📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 🏖🏖

I’m so happy people found this thread motivating :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Just read the first chapter of おにコロリ.

Then 20 pages of いこくい!! - かざりとエリーの放課後★異国ごはん a manga about two girls writing for a magazine about foreign cuisine.

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Day 56 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 10.

Day 57 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 11.

Day 58 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 12.

Day 59 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 13.

Day 60 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 14.

Day 61 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 15.

Day 62 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 16.


I’m back! I finally got time to squeeze in an episode a day while on vacation, though I was really sleepy some of those, and this series being a bit more challenging than the ones I’ve read so far didn’t help :sob: . But my stubbornness of not wanting to fail the streak kicked in and I got it done anyway. The vacation was great, it’s been a great week.

Congratulations to every one of you that is done with the challenge :confetti_ball: :tada: . I’ll see you in the next one! As for myself, I’m still on my way to 75 days, so I still have a bit to push through :sunglasses: .

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Day 62: August 1st Almost put July 32nd lol whoops omg this date is even more off now, why
What did I read?: 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない Vol 1 and しまなみ誰そ彼 Vol. 2
How much did I read?: 9 pages and 32 pages (1 chapter)
How long did it take me?: 30 min and 51 min

Omg, why is Saezuru harder than like every other manga, like…look at the difference in time per page. :weary: (/whining) I’m already intrigued, though now that I understand what’s going on lol. And the second volume of しまなみ誰そ彼 is starting out good as well - finally found out who the heck that was at the end of volume 1. And the interaction between Tasuku and Tsubaki…maybe I’m naive but it would make me so happy if the feelings turn out to be mutual, they so cute. But idk, I feel like I don’t have a good enough read on this manga to be able to predict what will happen with that.

Yessss :shark: :shark: :shark: :shark: :shark: :shark: :shark: :shark:

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Home.
For the 1st of August I took a much needed break from reading.
Today, the 2nd of August, I wanted to try make some progress on my backlog of Takagi-san volume 1, so I decided to try read a page or so, and then I read 7 finishing chapter 8. Only 1 more chapter to go for volume 1 (+/- a bonus chapter) and I can call it done.

I’m not going to try reading every day as I think that might wear me out a bit, so I think I’ll be trying something like a “read most days / enough within reason” challenge. Maybe it will even become a “read a few days every week challenge”. Only time will tell.

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I was able to finish reading through Polar Bear Café volume 4 yesterday, but was too tired to post an update, so I’ll do it now. It’s a good feeling to be able to read through a series and understand enough to continue reading. There’s definitely some chapters that are more difficult than others. For now I’m trying to not dwell too long on a sentence and just move on. Either it will make sense later or I can return to it later if I feel it is necessary. Wanna say having takoboto on my phone for quick looks during reading has been great, as I’m able to return to reading without too much distractions (I do tend to not rely too much on it).

Anyway was able to read for another month on consistent basis. I’ll go back through my remaining Yotsuba volumes starting today I think.

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Well - here we are in August - I managed to get to the end without missing any days. Best day of the challenge (I think) I read an entire volume of Love so Life - can be a relatively words manga, so proud of that. Worst day(s) were usually 2-3 chapters of Chi’s Sweet Home - usually I intended to do 1, but gave myself another once I started reading because there’s relatively little text.

At the end, I’m leaning into continuing the light novel I started - I suspect it will be difficult the whole way through, but I know I’ll learn a lot (and there are plenty more volumes I can pick up if desired).

Thank you @Redglare for organizing this - it’s definitely kept me on track this summer. Even if I don’t get much else done, I’m now up to 2 Japanese things in the day - WK and reading will happen.

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:ballot_box_with_check: Day 61

Read half of chapter 15 in 僕はブルー!Meant to read the full chapter, but the story went a little off main course and so I had to learn a bunch of new words about missing children and related statistics.

I officially caught up with the full number of days. Still got a bit to read, and wanna see how long I can keep the streak from here on, so I’ll see you guys again tomorrow!

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In my case I always think “oh whatever, I’ll post tomorrow” and then tomorrow when I finish reading I’m too sleepy to post again… and then I suddenly I need to post several days at once.
Or I’m too embarrassed about the amount I read, so I want to compensate next day to make it look better, and then it also doesn’t work :stuck_out_tongue:
So today I’m posting during the reading break.

