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

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!

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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!


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. :grimacing:

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! :black_heart:


I found this just in time, guess that means it’s fate, right? I’ve been meaning to get back into reading more consistently so here goes nothing! :sweat_smile:

I’m gonna live up to my avatar and attempt reading 風が強く吹いている for the… who knows how many times it’s been by now honestly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it whenever I’ve tried reading it in the past, just never gotten very far! It’s slow going for sure, but whatever motivates you yeah? I absolutely loved the anime, and the idea of being able to read the novel is just so appealing. It’s one of the things that first motivated me to start learning Japanese actually :grin: Hopefully I can make it farther than ever before!

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(and now that I’ve made this post I actually have to read some huh… off I go :joy:)

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Well bloody good mates, I reckon I might as well continue off from the Summer Thread GG M8s. This has helped me a ton.


Weirdly enough, sticking by force(and frustration) to a book on a higher level than me helped me oddly enough. But that easility could have been a waste of my time.