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

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Day LVII: この音とまれ! pg.123-129 & 洪水から村をすくった若者 :snake:

6 pages today!

Read today’s Japanese folktale from Miyazaki prefecture, about snakes protecting ponds again!

Today is also テディベアの日, teddy bear day! :teddy_bear:

~ New Words ~
あふれ (溢れ) - Overflow
土手 (どて) - Bank; Embankment - i.e. River bank.
占い師 (うらなし) - Fortune Teller
薄緑[色] (うすみどり[いろ]) - Light green
いけにえ (生贄) - Living Sacrifice
夜明け (よあけ) - Dawn, daybreak

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Yesterday I read 40 pages and finished the second volume of エデンの檻. Today I started the third volume of エデンの檻 and read 15 pages. But it’s pretty boring, I think I will rather read something else tomorrow.

Anyhow I finished my 20th manga this year all thanks to this challenge. :tada:
形状 けいじょう shape, form
化石 かせき fossil N1
止まる とどまる to remain; to abide; to stay (in the one place) N2
女房 にょうぼう wife (esp. one’s own wife) N2
方角 ほうがく direction; way N2
蜃気楼 しんきろう mirage

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Day 56:

日本語: I read some of 伯爵と妖精 21.

中国語

中国語: I read 爱玩的学生.

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Day 57: Today I read 6 pages of よつば&!which got me to the end of chapter 5. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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:jack_o_lantern: My tiny summary post :ghost:

October 27 I’ve reached the epilogue. That means there will be side stories soon :eyes:
・Honzuki 6. (87% → 89%).

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October 27th
Stardew Valley

Random words
  • 快晴 = かいせい clear weather, cloudless weather.
  • 見逃す = みのがす to miss, to overlook, to let pass, to let go by.
  • タンポポ = dandelion.

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Day 53: October 27
What did I read?: コウペンちゃん :penguin:
How much did I read?: 28 pages - finished the book
How long did it take me?: 14 min

Late shift = penguins!

So comfy :3

Cutest ending to the Little Match Girl ever

Good words:

  • 成分 (せいぶん) - ingredient; component; composition
  • おまじない - uttered when using magic; abracadabra; presto
  • 凍てつく (いてつく) - to freeze
  • ガビーン - oh no!​ (Manga slang, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word, indicates shock and disappointment)
  • ダース - dozen
  • とんでもない - unthinkable; unexpected; absurd; outrageous; preposterous; terrible
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Been reading more of tanuki lately, about halfway through volume 2. Still a comfy read. Looked at my bookmeter and reached a new milestone: 150 days of continuous reading.

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Day LVIII: この音とまれ! pg.129-135 & たのきゅう :snake:

6 pages today!

Today’s Japanese folk tale is also about snakes! Snaketober :snake:
This one is a pretty amusing little story, even more so with the narrator’s old man impression :laughing:
There’s a link on this one on how to make your own origami snake: snake 1 / snake 2

If your name is たのきゅう you may get confused for たぬき and then have to pretend that you are in fact a tanuki to trick a snake :raccoon:

~ New Words ~
色っぽい (いろっぽい) - Erotic, amorous
ヤニ (脂) - On WK, but the sole meaning (for the kanji) on here is just fat… Jisho states it’s fat; grease; lard, this makes the words it’s used in make so much more sense. On this story it’s used to mean tobacco tar “タバコのヤニ”
痺れる (しびれる) - to become numb, also new kanji! Which means numb/paralysed.

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Sure you did :joy_cat: But that’s totally ok - I have this bad habit of just sticking a bunch of words into my deck without completing the cards, so this was a welcome nudge towards cleaning up my deck a little bit.

Would you mind sharing them? I’m a dev myself (so no need to clean up the code or anything :sweat_smile:) but I never looked into Anki plugins - this might be useful for my deck cleanups, I could imagine…


For the challenge:

Oct 24th: Finished the week’s assignment of ヨコハマ.

Oct 25th: Re-read Demon Slayer chapter 8.

Oct 26th: Re-read Demon Slayer chapter 9.

Oct 27th: Did not get around to any reading (was very busy and need. to. make. sure. I finish my Anki decks at least)

Oct 28th: Had a very intense (in a good way) work morning and slacked off in the afternoon by reading Demon Slayer chapter 10-11.

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I decided, in pursuit of words, to pull up the vocabulary list the book club made for Yotsuba 4, and read a few pages with the list right in front of me, figuring that would make it semi-easy … Have I regressed, or is chapter 23 just a beast? Half the time I could not figure out why the characters were saying what they were saying, and some of the time it was a struggle to figure out what they were saying even though I knew every word! I hadn’t had that problem in quite a while. :confused:

:rofl:

Ahaha, thank you so much! I enjoyed this bizarre story, and learned something too. :grin:

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It’s 9pm and I’ve just tried to read the sentence 老人たちは、そこでなにやらふたことみことささやきかわした written vertically, and as much as I’ve enjoyed this challenge, part of me is going to be really glad when I can just skip the odd day of reading again from next week. :sleepy:

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:jack_o_lantern: My tiny summary post :ghost:

October 28 If I can just get it over with this math assignment… :skull_and_crossbones:
・Honzuki 6. (89% → 90%).

