📚📚 Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 🌸 🌱

There’s something I want to say. Hopefully I’ll remember when you are done with this volume :eyes:


oho :eyes: Better put a bookmark on that thought/post


I asked Discourse to remind me in a month, just in case.


So I was poking at Bookwalker last night and saw something with 探偵 (detective) in the title was free for a time and how could I resist? So I’m ~19 pages into this:

There also seems to be a manga version, I don’t know which came first and am too lazy to check. The book so far is fun, though. It’s a pretty easy read for me - writing isn’t very flowery, mostly words I already know, largely straight forward style. I guess the genre is horror based on what I’ve read so far, but I don’t think we’ve entered the main plot yet.

I kind of doubt I’ll finish this within the free time limit, but who knows! There’s 22 (!) volumes in this book series though, so I guess if I like it there’s plenty to read.


:tiger2: :books: Tanuki Den (aka Homepost): Date 20220521 :cherry_blossom: :raccoon:

Tanuki Scroll LI: 大力権兵衛 :ramen:

Read today’s folktale, from Nagano prefecture!

The secret to becoming VERY STRONG MAN:

  • Eat soba noodle.
  • Become strong.

but don’t go challenging people to a all-you-can-eat soba competition because one of you will die from eating too much soba and then you’ll feel bad and feel obliged to help the village and you will toil in the mountains all day every day to build a road that spans a large distance between two towns and you’ll be remembered for building that road for time immemorial

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

New Things

だけでなく ー Not only/just (this thing that precedes this) but also (this thing that follows); as well as


I just spent many long hours planting new baby plants in my native flower garden under the hot sun, so haven’t read anything yet today, but I feel awesome. (Really.) And I just got really excited about this nomination for the BBC.


Oooh this is such a lovely idea! I slowly want to get back into reading so this challenge is perfect and hopefully it will continue in summer :slight_smile:

These past 5 days (May 17 - 21) I each have read a few pages of Ojisama to Neko Volume 2. My plan is to finish this volume in May.


Isn’t that the BEST feeling? A true sign of progress!

I’m on way lower level than you, but every once in a while, I understand what I hear, mostly on children’s programs. But’s that’s OK, that’s the level I’m on!





I read 8 pages of “女の子” and am to the part where Hachi waits every morning and every evening for his master who never comes back. It is so sad.

New Vocabulary:

待つ to wait

倒れる to collapse


May 21 (regular hours)
Read chapter 68 in Haikyuu book club. Though truthfully there wasn’t much dialog this chapter. Finally finished the match against Aoba Josai though. That started back in volume 7 and we’re almost done with volume 8 lol.

Also it’s new SxF episode day so I read a chapter. The episode made me cry lol :smiling_face_with_tear: I’ve also had the opening song stuck in my head all week.


Summary Post

Day 51: May 21st
What did I read?: クマとたぬき Vol 2
How much did I read?: 15 pages
How long did it take me?: 13 min

Today I learned that if you break open a cattail, there’s a lot of fluffy stuff inside xD Who knew?

I also learned about アケビ - chocolate vines. I guess they’re called that because the flowers smell like chocolate! The fruit apparently makes fun shoes xD


Man, I just love these guys. So. Much.



ハイキュー!! vol 1 got here today! I’m happy, I wasn’t sure if it would get here before my Amazon order with vol 2. I couldn’t help myself and ended up reading the first chapter. At first, I thought, “60 pages? Woah, that’s kind of a lot,” but then I finished it in what felt like no time at all lol

Someone on Nata Kokone’s pixiv said that they use Matsukaze Masaya’s voice for Igarashi, and honestly, that’s a very good voice for him. I wonder who’ll voice him in the anime. We meet him at the end of vol 2, so I’m sure he’ll show up, so I’m looking forward to when more of the cast will be announced.

It seems Shun’s the only one of the boys lucky enough not to suffer from hay fever. I myself am mostly somewhere between Mima and Hayate.

  • くしゃみ
  • 目のかゆみ
  • 鼻水
  • のどのかゆみ

More or less in that order. Plus a rash on my arms, though I don’t know how to say that. 腕のかぶれ? (Also itchy eyes are the woooorst. I’ve mostly learned not to itch my throat, but I still can’t seem to leave my eyes alone. I’m so glad this allergy season seems to mostly be over. At least, the part that affects my eyes, nose, and throat. I developed a rash the past couple of days.)

Some vocab of note:

お上りさん (おのぼりさん) [noun] countryside people (in town); visitor from the country; out-of-towner; country bumpkin (visiting the big city)
噂をすれば (うわさをすれば) seems to be the equivalent of “speak of the devil.” It’s short for 噂をすれば影が差す.
のっぽ [noun] tall, lanky person; beanpole
吞まれる (のまれる) [一, transitive] to be overwhelmed; to be overawed
抜群 (ばつぐん) [noun, な-adjective] outstanding; preeminent; excellent; exceptional; surpassing; extraordinary; distinguished
号泣 (ごうきゅう) [noun, する verb] crying aloud; lamentation; wailing. The second character’s obvious, but the first I don’t get.
奮闘 (ふんとう) [noun, する verb] hard struggle; strenuous effort
崖っぷち (がけっぷち) [noun] perilous position; critical moment; brink. From the literal sense of “cliff edge; edge of a precipice.”


