📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 🍁🍂

october 1 :fallen_leaf: home post

Read this week’s chapters of 極主夫道 and now I’m reading more 時のオカリナ. Just got to part where Link takes his seven year nap, so I’m about a third of the way through the book.


October 1st :fallen_leaf:

Home Post

:newspaper_roll: NHK News Easy :newspaper_roll:
I decided to start off simple and read a short article. It looks like a research group at Kyoto University is trying to make a robot capable of laughing and having conversations. :eyes:
For the most part, I could understand what the article was about, and I only struggled with one word → 年寄り, but I was able to figure out the meaning when I hovered over the word for the definition. The definition had 老人 ( elderly person), which I already learned from WK. Great start to the month!


:books: :video_game: Sylph’s home thread :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:

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Reading resources

[Book] 狼と香辛料
[Manga] 青のフラッグ
[VN] バリアブルバリケード
[VN] ルーパーズ
[VN] アムネシア

Past challenges

:books: :books: :beach_umbrella: :sunny: Summer 2022
:books: :books: :cherry_blossom: :seedling: Spring 2022
:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2022
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2021


Home post :bookmark: Oct 1 :maple_leaf:

・ 本好きの下剋上 11 (17% → 19%)

Here we go, first box of autumn challenge!


On October the 1st I’ve read:

  • Second chapter in わんわん探偵団
  • Dialogues and item descriptions in 二ノ国

📘 Edelstein's Reading Log 📘

Hello! I joined in on the Winter 2022 reading challenge with Shirokuma Cafe, but quickly realized that manga was kicking my ass and I was way out of my depth. So, now after getting through Genki I and II along with progressing leaps and bounds in Japanese as a whole, I'm back! Good luck to everyone!

I’ll also be giving myself the option to listen to a podcast in lieu of reading, in case I can’t find the time for JP reading amongst my schoolwork. Haven’t decided if I’ll denote this differently yet, but I guess we’ll see.

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nothing but Ws


:jack_o_lantern: Fall 2022 Home Post :fallen_leaf:

With traveling over summer and school starting I kind of stopped posting halfway through the last challenge, but it was a lot of help in getting me to read everyday even if it’s just a little, so I’m excited to join in again. I probably can’t post daily but I think I’ll shoot for an update every week. My plan this time is to focus mostly on novels. I also want to get more into the Halloween mood by picking some books that kind of fit that theme to read in October.

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My Natively

Reading List

Flesh&Blood 4: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Flesh&Blood 5: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Flesh&Blood 6: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
憧れの作家は人間じゃありませんでした 1: 1 2 3
ゴースト・テーマパークの奇跡: 1 2 3 4
ジャックジャンヌ ユニヴェール歌劇学校と月の道しるべ

夜の名前を呼んで 2: 10 11 12
ホテル・メッツァペウラへようこそ 1巻: 2 3 4 5 6
波間の子どもたち: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Extras Epilogue

Post Archive

First Two Weeks


Solid start, I read about 5000 characters of Loopers for my visual novel club! I’m appreciating the VN more as it veers back into pretty serious, heavy stuff now, but I’ll save most of that for the thread when this chapter is done. I’m still feeling things out as I ease back to doing this and see what it’s like currently using no SRS. My memory is slipping too much on a lot of kanji I hadn’t reinforced super hard yet, mostly just failing to remember readings, but I need to watch it a little longer term. Beyond feeling like I have more little slips, I’m not doing too badly getting back to reading.


01 October 2022

:house: Home Post

  • Chainsaw Man (Chapter 11-12)

I forget how silly this manga is, especially early on. I’ve been rereading it in preparation for the anime coming out soon.


October 1
Yotsuba Chapter 1


Day 1: October 1st
What did I read?: ゆるいキーウィ
How much did I read?: 12 pages
How long did it take me?: 20 min

not me almost forgetting the first day of my own challenge :sweat_smile:
I thought about it earlier today but then I got super absorbed in organizing some stuff and suddenly it was 9 o’clock and I was like…oh :joy: So I grabbed the closest thing, which was ゆるいキーウィ. This one is definitely a more “picture book” sort of manga, so not a lot of text. But look at the way he reads with his little feets :pleading_face:

Anyway, welcome to the challenge everyone! :sparkles: Looking forward to reading with you all :grin:


:fallen_leaf::maple_leaf: October 1 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf: home post link🏡

I read this short story on Tadoku called 羊飼いの男の子, or The Boy Who Cried Wolf. It’s one of Aesop’s fables. I remember reading this particular fable when I was a little kid, so it’s really interesting to see how the same story is written in Japanese.

I was surprised to see that I could recognize and read all of the kanji without needing to look at the furigana (and I’m only at level 12 on WK too!). This sort of progress when I’m still really early in my WaniKani journey makes me excited to even think about what I could read comfortably in the future.



