📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall 2023 🧣🍂🍁

Welcome to the “Read Japanese Every Single Day” Challenge, Fall 2023 Edition! :scarf::fallen_leaf::maple_leaf:

The days are getting longer, and the weather’s getting colder - fall is here! (Or :sparkles:autumn :sparkles:, if you’re feeling fancy :face_with_monocle:) Time to grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte (or other drink of choice - I prefer hot apple cider, personally) and settle in for some cozy fall reading :relieved::coffee: If you missed the previous Read Every Day challenges, feel free to jump in on this one! We would love to have more people join in on the fun and experience the magic of the challenge :sparkles:

A little history behind this challenge: in the summer of 2021, @Redglare had the awesome idea of doing a “Read Every Day” challenge, where we challenged ourselves to read something in Japanese every day for 2 whole months - we liked this challenge so much that we decided to make it a recurring thing! :grin: This is sort of a special challenge thread for me, because I started hosting these challenges in Fall 2021 - that means I’ve officially been hosting this challenge for 2 years straight :sweat_smile: Time sure does fly lol It’s 'cause we’re having fun, right? :wink:

Every challenge thread has its own special flavor, but the one thing they always have in common is being positive, encouraging, and fun! There are also usually some cute manga and cute animals involved - pet pictures are welcomed :wink:

Archive of Past Challenge Threads

Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 :beach_umbrella::beach_umbrella:
Read every day challenge - Fall 2021 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf::raccoon:
Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 :beach_umbrella: :sunny:
Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf:
Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Read every day challenge - Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:
Read every day challenge - Summer 2023 :sunglasses::sunny:

Why is this challenge so special, or what makes it unique? Well, we think it’s a combination of the short/limited time frame, the habit-focused (versus output-focused) approach to the goal of “reading more,” and the general atmosphere of camaraderie and community spirit that’s been present in each challenge thread thus far ^^ I can say from personal experience that these challenges have helped me read way more than I would have otherwise, and many people (including myself) have noticed significant growth in reading speed and/or stamina while participating in the challenges.

Whether you are an expert reader already or a new reader just starting out, everyone is welcome to participate in this challenge! To quote @Redglare:

This is a thread for people who:

:bookmark: want to spend time reading a bunch this fall
:bookmark: want to improve their reading speed and comprehension
:bookmark: want to hold themselves accountable and have a place to document their progress
:bookmark: simply want to join in on the challenge of reading every day for two or so months :books: :books:

Time frame: October 1 - November 30

This is the “official” recommended time frame, but late starters are absolutely welcome! This thread will be up and running until the end of December, so you can start and finish your personal challenge at any point during that time, and shorten or lengthen the challenge to the time period that works best for you.

Your reading materials can be whatever you want, be it manga, light novels, books, visual novels, magazines, graded readers, satori reader, Japanese webpages/blogs, or Japanese games - you name it, anything goes as long as it is something in Japanese :jp: :durtle_the_explorer: “Reading” can be interpreted creatively, if that helps keep you motivated - for example, some people have counted reading Japanese subtitles as reading some days. In general, we are a pretty flexible and forgiving bunch :wink:


Threads worth checking out

If you’d like to read news articles every day, you may want to check out the The News Reading Challenge thread (but you are of course welcome to post about it in this thread too :slight_smile:).
The "news reading" challenge 🗞


If you don’t know where to find reading material I recommend checking out the Immersion/Reading section of the following thread:
The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resources List!


There’s also quite a few book clubs here on the forum, some of them have vocab lists which can make for an easier reading experience. A list of book clubs can be found here:
Master List of Book Clubs


Would you like to participate?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No
0 voters

Sonny the Durtanuki says, let’s get reading! (Our lovable mascot, created by @Axazel)

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Participants

Feel free to add your username to the list!
Note: please try to keep this alphabetical

