📚📚 Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 🌸 🌱

Why not. Maybe it’ll help me improve my book a week reading so I don’t have a bunch to do on Sunday every week.

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edit: whoops, sorry for the @ :sweat_smile:

Time to sum things up!

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I’ll join the spring challenge too. I didn’t post much in the winter challenge, but I read every day. I’ve been reading every day since then too, although there was one day when it was late and I was tired so I only did a single page.

I finished ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 volume 1, which I read using the Tsubasa Bunko version with furigana. I borrowed the light novel edition of volume 2 from the library, figuring if I wasn’t comfortable without furigana I’d just give it back. But it’s been fine, and I’m just past the halfway point now. I have a few things sitting on my shelf waiting for me to finish this.

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(Edit: my Bookmeter account )

Reading
少年H(上)
ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟

Finished
三毛猫ホームズの推理
吸血鬼はお年ごろ

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Reading Material which will probably make it into this challenge.

Basics:

  • スラムダンク
  • ハピネス
  • todai

Main Material:

  • 夜カフェ
  • 佐賀のがばいばあちゃん
  • とびら

Extended Material

  • キノの旅
  • Read Real Japanese

Links to update posts:
First week
Second week
Third week
Forth week
5+6 week
7th week

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Currently reading:

  • よつばと!vol 2
  • それでも歩は寄せてくる vol 5
  • からかい上手高木 vol 5
  • 極主夫道 vol 3
  • ハピネス vol 1
  • 夜カフェ

During the break I read three and a half volumes of からかい上手高木. Bringing me up to where the book club is at.
Still playing Animal Crossing a little everyday. Just purchased the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion pass for the additional Mario Kart tracks, which means Animal Crossing DLC as well.

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I see it’s time to jump back on the reading challenge train! With the completion of my last assignment for the term last night and only forty pages of 銭天堂 left to go, I’m nearly ready for a fresh start with a new book.

Books I’m reading this time
銭天堂 (finished 8th of April)
君ノ声 (finished 17th of April)
かがみの孤城 (6%)
世界から猫が消えたなら?(if I ever feel like finishing a shorter book)

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I’m joining!

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Currently reading:

  • 博士の愛した数式
  • 失はれる物語
  • 走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること
Progress report
April

April 1st

  • 博士の愛した数式 (5-8%)

April 2nd

  • 博士の愛した数式 (8-11%)
  • 聲の形 #5 (47-62%)

April 3rd

  • 博士の愛した数式 (11-13%)

April 4th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (13-16%)

April 5th

  • An article on yahoo.jp news - 4年のブランクを経てカムバックした「BIGBANG」、新曲「春夏秋冬」は人々に受け入れられるか?

April 6th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (16-21%)

April 7th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (21-22%)

April 8th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (22-27%)

April 9th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (27-30%)

April 10th

  • An article on toyokeizai: 「価格転嫁」ができない日本企業の語らざる本音

April 11th

  • Different articles on 生類憐みの令

April 12th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (30-34%)

April 13th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (34-36%)

April 14th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (36-41%)

April 15th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (41-43%)

April 17th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (43-45%)

April 18th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (45-46%)
  • 失はれる物語 (3 pages)

April 19th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (46-48%)

April 20th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (48-49%)
  • 失はれる物語 (5,75 pages)

April 21st

  • 失はれる物語 (1 page)

April 22nd

  • 聲の形 #5 (62-79%)

April 23rd

  • 聲の形 #5 (79-100%) :partying_face:

April 24th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (49-50%)

April 25th

  • Articles about 生類憐みの令

April 26th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (50-52%)

April 27th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (52-53%)

April 28th

  • Article about 戊辰戦争

April 30th

  • Articles about 読書量
May

May 1st

  • 失はれる物語 (5,5 pages)

May 2nd

  • 失はれる物語 (2 pages)

May 3rd

  • 博士の愛した数式 (53-54%)

May 6th

  • Article about 源氏物語

May 9th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (2 pages)

