# 📚📚 Read every day challenge - Fall/Autumn 2021 🍁🍂🦝

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I really prefer the framing of “read every day”, some days I will literally only read a single hard panel or a few easy ones and call that success. If I’m counting only in terms of volumes then that doesn’t amount to much and so doesn’t feel like progress. But counting it in terms of days I get “~60 days of reading Japanese everyday” which feels like a huge success.

I’m also unsure on the naming of the Tadoku thread, I tend to read intensively rather than extensively, but I’m not sure if that actually matters.

I nominally participate occasionally in the Tadoku thread, but I particularly like the social nature of these read every day challenges, I enjoy seeing everyone’s frequent status update posts and the discussions that emerge from them - I find it all very inspiring.

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It’s good to know about the Tadoku thread, for in-between or after these challenges Thanks for letting us know!

I agree about the mind trick, and that this thread has a special feeling. Reading everyday, no matter how much for what seems more of building a habit and posting for accountability/comradery. Having a number goal is always dicey for me personally (since if I don’t feel like I’m making “progress” enough, I quickly loose confidence and motivation ). But! Maybe if I make a good enough habit, I’ll eventually feel more confident to join other threads?! That’s my hope at least.

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Your calendar is brilliant; could I ask you to copy that into the wiki’d second post, (with @windupbird ’s approval), maybe in a dropdown, so others may use it, please?

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oh! It’s time already ! @windupbird Well done starting the next thread!
I can’t believe the read every day challenge is becoming A Thing TwT

Wish all of you good luck with reading, and hope you have a fun time

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You can directly “steal” it from the post itself: If you reply to the post that contains it and click on the speech bubble labeled “Quote whole post” at the very left of the edit box menu, it will copy the raw text of the whole post including the calendar. See:

Sept
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I used to read every day, but reading’s not really part of my daily study routine now. So I’ll try and pick up the habit again (:
At the moment I’m only reading Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Sept
Week 22
Week 23
Week 24
Week 25
Week 26
Oct
Week 22
Week 23
Week 24
Week 25
Week 26
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Thank you! I’m sure now that I’ve read your post that I’d figured that out at some point in the past, but my ‘forum brain’ is clearly rusty!

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Yay a new thread! ^^ Hopefully I will be able to read more this time around.

My goal is to read 君の名は next year, so this year I want to focus on just reading more and continuing to build up more vocabulary/grammar knowledge. For this reason, I will be mostly using Satori Reader to for reading in stead of manga for now!

01/09/2021
I read Sakura and Suzuki Episode 1 and Dialogs: Airport (Asking for Directions to the Check-In Counter) on Satori Reader

Interesting new words:

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I joined the last challenge very late (because of JLPT preparations) and then decided to break the rules again by combining the streak from the two challenges to make the goal 100 days total.
I’m trying not to start anything new now and concentrate on finishing things.

## calendar

June & July & August
June
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July
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Aug
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Sept
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Oct
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## list of things (some were started prior to the challenge)

ルーンファクトリー5 (video game) (main story, will continue postgame sometime later)

カラフル (YA小説 according to Japanese Wikipedia) (with an accompanying audiobook up to 81%)

メタモルフォーゼの縁側1 (manga)
メタモルフォーゼの縁側2 (manga)
メタモルフォーゼの縁側3 (manga)
メタモルフォーゼの縁側4 (manga)
メタモルフォーゼの縁側5 (manga)

dropped

ongoing after the challenge

かがみの孤城 上 (children’s literature) → reached 7%

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Oct
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Bookmeter account

Materials Used
• 深夜特急 1
• 手紙

In the “short term” I want to pass the JLPT 2 next summer! For long term, I’ll be moving to the UK for a few years and I want to not only retain the Japanese I’ve learned so far, but continue to cultivate it so I’ll be better then ever when returning to Japan

Challenge Tips
• Write down character names on a bookmark/post-it at the front of the book.
• Keep track of words on my digital dictionary
• Physically write down words that appear frequently, and try to memorize them
• Reading everyone’s progress and posting here is the most fun part
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Ok I’m in. Just started reading それいけズッコケ三人組 which seems pretty achievable so far, both in terms of grammar (N4/N3) and thankfully short chapters, so I’m trying to read one per day.

Sept
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
Oct
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
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Edit 13 October:
I finished それいけズッコケ三人組 and started another volume in the same series, ズッコケ山賊修業中

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The articles I read are left to the mercy of おまかせ表示 on wikipedia, or whatever the daily story is on hukumusume - really useful website! - or I just read an article on something that’s sprung to mind… or whatever cute manga has been suggested… honestly it’s all over the place.

If we’re going to continue on here for NOV/DEC I’ll add them in closer to the time because I have a need, a need to read.

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Thanks for making one more of these great threads. I totally failed at it last time, so no promises made this time.

I’m just here to root for all you lovelies! Happy reading! ^>^

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I wasn’t able to join the Summer challenge but I’m going to try this one

Sept
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Update : I started school on Sept 13th and work on Sept 27th and at some point I put WK on vacation mode because I was too busy and I was studying Japanese both at school and at work anyway. ^^ I completely failed the challenge but hopefully I’ll get used to my new routine soon and complete the next challenge!!

