Hello, I’m going to join in for this session! I’m a long way into my Japanese reading journey (though there is still a long way to go, too), but I like doing check-in-type stuff with people, both for motivation and community, and I’m also thinking I’ll piggyback on this motivation to do a tiny little bit of very assisted Mandarin reading every day. I’ll mention what I read for that in my update posts, but the bulk of the post will still be checking in for Japanese reading, so I hope it’s okay to put them together. As a beginner to Mandarin reading, I can use all the motivation I can get.
I cleared out an unused post of my study log thread for my home post. I’ll be updating the calendar below, with the hope of switching the push pins for triumphant emoji if I check off every day in a week. I have to do both Japanese and Mandarin in order to check a day off, so it’ll take some effort.
(I have absolutely zero investment in one or the other being more correct or anything, but I find it interesting that I think I’m the only one here starting the calendar weeks on Sundays?)
For Japanese, I’m planning to mention the thing I read and then qualify that reading with a bit, some, or a lot. I’ll aim for a bit being <10 minutes, some being 10-30 minutes, and a lot being >30 minutes. However, I’ve found that keeping close track of time spent reading demotivates me, so it’s all フィーリングで. I do most of my Japanese reading at night, so I’ll update on the following day.
Here is my 読んでる page on bookmeter, and I’m using the beginner category on Mandarin Bean for Mandarin. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone reads!