May 10th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (2 pages - 54-55%)

May 11th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (55-56%)

May 12th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (56-57%)

May 14th

  • Article about 尾崎豊

May 15th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (57-58%)

May 16th

  • 失はれる物語 (3.25 pages)
June

June 26th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (58-60%)

June 27th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (60-62%)

June 28th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (62-65%)

June 29th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (just a few sentences, so still at 65%)

June 30th

  • 走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること (1-5%)

Summary post

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Can’t wait! I actually just finished the book I was reading for the last challenge so I’ll be able to start afresh on Friday

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Reading:
ぼくは明日、昨日のきみとデートする by 七月 隆文 Abandoned due to getting covid
ぼくは王さま by 寺村輝夫
こんにちはウーフ by 神沢 利子

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Count me in! The Winter challenge was so much fun. :slight_smile:
I’m going to be carrying on with my bookclub reading, and also Yotsuba.
@windupbird Thank you so much for organizing this, and for the calendars!

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What I'm Reading

I’m mostly going to be reading the books from the various bookclubs I am in -

  • Teasing Master Takagi-san
  • Mitsuboshi Colors
  • Happiness
  • Yoru Cafe

As well as reading Yotsuba and playing some Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Progress report
April
  • April 1st
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san (p.117-132)
  • April 2nd
    • Yoru Cafe - Half of Chapter 2 (p.16-25)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • April 3rd
    • Happiness - Chapter 3 (p.87-128)
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 14 (p.53-66)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • April 4th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 44 (p.51-80)
  • April 5th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 45 (p.81-108)
  • April 6th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 46 (p.109-140)
  • April 7th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 47 (p.141-168)
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 1-2 (p.1-12)
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan - Volume 1 (p.1-12)
  • April 8th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 9+bonus (p.133-152) Volume 5 Complete! :tada:
  • April 9th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 15 (p.67-84)
  • April 10th
    • Yoru Cafe - Half of Chapter 2 (p.26-35)
  • April 11th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 48 (p.169-206) Volume 7 Complete! :tada:
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 3-5 (p.13-24)
  • April 12th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 49 (p.1-24)
  • April 13th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 50 (p.25-54)
  • April 14th
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan - Volume 1 (p.13-25)
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 6 (p.25-29)
  • April 15th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 16 (p.85-98)
  • April 16th
    • Happiness - Chapter 4 (p.128-158)
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 1 (p.1-18)
  • April 17th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 3(p.36-44)
  • April 18th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 51-52 (p.54-110)
  • April 19th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 53 (p.111-138)
  • April 20th
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 7-8 (p.29-44)
  • April 21st
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 9-12 (p.45-58)
  • April 22nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 54 (p.138-190)
  • April 23rd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 2 - (p.19-34)
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 4 (p.45-54)
  • April 24th
    • Mitsuboshi Colours - Chapter 17 - (p.99-112)
  • April 25th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 55 (p.191-216) Volume 8 Complete! :tada:
  • April 26th
    • Fullmetal Alchemist (p.53-58)
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan (p.26-34)
  • April 27th
    • Fullmetal Alchemist (p.53-58)
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan (p.34-59)
  • April 28th
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 13 (p.59-70)
  • April 29th
    • Happiness - Chapter 5 (p.159-192) Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • April 30th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 18 (p.113-130)
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 3 (p.35-50)
May
  • May 1st
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 5 (p.55-66)
  • May 2nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 56 (p.1-28)
    • Shirokuma Cafe - Chapter 14 (p.70-80)
  • May 3rd
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan (p.59-65)
    • Your Name - Start of Chapter 1 (p.5)
  • May 4th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 57 (p.28-58)
  • May 5th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 58 (p.59-90)
  • May 6th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 59 (p.91-124)
  • May 7th
    • Wondercat Kyuu-chan (p.66-71)
  • May 8th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 6 (p.67-80)