Bookshelf

What I read during the challenge
• Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - volume 2 and 3
• Texts from the 総まとめ N1 textbook
• Barakamon - volume 1, 2 and 3
• 月夜のでんしんばしら
• 魔術師とよばれた男
• 最後の一葉 from O. Henry (translated in Japanese, still reading)
• Articles : Japanese cultural event that took place in Paris and current France-Australia issue
• 海が消える from 佐藤さとる (still reading)
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Sep
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Oct
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Status: Completed
Completion: 58 / 61 days (95.08%)

Daily division
September

September 1st
Final Fantasy XIV

September 2nd
Final Fantasy XIV

September 3rd
Final Fantasy XIV

September 4th
Final Fantasy XIV

September 5th

September 6th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

September 7th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

September 8th

September 9th

September 10th

September 11th

September 12th

September 13th

September 14th

September 15th

September 16th

September 17th

September 19th

September 20th

September 21st

September 22nd

September 24th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale.

September 25th

September 26th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 27th

September 28th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 29th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 30th

October

October 1st
Final Fantasy XIV

October 2nd

October 3rd
Final Fantasy XIV

October 4th

October 5th

October 6th
Final fantasy XIV

October 7th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 8th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 9th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 11th
Stardew Valley

October 12th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 13th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 14th
Stardew Valley

October 15th
Stardew Valley

October 16th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 17th
Final Fantasy XIV
Stardew Valley

October 18th
Stardew Valley

October 19th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 20th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 21st
Final Fantasy XIV

October 22nd
Final Fantasy XIV

October 23rd
Final Fantasy XIV

October 24th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 25th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 26th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 27th
Stardew Valley

October 28th
Stardew Valley

October 29th
Final Fantasy XIV

October 30th
Stardew Valley

October 31st
Stardew Valley

Post Challenge Extras

Post Challenge Extras: Update 1

Previous Challenges

2021:

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Alright, now that that’s out of the way, first things first. Thank you @windupbird so much for setting up the new thread!

I personally loved the summer challenge and the feeling of companionship that it fostered; coming back to a thread full of lively people working on whatever they are doing everyday was really nice and a decisive boost to my own success. And I agree, I love the part that there are no “goals”, the goal is just reading a little bit (or a little much) everyday. Yes, I know that is a goal in itself !

@ekg it’s good seeing you here! You sure don’t want to give it a try? It can be as little as one or two paragraphs, or a single manga page a day

I can’t wait to slap you all with all my likes. Good luck to everyone!

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Home post

Sept 1st starting early on 大海原と大海原 (1), the ABBC starts it on the 11th but I’m hoping that if I get ahead now it will take longer before I inevitably fall behind…

I wrote out the first (prologue) chapter in a Google doc but only got through translating ~ 3 real pages.

I found the title of this manga very cute 大海原と大海原 with the reading おおうなばらとわだのはら (わだのはら being the name of a character).

I spent a bunch of time trying to wrap my head around a structure noun+しなくても大丈夫だよ, still not quite there yet. I have the intended meaning guessed from the parts and the context, but something about the grammar isn’t clicking for me yet.

fun vocab
• とある a certain
• プロローゲ prologue
• 今宵[こよい] tonight
• 城[しろ] castle
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Another season, more challenges ahead. I’ll start off by finishing off what I had planned to read all along, then add accordingly. Typically focus on reading manga or books for this challenge, but I might also mention additional readings in my posts. I also track everything on my bookmeter account.

# Goals

• Read a chapter/story per day
• Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special volume 1-3
• Read Spy x Family volume 1-3
• Read Hero Avan volume 1-3

# Progress

## September

35
36
37
38
39

Days completed (30/30)

## October

39
40
41
42
43

Days completed (31/31)

## November

44
45
46
47
48

Days completed (30/30)

よつばと！

よつばと！15

しろくまカフェ

しろくまカフェ Today’s Special 1
しろくまカフェ Today’s Special 2
しろくまカフェ Today’s Special 3

10分で読める物語 二年生

きつねのしゃしん

さるじぞう
お月夜
パンのかけらと小さなあくま
カンガルーの赤ちゃん

みどり色の宝石

かぐやひめ

SPY x FAMILY

SPY x FAMILY 1
SPY X FAMILY 2
SPY X FAMILY 3

ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王

ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王 1
ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王 2
ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王 3

Dec 4 - Read Spy x Family Extra Mission 2 (finished volume 3)
Dec 3 - Read Spy x Family ch17
Dec 2 - Read Spy x Family ch16
Dec 1 - Read Spy x Family ch15

