📚📚 Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 🌸 🌱

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May 14th (Calendar Post)

Busy day so I couldn’t read as much as I wished.

夜カフェ => 14 pages (41 min)
ハロー、メランコリック! => 29 pages (57 min)

Some fun panels from today’s reading:





Random Oshimi talk

Oh, it seems that’s 血の轍… he also seems to have another currently releasing series, おかえりアリス.

I’ve only read one other work by Oshimi (Aku no Hana, and read it in English), and he definitely seems to be a pretty peculiar author - I haven’t quite formed an opinion on his style yet, but Aku no Hana definitely had some moments of brilliance that I am hoping to see again in Happiness. Then again, Aku no Hana also had some really weird stuff - I guess I’ll see how Happiness goes before deciding if I want to check more of his other work…


I read the first volume and commented about it in this thread. It was one of the most stress-inducing things I had read in a long while. I am a bit curious about how it goes after that, but I feel like it would only get worse plot-wise, so I decided against it for my own sanity :sweat_smile:


I decide to fix it anyway, with some pre-processing; and the actual original text is still kept, nonetheless.

The style seems to be slightly different from ()(わだち). A little too painful for my tastes.

Though, I read the whole first volume of おかえりアリス (which is free for a limited time), but only a few pages (10 pages) of ()(わだち) (which is also free). I would say, the latter, albeit feels a little scary (with a hint of mystery), looks interesting so far.

I looked into (あく)(はな) as well. It seems that the author like this kind of style (which I didn’t really expect).


May 14 :cherry_blossom: Home Post

I played a bunch of Zero Escape and Story of Seasons today; they’re both a lot of fun! Story of Seasons is a nice brain break when ZTD gets heavy :joy: it’s a wholesome delight truly. ZTD continues to be absolutely wild as well; we went in like alien transporters today? wild. There was a fun callback goof to シグマ’s cat-talk thing:

So yeah all in all a good reading day! I’m definitely feeling more up to my normal brain energy levels now that finals are over so that’s good :muscle: back to my regularly scheduled chaos haha.


@omk3 Seems like you’ve been finding 告白 reasonably interesting, right? My reading has somewhat infected my fianceé’s choice of books to read in English, and she was just talking about considering this as the next book she reads. Must admit I tend to skim the titles of stuff people are reading cause I may or may not be able to read the title anyway and I know what very few books are called in Japanese anyway haha. But as soon as I saw the premise about the teacher, it clicked for me that it’s what you’ve been reading. I think she’s leaning towards picking it. Honestly I’m pretty curious now, too.

Plus I have a tangential connection to, and thus interest in, the author because I’ve seen the little miniseries based on her book Penance (贖罪). I had some issues later on but it had very interesting ideas, helps that I love the director (Kiyoshi Kurosawa).

While I’m here, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about chaos as a thing to be scheduled :thinking:


I’m a living contradiction :laughing:


I also have this one on my list! :laughing:

Maybe it would be a good idea to nominate it in one of the book clubs? Unfortunately it’s a tad long for the Intermediate club (clocking in at 320 pages), so it should go into the Advanced club. Any takers? :grin:

Also, regarding Flesh & Blood, there seem to be quite a few people who are interested in it - maybe we should set up an unscheduled discussion thread for it so that we can more easily discuss it without hijacking this thread too much?
I’m just a bit hesitant to create a thread that has “Flesh&Blood” in its title as it may attract all sorts of attention…


I’ve been planning to read it at some point :sweat_smile:


Please feel free to nominate it then :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I’m really liking it so far, yes, and it’s only getting better. Its writing style is very interesting, you dive in knowing nothing and trying to understand what’s going on, if anything, because it’s all innocent enough at the start. And then the bombs start dropping one after another. Each chapter is written from the point of view of a different person, and always adds something new to the puzzle (which didn’t even look like a puzzle at the start). The themes are a little on the brutal side though. No horror or anything, but all sorts of sensitive subjects are explored (or sometimes just get honorary mention). I thought of writing a list of warning tags, but it would be spoilerish, and honestly, I’m not finding it that bad. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who’s looking for a good-feel book or tends to shy away from unpleasant topics in books, but otherwise it’s been a whole lot of fun. And I remember enjoying the movie a lot (although I only remember scattered scenes and not much else) although the friends I went with seemed a little freaked out, so there’s that.