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Day 58: Today I read 6 pages of よつば&! and two pages of ツバサ Reservoir Chronicle.

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October 28th
Stardew Valley

Random words
  • 長い目で見る = ながいめでみる to look at the long term.
  • 適度 = てきど moderate, proper.
  • 熱心 = ねっしん zeal, enthusiasm.

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Day 54: October 28
What did I read?: ハイ☆スピード!
How much did I read?: 4 pages
How long did it take me?: 46 min

I was looking forward to Matsuoka sibling moments and I was absolutely NOT disappointed

The boys introduce themselves to Gou and the literal first thing out of her mouth is basically “oh yeah, I’ve heard about you guys - after the tournaments, my brother would always go on and on about how fast Nanase is” :joy: Rin, we know you’re obsessed with Haru, it’s ok :rofl:

IIII absolutely feel for Rin in this moment though tbh, like why are family members embarrassing as heck sometimes xD Like…why you gotta tell people that stuff about me? Why? Can you just let me pretend to be a normal person in front of these people please xD I don’t feel like I’ve ever had that impulse to do that, to share stuff about others that might not be common knowledge, am I the weird one? (Honestly, probably, but…??? Maybe it’s because my impulse to talk period is generally very low irl, idk)

But thanks to Gou’s big mouth, we also learn that Rin moved to live at his grandma’s house so he could go to Iwatobi and swim with them, basically. Which is very cute. And also she brought him something that he is trying very hard to keep secret, something that he’s going to use/need on the day of the tournament :eyes: I know what it is, I already know, and I’m- I’ll talk about this later but :heart: I love this. I just realized that it connects in the best way Nagisa, of course, has a fun guessing game about it, much to Rin’s annoyance xD

Good words:

  • 屈託の無い (くったくのない) - carefree; free from worry
  • ぎこちない - awkward; clumsy; stiff; crude; unrefined; constrained
  • 住民票 (じゅうみんひょう) - certificate of residence (from what I understand, it’s basically the government record of where you live/your official address)
  • 押し返す (おしかえす) - to force back; to jostle
  • 記念撮影 (きねんさつえい) - taking a commemorative photo :pleading_face:
  • 痛切 (つうせつ) - keen; acute; heartfelt
  • かくも - so (e.g. so much, so close, so many, so few)​
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Day 57:

日本語: I read a fair amount of 伯爵と妖精 21.
Read-aloud: We read a chapter of 7SEEDS.

中国語

中国語: I read 让失去变得可爱 on MB, plus one page of 擅长捉弄的高木同学. :eyes:

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Day LIX: この音とまれ! pg.135-143 & 大蛇に変身した奥さん :snake:

8 pages today! Unless I somehow manage to read 57 pages in two days then I’m not gonna finish this by the deadline, may have to flick though the pictures on the last day.

Today’s 百物語 is aboutttt… a snake! Again!

Today is also ホームビデオ記念日, home video day! :vhs:
LookatIT
I had to share his little face waiting for the VHS to start

~ New Words ~
庄屋 (しょうや) - Village Leader (especially in Kansai region) [Old Word]
役所 (やくしょ) - Government Office / Public Office
とらふぐ (虎河豚) - Japanese pufferfish

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Day 59: Today I read 7 pages of よつば&!

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What did I read:

:heavy_check_mark: Day 47 (10月 26日) :sparkles:
歴史366、3 stories, 20min

:heavy_check_mark: Day 48 (10月 27日) :sparkles:
10分でよめるこわい話 , 第5話「がいこつの歌」& 第6話「人に死をつげるようか」, 50min. 4 stories left in this, hope I can make it in time by the deadline.

:heavy_check_mark: Day 49 (10月 28日) :sparkles:
アイドリッシュセブン、イベントストーリー「miniモンスターパレード~モフモフぶっとびレーシング」
okay, hear me out, I didn’t read from a book, but I read a whole chapter from the story of a mobage I play… it still counts…right…?? I even noted down words. bc honestly, there were many interesting new expressions.

:heavy_check_mark: Day 50 (10月 29日) :sparkles:
暁のヨナ, ch44, only half of it and it’s been 1h30m already, this chapter is so wordy…

interesting expressions

鼻につく はなにつく=to be cloying; to be sick and tired with; to be disgusted with;
目利き めきき =judgement; judgment; connoisseur
口車に乗せる くちくるまにのせる=to deceive with smooth talk; to wheedle; to give someone a snow job​
人聞きの悪い ひとぎきのわるい =disreputable; scandalous; disgraceful
口が回る くちがまわる =express oneself well, to talk smoothly, fluently
遣り兼ねない =capable of anything; liable to do​
ヘマをする =make a mess weblio

goodness, I can’t believe there’s only two days left!! :astonished: :astonished: :pleading_face:

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