Username Date Joined Days Completed
AimForKoshien 04 Dec 2023 See my home post
Akashelia 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
Aynnej 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
DIO-Berry 1 Oct 2023 :thinking:
BlueWisteria 7 Oct 2023 :grinning:
ekuroe 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
enbyboiwonder 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
fallynleaf 1 Oct 2023 61
Furankurinsan 13 Oct 2023 See my home post
hiukan 8 Oct 2023 :frowning_face: :cry: :bat: :bat:
Javerend 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
Jacopo_cellino 10 Oct 2023 See my home post
Jojo_Sunshine 8 Nov 2023 See my home post
Kageness 1 Oct 2023 See my home post yo
KijuGently 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
kimera 7 Oct 2023 :house_with_garden: post
Kimmy95 1 Oct 2023 See my homepost
lucylavelle 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
meagstudies 1 Oct 2023 :apple: home post
mmb 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
Nicole216 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
nyxqueenofshadows 1 Oct 2023 home post
ptscan 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
Redglare 1 Oct 2023 :durtle_hello:
rua 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
saidahgilbert 1 Oct 2023 61
snowwater 1 Oct 2023 Home post
soggyboy 1 Oct 2021 home post
Ssof 20 Oct 2023 See my post
Sylph 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
Twelvewishes 1 Oct 2023 See home post
Vasebane 1 Oct 2023 :speech_balloon:
Voi 1 Oct 2023 Home post
windupbird 1 Oct 2023 See my home post
yuetu 1 Oct 2023 home post :moon_cake:
Zakarius 1 Oct 2023 :jack_o_lantern: :raccoon:
kewms 1 Oct 2023 See home post

You’ll notice that many of us like to use pretty calendars to track our progress in “home posts” as well - if you’d like to have a pretty calendar of your own, feel free to use the template in the next post! ^^

…Oh dear, I seem to have lost my regular status :flushed: My reign as the longest lasting regular :smiling_face_with_tear:
Mods can you make this post a wiki please :pleading_face:

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Calendar Templates!

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Thank you as always @omk3 :heart:

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:maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: :jack_o_lantern: Javerend’s Home Post: :jack_o_lantern: :fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf:

Hello again friends! Back again to do a lot of good reading with this challenge! I started a few days into the fall 2022 challenge, so this marks a full year of challenge participation for me :grin:

Goals:

Since I will be taking the JLPT in december, it’s probably not a bad idea to focus a bit more on that style of reading than I normally would for the duration of this challenge.

  • Finish the 新完全マスター N2 Reading book before December
  • Keep up reading 朝日新聞 articles
  • Keep reading the Dictionary of Intermediate Grammar
  • No missed days for extensive reading!
  • Finish my first adult level novel

That should be enough to keep me busy, I think!

In the background, I’m also going to still be working on my yearly goals and trying to read pretty much as much as I possibly can every day up until the test. I will be attempting to play through persona 4 in japanese on my own, and probably starting Flowers with the independent visual novel club at some point during this.

:jack_o_lantern: :spider: Oct :spider: :jack_o_lantern:
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:christmas_tree: :snowman_with_snow: Dec :snowman_with_snow: :christmas_tree:
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As always, thanks to @windupbird for hosting :orange_heart: these threads make a world of difference to my motivation, and I’ve really enjoyed being a part of them

Oh, and here’s my bookmeter, which is where i keep track of most of my reading. I have a study log post here on the forums, but it doesn’t link nicely because of how I set it up originally :sweat_smile:

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:books::scarf: windupbird’s summary post :fallen_leaf::books:

:sparkles: Challenge Progress and Links to Daily Posts :sparkles:

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Approach for this challenge (and general life update I guess lol)

I am trying to keep a positive attitude and not go into this all negative and defeatist, but I don’t know how this will go :upside_down_face: For anyone following the apparently never-ending saga of my workplace being a hot mess - things did not get better over the month-long break. They are not getting better. In fact, they are only going to get worse as we move progressively further into the bowels of winter. I’m VERY burnt out. I am Stressed :tm: I am mad because I was “asked” (like I actually had a choice) to be in charge of a thing happening in Jan/Feb that I know from past experience will be the final nail in the coffin for my mental health (and which is also going to interfere with some things I actually WANT to do in my personal life). My frustration tolerance is at an all-time low because my life is frustration on a day-to-day basis because nothing and no one can just do what they’re supposed to be doing. All of which does not make for a good reading mindset.

But we’re gonna try! :smiley:

I want to get back to my beautiful jeweler Richard :weary: But I don’t know that I have the stamina for a book book right now. There is the manga, which I was trying to save for after I read the book so that I would be motivated to actually read the book :upside_down_face:, but maybe that’s dumb and I should just read it. What I need is more Rei in my life, but there’s no new volume of 夜の名前を呼んで for me to read :upside_down_face: I will have to dig back through my piles and see what I have. I’m trying to avoid spending money right now because I’ve been spending too much on other things so I don’t want to buy anything new if I can avoid it.