November

Nov 30 - Read Spy x Family ch14
Nov 29 - Read Spy x Family ch13
Nov 28 - Read Spy x Family ch12 (started volume 3)
Nov 27 - Read Spy x Family extra mission 1 (finished volume 2)
Nov 26 - Read Spy x Family ch11
Nov 25 - Read Spy x Family ch10
Nov 24 - Read Spy x Family ch9
Nov 23 - Read Spy x Family ch8
Nov 22 - Read Spy x Family ch7
Nov 21 - Read Spy x Family ch6 (started volume 2)
Nov 20 - Read Hero Avan ch12 (finished volume 3)
Nov 19 - Read Hero Avan ch11
Nov 18 - Read Hero Avan ch10
Nov 17 - Read Hero Avan ch9 (started volume 3)
Nov 16 - Read Hero Avan ch8 (finished volume 2)
Nov 15 - Read Hero Avan ch7
Nov 14 - Read Hero Avan ch6
Nov 13 - Read Hero Avan ch5 (started volume 2)
Nov 12 - Read Hero Avan ch4 (finished volume 1)
Nov 11 - Read Hero Avan ch3
Nov 10 - Read Hero Avan ch2
Nov 9 - Read Hero Avan ch1
Nov 8 - Read Hero Avan prologue (started volume 1)
Nov 7 - Read Spy x Family ch5 (finished volume 1)
Nov 6 - Read Spy x Family ch4
Nov 5 - Read Spy x Family ch3
Nov 4 - Read Spy x Family ch2
Nov 3 - Read Spy x Family ch2
Nov 2 - Read Spy x Family ch1
Nov 1 - Read Spy x Family ch1 (started volume 1)

October

Oct 31 - Read 雨と君と 番外編 POOL (finished volume 2)
Oct 30 - Read 雨と君と ch34
Oct 29 - Read 雨と君と ch33
Oct 28 - Read 雨と君と ch32
Oct 27 - Read 雨と君と ch30-31
Oct 26 - Read 雨と君と ch28-29
Oct 25 - Read 雨と君と ch27
Oct 24 - Read 雨と君と ch25-26
Oct 23 - Read 雨と君と ch24 (started volume 2)
Oct 22 - Read 雨と君と ch23 (finished volume 1)
Oct 21 - Read 雨と君と ch21-22
Oct 20 - Read 雨と君と ch19-20
Oct 19 - Read 雨と君と ch18
Oct 18 - Read 雨と君と ch16-17
Oct 17 - Read 雨と君と ch14-15
Oct 16 - Read 雨と君と ch13
Oct 15 - Read 雨と君と ch11-12
Oct 14 - Read 雨と君と ch9-10
Oct 13 - Read 雨と君と ch6-8
Oct 12 - Read 雨と君と ch4-5
Oct 11 - Read 雨と君と ch1-3 (started volume 1)

September

Sept 27 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch50-51 (finished volume 3)
Sept 26 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch47-49
Sept 25 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch44-46
Sept 24 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch42-43
Sept 23 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch40-41
Sept 22 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch38-39
Sept 21 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch36-37
Sept 20 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch34-35 (started volume 3)
Sept 19 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch30-33 (finished volume 2)
Sept 18 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch27-29
Sept 17 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch25-26
Sept 16 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch23-24
Sept 15 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch21-22
Sept 14 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch19-20
Sept 13 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch17-18 (started volume 2)
Sept 12 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch14-16 (finished volume 1)
Sept 11 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch11-13
Sept 10 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch9-10
Sept 9 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch7-8
Sept 8 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch5-6
Sept 7 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch3-4
Sept 6 - Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special ch1-2 (started volume 1)
Sept 5 - Read Yotsuba ch104 (finished volume 15)
Sept 4 - Read Yotsuba ch103
Sept 3 - Read Yotsuba ch102
Sept 2 - Read Yotsuba ch101
Sept 1 - Read Yotsuba ch100

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Day 1

I read half of chapter 2 in 深夜特急 vol1.
The author’s writing style is very relaxing. He really likes to use less-common kanji for everyday words. For example,喰う instead of 食う, and 訊く instead of 聞く… and so on. Though the material is autobiographical, he uses whimsical story-book expressions that really paint a picture. It feels so good to be back!

Today's Words/Phrases
• 馴染なじみ = familiarity, friendship, intimacy
• つたう = to walk/travel along
• がる = to refuse to give up, to keep after (someone), to doggedly oppose
• きになる = to take something seriously (joke/teasing), to get irritated (usually over something trivial), to get worked up
• まくしてる = to talk on and on, to rattle on
• サジをげる = to give up (hopeless), to throw in the towel

Main Post

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woohoo! excited for another challenge to start I’m another one that really enjoyed the supportive atmosphere of the last one and found the ‘read every day, it doesn’t matter how much’ approach really nice, especially as a fairly novice reader in Japanese. read a little bit of harry potter on my lunch break today so marking the first day as done but will be trying to read more later so may do a separate update.

goals

• keep up with book clubs
• Around mid October will mark 1 year since I started learning Japanese! I’ve decided that it would be nice to finish reading my first novel by then, so my main goal is to finish either NO.6 or ハリーポッターと賢者の石! I’m way closer to the end of NO.6 but harry potter is way easier so not sure which is more likely tbh. Stretch goal would be to manage both!
Sept
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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
Oct
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04 05 06 07 08 09 10
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ハリーポッター賢者の石: 31% read at start of challenge. Current position: 64%
NO.6: 75% read at start of challenge

ハイキュー!!, よつばと & 魔女の宅急便 with book clubs.