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

By the way, for comparison, what is the numbers for bocchi 1 and tearmoon (manga) 1? Those are the only things I have read in that range so far

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Dec 21, Thu of Week 13 of Fall Q4 2023 :maple_leaf:

  • いちばんやさしい世界史の本 (10-12%)

  • STEINS;GATE (VN) Ch.4 (1 hour 30 min)

Something seriously wrong (but I didn’t end the chapter yet).

  • DIJG : {でしょう/だろう}に
Words of the day
  • すっとこどっこい. = stupid idiot
  • 熱弁ねつべんを振ふるう = to make a fervent speech
  • 足あしを崩くずす = to sit at ease. Also 膝ひざを崩くずす. Released from 正座せいざ.
  • 地じべたに座すわり込こむ = to sit on a bare ground
  • 運うんの尽つき = running out of luck. Just 運うんが尽つきる.
  • 毒牙どくがにかかる = to fall victim (to)
  • 死去しきょ = demise; passing away
  • 帰途きと = (on) returning back
  • てこ = lever, as in てこの原理げんり. A Kanji form is 梃子てこ.
  • 叙事詩じょじし = an epic
  • 臀部でんぶ = buttocks
  • 培養液ばいようえき = culture broth (for microbes). Culture medium is 培養基ばいようき.
  • 量子力学りょうしりきがく = quantum mechanics. 力学的りきがくてき is mechanical; dynamic.
  • 蒼穹そうきゅう = blue sky. Maybe cloud shaped like 弓きゅう.
  • 興信所こうしんじょ = detective (investigator) agency
  • 悪逆非道あくぎゃくひどう = heinous; fiendish. Just feel 悪逆非道冷酷無慈悲あくぎゃくひどうれいこくむじひ.

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:house: home post :house:
:calendar: 12月21日 :calendar:

:question: Title How much read today Currently at Notes
:kimono: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん 4 chapters 75/261 —

Haven’t posted / read much the past few days, oh well, I knew December would get too busy.

Nothing if I read manga or Satori Reader or a grammar book. If I read a VN or a novel however, I add the new words to my review queue on JPDB via premade decks, and I do my JPDB and WK reviews everyday.

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December 21st!

I read a little over a page of コンビニ人間 today :slight_smile:

(Home Post)

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Dec 22

  • Continuing the MaoMao (薬屋) journeys. I blinked and 15 min had gone like that. Will read more tonight probably.
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:bookmark: Home post // Dec 21 :maple_leaf: :snowman_with_snow:

・サイレント・ウイッチ IV (27% → 39%)

I can’t decide whether reading is going well or not. Can I at least finish this book before Christmas, please Redglare. Let’s do that.

Totally random, but I think someone tagged it as slice of life on Natively and I was so surprised. It was pretty funny actually, when I saw that. I don’t think I’ve ever thought of the series as slice of life.

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Insofar as house or ER is slice of life, lol

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Stats

ティアムーン (manga) volume 1:

  • 3,827 total words
  • 1,615 unique words
  • 1,005 words used only once

These numbers exclude the novel pages at the end of the volume.

ぼっち volume 1:

  • 6,097 total words
  • 2,139 unique words
  • 1,372 words used only once

Disclaimer: This is based on OCR, which can have errors. Consider these numbers to be rough estimates. Also, multi-word expressions are counted as a single “word”.

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:coffee: :snowflake: 12月16ー21日 :snowflake: :coffee:(Home Post Link)

Actually haven’t been reading all that much, but still at least a bit every day. I did catch all the way up on the 薬屋のひとりごと anime, and would like to start working on the manga I think. But… I have so much unread stuff still it’s hard to justify starting yet another project lol. I might save it for a rainy day, or at least when I haven’t seen the story so recently

Read:

  • 五等分の花嫁 volume 1 - finished off the rest of this volume! I could’ve skipped over a lot of the 歴女 and historical name dropping parts, and finished it a lot faster… but it was fun! Series gives you many rabbit holes, if you choose to fall into them
  • スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり - reread volume 1 - I picked up physical version of the first 3 volumes after the JLPT, and as I was looking at them it felt like a shame to just put 1 and 2 straight up on the shelf without having touched them… especially since they’re such high quality prints! many gorgeous んはははs

wow, didn’t realize bocchi was that text dense! I guess i’m not crazy for thinking 4コマ stuff feels slower to read :laughing:

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Dec 22, Fri of Week 13 of Fall Q4 2023 :maple_leaf:

  • STEINS;GATE (VN) Ch.4 end (1 hour)

  • いちばんやさしい世界史の本 (12-14%)

Cross-checked, but it shouldn’t be a surprised that there are much more to be read and learned. Also, Katakana Madness.

