📚📚 Read every day challenge - Spring 2023 🌸🌷🌼

@queenofthegods and @hanpt2, below are the calendars I will be using (including June) with the div, aka only the weekday name row will have centered text. Below the code you can copy, I’ve showed what it looks like if some columns have extra emoji. (Do note that the code block might act as its own little box with scrolling and such…)

||||四月||||
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|<div align="center">月</div>|<div align="center">火</div>|<div align="center">水</div>|<div align="center">木</div>|<div align="center">金</div>|<div align="center">土</div>|<div align="center">日</div>|
||||||01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|
|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|
|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|
|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|22 :white_medium_square:|23 :white_medium_square:|
|24 :white_medium_square:|25 :white_medium_square:|26 :white_medium_square:|27 :white_medium_square:|28 :white_medium_square:|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|

||||五月||||
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|<div align="center">月</div>|<div align="center">火</div>|<div align="center">水</div>|<div align="center">木</div>|<div align="center">金</div>|<div align="center">土</div>|<div align="center">日</div>|
|01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|
|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|
|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|
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|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|31 :white_medium_square:||||||

||||六月||||
| --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- |
|<div align="center">月</div>|<div align="center">火</div>|<div align="center">水</div>|<div align="center">木</div>|<div align="center">金</div>|<div align="center">土</div>|<div align="center">日</div>|
||||01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|
|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|
|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|
|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|22 :white_medium_square:|23 :white_medium_square:|24 :white_medium_square:|25 :white_medium_square:|
|26 :white_medium_square:|27 :white_medium_square:|28 :white_medium_square:|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|||
四月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square:
03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square:
10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square:
17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square:
24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:



If you would rather have everything centered, so it would look like this:

四月
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square:
03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square:
10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square:
17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square:
24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:

And here is the code for that if you’d prefer:

||||四月||||
| :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: |
|月|火|水|木|金|土|日|
||||||01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|
|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|
|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|
|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|22 :white_medium_square:|23 :white_medium_square:|
|24 :white_medium_square:|25 :white_medium_square:|26 :white_medium_square:|27 :white_medium_square:|28 :white_medium_square:|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|

||||五月||||
| :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: |
|月|火|水|木|金|土|日|
|01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|
|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|
|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|
|22 :white_medium_square:|23 :white_medium_square:|24 :white_medium_square:|25 :white_medium_square:|26 :white_medium_square:|27 :white_medium_square:|28 :white_medium_square:|
|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|31 :white_medium_square:||||||

||||六月||||
| :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: | :-: |
|月|火|水|木|金|土|日|
||||01 :white_medium_square:|02 :white_medium_square:|03 :white_medium_square:|04 :white_medium_square:|
|05 :white_medium_square:|06 :white_medium_square:|07 :white_medium_square:|08 :white_medium_square:|09 :white_medium_square:|10 :white_medium_square:|11 :white_medium_square:|
|12 :white_medium_square:|13 :white_medium_square:|14 :white_medium_square:|15 :white_medium_square:|16 :white_medium_square:|17 :white_medium_square:|18 :white_medium_square:|
|19 :white_medium_square:|20 :white_medium_square:|21 :white_medium_square:|22 :white_medium_square:|23 :white_medium_square:|24 :white_medium_square:|25 :white_medium_square:|
|26 :white_medium_square:|27 :white_medium_square:|28 :white_medium_square:|29 :white_medium_square:|30 :white_medium_square:|||



Hopefully that helps! =D
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:horse: Apr :mountain_snow:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
:nail_care: May :japan:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
:bomb: June :cat:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

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Data!
For Spring 2023


Overall

I’m really pleasantly surprised that my trendline is still positive. I thought for sure that I had slowed down too much. While it’s not as good as winter, it’s really nice to see how much more I can read compared to last year or even just fall.

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Hi. I will try this challenge this year. I am really struggling with specific grammar patterns, such as relative clauses. I need to read more to improve my awareness. I will be using more of EasyNews and Matcha. If I am confident enough, I will surely try reading Harry Potter.

四月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square:
03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square:
10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square:
17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square:
24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:
五月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square:
08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square:
15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square:
22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square:
29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square: 31 :white_medium_square:
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As per usual, I’m in. :pirate_flag:

:books: Study Log Thread

In Progress :open_book:

ペルソナ5ザ・ロイヤル

Goals for this Challenge :trophy:

:white_check_mark: Do what I like in Japanese.
:white_check_mark: Write updates in Japanese.
:x: Keep up with the Tatami Galaxy Book Club.

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Apr
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
01
02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
May
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Jun
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Previous challenges

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Winter 2023

Skip Beat! 1 (cont’d)

ACT 5 欠(か)けてる気持(きも)ち

ACT 5
1st April

Read pgs. 148-154.

2nd April

Read pgs. 155-161.

3rd April

Read pgs. 162-169.

4th April

Read pgs. 170-171.

5th April

Read pgs. 172-174.

6th April

Read pg. 175.

7th April

Read pgs. 176-181. End of volume 1.

FAIRY TAIL 2

第5話 DAY BREAK (日(ひ)の出(で))
第6話 潜入(せんにゅう)せよ!!エバルー屋敷(やしき)!!
第7話 魔道士(まどうし)の弱点(じゃくてん)
第8話 ルーシィvs.エバルー公爵(こうしゃく)
第9話 DEAR KABY(親愛(しんあい)なるカービィへ)
第10話 鎧(よろい)の魔道士(まどうし)
第11話 その列車(れっしゃ)はナツを載(の)せていく
第12話 呪歌(じゅか)
第13話 死神(しにがみ)は度笑(どわら)う

第5話
9th April

Read pgs. 1-7.

11th April

Read pgs. 8-12.

12th April

Read pgs. 13-17.

13th April

Read pgs. 18-24. End of 第5話。

第6話
14th April

Read pgs. 25-31.

15th April

Read pgs. 32-36.

16th April

Read pgs. 37-44. End of 第6話。

第7話
17th April

Read pgs. 45-52.

18th April

Read pgs. 53-62.

19th April

Read pgs. 63-64. End of 第7話。

第8話
21st April

Read pgs. 65-71.

22nd April

Read pgs. 72-80.

23rd April

Read pgs. 80-85. End of 第8話。

第9話
24th April

Read pgs. 86-95.

25th April

Read pgs. 96-106. End of 第9話。

第10話
26th April

Read pgs. 107-110.

27th April

Read pgs. 111-112.

28th April

Read pgs. 113-117.

29th April

Read pgs. 117-121.

30th April

Read pgs. 122-126. End of 第10話。

第11話
1st May

Read pgs. 127-131.

3rd May

Read pgs. 132-138.

4th May

Read pgs. 139-142.

5th May

Read pgs. 143-146. End of 第11話。

第12話
6th May

Read pgs. 147-152.

7th May

Read pgs. 153-160.

8th May

Read pgs. 160-164.

9th May

Read pgs. 165-168. End of 第12話。

第13話
10th May

Read pgs. 169-173.

11th May

Read pgs. 174-182.

12th May

Read pgs. 182-187.

13th May

Read pgs. 187-188. End of 第13話。
Closing pages 189-191.

Closing pages cont'd
14th May

Read pg. 192.

17th May

Read pgs. 193-195. End of FAIRY TAIL 2.

2nd May- Read posts which included posts written in Japanese.

桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 桜蘭高校(おうらんこうこう)ホスト部(クラブ)

番外編(ばんがいへん) ~ハニー先輩(せんぱい)のうさちゃん~

第1話
18th May

Read pgs. 1-10. (I even attempted the handwritten omake page that came before the chapter actually started.)

19th May

Read pgs. 11-16.

20th May

Read pgs. 17-20.

21st May

Read pgs. 21-26.

22nd May

Read pgs. 27-30.

23rd May

Read pgs. 31-38.

24th May

Read pgs. 39-43.

25th May

Read pgs. 44-52.

28th May

Read pgs. 53-56. End of 第1話。

第2話
29th May

Read pgs. 57-61.

30th May

Read pgs. 62-68.

31st May

Read pgs. 69-73.

1st June

Read pgs. 74-81.

4th June

Read pgs. 82-84.

7th June

Read pgs. 85-93.

10th June

Read pgs. 94-108. End of 第2話。

第3話
11th June

Read pgs. 109-115.

12th June

Read pgs. 116-123.

13th June

Read pgs. 124-129.

14th June

Read pgs. 130-139.

15th June

Read pgs. 140-148.

16th June

Read pgs. 149-158.

17th June

Read pgs. 159-160. End of 第3話。

番外編
19th June

Read pgs. 161-165.

20th June

Read pgs. 166-170. End of 番外編。

Egoistic Club
21st June

Read pg. 171.

22nd June

Read pg. 172.

23rd June

Read pgs. 173-174. (Handwritten pages from here on. Attempted to read kanji that I recognised as well as the hiragana that I could make out.)

24th June

Read pgs. 175-176.

25th June

Read pgs. 177-178.

26th June

Read pgs. 179-181. End of volume 1.

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Nicole216's Home Post

Hello everyone! :wave:
This is the first time for me to join this challenge (or any challenge here on WK). I am really looking forward to it and am excited to see, how many days I will be able to read the coming months!


Books/Manga/VN, that I am currently reading (way too many)

Manga

  • :two_hearts: å½¼ first love vol.1
  • :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ vol. 1 (with book club)
  • :deciduous_tree: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん vol. 1 (with book club)
  • :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 vol. 1 (with book club)
  • :sparkles: 三ツ星カラーズ vol. 1
  • :basketball: アオのハコ vol. 2 (with book club - Volume 2 Thread)

Visual Novel

  • :old_key: 極限脱出 9時間9人9の扉 (with book club)

Books

  • :white_flower: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (with book club) ~english~
  • :coffee: 夜カフェ vol. 1
  • :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 (with book club)

Misc

  • :open_book: some (bookwalker) preview. For more Infos (which manga/book or so) click on the day

Books/Manga/VN, that I finished reading

Manga

  • 4月2日 :cd: スキップ・ビート! Vol.1
  • 4月9日 :closed_book: ハピネス Vol. 1
  • 4月10日 :closed_book: ハピネス Vol. 2
  • 4月12日 :closed_book: ハピネス Vol. 3
  • 4月24日 :mag: 名探偵コナン Vol. 1
  • 5月3日 :mag: 名探偵コナン Vol. 2
  • 5月7日 :mag: 名探偵コナン Vol. 3
  • 5月7日 :dragon_face: ルリドラゴン Vol.1 (with book club)
  • 5月11日 :sunrise: 暁のヨナ vol. 1
  • 6月5日 :sunrise: 暁のヨナ vol. 2
  • 6月19日 :basketball: アオのハコ vol. 1 (with book club - Volume 1 Thread)
  • 6月28日 :mag: 名探偵コナン Vol. 4

Future book clubs, that I want to join
  • 7月15日 スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり (book club) - maybe

April
四月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_flower: :dragon_face: :old_key: 02 :old_key: :cd:
03 :white_flower: :mag: 04 :mag: 05 :mag: 06 :two_hearts: 07 :old_key: 08 :dragon_face: :closed_book: 09 :closed_book:
10 :closed_book: :old_key: 11 :closed_book: 12 :closed_book: 13 :mag: :white_flower: 14 :white_flower: :old_key: 15 :dragon_face: 16 :mag:
17 :mag: 18 :old_key: 19 :old_key: :mag: :white_flower: 20 :coffee: 21 :mag: 22 :dragon_face: :mag: 23 :old_key: :white_flower:
24 :mag: 25 :mag: 26 :mag: 27 :mag: 28 :mag: 29 :dragon_face: :basketball: 30 :basketball: :coffee: :mag:
May
五月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :mag: 02 :mag: 03 :mag: 04 :mag: 05 :mag: 06 :mag: 07 :mag: :dragon_face: :basketball:
08 :peanuts: :sunrise: 09 :sunrise: 10 :sunrise: 11 :sunrise: :coffee: 12 :coffee: 13 :heavy_multiplication_x: 14 :deciduous_tree:
15 :peanuts: 16 :basketball: 17 :heavy_multiplication_x: 18 :basketball: 19 :heavy_multiplication_x: 20 :heavy_multiplication_x: 21 :cherry_blossom:
22 :peanuts: :basketball: 23 :coffee: 24 :cherry_blossom: 25 :coffee: 26 :peanuts: 27 :cherry_blossom: 28 :basketball:
29 :sunrise: 30 :sunrise: 31 :sunrise:
六月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :sunrise: 02 :sunrise: 03 :deciduous_tree: 04 :sunrise:
05 :sunrise: 06 :cherry_blossom: 07 :basketball: 08 :open_book: :coffee: 09 :sparkles: 10 :heavy_multiplication_x: 11 :peanuts:
12 :heavy_multiplication_x: 13 :cherry_blossom: 14 :heavy_multiplication_x: 15 :heavy_multiplication_x: 16 :heavy_multiplication_x: 17 :heavy_multiplication_x: 18 :rice_ball: :peanuts:
19 :deciduous_tree: :basketball: 20 :cherry_blossom: :mag: 21 :mag: :coffee: 22 :mag: 23 :mag: 24 :peanuts: 25 :cherry_blossom: :rice_ball:
26 :mag: 27 :mag: 28 :mag: :rice_ball: :basketball: :sparkles: 29 :coffee: 30 :coffee:

Thanks to MissDagger for providing those nice calendar templates! :smiley:

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:books: :blossom: softlyraining’s blossoming book stack :cherry_blossom: :open_book:

After both falling off the radar last challenge and finishing only one of my half-read books, I pretty much stopped reading consistently. :smiling_face_with_tear: That being said, I did end up reading every day during the challenge, so that’s still something. :grin: This challenge, though, I just want to get back to basics and read every day. I just started volume 1 of NANA, so I’ll be continuing with that for now. My other goal is to not fall off the face of the earth this time (which I feel like is always my secondary goal?). :crossed_fingers:

:cherry_blossom: :seedling: Apr :seedling: :cherry_blossom:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02
03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
:blossom: :tulip: May :tulip: :blossom:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

:closed_book: Bookmeter Profile

Reading Material

:red_square: → :green_square: NANA1 by 矢沢 あい
:red_square: → :question: 名探偵コナン2 by 青山 剛昌

Completion Rubric

:red_square: 0% ~ 33%
:orange_square: 34% ~ 66%
:yellow_square: 67% ~ 99%
:green_square: 100% COMPLETED!

Updates

April 1st - NANA 1
April 2nd - NANA 1
April 3rd - NANA 1
April 4th - NANA 1
April 5th - NANA 1
April 6th - NANA 1
April 11th - NANA 1
April 16th - 名探偵コナン 2

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:seedling: Ready for the spring challenge! :blossom: I only need to decide what to read next. With my rapidly growing tsundoku, I’m sure that’s not going to be a problem. For now, I only know that from April 8 onwards I will be reading 四畳半神話大系 with the ABC.

In the previous challenge I finished 11 books and read 2792 pages [1]. Excited to see how this one goes!

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:european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle::evergreen_tree:
:european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle::evergreen_tree: :mortar_board: :european_castle::mortar_board: :european_castle: :heart_on_fire:
:european_castle: :european_castle: :heart_on_fire: :evergreen_tree: :european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle: :heart_on_fire: :european_castle::mortar_board: :european_castle::mortar_board:
:european_castle: :heart_on_fire: :european_castle::evergreen_tree: :european_castle: :european_castle: :mortar_board: :mortar_board: :evergreen_tree:
:mortar_board: :heart_on_fire: :heart_on_fire: :heart_on_fire::evergreen_tree: :evergreen_tree: :evergreen_tree: :crescent_moon: :crescent_moon:
20 M a y 23
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:dna: :mortar_board: :mortar_board::dna: :dna: :mortar_board: :mortar_board:
:mortar_board: :mortar_board: :dna: :dna: :dna: :dna: :dna:
:mortar_board: :mortar_board: :mortar_board:
:mortar_board: :mortar_board: :mortar_board: :mortar_board: :mortar_board::dna: :dna:
:dna: :dna: :dna:

Index:
:roll_of_toilet_paper: - 糞尿譚 (on hold)
:mountain_snow: - 山の霊異記 幻惑の尾根 (on hold)
:crescent_moon: - 夢十夜 (finished)
:european_castle:- かがみの孤城 (finished)
:heart_on_fire: - 推し、燃ゆ (finished)
:evergreen_tree: - 神去なあなあ日常 (finished)
:mortar_board: - 四畳半神話大系 (finished)
:dna: - 硝子の塔の殺人 (finished)



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I finished 花束は毒 today and it was fine. I thought the very last scene in the book was a delight, but I really wasn’t that into the ‘final reveal’. My review is here but I didn’t write that much as it was neither a phenomenal book nor a terrible one. Probably a good entry-level adult novel, though. Provided you like crime.

Major spoilers, dark themes warning:

So throughout the book we are told that the man receiving letters (真壁) telling him to call off his marriage to かなみ was charged with rape 4 years ago, but that he denies doing this. Due to privacy laws, the victims name was never revealed to him and scrubbed from court documents. We come to find out the letters were actually intended for かなみ and were sent by her father who knows that she faked her rape charge against 真壁 using semen of his she stole from her part time job cleaning love hotels. She was obsessed with and stalking 真壁, but because she was a plain girl without connections she felt she’d have no chance at getting him. So she decided to destroy his social status.
I have…not so great feelings about using false rape charges as the ‘gotcha’. Part of it is probably cultural - it’s not unusual to hear men bemoaning woman being believed when they accuse someone of sexual misconduct. It’s a rare thing, and I doubt most women would want to undergo the scrutiny that comes with those charges (and in fact wanting to avoid that is why legitimate cases sometimes don’t get brought!) and every time it’s used as a plot point it kind of makes it seem more common than it is, to my eyes.
I have no idea if the plot twist was as unpleasant to Japanese readers, although quite a few people note they read it in the library for some reason :joy:

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I would like to participate! Just need to wait a couple weeks to get my laptop fixed so I can add myself to the participant list and make a proper home post. I don’t want to mess anything up in the meantime. I’ll still read everyday until then, though! :slightly_smiling_face::frog:

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Natalie’s Home Post! :cherry_blossom:

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Sneaking in a little last-minute home post here :joy: welcome to the spring challenge everyone! It’s always exciting to start out fresh and see what everyone’s up to :blush:

Background

I’m currently in the era of visual novels apparently, though really what else is new :joy: The Zero Escape VN club I’m hosting just started up so that’ll be an ongoing project, in addition to BU$TAFELLOWS which I may or may not stick to the schedule for haha. I’m also still working through Steins;Gate when I circle back to that, so lots to keep me busy! I’ll probably also throw in some manga and such for funsies (like when the OHSHC club starts :eyes:) and maybe read a normal novel at some point, but who knows!

Progress

Natively

Currently Reading:

Finished:

Previous Challenges: :snowflake: :cherry_blossom: :blossom: :maple_leaf: :snowflake:

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I’m only at level 8 but I just started reading on and off (more off). I don’t understand most of what I read but i feel it’s good practice anyways. It is exiting when I run across kanji that I know. I’m hoping this challenge will keep me focused and i’ll start a new reading habit.

I will be reading:
Todai Easy Japanese (1 news article per day)
履いてください、鷹峰さん. (1 or 2 chapters per day)
maybe 千と千尋の神隠し if i finish the above manga early.

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Obviously idk how to copy and past a calendar. jeez. :crazy_face:

Edit: fixed it! thank you MissDagger!

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You see those ``` marks before and after the calendar? Delete those and your calendars should be normal. :slight_smile:

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:cherry_blossom:lady_nelle’s home post:cherry_blossom:

Currently Reading:
Game: 二ノ国白き聖灰の女王
Web Novel: 本好きの下剋上~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~
Dictionary: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
にほんご500問N3

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:cherry_blossom: 4月1日 • Home Post

Today I read an entire chapter of チェンソーマン (:guide_dog::birthday::gun: ) with relative ease! More than that, I actually enjoyed it and got into flow a little! やった!!!

Something that’s made a huge difference to my enjoyment and comprehension is changing from XTREME HARDCORE IMMERSION MODE down to something more beginner, which fits my skill level having just finished Genki 1. That looks like:

  1. Letting myself immediately look up words & phrases I don’t know, instead of trying to work them out by force;
  2. Letting myself plug the fully conjugated word into DeepL, instead of only the stem;
  3. Instead of trying to break down and decode a sentence with grammar that isn’t making sense to me, I’ve been plugging the chunks into DeepL one at a time until I figure out the gist, and then double checking the whole sentence. This means I’m surfacing a lot more nuance and understanding the ways that combos of phrases I understand individually modify each other when they interact.

