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

Ahh, 手紙 is actually one of the not-translated ones, as far as I checked… Btw, it’s not a title that is easy to check in general :stuck_out_tongue:
I was thinking about starting with the ABC pick, The Devotion of Suspect X.

And as for your recommendations, I still have カラフル to finish :sweat_smile: Since I’m doing the listening-and-reading-at-the-same-time thing I started to postpone it and postpone it because the environment was never calm enough… but this Sunday! I’m planning to finally go back to it! :crossed_fingers:

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This also works for me. I’m generally pretty good about only have one thing on the go at a time in all my hobbies - I only ever have one knitting or sewing project on the go at a time which is quite unusual in crafting communities! - possibly because my job requires me to juggle a hundred things at once so actually just doing one thing is a treat.

However I do have different reading projects to dip in and out of. For this challenge I’m treating to read one mini-chapter of それいけズッコケ三人組 per day but I also have a couple of magazines that I read the odd page of here and there, and I try to read a couple of pages of こぐまのケーキ屋さん before bed because it’s so damn cute that it’s a nice way to end the day. Oh and I’m playing the Crayon Shinchan game on my Switch.

I definitely do more reading, and studying in general on the weekends, but this challenge for me is about how can I make reading as much a part of my daily routine as doing my SRS is and so keeping ti small and achievable is key.

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Thank you !! it was quite a hard decision to make so I’m very excited (and a bit worried) to see the consequences of my choice :star2:

I was planning on talking about it because I want to keep track of what I’m thinking/feeling, I’m glad to see you’re looking forward to it :pray:

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oooh, thank you for pointing it out, I must have missed that! Fixing it now!

Thank you so much! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

what a perfect mnemonic, i shall never forget the meaning to this now :innocent:

thank you both windupbird and chrisosaurus for your input, and I will definitely keep all that in mind! maybe I need to find that one extra light read for myself too heheh

i think you put it so eloquently, this is precisely what I’m hoping to achieve through all of this!

sorry this whole reply turned so long, wow

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aaaah, this really looks so cute indeed!!! :pleading_face:

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September 10th 大海原と大海原 I read 6 pages (containing text) to finish up chapter 2 (the 3rd chapter) =O
A chapter in 2 days is unbelievable, although I was very very very heavily helped by a bunch of pages being very simple to translate.

Absolutely loving the story and difficulty, 5 of those 6 pages flew by, and the other was filled with a character making very complex sentences I still don’t fully understand. You win some you lose some.

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Isn’t it just?? There’s also animated versions on YouTube, which is how I came across it. The characters speak all in ます/です form (because it’s a workplace) so it was one of the first bit of native content I was able to really engage with, as I’m studying via traditional textbooks (Minna No Nihongo). I wish it was better known because it’s perfect for learners.

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Ha ha the novel I read this summer had a lot of elderly men and I just kind of…skipped their bits and focussed on the verbs that told me roughly what they were saying (usually complaining!). This is one of the reasons I prefer prose to manga.

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I have totally done this both with elderly men and at times where the author has decided to have a character talk in katakana. Just resign myself to having a vague idea of what that character is on about lol.

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@fustian_garb @sycamore - I’m glad I’m not the only one that sort of unfocusses their eyes and doesn’t bother looking up old-man-speak as long as I know what they’re saying.

In 逆転検事2 there is an elderly monk character. I got to learn that there is a personal pronoun that is solely for Buddhist monks to use. His every text-box made me feel like I knew nothing at all, and I’d just groan the moment there was the hint I’d have to talk to him.

In 逆転裁判1there is a character that’s supposed to be an American. A lot of katakana English that I had to read out loud to make the penny drop on what he was saying.

Now in 逆転裁判3there is a character with a somewhat similar shtick, only it’s katakana French. :weary:

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I mainly read from the library. So my 積ん読 pile is the entire library. :"D
I do have some unread stuff though that I bought before I realized that I don’t like storing books. (I’m weird like that. Move across the globe twice in half a year and maybe you’ll become like me as well.)