  • あなたも殺人犯になれる! Ch.10 (31-34%)
Words of the day
  • ゼイゼイ. = (on-mim) gasping
  • 水入みずいらず = with no outsiders present. No diluents, allowing to be intimate / familial.
  • 努つとめて = as much as possible; to the best of one’s ability
  • 逼迫ひっぱく = being strained. May be sound like 引ひっ張ぱった, but feel like 窮屈きゅうくつ.
  • タコ足配線あしはいせん = overloaded electric outlet (コンセント). Looks like octopus tentacles, but fuse blown.
  • 台風一過たいふういっか = typhoon has passed
  • 賽さいは投なげられた = Alea iacta est - Wikipedia, the die is cast = Crossing the Rubicon - Wikipedia. Somehow I always think RubyConf.
  • 化ばけの皮かわを剥はぐ = to uncover one’s disguise. Also other variants like 化ばけの皮かわを現あらわす.

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12月22日金曜日

:dog2: ハチの話 from Graded Reader which I read for the second time. I listened and repeated it too.
:smiling_face_with_three_hearts: ホリミヤ volume, 3 more pages (alongside with the 4th week of the ABBC).

And yesterday… nothing. My brain was like jelly all day so I didn’t force it :sweat_smile:

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December 22nd!

A chapter of Teasing Master Takagi-san today, and also a little over a page of コンビニ人間.

(Home Post)

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:bookmark: Home post // Dec 22 :maple_leaf: :snowman_with_snow:

・サイレント・ウイッチ IV (39% → 66%)

Woke up super early, was reading for a few hours (things went off the rails and then calmed down again), fell asleep.

Today’s word: 縁 (ゆかり) = connection (to a person, place, etc.), relation, affinity.
Sounds like a nice name to me.

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The next thread is up!

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:butterfly: December 18 :ocean:

:butterfly: December 19 :ocean:

:butterfly: December 20 :ocean:

:butterfly: December 21 :ocean:

Bit of a weird update for me.

Dec 18-21, I read about 1 page a day of Seasons, and on 1-2 of the days, I read a bit of trash. Yesterday I ended up not having time to read, so I broke my streak for the first time in about half a year or more I think? I’m hoping to read a bit today 12/23, but it seems like the rest of the year is pretty insanely busy for me heh. I didn’t expect that it would be quite this busy lol. I’m a bit sad about my streak, but I think next year will be better in many ways.

My graph for this season and year is gonna look sad lol, but I think in 2024, I can aim for 100 volumes of manga in a year (~2/wk)

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Dec 23

  • Managed a bit of 薬屋 before gym and work. Nearly done.
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Dec 23, Sat of Week 13 of Fall Q4 2023 :maple_leaf:

  • DEATH NOTE Vol.11 Ch.92-93

  • STEINS;GATE (VN) start Ch.5 (1 hour 30 min)

It’s getting sad somehow.

  • DIJG : に当たって, (に当たり)
Words of the day
  • 直情的ちょくじょうてき = spontaneous; straightforward. Maybe from 直情径行ちょくじょうけいこう.
  • 意欲的いよくてき = enthusiastic; willing. Not really like 貪欲どんよく.
  • 掌てのひらを返かえす = to flip one’s mind easily
  • 試こころみ = attempt; trial. From 試こころみる.
  • 離はなれ業わざ = daring stunt; extraordinary feat
  • 陰極いんきょく = cathode. Anode is 陽極ようきょく. CRT is 陰極線管いんきょくせんかん.
  • 罰点ばってん = x mark; demerit; no. Actually, it’s バッテン.
  • かれこれ = this and that. あれこれと色々いろいろ.

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:house: home post :house:
:calendar: 12月23日 :calendar:

:question: Title How much read today Currently at Notes
:art: この美術部には問題がある! Chapter 3 first half — —
:exclamation: あなたも殺人犯になれる! Chapter 17 & 18 — 52 new words

Was supposed to be travelling all day but due to bad weather it will be tomorrow instead, so unexpectedly I had time to get some reading done today!

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12月23日土曜日

:sunglasses: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん vol. 1 chapter 2, week 2 of the ABBC.
Not too difficult, but not too easy either :sweat_smile:
At least, the size of the furigana is reasonable (compared to ホリミヤ)

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:bookmark: Home post // Dec 23 :maple_leaf: :snowman_with_snow:

・サイレント・ウイッチ IV (66% → 100%)

I think the plot of this book took place in one single day. It was due to one big event – the school festival. It was pretty funny, especially the last chapter or was it the epilogue? It had a lot of teasing, haha.

Anyway, guess what? With this, the total number of Japanese books read is now a -nice- number :sunglasses:

I’ll make it a goal to finish one more book this year so it’ll make 70, and then the goal for next year will be 30 books, so it’ll make 100 :eyes: :100: :ok_hand: I’m very curious how it’ll go next year because I’m gonna graduate from uni in May/June and then start working full time. Probably not as much free time as being a student. Well, at least the workflow is probably going to be consistent because consistent work hours is a thing and not so much up and down as through a semester to the point where I can’t read some days (i.e. see my post from Oct 22 this challenge).

I hope the next book in the series can keep my attention because it’s literally called “IV after”, so basically a 4,5. Why’s that? あとがき in book 4 says it’s a collection of original short stories (not in the web version) that takes place after the school fes. I’m usually not a fan of short stories because they tend to be unconnected to everything else, but I saw a review on bookmeter saying it was a satisfying read, so… I’m giving it a try.

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