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

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.



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


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


:house_with_garden: home post

:heavy_check_mark: Day 2 (9月 10日) :sparkles:

What did I read:
暁のヨナ , chapter 34, for the bookclub, 29 pages again. just ~20min today, because I only went through the chapter without looking everything up- my eyes are closing on me… will look up words tomorrow…
Also, during my lesson today, read passages from
Pepper’s website page will link tomorrow!

What I learnt:


more words tomorrow, now sleep is calling :sleeping:


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Was somewhat sick for most of this week (not terribly so, but that annoying level where you’re not quite sick enough to justify not working but sick enough that working leaves you with minus energy for the day), but somehow I managed to keep up my 30mins ハリーポッター賢者の石 before going to sleep each night at least. Probably because it’s become quite a nice routine :blush:

Today I was feeling mostly better and had some more energy so I read the first volume of the manga ブルーロック.

non-spoilery thoughts about it

It’s a football sports manga, but instead of being like the usual “teamwork is everything!” sports mangas it’s more like a “only the best shall survive” shonen style individual tournament arc. I pretty much just read it a) cos I got it free on Bookwalker, b) cos there’s an anime adaptation thats recently been announced, and c) cos a friend wanted to read it and asked my opinion of it and I was like “well I haven’t read it but it’s free so give me a sec (I mean more like a few weeks since he mentioned it haha) and I’ll let you know”. The description I ended up giving to that friend was that it’s “kind of like a cross between ハイキュー and chunin exam arc Naruto”. I wouldn’t say it blew me away so far but it was enjoyable enough, and I have another free volume of it so I’ll read that too and see if it hooks me. That is the nice thing about the first few volumes of series being free so often on bookwalker, gives you a chance to read a decent amount before deciding if you like it enough to continue.

Got to inform you that your descriptions of ハイ☆スピード! have endeared it to me enough that I’ve finally finished setting up my tenso account with the intention of doing an amazon.jp order at some point to get it (seeing as it doesn’t seem to be available on mandarake or cdjapan or digitally). I was already aware of it before and had wanted to read it cos I like free but the hassle had put me off. But it sounds so cute!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Of course, that will give me an excuse to get other things “to make the order worth it” which is a nice but dangerous thing.


Oh my that looks beautiful! Thanks for the distraction, the colour of that water is the stuff of dreams.


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Day 10: September 10
What did I read?: 雨と君と Vol 1
How much did I read?: 26 pages (5 chapters)
How long did it take me?: 15 min

Speaking of super easy things I can go to when I’m exhausted :rofl:
My brain = へばる
My brain really just noped out on me for most of the day, which I really don’t like and I need it to not do that anymore right now. So I’m gonna try taking it easier on the reading for a little bit. …Which I am trying to not be disappointed/feel bad about. I hate that I often feel like I have to give up things in order to function at work. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. Why can’t I just do all the things like everyone else. ksfdkljfl

Anyway, I wanted to look at cute pictures today so that’s what I did :sweat_smile: This manga was actually advertised in a different manga that I bought - normally, I don’t pay any attention to the little inserts that come with manga, but the pictures on this one were so cute that I immediately knew I had to have it :joy: The premise is that this woman finds a “stray dog” (really a tanuki) and takes it home. So far it doesn’t seem to have much of a story line going on, but the art is cute.

Like look at how cute the tanuki is

Something weird that I noticed, I think it uses the exact same page number font as Flying Witch :thinking: It’s pretty sparse on text, but I did still learn some words/phrases.
面倒を見る (めんどうをみる) - to care for someone; to look after someone​
お利口 (おりこう) - well-behaved (esp. children and pets); obedient; good

Ahhh this makes me so happy! :blush::blush: I hope you love it as much as I do :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Aww, that’s a super cute tanuki x3 With a leaf on top of its head, haha :fallen_leaf:


It’s showing support to all of us in the reading challenge for being awesome and keeping up.

読んでくれてありがとう :raccoon: :fallen_leaf:

We read for the Tanuki, from now on.


Don’t worry, you’re doing great! We all need our rest days, as much as we want brain to be on it all the time.

And that Tanuki is very cute, the whole manga looks seriously cute.

I 100% agree with this. Tanuki for the official mascot! :raccoon: :raccoon: :raccoon:


I had no idea the sticker set I got from LINE was actually a series.


please don’t let it get to you and bring you down… y’all here said it yourselves, there will be days when things just don’t work, or when we feel so tired and drained… please be kind to yourself :hearts:
and the bit about functioning at work while giving something up, believe me, you’re not alone. and even the people who do indeed manage to juggle everything, they burnout at some point, and that’s not good :pensive:

That is sooooo cute :pleading_face: :pleading_face: :pleading_face:

most definitely, can we make this happen, pleaseee :pray:



Day 11

I definitely overestimated how much time I would have during the day… I honestly do think I could get through a lot more than five pages of Kiki if I had the time to, but I don’t…

But I have been reading every day since I last posted! And read two pages on average.

Today I read three, in about 20 minutes. :slightly_smiling_face:


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September 11th 大海原と大海原 I started chapter 3 and read 2 pages.

I also went through my breakdowns to lookup a few grammar points in A Dictionary Of Basic Japanese Grammar, as I had been meaning to do that more and now that I’m ahead I actually have the time to - rather than my usual flailing to catch up strategy.

I haven’t looked through this dictionary much lately, going back over a few bookmarks I’d placed previously it was nice to realise that I understood the points made much better than when I had first looked them up, so it feels like I am progressing.


:ballot_box_with_check: Day 11

Read chapter 5 in 手紙! Today was one of those days where I left early and returned late… I didn’t know how much I could read, but I knew I was gonna read something . Can’t believe I maintained my pace, along with the challenge.

But I can barely keep my eyes open to type this, so no extra words for today :sweat_smile:

:raccoon: :raccoon: Main Post :raccoon: :raccoon:


Whilst I’m not reading every day, at least I am reading a lot more consistently than last month. I’ll take that!

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


What did I read:

*白雪姫;パートI-III (Beelinguapp)。

A really short version of “Snow White”. Short enough to read it in 15 minutes, if not less. Which honestly makes me thinking that maybe I should switch to something else, like maybe Manabi reader or GoodReads. :sweat_smile:


.☆:STARDATE: 20210911:☆.

:fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf: :raccoon: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:

Day XI: お月さまに化けたタヌキ :raccoon:

All the talk of tanukis made me want to read some tanuki legends/tales. I managed to find a site (googling in Japanese is pretty hard), kinda looks like it’s for kids but oh well, I’ve had a lot of fun reading. Also, what is it with most Japanese sites looking like they’ve come straight out of 1999?

「6月21日の日本の昔話」seems I’m a little late, but… (bit of a side track here)
Looking around site there’s a story for each day of the year, some of them have audio recordings of the actual story as well (!!). Sadly, the moon tanuki doesn’t have a recording for it, but this is great! Definitely going to use it again and practice listening as well as reading. whoa this is amazing.

(I am loving this so much already)

「はて? おいら、酔っぱらったかな?」 :rofl: :rofl:

Aha, I see farmer-san, that you know the secret password to the arcade (almost).

正体を現したな、いたずらダヌキめ! :raccoon:

Gee tanuki, don’t be so mean!

…I probably had a lot more fun with this than I really should have. :joy: