Yesterday, I only read like two pages of the current booklet in my graded reader volume, was planing to do more in the evening but watched TV with family instead. Today I read more, the current volume is the second non-fiction booklet of volume 2, level 4, this is unusual because all other volumes that I can remember only had one non-fiction one.
This one is called 東京を歩こう！and talks about Tokyo, surprise! The start of it had some intro and then some historical facts about how Tokyo became the capital and such. So most of the interesting words were the Japanese words for some historical events/policies I only knew the English word for before.
征夷大将軍 = Shogun, or as my dictionary said: commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force against the barbarians
幕府 = Shogunate
藩 = feudal domain (Edo and early Meiji)
参勤交代 = Daimyos alternating Edo residence (one year at home, and one year in Edo/Tokyo)
鎖国 = national isolation / policy of national isolation enacted by the Tokugawa shogunate
My regular (English) reading have been nice. The first three days I did it (2-4th), I read a novel, maybe more short novel range. Stayed up a bit late on the last day of that to finish it. Yesterday I read a short story in the same series and in a bit I will start the second novel in the series. Seashell Cove Paranormal Mystery series by T. Thorn Coyle, can recommend. Very nice cozy mysteries so far.