

Read pgs. 91-104. End of 第7号.

第8号
28th December

Read pgs. 105-118. End of 第8号.

第9号
29th December

Read pgs. 119-132. End of 第9号.

第10号
30th December

Read pgs. 133-145. End of 第10号.

おまけ
31st December

Read pgs. 146-154. End of volume 1.

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Going to try this too! My first time doing this challenge :smile:

Reading material

:broom: 魔女の宅急便 (book)
:evergreen_tree: とつくにの少女 (manga)
:crossed_swords: テイルズ オブ ヴェスペリア (video game)
:earth_asia: NHK News Web Easy (news articles)
Additional: :drop_of_blood: 婪之少女 (book in Mandarin)

:books: :ghost: oct :jack_o_lantern: :books:
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Halloweeny book buddy! :smile: I’m excited to check out とつくにの少女 and (finally) tackle 魔女の宅急便.

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It’s technically still September for me, but I’m in a good place to start so may as well kick off. It’s October already in other time zones, too!

I’m about to go on a trip, and I did not manage to finish 天使の傷跡 on time, so I’m bringing it along. I also need to read the final week of 十角館の殺人事件 which I may or may not do on the ride to my destination. Depends on how pretty the scenery is. :smiley:

I also started reading 三体 and I’m still in the first few pages. I knew this book would be hard for me, but I’m already pausing to absorb sentences. Maybe it will get smoother after the initial scene setting, but it’s also sci-fi so who knows. The writing style is delightful, though.
It’s my first book in Japanese that’s translated from something not English, so that’s fun, but also challenging. Since my partner is going to be reading the same book in simplified Chinese I expect some confusion as we try to discuss and figure out which characters we’re talking about. My book provides transliterated Chinese names as well as Japanese-ified names. For example:

史強(シー・チアン/し・きょう)
葉哲泰(イエ・ジョータイ/よう・てつたい)

Katakana is the transliteration, hiragana is the Japanese-ified. Given my way I’d just remember the Japanese-ified ones because reading 強 as きょう is a lot more intuitive to me than チアン, but since my partner will only know them by their actual Chinese names I unfortunately can’t do that :upside_down_face:

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Reasonable start.

I read about 7 pages of Spy Family and nearly 3 pages of Tugumi (quite a heavy couple of pages).

5 book clubs to keep up with at the moment so I’ll have to pace myself!

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I so wish I could do this! However, between work and my regular Japanese study, I know it would make me feel overwhelmed. I look forward to joining you again next summer when I will once again do a self-created intensive study program. In the meantime, I will keep plodding through よつばと whenever I can find the time… Good luck everyone!

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My understanding is you don’t actually have to read every day - you set your own challenge! So I think you could still join and post when you can.

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Like @Cathm2 said. And even if that doesn’t feel doable, feel free to hang out with us if you have the time. :slight_smile:

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I think I’ll join. I skipped summer since I knew I’d be swamped, but I bought a years subscription to satori on a whim and want to get thru most of the content before it clomes up for renewal in spring. Even though I have plenty to read, I also bought the first two manga arcs and first ten light novels for 本好き so I’d better up my reading time or I’ll never burn through my backlog. :sweat_smile:

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October 1st!

I can’t believe we’ve already reached the final challenge of the year!
Today I read Chapter 7 of Volume 2 of Yoru Cafe. As usual, it took me AGES. I always feel immensely pleased with myself when I get to the end of a chapter though :slightly_smiling_face:

(Home Post)

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Oct 1

First day completed! Read a few pages of かがみの孤城 (43%).
I’ll be flying 7 hours back to Australia overnight tomorrow, so I’ll see if I have enough energy to read.

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I’m usually a lurker so this is my first time writing on the Wanikani community page (so I apologize if I don’t do something correctly) but I’ve been looking for ways to keep myself accountable with improving so I’d love to be a part of this!

Reading challenge: 一年生 なぜ?どうして? みぢかなぎもん
1-2 chapters a day

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:fallen_leaf: Day 1, 1st of October :maple_leaf:

:open_book: Back to my Home Post

Today I continued where I left of in DrDru’s stories. This one was about The Hobbit, and this one was about Kim & Chuck in the forset, where Kim fights a wolf (not sure if it was a reference to something). Very fun! But I’m still bad at Katakana, so it was a bit exhausting.

Interesting Kanji: the 赤 in 赤(あか)ちゃん (baby). On it’s own it apparently means red, so to me babies are now little red riding hoods, because the story where I learned that Kanji had a wolf in it…

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