May 21 :cherry_blossom: Home Post

More ZTD! A lot of things happened today oh man; according to achievements I’m finished with all the puzzle sections which seems wild since it seems like there’s still a lot left? Guess I’ll find out, maybe there’s less than I think :man_shrugging: or it’s just all decisions… yikes for my emotions :joy:

ZTD stuff

Well among other things I got the like… canon ending? At least what would seem the most canon based on events of VLR, with ダイアナ talking about how 6 people were killed and 600 million more will die because of her (it was her?? wild) and シグマ losing his arms and an eye so that was a real time. Plus シグマ talking about someone he called “D” (very subtle) and and how she died and he made ルナ in her image which also recontextualizes some things, that’s all very complicated huh and Q… oh man. Not that I’m really surprised that he’s a robot or whatever you want to call it but yikes… making this child choose whether to delete himself or not? When he takes the helmet off? Oof

In less horrific news they talked about Men in Black which was kinda fun:

And シグマ talked about (あかね)'s organization or whatever called CRASH-KEY… crash key… 倉敷(くらしき)… wild :joy:


May 21 (Calendar Post)

夜カフェ => 16 pages (57 min)
隣の席の佐藤さん => 24 pages (37 min)

More fun 佐藤さん faces!



:blossom: May 20th & 21st :blossom: :house:
Read: 真夜中のパン屋さん 上
Finished: 45%-76%
Almost done with the 上, which is about exactly half of the whole book I think. So far I like it a lot but it’s a lot heavier than I expected. This part started getting into the customers stories as well, starting with a child named こだま , which led to some shinkansen jokes since the protagonist is のぞみ (had to look up the trains to understand lol). Might read a bit more later if I’m not too tired, whenever I get close to the end of a volume it always makes me want to read all the way to the end.


Thanks! :smiling_face: I’m really excited to read them, especially NO. 6, I remember liking the anime a lot when I saw it.

That was my exact reaction :joy: (also love seeing your panels, they’re so cute, so fluffy :sob:)

the tiniest :astonished:
how small can this go :thinking:


You can probably guess who my favorite character of Yotsuba& is so far due to my profile picture change (Asagi, I have not reached the point where this pic shows up in the manga (if it does)).

Read chapter 3 today. Ena-san, so earnest and causing trouble because of it. Be careful what you teach Yotsuba. :joy: And Asagi to the rescue. So sly, and funny when she is. We gonna cool down the planet with AC, yeah, totally. xD Also, I understand the father’s laid back attitude more and more, when Yotsuba basically went from Dad you are bad, to Dad you are great, about the same thing within probably 15 mins. Gotta relax and not get too hyped up with a kid like that. :joy:

I’m enjoying this so much (so far). I’m glad I have many more volumes in my personal collection. :blush:


May 22, Sun :cherry_blossom: home post

Week 8 of Spring 2022’s summary

So many things happened this week regarding Japanese language, and adaption and reflection regarding myself.

  • A lot of Netflix watching, but I gotta fight not to lose.
  • Everyone knows grammar should need a dedicated study. But only just a few days ago that I decide to set aside some dedicated time, and set weekly goals.
    • Currently, I like this one - https://www.edewakaru.com/archives/cat_179055.html
    • But even now, nothing is set in stone yet. How much comprehension I need, how much immersion I need, will need to be taken into consideration.
    • Therefore, it can be both in English or in Japanese (or in my native language), depending on the whim (or feels)

Immersion and Studying notes

Happiness vol.2 is really finished in breeze (Ch.7-10 like 1 hour on mobile - Ch.7 allures me to continue to Ch.8, then I have some not-so-convenient time to kill). Pretty much that mileage may vary, I think. Also, I might not pick up every vocabularies, like (じょう)(よう)(しゃ) passenger car

Yuru Camp vol.1 is also finished, but still worth re-reading - I have to research on (やま)(なし)'s places, at the very least. 読了, but not 完読.

I like JoJo more for reading, but anime on Netflix, in particular first part of Season 1, might be worth it, because nothing to worry about spoiler anymore. I want to read this thing first.

Planned next week’s plan

  • Reading lots (Quantity-focused)
  • Learning grammar (Quality-focused)
  • Step into listening (Going into new territory, and survive)

You may caught a little glimpse of [山梨]{やま.なし} (and somehow, forum post history is fast enough to keep a track of it). I made a UserScript to fix this - which has a additional feature of [打ち解ける]{うちとける} becoming ()()ける.

– as well as Frontmatter removal, since I usually edit in VSCode anyway, and I still keep the link in the frontmatter.


not sure this is the right place but does anyone know any book thats a compilation of essays and that has a kindle version? i want to practice reading them for the jlpt