I commented before that this book would be so much fun to read in a book club (lots of speculation and food for discussion on all sorts of (often controversial) subjects. I’m only sad I’ll have already read it and will only get to watch the fun instead of take part if it gets picked. :smiley:


This sounds like a good idea! Also allows for different paces of reading as unless you are all at the exact same place it can be easy for things to get lost in this thread. Could always go for F&B and lots of pirate emojis haha


What kind of attention are you thinking it will grab? Surely it’d make sense to include the full title in the first post right?


So there is this book series whose two main characters are called Saikawa and Moe, and the author was ingenious enough to label that series “S&M” :woman_facepalming: When I posted the main thread for that series, a few people came by and commented on that - which is not inherently bad, but I thought that since the Reading threads are visible globally, you know… But maybe I’m simply overthinking this. :woman_shrugging:


Ok, it’s done :blush:

EDIT: Just-In-Case-Pinging @eefara @sycamore @Naphthalene and everybody else whom I forgot :sweat_smile:


Yeah I think the title you made looks just fine :slight_smile:


Hello everybody from this lovely thread.
It’s me, after a successful week :ok_man:. Homepost 44/61

It’s still hard to stick to this challange given the current nice spring weather here. One day I was only hanging on by a thin thread. I counted 2 Todai articles as a pass -.-.
Otherwise my progress over the last week looks like this:

  • Weekly Saga
  • Weekly Yoru Cafe
  • Little progress on Tobira
  • NO Slam Dunk this week :sob:
  • 8 Todai articles
  • ミイラ by 吉本ばなな (apparently she now is callled よしもとばなな :man_shrugging: )

So I’m pretty happy with my progress given the weather.
The short story ミイラ I read because I saw that Tugumi by the same author will be the next book after SpyXFamily (which I’m not interested in). So I wanted to see how well I like her writing. I stll have these “Read real Japanese” books lying around and the mummy story was in one of them, so I took the plunge.
Really liked the writing in that story, so I’m getting excited to try Tugumi as well. I expect, beause she’s a famous author, that other people here probably have read some stuff from her already.

I feel like I’m taking too much time converting my weekly reading into Anki flash cards. Every time I add cards I start rereading the story and fall down random rabit holes looking up more background information on sayings or figuring out which definition fits best. On the other hand I feel like the resulting cards are really solid. Because of the deep care taken creating them I already half know the words when I get to review the cards.
Not sure I want to change something but I’m def. keeping an eye on it.


May 15th!

I started Volume 3 of 三ツ星カラーズ today, and read Chapter 20.
Afterwards I also read 23 pages of ふしぎねこのきゅーちゃん which continues to be adorable. I was only planning to read a few pages, but there was a multi-page story arc involving a forgotten lunchbox which I was enjoying too much to stop in the middle.

(Home Post)


:tiger2: :books: Tanuki Den (aka Homepost): Date 20220515 :cherry_blossom: :raccoon:

Tanuki Scroll XLV: 鉢かづき姫 :bowl_with_spoon:

Read today’s folktale, from Osaka prefecture!

About a couple who a longing for a child, and one day they finally get a daughter. But when she turns 13 her mother falls gravely ill, and to remember her by she puts a rice bowl on her daughter’s head.

:seedling: Japanese found in the tall grass :seedling:

New Things

形見「かたみ」ー Memento; keepsake; heirloom
若君「わかぎみ」ー Young lord or prince

Forgotten Things
枕元「まくらもと」ー Pillow-side / bed-side