Anyway. Congratulations to everyone who participated during the original schedule :confetti_ball: you’re all awesome :confetti_ball:
And very much thanks to @Redglare :balloon:


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Day 34
July 29

  • 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5 (44% → 48%)

Day 35
July 30

  • 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5 (48% → 49%)

Day 36
July 31

  • 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5 (49% → 53%)

Day 37
August 1

  • 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5 (53% → 54%)
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Today I finished reading (around 50 pages) the trail edition of the いこくい!! - かざりとエリーの放課後★異国ごはん manga. They even tell you, how to cook some of the foreign dishes. Reading the manga just made me hungry.

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I ate something and felt awful since second half of the day. So instead of rereading earlier chapters of Forbidden Scrollery (2), I read bonus 4 koma .

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I’m not worrying too much about daily updates anymore but figure I’ll keep going in this thread at least until I finish NO.6!

Yesterday was a good reading day - I read 2 chapters of ハイキュー (they were great chapters, really gave me the “man, I just love this manga!” feeling and it was hard to stop there!) It made me glad that we’re now moving faster in the book club, it’s such a pleasant read. Also read another 5% of NO.6 - I had to check the book club thread after reading to check that I wasn’t just getting really confused and the lead character really was hearing talking mice - but it turned out that my understanding was correct and this book is just real strange hahah. It’s so much fun to read something where I have no idea where the story is going to go, even if it does mean I’m sometimes confused!

Today I had to work for over 9 hours so definitely didn’t have that weekend reading energy! read another 2% of No. 6, might read a little more before bed, might be too sleepy. My slow reading speed is so frustrating when I don’t have much time to read because I’m dying to know what happens next! So impatient lol.

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Day 63 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 17.

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Day 63: August 2nd
What did I read?: しまなみ誰そ彼 Vol. 2
How much did I read?: 118 pages (4 chapters - finished the volume)
How long did it take me?: 2 hours 25 min

well that did not end well
omg, I still don’t have volumes 3 and 4 because I couldn’t get new copies from Amazon and had to order used ones through this proxy thing :cry: I want to know what happensssss ahhhhhhh
I wonder if Misora will come back :frowning: I’m worried… I really liked getting to know Misora throughout this volume, and I thought the sibling dynamic between Misora and Tasuku was really sweet and cute. Unrelated, but I almost died at the end of chapter 8, I can’t believe that guy was Tsubaki’s dad of all people. :grimacing: And then it comes up again at the end :grimacing: :grimacing: Oh boy.

I have to say, the fireworks festival chapter was extremely pretty~ The art in this series is really beautiful.

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Home. August 3rd read the 5 pages of the bonus chapter from からかい上手の高木さん (1).

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Read all of chapter 15, and a little of 16 in 僕はブルー. I have 10 pages left until the book is finished!

I wonder what I should pick up next?

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Continuing posting while I’m reading for the next day, seems to be working so far.

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Day 38
August 2

  • 乙女ゲームの破滅フラグしかない悪役令嬢に転生してしまった…5 (54% → 62%)

I started something “new” today, that is, not a new series, but a new manga volume. Bungou Stray Dogs volume 21 just got released, so I’m catching up.
I watched the anime (with English subtitles) until the 3rd season, then read the manga in translation until I was up to date, then read new chapters in Japanese as they came out, but gave up after a several months and decided to wait for full volume releases instead. Especially since I was buying whole magazine digitally just for this one chapter.
Also read (in Japanese) a spin off manga series and three accompanying light novels.
All in all, BSD is too difficult for me, but it’s something I’m not willing to give up :stuck_out_tongue:
I’m waiting with rereading older volumes in Japanese until I’m better, though. But with shiny new content, I don’t want to wait. But the amount of things I need to check is ridiculous sometimes :grin:

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Day 64 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 18.


Alright I’m really starting to need a break :joy: Only 11 days to go, we good.

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Day 64: August 3rd
What did I read?: 君には届かない Vol. 2
How much did I read?: 51 pages (2 chapters)
How long did it take me?: 1 hour 25 min

And we’re back to this series~ This volume feels a bit more serious in tone than the first volume :thinking: But I so called what happened in the first chapter of this volume. I knew it.

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Started to read Forbidden Scrollery(3). My guts still want to jump out, so including all title pages, I got only to 8/185 pages, 4%.

As it’s just the beginning, not much happened yet beside youkai being spooky.

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