Fellow fan :DD I finished it earlier this year, was hyperfixated for a few months. I remember trying to read it a few years ago and couldn’t get past the 2nd book when XL had all the horrible stuff happen to him, but this time I managed and I’m so glad I did! And then got to the book 4. Absolutely crazy, is all I can say. But book 5 was the best
Caught up with the 授乳 book club! Time to read the threads
I was doing so well not getting interested when ABC was reading him, but now, thanks to your discussion here and @Axazel comments about 手紙 I became interested again.
I even considered pushing him to my English queue, as he wrote so many books that even if I get hooked and read everything that got translated I’ll still have tons of content in Japanese left, but… that the problem. I’ll have tons of content if I get hooked. And it’s not like my English queue is looking so good either
I’m really trying to be resistant, and pass on so many recommendations, but even then there’s so many left… What to do
Today I had no intention to finish it but I was reading あさこ volume 2 and ended up finishing the volume. Furthermore I read some of the texts in the tobira book. They seemed to be rather easy to me. There was hardly anything I didn’t understand.
I had no time to post, but I did some readings every day, mostly the example sentences from „1000 Essential Vocabulary for the JLPT N5” and also one chapter from „Nihongo so Matome N5”. Good feeling to read something where I don’t have to check literally every word.
I also managed to jump into lvl 5 in WK, so spent some time on lessons and reviews, yeeey
I hope to do much more reading at the weekends and check on some new vocabs.
Reading your post guys and gals is so inspiring, I wish I could be able to find more time on weekdays.
I’ll probably go for establishing an emotional connection in English first, but thanks for letting me know that I can expect language to be approachable if I decide to continue in Japanese. It’ll make reading the 70 not-translated-books quicker
But seriously. How everyone’s resisting 積ん読’ing or starting too many things at once?
I gave up on that pretty quickly. Let us know if you find a way…?
Yesterday I read a page of 使っては行けない日本語, began chapter 5 of リゼロ, finished the week 3 part of 人間失格, the week 4 part of 授乳 (all caught up!) and read a short chapter of 赤毛のアン
I read some キノの旅, a bit less 人間失格 (halfway through week 4), and barely more than a page of 使ってはいけない日本語 (that was still 2 entries, which felt like my limit for today).
I feel like I want to read some before bed, which would be either a bit of 赤毛のアン or リゼロ. I’m also pretty tired though, so maybe I’ll just sleep instead.
Fair enough! I‘m not really into manga so that might indeed explain the difference in numbers. I picked up a few free ones here and there, and bought some, but the larger part (I think ) is books…
might need to count them actually, those manga series add up quickly…
Most things I read are manga which I can finish pretty fast. But I admit I have already started too many videogames and visual novels in japanese. I will finish reading everything one day but it will take years…
I read three chapters of Barakamon volume 3 (one of them is only 2 pages long haha).
I was very stressed out because I thought uni started today and I couldn’t focus on anything. Turns out my master’s degree starts on Monday and I attended the wrong orientation today
I read two chapters of Barakamon volume 3.
Card captor sakura 誤解
At the beginning of the chapter I thought I spotted a reference to Card Captor Sakura because Naru talks about ケルベロス and I was like!! just like “Kerobero” from CCS (French name of Kero). Then I googled it and realised for the first time that Kero was a ‘reference’ to Cerberus I’ve been a fan of Sakura for YEARS and I never realised it.
I was doing a pretty good job at first. My entire study pattern was literally just to understand everything in a book, so it felt more like fun study materials rather than just like some piece of entertainment. From that viewpoint, there wasn’t much drive to switch to something else partway through since the main point was just to learn stuff and that was a majority of the fun. As the scales have turned (less stuff to learn), I’ve actually started switching between stuff more and have a bit of a to read pile.
I happen to currently be working through that pile, however. I think, in total I have like 10 or so books I need to get through which definitely isn’t a lot compared to some other people lol. 6 of them are imouto sae ireba ii volumes and I’ve been able to knock out those books in one sitting so I’m not too worried. On the other hand…one of them is shin sekai yori and that knocks me out in one sitting.
Day 9: September 9th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 35.
弱気 = よわき faint-hearted (ness).
一方 = いっぽう various meanings but in today’s context: “on the other hand”.
足場 = あしば foothold, footing (apparently it’s also scaffolding).
確実 = かくじつ certainty, reliability.
振り返る = ふりかえる to turn one’s head, to look back.
山火事 = やまかじ mountain fire, wildfire.
もくもく(と） = rising, billowing up (smoke, etc).
立ち上る = たちのぼる to rise up, to go up (again smoke, etc).
咳き込む = せきこむ to cough violently, to have a coughing fit.
Today’s episode was a nice one, I enjoyed it a lot. It had me almost skipping words to see what was happening next. Looking forward to tomorrow’s. Which is awesome, considering how this series in particular has had me a bit bored at times; but then it has episodes like this and my interest goes up again. What a roller-coaster.