Previous challenge summary posts

Summer 2021 Challenge :beach_umbrella:
Fall 2021 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: :raccoon:
Winter 2022 Challenge :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:
Spring 2022 Challenge :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
Summer 2022 Challenge :beach_umbrella: :sunny:
Fall 2022 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:
Winter 2023 Challenge :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Spring 2023 Challenge :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:
Summer 2023 Challenge :sunglasses::sunny:

Also, here’s my Bookmeter, in case anyone’s interested! ^^

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Happy fall everyone! I’m excited for the challenge, but I just started grad school, so while I’ll be spending significant time reading (and some of it in Japanese!), I don’t necessarily think I’ll be doing leisure reading in Japanese every day. Because of that, I’m going to count a) reading in Japanese and b) leisure reading in English (of physical TBR books) so that I don’t get demotivated (and finish my yearly reading goals).

(Also I stole your cute template @javerend :smiling_face:)

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Currently Reading

  • 她的山,她的海 (10/81 chapters)
  • 美少女戦士セーラームーン 3 (manga)

Books Finished

  • 日本人の知らない日本語 (manga) (10/3/2023)
  • Villain With a Crush (webtoon; French) (50/50 chapters) (10/12/2023)
  • 影帝影后今天又撒糖了 (web novel; Chinese) (volume 2) (10/16/2023)
  • ティアムーン帝国物語VII (light novel) (10/20/2023)
  • まいりました、先輩1 (manga) (10/21/2023)
  • まいりました、先輩2 (manga) (10/21/2023)
  • Zeus’s Cage by Ueda Sayuri (novel; English translation) (10/23/2023)
  • ティアムーン帝国物語VIII (light novel) (11/3/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 1 (light novel) (11/4/2023)
  • All You Need Is Kill (light novel) (11/6/2023)
  • ティアムーン帝国物語IX (light novel) (11/9/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 2 (light novel) (11/11/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 3 (light novel) (11/13/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 4 (light novel) (11/16/2023)
  • I’m Not the Final Boss’s Lover (Korean web novel; English translation) (11/23/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 5 (light novel) (11/24/2023)
  • 彼岸花が咲く島 (novel) (11/27/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 6 (light novel) (11/30/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 7 (light novel) (12/3/2023)
  • ホリミヤ3 (manga) (12/5/2023)
  • 魔法世界の受付嬢になりたいです 2 (manga) (12/5/2023)
  • 本好きの下剋上 8 (light novel) (12/11/2023)
  • 夏目友人帳2(manga) (12/12/2023)
  • 美少女戦士セーラームーン 1 (manga) (12/13/2023)
  • 皇帝の薬膳妃1 (manga) (12/14/2023)
  • 夏目友人 3 (manga) (12/16/2023)
  • 陰陽師・安倍晴明 1 (manga) (12/17/2023)
  • 異世界で『黒の癒し手』って呼ばれています 1 (manga) (12/17/2023)
  • SPY X FAMILY 1 (manga) (12/18/2023)
  • 美少女戦士セーラームーン 2 (manga) (12/23/2023)
  • 三白眼ちゃんは伝えたい。 2 (manga) (12/24/2023)
  • 三白眼ちゃんは伝えたい。 3 (manga) (12/26/2023)
  • 三白眼ちゃんは伝えたい。 4 (manga) (12/26/2023)
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It’s done now :slightly_smiling_face:

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PtScan’ Home Post

Hello everyone!

This will be my third Read Everyday Challenge, and I can’t stress enough how important it was to put me on the right track, so in this regard, here I am once more!

This is my favourite time of the year, followed close by Winter. Cozy times, hot chocolate, hot tea , a blanket and a book! This year I’ll be enjoying it in japanese.

Year Challenge:
Light Novels: 12/15
Mangas: 110/104

Season Counter
Light Novels: -
Manga: 19

My own Personal Log, where I rant and write about my learning journey.
My Learn Natively Profile: Ptscan
My Bookmeter Profile: PtScan

Enough of chit chat, here is the template and I’ll try my best to provide weekly update to my readings.

:spider: :jack_o_lantern: Oct :jack_o_lantern: :spider:
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:christmas_tree: :snowman_with_snow: Dec :snowman_with_snow: :christmas_tree:
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What I am reading
  • それでも歩は寄せてくる vol 15
  • 向日葵の咲かない夏
  • あなたも殺人犯になれる!
What I read
  • からかい上手の高木さん vol 14... 19
  • それでも歩は寄せてくる vol 1... 14

(The template was stolen, thank you for the beautiful work!)

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:maple_leaf::jack_o_lantern: snowwater’s home thread :snowflake::droplet:

Natively :books:

Ah, I’ve been looking forward to this thread. While I have been reading daily during this month, it’s definitely in a less ‘organised’ way as previously, when I joined the challenge. Which is also good, since I don’t need to spend time daily updating the thread… but I like visually seeing my progress. So, I’ll see how this goes.