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Had the exact same experience with this character!

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.☆:STARDATE: 20210910:☆.


Day X: 繁藤郵便局 :post_office:

I like that Shigetou 「繁藤」is ‘Overgrown Wisteria’ if you translate it literally.

It was going okay, but then I went to look up where it was located and got distracted looking at pictures of Kochi prefecture, wow that place is beautiful!! THOSE BEACHES… THOSE RIVERS with rocks… and TREES!

At least I managed to get some reading in before that… now back to daydreaming about the sands and waters of Kochi.

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:fallen_leaf: :books: Challenge Hub :books: :fallen_leaf:

I attempted the one in the summer and far too much happened that led to the challenge being derailed for me. I was already trying to read every day in September, so when I came across an autumn version of the REDC, I knew I had to give it another go.

Progress Tracker

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
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Nov
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08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30

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Icon Key

:red_square: 0~39% completed
:orange_square: 40~69% completed
:yellow_square: 70~99% completed
:white_check_mark: 100% completed!

:white_check_mark: 殺人出産 (村田沙耶香): read with Sayaka Murata Book Club

:yellow_square: ヒトゴトですから! (ユニ): took a break from it despite being over three-quarters finished

:red_square: クビキリサイクル1(西尾維新):literally SO FAR behind on this book, but I still want to try and make progress with it; part of Informal NISIO ISIN BC

:red_square: 小川未明童話集 (小川未明):wanted to read along with book club, but I’m behind on all my other books :sob:

:red_square: とんかつDJアゲ太郎 (小山ゆうじろう):another manga I put on hiatus that I want to finish

:red_square: 授乳 (村田沙耶香):current pick in Sayaka Murata BC

:yellow_square: 月刊少女野崎くん3 (椿いづみ):for days when I’m low on time to read :grin:

:white_check_mark: ふらいんぐうぃっち1 ( 石塚 千尋):because it was free to read and it’s cute :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

:red_square: かがみの孤城 (辻村深月):I’ve had this book for a few years and joined the book club so I could finally read it. Longest book I’ve tackled so far.

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Day 9:

日本語: I read a fair amount of 鋼の錬金術師 (finished v1) and a lot of ミステリと言う勿れ. Soon I will run out of ミステリと言う勿れ… :sob:

中国語

中国語: I read 大雪. I opened up a wiki page (in English) on 节气 to read after work.

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Today I was too lazy to put any effort into reading so I just read 30 pages of Chi’s New Home vol. 1, which was free on bookwalker.

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9月10日:


What did I read:

  • 世界の休日;パートI-III (Beelinguapp)。

A series of short texts about Christmas traditions in different countries. Not overly interesting to read, in all honesty.

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Day 10 :heavy_check_mark:

I finished Barakamon volume 3 while waiting for a table at a ramen restaurant. :star2: The person waiting in front of me was reading Haikyuu haha

Vocabulary

名残惜しい : reluctant (to part)
贖罪 (しょくざい) : atonement
僻む (ひがむ) : to be prejudiced
順応力 (じゅんのうりょく) : adaptability
入り浸り (いりびたり) : frequenting
仙人 (せんにん) : mountain man (esp. a hermit)
絆創膏 (ばんそうこう) : adhesive bandage
丁稚 (でっち) : apprentice

Ahhh I love 逆転裁判 so much :laughing: * I might play it again tonight * I guess you already finished it but if you’re ever wondering what the katakana French means, feel free to ask me!

yay for 月刊少女野崎くん :raised_hands:

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Day 10: September 10th
Satori Reader: Secret, episode 36.


I’ve had a terrible sleep today, so no word lists nor commentary today, just a quick update ;-; . :sleeping_bed:

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September 10
・Read Honzuki 5. (93% → 95%)

Reading is good study break :3

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