  • May 9th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 4 (p51-66)
  • May 10th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 19 (p131-146) Volume 2 Complete! :tada:
  • May 11th
    • Yotsuba - Volume 60 (p125-152)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • May 12th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 61 (p153-188)
  • May 13th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 5 (p153-188)
    • Happiness - Chapter 6 (p1-36)
  • May 14th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 7 (p81-95)
  • May 15th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 19 (p1-16)
    • Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan (p72-94)
  • May 16th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 62 (p189-224) Volume 9 Complete! :tada:
    • Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan (p95-104)
  • May 17th
    • Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan (p105-128) Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • May 18th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p81-100)
  • May 19th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p101-112)
  • May 20th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p113-117)
  • May 21st
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 6 (p83-100)
  • May 22nd
    • Mitsuboshi Colours - Chapter 21 (p17-28)
  • May 23rd
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p118-130)
  • May 24th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p131-144)
  • May 25th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p145-152)
  • May 26th
    • Shirokuma Cafe (p153-168) Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • May 27th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 7 (p101-116)
  • May 28th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 8 (p97-112)
  • May 29th
    • Happiness - Chapter 7 (p37-87)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • May 30th
    • Happiness - Chapter 7 (p37-87)
  • May 31st
    • Your Name - Part of Chapter 1 (p6)
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 63 (p1-30)
June
  • June 1st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 64 (p31-66)
  • June 2nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 65 (p67-92)
  • June 3rd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 8 (p117-132)
  • June 4th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 9 (p113-128)
  • June 5th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 23 (p47-60)
    • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • June 6th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 66 (p93-108)
  • June 7th
    • Your Name - Part of Chapter 1 (p7)
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 67 (p109-136)
  • June 8th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 68 (p137-172)
  • June 9th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 69 (p173-224) Volume 10 Complete! :tada:
  • June 10th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 6, Chapter 9 (p133-160) Volume 6 Complete! :tada:
  • June 11th
    • Happiness - Chapter 8 (p88-126)
  • June 12th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 10 (p129-141)
  • June 13th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 24 (p61-78)
  • June 14th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 70 (p1-24)
  • June 15th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 71 (p25-58)
  • June 16th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 72 (p59-92)
  • June 17th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 73-74 (p93-148)
  • June 18th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 11 (p141-156)
  • June 19th
    • Happiness - Chapter 9 (p126-156)
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 7, Chapter 1 (p1-22)
  • June 20th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 25 (p79-94)
  • June 21st
    • Hana ni Arashi - Chapter 1-5 (p1-69)
    • Your Name - Part of Chapter 1 (p8)
  • June 22nd
    • Hana ni Arashi - Chapter 6-8 (p70-98)
  • June 23rd
    • Hana ni Arashi - Chapter 9 (p99-108)
  • June 24th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 7, Chapter 2 (p23-38)
  • June 25th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 12 (p156-168)
    • Happiness - Chapter 10 (p156-192) Volume 2 Complete! :tada:
  • June 26th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 26 (p95-108)
    • Hana ni Arashi - Chapter 10-11 (p109-146)
  • June 27th
    • Hana ni Arashi - Chapter 12 (p147-160) Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • June 28th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 75-76 (p149-224) Volume 11 Complete! :tada:
  • June 29th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 77 (p1-36)
  • June 30th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 77 (p37-66)
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I’m joining in again! I always love these challenges but am also always terrible at actually updating my home post so we will see how this one goes :sweat_smile:

Goals
I’m going to be moving job pretty soon & expect to be pretty busy with that so not going to go wild with the goals this time. I’m currently half way through reading すべてがfになる which I’m enjoying so I will probably read the next volumes in that series once I’m done (not sure if I can catch up to the bookclub here by the time they get to vol 4 but will see! :crossed_fingers:). Will also be playing more games and reading more manga on the side!