My goal is to keep myself accountable and progress until the end of November, since the JLPT is coming up beginning of December. Middle of October I’m starting a new job, and I’m really anxious on how it will influence my now ample free time.

List of books I’m reading: (will be updated accordingly)

:rice_ball: コンビニ人間
:older_woman:t2: あん
:books: 本好き Vol 1
キノの旅
:couple_with_heart_man_man: しまなみたそがれ Vol 1
:peanuts: ロジカとらっかせい Vol 3
:cherry_blossom: 桜蘭 Vol 3

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Akashelia’s home post

test

:books: Natively
:bar_chart: Bookmeter
:open_book: Study Log

Second time joining this challenge, I had a lot of fun the first time around so let’s continue. :slight_smile:
Every day, I read two episodes of Satori Reader and play a Visual Novel.
Every week I do my Book Club assignments and if I’ve finished them I read something else, usually a past book club or something I’ve seen someone write about that they like. I have a list with everything I want to read (currently 150+ manga / novels), that I have ordered by Natively order that I slowly go through.

Currently reading:

Finished during this challenge:

Past challenge home post:

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Thanks for organizing again!
I’ve removed the tag in front of Mods in the second post because when I edited it to add my home post, it asked me if I was sure that I wanted to notify 6 people, not sure if there are going to get a notification after each edit if we leave the tag…

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:maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: polv’s Reading Challenge of Q4 2023 Home Post

Vocab / commentary dump + calendar

Calendar to posts :calendar:

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:raccoon: :coffee: :fallen_leaf: :books: Tanuki’s Cosy Autumn Cafe :books: :fallen_leaf: :coffee: :raccoon:

I’ll be continuing from the previous thread with more samurai action by reading 新書太閤記 by 吉川英治, currently on Volume IX. Maybe I’ll actually finish the whole thing this time, I should hope!

I also really need to get looking into a VN of sorts, I’ve been meaning to do that for awhile now.

頑張って reading friends! :books: :raccoon:

:jack_o_lantern: :raccoon: 十 月 :raccoon: :jack_o_lantern:
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:rose: :knot: :japanese_castle: :sunny: :spiral_calendar: :spiral_notepad: :eyes:
:bow_and_arrow: :lotus: :shinto_shrine: :eagle: :cloud: :bird: :cherry_blossom:
:fish: :tea: :coin: :crossed_swords: :butterfly: :japanese_ogre: :bathtub:
:ear_of_rice: :crossed_swords: :bamboo: :rainbow: :crossed_swords: :japanese_castle: :horse:
:black_circle: :japanese_castle: :crossed_swords:
:fallen_leaf: :raccoon: 十 一 月 :raccoon: :fallen_leaf:
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:crab: :cloud_with_rain: :framed_picture: :drum:
:cloud: :incoming_envelope: :plate_with_cutlery: :turtle: :wood: :zap: :fire:
:snowflake: :cloud_with_snow: :seedling: :ocean: :blowfish: :closed_book: :dove:
:tea: :ninja: :japanese_castle: :wind_face: :rock: :hourglass: :boom:
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Big thanks to @windupbird for hosting these threads! :smile:
thanks also to @javerend, I am nabbing that cute calendar idea :raccoon:

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Thanks for hosting again @windupbird
Count me in! :slight_smile:

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What I'm Reading
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san
  • Shadows House
  • Rojika to Rakkasei
  • Chiisana Mori no Ookami-chan
  • Konbini Ningen
  • Orange Light Novel
Progress Report
October
November
December
  • December 1st
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Part of Chapter 1 - p.1-17
  • December 2nd
    • Shadows House - Chapter 140 - p.103-118
  • December 3rd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 131 - p.69-84
  • December 4th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 24 - P.161-190
  • December 5th
    • Konbini Ningen p.120-123
  • December 6th
    • Konbini Ningen p.124-126
  • December 7th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 132 - p.85-100
  • December 8th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Bonus Chapter - P.191-211 Volume 2 Complete :tada:
  • December 9th
    • Konbini Ningen p.127-130
  • December 10th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 141 - p.119-135
  • December 11th
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Part of Chapter 1 - p.18-33
  • December 12th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 142 - p.136-160 Volume 13 Complete! :tada:
  • December 13th
    • Konbini Ningen p.130-132
  • December 14th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 133 - p.100-116
  • December 15th
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Chapter 2 - p.34-58
  • December 16th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 1 - p.1-8
  • December 17th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 25 - p.1-31
  • December 18th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 143 - p.1-20
  • December 19th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 144 - p.21-36
  • December 20th
    • Konbini Ningen p.133-134
  • December 21st
    • Konbini Ningen p.134-135
  • December 22nd
    • Konbini Ningen p.135-136
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 134 - p.117-132
  • December 23rd
    • Konbini Ningen p.137-139
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 2 - p.9-13
  • December 24th
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Part of Chapter 3 - p.59-80
    • Konbini Ningen p.140-141
  • December 25th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 25 前+後 - p.32-48
  • December 26th
    • Konbini Ningen p.141-145
  • December 27th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 145 - p.37-52
    • Konbini Ningen p.145-147
  • December 28th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 146 - p.53-69
    • Konbini Ningen p.148-153
  • December 29th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 135 - p.133-160 Volume 15 Complete! :tada:
  • December 30th
    • Konbini Ningen p.154-161 Book Complete! :tada:
  • December 31st
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 3-4 p.14-26
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:books: :video_game: Sylph’s home thread :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:

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This is my…what, 9th challenge? So basically I’ve been doing these for 2 straight years, time flies. As always way more excited about it that I have any reason to be! But fall (autumn?) always seems to me like a particularly suitable season for reading. The leaves are still mostly green where I live so there’s still some time to get ready.

I don’t have any particular goals for the challenge right now, except maybe finishing コップクラフト. I might join some clubs but we’ll see. I’ll update as I figure things out I guess.

Past challenges

:books: :books: :sunglasses: :sunny: Summer 2023
:books: :books: :cherry_blossom: :seedling: Spring 2023
:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2023
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2022
: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

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Hello! I am just a simple beginner but I hope to read consistently in the coming months so I thought I would try joining this challenge. Traditionally my English language reading trails off at the end of the year as the weather starts to get hotter so I imagine I will struggle with motivation for Japanese too. My goal is to continue reading manga for enjoyment and confidence building.

Here is my Natively profile: thisisbert

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Time to pretend it’s my favourite season again! :fallen_leaf: :brown_heart: I’ll be attempting to finish two books before the end of the challenge: コンビニ人間 (currently at 50%) and 夜のピクニック. I’m approaching the most important exams of my life thus far so time is not on my side, but I’ll do my best to read somewhat consistently!

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:jack_o_lantern: :books: Frootlooper Fall 2023 Home Post :books: :jack_o_lantern:

I’ve participated twice now and it’s been super effective for me! So of course I’m going to continue! My manga backlog percentage read went up about 10% during the summer challenge. Hoping to see even more than that this time since I’ll have more time available.

I’m taking the N2 this December so I need to focus on some reading practice for that as well. I have the 新完全マスター N2 Reading book which I would like to get through a significant chunk of.

Learn Natively

Goals:

  • Finish コンビニ人間 along with the bookclub
  • Finish 私の幸せの結婚
  • 新完全マスター N2 Reading book
  • Keep working through my manga backlog
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Previous Challenges:
Spring 2023 :white_check_mark:
Summer 2023 :white_check_mark:

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I’ll be joining again. I expect fall to be much lighter workload at my job after summer nearly burnt me out, which leaves me mentally freer to do stuff. Plus with the holidays I have a lot more time to myself.

Natively

Currently Reading
Type Title ECD ACD Status Notes
VN Fatal Twelve 15 Dec NA mid week 3 VN Club
Book Konbini Ningen 28 Oct N/A 46% IBC Primer
Book Honzuki P1V1 11 Dec N/A 6.7% Natively BC
Manga Honzuki P2V3 8 Oct NA 45%
Book ADOBJG 11Nov? NA 23%
Future Reading
Future Reading
Type Title ESD Duration Notes
Manga Honzuki P2V4 TBD 1w
Manga Honzuki P2V5 tbd 1w
Manga Honzuki P2V6 TBD 1w
Manga Honzuki P2V7 tbd 1w
Manga Honzuki P2V8 TBD 1w
Book Honzuki P1V2 TBD 14w aka V02
Book Honzuki P1V3 TBD 14w aka V03
Book Tensura V1 TBD 14w
Completed Reading

None Yet

Completed
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I just joined WaniKani after studying Japanese for ~12 years. I passed the N5 years ago but have been stuck in a nebulous N4 void for a loooong time, and it’s time I busted out of it. All September I’ve devoted myself to getting back up to speed, and now I’m ready to bust past my previous roadblocks.

To that end it’s time to stop just flash cards and drills and get into actual reading, listening, and speaking!

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