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

Home post - sorry it is a long one, probably best to just skip over it.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in this group, I keep reflecting on how positive and wholesome this reading club is, and how grateful i am be a part of it.

Hiiiiiiiiiii waving

Wrist update

I have been able to keep up with daily reading despite my wrists still not behaving.

I’ve had to setup voice control software, so that I can type (and program) mostly by voice, this message is 1/2 voice and 1/2 typing. So I’ve been able to keep up full time work, although a bunch of that time was burned setting up this software, but slowly getting more functionality back and the wrists are improving each day.

I have just taught my voice control software how to type in Japanese (I have to spell it out so map → ま, mop → も, ramp → ら, etc), so I’ve been using that to capture some of the more interesting sentences from Demon slayer.

Demon slayer has been super fun and for the most part less difficult than expected, except for one that one character. Thanks everyone for the support, pushes, nudges, and so forth. Especially big thanks to @NicoleIsEnough =D

Big Demon slayer & reading update

Notation: ~12 = page 12 but not 100%, will reread later. t13 = page 13 was trivial
My daily page counts include pages partially read and pages reread, if you add them together it will be more than the total number of pages I read.

Day 1 2021-10-12 - ~2.5 pages
Pages 5, ~9, ~10

Day 2 2021-10-13 - ~3 pages
Reread 5, 9, 10 and went over every sentence in detail

Day 3 2021-10-14 - 5 pages
Pages 11, 12, 13, 14, ~15
Need to redo 15

Day 4 2021-10-15 - 9 pages
Page 15 again
Pages 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, ~23
Need to redo 23

Day 5 2021-10-16 - 12 pages
Page 23 again
Pages 24, 25, ~26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, most 34, half 35
Need to redo 26, 27, last panel 34, half 35

Day 6 2021-10-17 - 13 + 1 pages
Reread pages 34, 35
Pages 36, 37, ~39, ~40, ~42, t43, t44, ~45, t46, t47, t48
Need to redo 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45
+1 page from graded reader

Day 7 2021-10-18 - 3 pages
Pages 49, 51, ~52
Need to redo 50, last panel from 52 + from yesterday

Day 8 2021-10-19 - 6 + 4 pages
Pages 52, barely started ~53, t54, t56, t58, t59
Need to redo 52, 53, 55, 57
end chap 1
+4 pages from graded reader

Day 9 2021-10-20 - 2 pages
Reread p55 for real
+1 page from Wadanohara (easy, p84)

Day 10 2021-10-21 - 2 pages
Reread p50 for real, first panel still needs some work
Reread p45

So I was able to get to the end of Chapter 1 understanding the majority / gist in 8 days, which is wwaaaayyy faster than expected. Of course I still have more to break down, in particular for that dude, but trying to find a balance between tolerating ambiguity and breaking down things to improve my grammar.

Here is a photo of a page from the highest level graded reader I have tried so far, really basic Japanese.

Graded reader photo

I’ve so far been enjoying the period and setting, particularly the clothing and style of the people who inhabit this world.

This dude?

If so, omg same.

Hahahaha nice, you finished Volume 1 on the same day I finished Chapter 1 =D

drum roll

Out of interest is your list of words easily shareable (e.g. export as csv, chuck into google sheets)? No biggie if not, please don’t go out of your way.
I’ve started keeping track of some sentences to eventually add more words to Anki, but have been limited by wrists, but I’m keeping notes of pages to go back to once things improve.

I’m just so very very sorry.

This is just so beautiful.

Honestly, these did seriously improve my day when you first posted them. I’ve kept the tab open ever since so I can have a look each day =D