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On October the 28th I:


October 28th!

Today I read Chapter 28 of Happiness. The last few chapters have been generally pleasant so I’m increasingly certain that something dreadful will be happening soon…

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Day 27:

Priority: :x:

Free choice: :mag: 硝子の塔の殺人.

Snatches of: :magic_wand: ハリー・ポッターと不死鳥の騎士団. This book is very long.


:fallen_leaf::maple_leaf: October 28 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf: home post link🏡

I read an article on NHK News easy about limiting food waste. At least, that’s what I think it’s about lol.


28 October 2022

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I don’t think I’ll count it for reading in terms of these posts, but I’ve started watching Violet Evergarden with Japanese subtitles. I’ve really enjoyed it so far, and when I was looking through EN Netflix there was a lot more animes with JP subtitles available than I expected.


October 28 :maple_leaf: Home Post

Finished up volume 8 of ブルーロック today!! :tada: There were some real dramatic moments in these last few chapters, what a time. And this volume ended at such a mean point too :joy: I must know!!


Oh I first I thought you thanked my for the Tapas comic. I just noticed you mention my stories :slight_smile: .

I have a few things to finish with my other project (and an other really cool one that should be published soon!) and then I will focus again on the Tile World Chronicles.

I now have the whole story about Markus planned. It’s going to span 6 chapters and hopefully I manage to make the last four of the same quality as the first two.


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

October 28th:
:red_square: 魔女の宅急便 (12% → 13%)

Spent some time with Kiki today, but only for a little bit. Housework and a sour mood kept me from going back and reading more. Hopefully we’ll get some quality time in tomorrow.


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October 28

ニャンキーズ 2
116 - 125

Conked out against my will again. I plan on finishing this volume tonight though


Oct 29

かがみの孤城 58% → 59% (page 210)

Read for the first time in… 9 days :caught_durtling:. Only one page.

Will try to do better next week. It’s nearing the end of October already?!


:maple_leaf: :jack_o_lantern: :snowflake: :christmas_tree: October 29 :christmas_tree: :snowflake: :jack_o_lantern: :maple_leaf:
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Orange :tangerine:

Read about half of this week’s chapter. Would have read it all if I had time, but I didn’t. Because I’m going to my friends for more cat socialization plus games.

Yesterday I didn’t end up reading unfortunately. Can’t really say why. Day got away from me, I guess.


I’m actually not sure when I last posted, am too tired to check, so these are the notes for the last few days!

25/10 3 pages 夜カフェ, 1 page Tugumi

26/10 3 pages 夜カフェ

27/10 2 pages 夜カフェ

28/10 1 page Tugumi

As you can see, not a lot of reading, and nothing today - I did actually open Tugumi but didn’t progress. The last few days have been hectic. 6 days at home post holiday, and one followed an overnight flight with minor sleep so really only 5. Worked essentially 2 11 hour shifts from home. Have prepped the house for house sitters for the next 4 weeks. Fly early tomorrow for 4 weeks work interstate. I’m exhausted. And kitty is going to be so confused…

I’ll probably read tomorrow a lot more as I’m travelling, but doubt I’ll be very awake! Luckily I’m not working Monday so have time to recuperate but also to read. I do enjoy my life but sometimes I think I should leave a little more slack.


Oct 28, Fri

  • Death Note Vol.5 Ch.36

Someone tempted me by reading ahead of the club by 1 day. (Mere 2 hours in my timezone, and just entering the new week in JST, actually.) So, I just have to read. It’s not so hard this week.

I spent too much time and attention to generating JP sub and cleaning them, otherwise.

Oct 29, Sat of Week 5 of Fall 2022 :maple_leaf:

  • かがみの孤城 (上) 33% => 35% (Start of Ch.3 July)

One section, probably around 20 minutes. I read to the section mark, without much strain.

  • SHADOWS HOUSE Vol.3 Ch.30

Tried listening to songs while reading, and reading ability dropped.

The true nature of お披露目 is now shown.


The most difficult of the day so far. The comedic nature keeps the reading going.


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October 29

ニャンキーズ 2
126 - 157 (end)

Yeah I don’t think I’m missing out on anything by not continuing this series. At the end of this vol, we got a weed/catnip cat and he’s got dark skin, an afro, big lips, and American style… so a black weed cat. Oh and he’s set up as part of the newest villain group.

Hopefully the next thing will be better. Instead of going straight back to JoJo, I’m planning on reading a story about a human chair as a special Halloween book club


:tiger2: :books: The Tanuki Autumn Onsen :hotsprings: :raccoon:

20221029 - 吾輩は狸である progress: 64.53% :moyai:

Only time for a short read today!

But long enough for ancient Greece to be mentioned in conversation (again).

:fallen_leaf: Japanese found under the leaves :fallen_leaf:


燃殻「もえがら」ー Embers; cinders (also: 燃え殻)
騒々しい「そうぞうしい」ー Noisy; boisterous; loud

蒼 = 青「あお」(Blue)


:green_book::evergreen_tree::maple_leaf: Home post :maple_leaf: :evergreen_tree: :green_book:

I will join in on the challenge starting November 1st and try to read every single day until the 30th.