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Reading

:cat2:三毛猫ホームズの推理
:video_game: すべてがFになる

Finished during the challenge

ギヴン vols 1-2

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Count me in :smile:
Currently I’m reading 夜カフェ. Planned on reading it with the book club, but I read a bit ahead already. After finishing volume 1 I’ll either buy the second volume or I will read the second volume of ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 I think. Anyways, I have more than enough books and light novels lying around. May as well work on decreasing that pile a little :sweat_smile: (so that I can buy more books).

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Currently Reading
  • 魔女の宅急便 Vol. 1
  • ヤム屋さん (Satori Reader)
  • 恋人 (Satori Reader)
🌱🌸 Spring 2022 🌸🌱 Completed Books & Stories
  • 夜カフェ Vol. 1
Overall Completed Books & Stories
  • 夜カフェ Vol. 1
  • ふしぎ駄菓子屋 Vol. 1
  • 隣人 (Satori Reader)
  • 奥日光 (Satori Reader)
  • コナの大冒険 (Satori Reader)
  • 壁の穴 (Satori Reader)
  • 聞き耳ラジオ (Satori Reader)
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Thanks for making the new thread again @windupbird :heart:

Since I won’t be updating my main thread I won’t be using the super-nice calendar checkboxes xD But I wanted to share with you what I will be reading for this challenge (probably).

What I'm reading
  1. 終末なにしてますか? 忙しいですか? 救ってもらっていいですか? 1

I started reading this in March and I’m now at 43% of the novel. It is really hard, but it is doable since I’m combining it with watching the anime (first watching a few episodes, then reading up to that point).

  1. キノの旅-the Beautiful World- 1

I started kino no tabi in Februari and I’m now at 38%. I love that it’s really episodic so I can pause reading this after every chapter. I don’t know if I will be able to read this, since I’ve got too much to read xD

  1. 美少年探偵団 1
    bishounen tanteidan 1

This will be the read of the Minimersion bookclub next month! I’m really looking forward to reading this :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

  1. 阿部くんに狙われてます Vol. 1

I’ve got this one for free on Bookwalker and I’ve already read 3/4 chapters, so just need to finish this

  1. Other random manga volumes (or light novels…)

…And some 星のカービィ ディスカバリー because it’s really cute and easy to read in Japanese!

I’m looking forward to keep hearing everyone’s progress, love the positivity in this thread :heart:

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What I'm reading

I plan to keep up with both the absolute beginner and beginner book clubs. If I finish the part of the week for both of those (probably at most 1 day a week, unless magic happens), then I’ll read some Teasing Master Takagi-san.

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:tiger2: :books: Reading Tiger, Blossoming Tanuki :cherry_blossom: :raccoon:


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日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:potato: :bear:
:muscle: :fire: :snowflake: :fox_face: :person_fencing: :dog2: :frog:
:onion: :japanese_castle: :raccoon: :metal: :shark: :mountain: :fox_face:
:scream: :foot: :leg: :shower: :owl: :pray: :pray:
:fox_face: :cat2: :black_cat: :moneybag: :shinto_shrine: :mountain_snow: :snake:
五月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:cat: :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain: :candy: :earth_asia: :chestnut: :cherry_blossom: :sake:
:octopus: :barber: :cucumber: :chocolate_bar: :japanese_goblin: :evergreen_tree: :rice_ball:
:bowl_with_spoon: :shinto_shrine: :waning_gibbous_moon: :dragon: :package: :evergreen_tree: :ramen:
:fox_face: :rabbit2: :fox_face: :cat2: :evergreen_tree: :mount_fuji: :nose:
:no_entry_sign: :fox_face: :basket:

:books: BONUS JUNE READING :books:

六月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:blue_book: :hourglass_flowing_sand: :rocket: :steam_locomotive:
:beans: :clown_face: :heavy_division_sign: :lion: :jar: :spiral_notepad: :cherry_blossom:
:worm: :kangaroo: :female_sign: :eyeglasses: :art: :sunny: :ship:
:notebook_with_decorative_cover: :bar_chart: :milk_glass: :sushi: :cut_of_meat: :ocean: :rotating_light:
:knot: :ramen: :fish: :closed_book: :house_with_garden:

It’s cherry blossom season reading time! :cherry_blossom:

I am ready to venture into the long grass in search of rare and wild kanji. :seedling:

Thank you @windupbird for setting up the new thread! :raccoon:

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Yay! :tada: A new victim …erm… book club member! Looking forward to seeing you catch up in the past books’ threads :slight_smile: Please feel free to comment with your speculations, that’s so much fun!