Overall, I’m finding that I’m learning AND enjoying more by not being a “figure it out on your own or die” purist. Feelsgoodman. Perfectionism can eat my shorts.

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:open_book: :desktop_computer: Sylph’s home thread :cherries: :cherry_blossom:

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Another challenge! I think this is my 7th? Can’t believe it’s been so many already.
This time my goals will be to not get burnt out trying to keep up with all the clubs I’ve joined/want to join (I’m a danger to myself) and somehow also read a non-bookclub book on the side. Good luck to me…
Even if it doesn’t happen 100% it’s always fun to have big goals

Bookclubs I’ll try to follow

  • BU$TAFELLOWS (VN club)
  • 極限脱出 9時間9人9の扉 (Zero Escape: 999) (VN club)
  • 僕が愛したすべての君へ (IBC)
  • A Dictonary of Japanese Grammar club
  • 四畳半神話大系 (The Tatami Galaxy)

Other things I’d like to read:

  • わたしの幸せな結婚 (Book)
  • 満月をさがして (Manga)
Past challenges

:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2023
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2022
:books: :books: :beach_umbrella: :sunny: Summer 2022
:books: :books: :cherry_blossom: :seedling: Spring 2022
:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2022
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2021

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:cherry_blossom::four_leaf_clover::cherry_blossom:
\huge\color{ #A3E4D7}\mathrm{🍀Day 1🍀}
:cherry_blossom::four_leaf_clover::cherry_blossom:

\small \color{ #FCF3CF}\mathrm{★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★}

Today I read a chapter of よつばと!That’s all:)

\small \color{ #FCF3CF}\mathrm{★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★}

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:cherry_blossom: Pyoro’s Home Post :cherry_blossom:
Missed the winter challenge so I’m happy to be back for spring! I’ve spent the beginning of this year reading a lot of manga so my goal for this challenge is to focus more on novels and games.

:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Apr :sun_behind_rain_cloud:
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:cherry_blossom: May :cherry_blossom:
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:blue_book: My Natively :green_book:

Currently Reading

:books: Books:
珈琲店タレーランの事件簿 また会えたなら、あなたの淹れた珈琲を :coffee: (0%)
FLESH & BLOOD 12 :pirate_flag: (0%)

:video_game: Games:
剣が君 :crossed_swords: (1/6)
バスタフェロウズ シーズン 2 :night_with_stars: (4/6)

Finished

April :sun_behind_rain_cloud:
准教授・高槻彰良の推察2 怪異は狭間に宿る :coffee: (15% → 100%)
FLESH & BLOOD 11 :pirate_flag: (0% → 100%)
薬屋のひとりごと 1 :leaves: (0% → 100%)

May :cherry_blossom:
かがみの孤城 上 :wolf: (20% → 100%)
かがみの孤城 下 :european_castle: (0% → 100%)
わたしの幸せな結婚 :ring: (0% → 100%)

June :sunflower:
バスタフェロウズ :city_sunset: (7/7)

Archive
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Apr 12th - May 29th
May 30- Jun 10th

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:dragon: :fire: FlamySerpent’s Home Post :fire: :dragon:

After another pause I wanted to get back to every day reading again, so here we are. I have an epilogue of 本好きの下剋上 2 left, and I thought to continue reading that series after finishing that one :eyes:

- read even a little bit; - read 25+ pages

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Book progress
Title Progress Days Completed
本好きの下剋上 2 90% → 100% 2 April 2
本好きの下剋上 3 0% → 100% 22 April 29
本好きの下剋上 4 0% → 100% 14 May 19
本好きの下剋上 5 0% → 100% 13 June 10
本好きの下剋上 6 0% → 6.5% 2 -
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I don’t know that I did that well with the last challenge but should do ok for the first couple of weeks at least!

I think I’m in about 5 book clubs so not necessarily planning to read outside of the clubs too much.

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