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

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September 3
・Read Honzuki 5. (77% → 78%)

I saw people add their bookmeter profile to their summary post, I guess I'll do that too.
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Day 3 :heavy_check_mark:

I didn’t have much time today but I managed to read a few pages of 僕らの天使ゲーム. I circled the words I didn’t know and I’ll try to look them up later. ^^

EDIT :

Vocab
  • 飢餓 (きが) : starvation
  • 飽食 (ほうしょく) : satiation
  • 顧問 (こもん) : adviser
  • 貫禄 (かんろく) : presence; dignity
  • 矢先 (やさき) : the very moment (when)
  • 虐待 (ぎゃくたい) : abuse
  • 風潮 (ふうちょう) : tendency
  • 沁み沁み (しみじみ) : keenly; deeply
  • 機動隊 (きどうたい) : riot police
  • 忽然 (こつぜん) : sudden
  • 心境 (しんきょう) : state of mind
  • 眉唾 (まゆつば) : questionable information
  • 所轄署 (しょかつしょ) : competent police station
  • 陳腐 (ちんぷ) : stale
  • 大衆 (たいしゅう) : general public
  • 低劣 (ていれつ) : low grade
  • 迎合 (げいごう) : accommodating oneself (e.g. to public opinion)
  • 挑発 (ちょうはつ) : provocation
  • 毅然 (きぜん) : resolute
  • 殊勝 (しゅしょう) : admirable
  • 一筋縄 (ひとすじなわ) : ordinary method​
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Sept. 3rd:

  • Read next week’s assignment of 小川未明 stories (5 pages)
  • Read 1 page of 糞尿譚

I hope going forward I can read more of 糞尿譚 than just one page per day :joy: Otherwise it will take me forever…

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I absolutely adored these stories, later collections have more gripping narratives, but I still really enjoyed the factual nature of the early books which made them easy to understand. It was fun learning about soy beans and sakura =D

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Day 3: September 3rd
Final Fantasy XIV

Random words

手段 : しゅだん means, way.
迫害 : はくがい prosecution, oppression.
上昇 : じょうしょう rising, ascending.
討伐 : とうばつ subjugation, suppression, subduing.
討滅 : とうめつ destroying, annihilation, eradicating.
ささやく : to whisper (ささやき = whisper)


No Satori Reader today; tomorrow \o/ I had a long FFXIV session, I read some questlines that were honestly quite hard to grasp but I think I generally got what was going on also with all the visual cues. I was completely worn out afterwards though, had to change to English for a good while to let my brain cool down.

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Day 3: September 3
What did I read?: ハイ☆スピード!
How much did I read?: 5 pages (whoa, gettin’ crazy here) - finished chapter 1!
How long did it take me?: 1 hour 43 min

Some good words today, including 負け惜しみ (まけおしみ - being a poor loser) and 掻き消す (かきけす - to erase; to drown out (e.g. a voice); to make disappear).

But hands down, my favorite word/expression of today was 大の字 (だいのじ) - shape of the “dai” kanji (esp. person with arms and legs outstretched); sprawling; lying spread-eagled
At first I was all, big letter, what…? And then I looked it up and laughed xD Clearly, describing things by comparing them to the shape of a kanji is a thing here, this is the second time that method of description has been used in this book (first was Makoto’s 八-shaped eyebrows) and I am here for it.

I love the image of Rin being a supremely dramatic 大の字 on the floor and Haru just looking over at him going “who the eff is that” hahaha that’s so them :joy:

Also OMG it’s Sousuke! Sousuke is there too, already! Ahhhhh, only for a second, but he was there (Sousuke does not enter the anime picture until the second season so I didn’t really expect to see him at all in this first novel for some reason - I don’t know that he will feature much in this first novel, but I will be curious to see if he comes back)

It feels like a lot is happening in a small number of pages - maybe it’s just this first part being speedy and throwing in flashbacks in order to introduce the characters and such, but I swear, even though I’m only able to read a few pages at a time, I still feel like I get whole “scenes,” which…is not a bad thing? But it also feels like there are quite a few moments where the scene or character of focus changes without much of a visual text break or written cue to tell me that that’s what’s going on. Kind of feels a little whiplashy to me at times. I can’t tell if it’s because I’m bad at reading (like maybe it would be more obvious/easier to follow if my grammar was better) or if it’s because it’s meant to be that way xD

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:white_check_mark: 3日目 9月4日

Today’s NHK News Web Easy article was すが総理大臣そうりだいじん 9がつわりに総理大臣そうりだいじんをやめる

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I didn’t have much time to read yesterday I did a mock jlpt n5 test which took me around two hours. Nevertheless I still managed to read some more of the まいてつ visual novel. Why did I choose a visual novel which is that hard… I think I will be done reading it in two years.

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Day 4
I didn’t manage to read anything on the first two days of the challenge… Yesterday I read one page of Kiki, and two pages today.