01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31

What I plan on reading:

While I read NHK easy newspaper articles and other short texts when I was (still) going to Japanese classes, I’ve never read a whole manga or book in Japanese before. Therefore, this will be baby’s first steps territory for me.

The main book I’ll be reading is Aria: The masterpiece volume 1 and I plan on making use of the corresponding book club post and the vocab list to make things easier for me. I’d like to finish the first volume in November, so let’s see how far I’ll get.

Side note: I won’t have access to Aria – or rather I don’t fancy carrying around half a kilogram worth of books with my luggage – for 3 days because of a short work-related trip abroad. During these days I’ll switch to some screenshots from pages out of ‘Learn to Read in Japanese’ by R. Lake and N. Ura instead.

Next up, I’d like to thank @windupbird and @Redglare for coming up with and hosting this challenge and I want to add that your posts, @windupbird, have been the highlight of this month’s reading challenge for me. It’s quite delightful to witness the sheer amount of enthusiasm you have for the books you’ve been reading. :laughing:

Catching up on all posts, the Oprah way

The only thing left to do, is to pull an Oprah and try and give out as many likes as I can because everyone participating deserves it. It’s not easy to read and understand non-native material and the effort that got you this far is not to be underestimated after all!


In accordance to what I said in my post on the 20th of November, I will alternate between reading Aria: the masterpiece and Card Captor Sakura from now on.

Progress overview

:ocean: Aria: the masterpiece volume 1

Progress per chapter

November 5th: finished chapter 1
November 6th: finished chapter 2
November 8th: finished chapter 3
November 12th: finished chapter 4
November 13th: finished chapter 5
November 16th: finished chapter 6
November 17th: finished chapter 7
November 19th: finished chapter 8
November 20th: finished chapter 9

November 20th: finished volume 1

:ocean: Aria: the masterpiece volume 2

Progress per chapter

November 27th: finished chapter 10
November 28th: finished chapter 11
December 3rd: finished chapter 12
December 4th: finished chapter 13
December 5th: finished chapter 14
December 7th: finished chapter 15
December 9th: finished chapter 16
December 10th: finished chapter 17
December 11th: finished chapter 17.5
December 14th: finished chapter 18
December 15th: finished chapter 19
December 16th: finished chapter 20

December 16th: finished volume 2

:star2: Card Captor Sakura volume 1

Progress per chapter

November 23rd: finished chapter 1
November 25th: finished chapter 2
November 27th: finished chapter 3
November 30th: finished chapter 4
December 2nd: finished chapter 5

December 2nd: finished volume 1

:star2: Card Captor Sakura volume 2

Progress per chapter

December 17th: finished chapter 6
December 18th: finished chapter 7
December 20th: finished chapter 8 and chapter 9
December 22nd: finished chapter 10

December 22nd: finished volume 2

:star2: Card Captor Sakura volume 3

Progress per chapter

December 24th: finished chapter 11
December 24th: finished chapter 12
December 25th: finished chapter 13
December 26th: finished chapter 14

December 26th: finished volume 3

:star2: Card Captor Sakura volume 4

Progress per chapter

December 28th: finished chapter 15
December 29th: finished chapter 16
December 30th: finished chapter 17
December 31st: finished chapter 18

December 31st: finished volume 4

To sum up, I read every single day and finished a total of 8 manga volumes in 2 months. :slightly_smiling_face:


:fallen_leaf: Day 29, 29th of October :maple_leaf:

:open_book: Back to my Home Post

I’ve finally started to read Kiki’s Delivery Service 魔女(まじょ)宅急便(たっきゅうびん) ! I recently got it as a birthday gift and it’s definitively above my level, but I’m just so excited to sit down and puzzle out everything.

Today I read the blurbs at the back and in the inside sleeve of the book. I think I’ll also try and read the dedication and the chapter titles.

Two big difficulties are awaiting me: only some Kanji have furigana, and it’s written from top to bottom, which slows my reading down significantly. I suppose with my current level it doesn’t really make a difference.


October 29th!

A good day of reading today. I finished 耳をすませば with the BBC, and also finished Mitsuboshi Colors Volume 5 with the Offshoot club.
Finishing a book always feels good, so finishing two feels great :smiley:

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Home post :bookmark: Oct 29 :maple_leaf:

・狼と香辛料 (83% → 100%)
Finished the book! :3 Was a bit challenging at times (economy stuffs), but went okay.

So now that I’ve finished both of the books I aimed to complete this month, I’m considering picking up Loopers again. Currently 7 weeks behind book club schedule.


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Day 28:

Priority: :x:. As long as I’m reading something, for right now I’m okay missing this goal.

Free choice: :mag: 硝子の塔の殺人. Probably about 1/3 through.

Extra: :notebook: デスノート 1. Looking forward to being done with this… Maybe I’ll push on it tomorrow for the stretch goal.

Snatches of: :magic_wand: ハリー・ポッターと不死鳥の騎士団.

Mandarin?!: :merperson: 伯爵与妖精 1.