This first day of the challenge is a work day for me, so I did not get to start off strong. Also my book order arrived today, 10 days early. I have not finished nearly as many books since I ordered them as I’d hoped lol have I even finished one? And I realized while putting the novels away that none of my BSD novels had made it onto my Bookmeter. My 積読 pile has actually been 7 more than I thought! So yeah, it’s actually in the 150s now…

In any case, I read よつばと! vol 11. Finally I’ve read all of them! And now I wanna read my よつばと! DJs, but I’m too tired.

In non-reading news, I finished watching Old Fashioned Cupcake! It’s really good. Nozue-san is adorable, even if he is almost 40. I’m looking forward to getting the manga at some point. I am a bit disappointed that Viki doesn’t have JP subs for it, because I feel like I’d be able to pretty much follow along without too much trouble with this one.


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Woo back to it! School and the like has really been taking it out of me, so hopefully a new challenge can help me refresh my reading a bit :grin:



Previous Challenges: :snowflake: :cherry_blossom: :blossom:


October 1 :maple_leaf: Home Post

Not off to the best of starts lmao, just a few pages of ブルーロック :sweat_smile: it’s just busy era I guess!


October 1 :heavy_check_mark: :mag:

十角館の殺人, 83-90%

The end is in sight! There are already some very good hints of what has been truly going on, and it seems to be a good mix of things I suspected and things I didn’t. Hopefully I can finish the rest of the book today and join the discussion on Natively.

Have a great challenge, everyone, and once again, thanks to @windupbird for hosting!



I got to sneak in some reading after Tan-chan fell asleep just before the first day of the challenge ended. Finally got a chance to pick up 夜カフェ2 again, so I’m finally caught up with the book club with chapter 7 to be completed this week. Also started volume 3 of シャドーハウス but fell asleep before I could finish the chapter.


Woke up and finished chapter 25 of シャドーハウス 3. I want to continue to read a chapter a day, but also it will be the last volume I can read for free so I don’t mind taking my time for this volume either.

Also read chapter 11 of Orange and chapter 7 of 夜カフェ so I’m caught up with those book clubs.

I’m getting ahead of the book club, but I just read chapters 68 and 69 of 極主夫道 8. I’ve decided to just read what I can without looking up anything. It’s the best kanji practice I have as it’s the only thing I’m currently reading without furigana.

Sad there’s no more PokeSpe to read on Line Manga since it was taken down at the end of September, but I bought about 20 volumes on Mercari, so I’ll get to read it at my own pace when it comes in. :slight_smile: I like being able to have something digital to read for the convenience, so I’ll probably rotate between シャドーハウス, Orange, 極主夫道, D.N. Angel for my daily manga reads.

But more than anything, I’d like to get some book/novel reading done even if it’s just a page daily, so that’s my main priority. So far I’m 2 for 2 days!

That’s a cute way to remember it! Babies are born red/purplish until they take their first breath, and then they turn a brighter red so that’s probably where it comes from. :slight_smile:

Japanese likes to use a lot of colors to describe words like 青虫 for caterpillar or 青年 for youth or 白菜 for Chinese cabbage even though it’s just a lighter green color. It can be an interesting topic to explore!


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

October 1st:
:red_square: とつくにの少女1(0% → 14%)

First day of the challenge in the books!

Kind of a busy day for me, but I made sure to get some pages in. It took me a second before I realized that all of シーヴァ’s (the little girl) dialogue was in hiragana only. :sweat_smile: So far it’s not a hard read at all, which makes it pretty relaxing, but the atmosphere is definitely eerie. :eyes: Very curious to learn more about the 外の者.

In Other News

I went to a talk for the author of the book Mexican Gothic. I had just finished the book this morning, and I brought it with me because I figured I’d read the extras in the back on the car ride there. While I didn’t, it turned out there was a free signing after the talk! Pretty neat. :grin:

I then spent far too long perusing the shelves of Kinokuniya and debating what to buy. The guilt of spending too much money, but the joy of adding new books to the collection. :weary:

I bought two Nozaki-kun volumes, a Murata novel, and a book by the author of かがみの孤城 (which I still haven’t made much of a dent in…but I digress). The Kinokuniya I went to now only has one row of shelves dedicated to novels in Japanese: the opposite row of shelves is translated manga and some merch. I can understand why they did that (I imagine they sell more English-language products than Japanese ones), but that doesn’t quite take away the sting of disappointment.


I had the exact same idea! I’ll have to keep an eye on what you’re reading to see if there’s anything good I should check out. :grin:


October 2nd.

I think I’ve just reached the part of Tugumi that @omk3 referred to as a “page-turner” - after battling a bit with the start of the chapter it’s going more smoothly and I could easily read on, but it’s 11pm. Read 4 pages and will continue tomorrow.

I also read this week’s reading for 耳をすませば. I only read thoroughly for the first few pages so will need to go back over it but got the gist. I find the language a bit difficult in places but it’s generally easy reading.

I couldn’t get into Spy Family today so will try again tomorrow.