For this challenge, I’m in again! I will keep track of my progress in my own thread and will link it from here with each of my (not-so-frequent) status posts, so stay tuned! :slight_smile:

Current reading plans:

  • I’m currently reading 沖で待つ but I don’t expect to be able to finish it before the challenge starts, so there might be a little bit of it left over
  • I recently read the first chapter of 雲をつかむ話 for a reading circle and it was off to a very interesting start, so I will probably continue.
  • I still have my ongoing 大聖堂 (Japanese+English) with my Japanese friend. There was a bit of a disruption recently but I’m still hoping that he will pick it back up.
  • When we read 人間失格 somebody mentioned that it’s similar to Camus’ L’Étranger, so I decided to maybe give that one a try (in French). Then a (German) friend said she’d be interested in reading it as well, but in Japanese, so we will do a French-Japanese tandem at some point :slight_smile: Which means I will read it in French and she will read it in Japanese, but I think I will also read each section in Japanese afterwards to double-check my French understanding :grin: (curious to see which version I get more out of ^^)
  • 佐賀のがばいおばちゃん from the Intermediate Book Club
  • and if I get bored after that, there’s still a big pile in my BookWalker account :sweat_smile:
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This was funny to read, ngl

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Well you don’t know my level of French :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Here’s a question for fellow readers who may have put a book on hold for a little too long like I have: Do you start from the beginning, rereading the parts you have already read, or continue from where you left off? I always struggle with this decision. I tend to remember the parts I have read well enough that rereading is a little boring, but not so clearly that reading further doesn’t feel a little disjointed. I sometimes just choose to not resume reading for ages, until I have finally forgotten enough of the details to make rereading the beginning not as tedious, but I’d rather not do that now.

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I usually don’t reread because like you, I often remember enough of the story to be able to pick it up again. I might reread like 5 pages or so but that usually worked well enough for me.
There was one case where I had struggled quite a lot with a text; in that case I decided to start over again. But that was mainly because I knew I had probably misunderstood (or not understood) a lot of the stuff, not because I had let the story sit for too long.

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After helpful advice for participants in the last thread I’m going to attempt myself to step up from kids books and try a light novel. In previous challenges I’ve had a main book that I’m reading, plus an easier yonkoma one for days when I just needed read a page to be able to tick the box. In comparison to the kids book, I’m anticipating my reading speed is going to be slower for the novel and so my major problem is going to be keeping track of the story as I’ll have to stop mid-chapter. So my aim is to try to read this particular book everyd ay, arther than just something in Japanese, as it’s my best hope of finishing it!

Any tips you have on trying to keep two languages going at once would be much appreciated! I keep promising myself I’ll try to revive my German (I got to C1 level before I started Japanese) and we’re going to Berlin this summer so it really would be a good opportunity, but I really struggle with committing time to both languages.

Please post all the really bad puns.

Always from the beginning because I have the memory of a goldfish.

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When I’ve done this I’ve generally just gone back to the start of the chapter I was on (if I left off in the middle of a chapter) or gone back to the previous chapter. It’s generally been okay but I’ve usually only been maybe a month or two before going back to it so a longer break might require more rereading. I agree with @NicoleRauch that it would also depend a bit on how difficult I found the book when I first was reading it. For example, I actually made it through the first volume of NO.6 but I remember it being so much of a struggle (it was my first novel in Japanese) that when I pick the series back up again I will probably start by rereading the entire volume as in pretty sure there was A LOT I didn’t get on first read. Not sure how helpful this will be as the TLDR is essentially ‘it depends’ haha :sweat_smile:

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