But now I have a lot more time to devote to reading, so I’ll aim for at least five pages a day. I’m happy to see my speed’s improved a lot from the start of the Summer challenge, when I found even one page exhausting!

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September 4th.
Today I re-read over the prologue for 大海原と大海原 along with my breakdown notes in order to populate the vocab sheet for the ABBC starting on the 11th, I added 61 vocab entries and I think got pretty good coverage. I remember how much vocab sheets helped me when reading my first manga, so hopefully this goes towards paying that forward.
Then I read the first 3 pages of chapter 1 for 大海原と大海原 (and added 15 vocab entries for ch.1).
This manga having an actual plot is super interesting, I’m excited to see where it goes =D

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I finished volume 90 (as of 2 days ago). So, the previous arc and the first 2 chapters of the new arc.

Sept 1
Volumes 85-87 of One Piece

Sept 2
Volumes 88-90 of One Piece

Sept 3
Some of リゼロ. (Maybe 2-3%)

Sept 4
Started 授乳!

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I’m loving these updates. It sounds like such a cute novel :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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.☆:STARDATE: 20210904:☆.


Day IV: 特定有害廃棄物等の輸出入等の規制に関する法律 :biohazard:

Ah, I see… it’s one of those “extremely long titled law articles that are full of kanji” again.
This is revenge for not reading you yesterday, isn’t it Wiki?

The good part is, there wasn’t a kanji here that I didn’t recognise, and could work out the meanings.
The correct readings however… let’s not ask about that part.

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:ballot_box_with_check: Day 4

Today I finally properly took the time to read and finished chapter 3 :sparkles:
This chapter had some difficult grammer, but the vocabulary was pretty fine. This is my first experience having an author where I sometimes need to read a while before I understand what’s going on :upside_down_face: The sentences just go on and on without stopping! And he writes dialogue at times with and other times without the quotations.

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Spent most of today doing my homework for my weekly class, which was mostly about using んじゃない. Started reading afterwards and what grammar do you think was on the first page?!? :eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes:

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Two days in a row, since I wasn’t able to post yesterday.

Day 2 (9/3)

Continuation on かべの穴 (Hole in the wall) on Satori Reader, chapter 2

→ Vocabs:

安全
safety [ na adj., noun]

命がけ
risking one’s life [noun, no adj.]

らしい
seeming … (expresses judgment based on evidence, reason or trustworthy hearsay); appearing …

以上
beyond … (e.g. one’s means); further (e.g. nothing further to say); more than … (e.g. cannot pay more than that) [adverbial noun, temporal noun]

決まる
to be decided; to be settled [ godan verb, intransitive]

Day 3 (9/4)

Continuation on かべの穴 (Hole in the wall) on Satori Reader, chapter 2

I will need to find something new, since I am not a subscriber to Satori Reader and probably I am not ready to become one yet. These two chapters were short and looked easy, but until I will be able to recognize correctly different forms of conjugated verbs it is really hard for me! :smiley:

→ Vocabs:

連れる
to lead; to take (a person) [ ichidan verb]

思う
to think; to consider; to believe [ godan verb, transitive]

物狂い
insanity; an insane person [noun]

遅い
slow [conj. adj.]

出来事
incident; affair; happening; event [noun]

悲しい
sad; sorrowful [conj. adj.]

喜ぶ
to rejoice; to be delighted; to be glad; to be pleased [ godan verb]

:pleading_face: :purple_heart:

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Day 3:

日本語: I read a lot of パノラマ島綺譚, some of スキップ・ビート, and a lot of ミステリと言う勿れ (finished v7).

Read-aloud: We read a chapter of ふしぎの国のバード.

中国語

中国語: I read 西安-成都. It uses 也 at the beginning of a sentence in a way I didn’t know you could do. My grammar reading afterward didn’t immediately make it clear why that’s okay here, unless the subject is being carried over from the previous sentence? I will put a pin in it in my mind and come back to it when I know more things.

I was feeling tired last night and almost reached for manga over a novel, but I do have a goal of reading >30min in a novel a day, even if I’ve been a little more forgiving with it since making it to my 2021 overall goal–anyway, the point is, I remembered this challenge and decided to push myself. :+1: The book was interesting and I ended up reading more than I thought I’d be up for with a tired brain.

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September 4
・Read Honzuki 5. (78% → 81%)

Wow, this chapter was crazy.

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Sept 4th: Today I managed to read 2 pages of 糞尿譚 - there were some parts that I had a hard time understanding who did what, so I spent ages trying to figure it out (an when I read it a final time, going with the flow of the language, it all fell into place :woman_shrugging:). On top of that, it’s old and the author used a lot of unknown-to-me vocab, so looking stuff up is not that fast either. Let’s see if I can double the amount once more tomorrow :muscle:

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Today I read maybe 30 pages of 星と旅する volume 1, a little bit まいてつ visual novel and the text about speech styles in the tobira book. Lol everyday I want to read lots of japanese but I never manage to read as much as I would like to.

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