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

New season reading thread! Thanks for hosting @windupbird :grin:

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.

:blue_car: :shinto_shrine: :metal: :biohazard:
:orange_circle: :ship: :books: :desert_island: :dolphin: :post_office: :raccoon:
:fox_face: :school_satchel: :bell: :eye: :raccoon: :space_invader: :musical_score:
:prayer_beads: :sake: :full_moon: :smiley_cat: :durtle: :taco: :cat2:
:bear: :muscle: :shell: :deer: :snowflake:
:lips: :purple_circle:
:potable_water: :eye: :mouse: :hot_pepper: :evergreen_tree: :hotsprings: :books:
:guide_dog: :fox_face: :evergreen_tree: :sweet_potato: :mushroom: :deciduous_tree: :mushroom:
:maple_leaf: :oncoming_automobile: :closed_umbrella: :sake: :snake: :dog2: :cheese:
:dragon: :bug: :maple_leaf: :teddy_bear: :snake: :vhs: :footprints:

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.

Whoa… you can hyperlink emojis!


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! :open_book: ^>^ :cat2:


I wasn’t able to join the Summer challenge but I’m going to try this one :star2:

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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!!


What I read during the challenge
  • Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - volume 2 and 3
  • 僕らの天使ゲーム (still reading)
  • 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
  • 君は放課後インソムニア (still reading)
  • 魔術師とよばれた男
  • 最後の一葉 from O. Henry (translated in Japanese, still reading)
  • Barakamon fanbook (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)

:maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Fall/Autumn 2021 Reading Challenge :fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf:

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Status: Completed
Completion: 58 / 61 days (95.08%)

Daily division

September 1st
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 30.
Final Fantasy XIV

September 2nd
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 31.
Final Fantasy XIV

September 3rd
Final Fantasy XIV

September 4th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 32.
Final Fantasy XIV

September 5th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 33.

September 6th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

September 7th
Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

September 8th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 34.

September 9th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 35.

September 10th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 36.

September 11th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 37.

September 12th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 38.

September 13th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 39.

September 14th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 40.

September 15th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 41.

September 16th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 42.

September 17th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 43.

September 19th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 44.

September 20th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 45.

September 21st
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 46.

September 22nd
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 47.

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

September 25th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 48.

September 26th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 27th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 49.

September 28th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 29th
Final Fantasy XIV.

September 30th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 50.


October 1st
Final Fantasy XIV

October 2nd
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 51.

October 3rd
Final Fantasy XIV

October 4th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 52.

October 5th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 53.

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

:open_book: Post Challenge Extras: Update 1

Previous Challenges



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? :stuck_out_tongue: It can be as little as one or two paragraphs, or a single manga page a day :eyes:

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


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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

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 :raccoon:

  • Read a chapter/story per day
  • Read Yotsuba volume 15
  • Read Polar Bear Café Today’s Special volume 1-3
  • Read 10分で読める物語 二年生
  • Read 雨と君と volume 1-2
  • Read Spy x Family volume 1-3
  • Read Hero Avan volume 1-3

Progress :turtle:

September :sun_behind_rain_cloud:


Days completed (30/30)

October :fallen_leaf:


Days completed (31/31)

November :turkey:


Days completed (30/30)

Reading List :books:




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



雨と君と 1
雨と君と 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

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

Updates :speech_balloon:

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


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)


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)
Oct 10 - Read かぐやひめ
Oct 9 - Read 算数の時間です
Oct 8 - Read 松尾芭蕉の俳句
Oct 7 - Read みどり色の宝石
Oct 6 - Read 三月の風
Oct 5 - Read 空がある
Oct 4 - Read 夏休み、ぼくはおばちゃんちに行っ
Oct 3 - Read カンガルーの赤ちゃん
Oct 2 - Read パンのかけらと小さなあくま
Oct 1 - Read お月夜


Sept 30 - Read さるじぞう
Sept 29 - Read 半日村
Sept 28 - Read きつねのしゃしん
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


:ballot_box_with_check: 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

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woohoo! excited for another challenge to start :slight_smile: 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.


  • read something every day
  • 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!
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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.

read during challenge

ブルーロック v1-4


.☆:STARDATE: 20210901:☆.

Return of the random wikipedia articles! Now in POST-FORMAT.

For now at least, I do wish to start a book/manga at some point but I don’t really think my reading is good enough yet as it takes me forever to dissect a sentence.

Day I: 香川県道160号高松港栗林公園線 :blue_car:

It brings me shame to admit that I did not recognise 香川県, I burnt that word months ago… resurrection time! (Sorry 香川県, I didn’t mean to forget about you).

Thankfully all the other stuff I didn’t recognise here isn’t on WK. A mass unburning on my first day wouldn’t have been a promising sign.

総延長 = 3.248km - that’s a tiny road.


Been meaning to start getting involved in the community here! Seems like a great place to jump in.
I am still quite beginner at all this so I am going to start with some Graded Readers and go from there!

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
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Week 5
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Week 7
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Week 9

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Continuing where I left the last thread, by reading another chapter in Yotsuba volume 15. Things are starting to feel more familar as I go along. This was the 100th chapter I read of Yotsuba and it’s a favorite of mine. Let’s go picking up some rocks!


Just signed up for Satori Reader. Seems like an excellent resource!


During the last challenge I read 10 manga volumes, albeit rather easy ones . I wonder how much I will manage to read this time. My bookmeter is still not updated thus I just linked to my Natively account.

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Status: Done
Completion: 61 / 61 days



I continued reading (40 pages) 星と旅する manga volume 1 it’s rather strange but I kinda like it and wonder what happens next.


Ooh, I see it is time to start again~~

In the break month I kept on going with my One Piece challenge - there’s 4 more volumes left to read by tomorrow early evening ish or so. I think I’ll start posting about my daily readings after that.



I have a bad habit of picking up books way above my level and getting burnt out easily so I’m going to be taking the Beginner’s Book Club current pick at the snail’s pace of half a page a day (thanks full time job :expressionless:) with the hope of being able to read faster and more confidently by the end of it!


I’m going to use this as an opportunity to develop the habit. Thank you very much for organizing this. I’m going to start simply by doing “any amount” of reading on the Todai app, and begin the Crystal Hunters manga this weekend. Much appreciated @windupbird!


Yessss another soul appreciates Satori Reader’s greatness :sunglasses:

Oh! I was wondering if you’re still ongoing. Which volume is it now? :stuck_out_tongue:


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Day 1 :heavy_check_mark:

I read the second volume of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle today. I read Tsubasa in French a long time ago and it feels really good to be able to read it in Japanese now!