Thank you! That’s a very nice touch. I completely forgot about keeping track of that post
Alright, gotcha. I would think it’s rarely the teachers or parents who do that; usually some older hoodlums :P.
In the case of the teacher, he is supposed to prevent the kid from smoking (and generally make sure the club room is used probably). That’s not illegal if he didn’t know (he was just incompetent and will have to face the consequences).
I was thinking about the case where the kid was stealing cigarettes from his parents. You are supposed to check that, so that’s still falls under your responsibility. Probably not jail, but you’ll get a fine at least.
Still, some older acquaintance is probably more likely indeed.
Anyway, it’s fiction, so who knows.
Summer Reading Plan
- half chapter of manga - よつばと (102 chapters)
- two pages of light novel - 氷菓 (374 pages)
- *1 free day/week to catch up on reading / wk / JLPT
Week 1 (June 1-6)
goals: Y ch1-3 H pg12
Week 2 (June 7-13
goals: Y ch4-6 H pg24
Week 3 (June 14-20)
goals: Y ch7-9 H pg36
Week 4 (June 21-27)
goals: Y ch10-12 H pg48
Omg whaat, how did I miss this thread! I’m doing a lot of reading now for JLPT, but I plan to also continue reading manga when I have time and energy /o/
Some thoughts I didn’t really get to yesterday. I read chapter 38 yesterday and just finished reading chapter 39 of Yotsuba today.
Yotsuba ch 38
Was a funny chapter. Made some screenshots of some great moments:
The serious face of the dad kills it for me here.
Yotsuba ch 39
I like how this chapter flows naturally in the next chapter, where I read ahead a bit in anticipation. They all addicted to the milk. Guessed correctly that 低脂肪乳 meant low-fat milk. Those are the small victories.
Today I started reading a bit late, because I spent most of the day trying (an failing, because i’m such a clumsy cat) to get vaccinated… Still, today I read (will update when read more):
- Read today’s NHK Easy News.
I read around 20 pages ふらいんぐうぃっち manga today. I didn’t look up any words I didn’t know, thus there were some sentences I didn’t understand but I don’t really care.
Day 4 - June 4th
Finished chapter 3 and moved to 4. I planned to read more, but grammar and vocabulary were hitting me hard today, so I’ve just done 10 pages. Small progress is still progress (ᵔ.ᵔ)
…this is gorgeous set up!
・Read 2% of Honzuki 4. (70% → 72%)
Reading while taking bus is hard. I must have reread the same sentences 5 times and still not remember what I’d just read. Something about star festival and fruits and water balloons. Was busy day today, cleaning and moving out. More cleaning tomorrow. Hopefully Sunday will be chill.
Today I read a bit of すべてがＦになる and about a third of 赤毛のアン chapter 19.
I think I’ve made it a goal to read anything not book club related, since that’s what made me read 赤毛のアン instead of sleep already.
Ooo I want to join! I love reading Japanese. I try to read about 30 pages of manga each week day, which has been a good pace for me. My goal this year is 12 books (where mangas count as 0.5 book).
I’m starting a bit late, I only read starting on Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday. But ah well. Happy to be part of the group.
- Aria - Volume 1
- Flying Witch - Volume 2
- Yona of the Dawn - Volume 3
Silly question but how did you get that format with the squares and dates???
氷菓, 6 pages (142-147), 25 min.
Didn’t look up any words. Had maybe 20 unknown vocab but just guessed from context or skipped because I had no time for looking up today. Understood everything fine, just may have missed some nuance.
HI BURNANNATOR Long time no talk!
I quoted it from Toyger’s message at the top, and then had to manually add in the little boxes by doing [ and then ]
June 4 Um…so one of my goals was not to read anything new until I worked through the things I’ve started. And then my boyfriend sent me this article
about the manga ボーイズ・ ラン・ザ・ ライオット …and I couldn’t help myself. So I’m now 1 chapter (73 pages) in and so far I’m in love. But also it’s more than I normally would read in japanese (I was just enjoying it too much to stop) so now I’m very exhausted!
I’m in, locked and loaded with a Durtle
Satori Reader, At least 5 books this year, NHK Easy
This Week, so far so good, went to a bookstore that was literally on top of the Japanese market I love going to. I felt like so happy to find the novelization of the Coco Pokemon Movie. I also bought a Star Wars book about Poe Dameron and Pokemon Sun and Moon Manga.
I’ll deep read the Koko and Star Wars and the manga I’ll be casually. Manga counts as 0.5 a book.
This thread seems both intimidating and inspiring.
A little while back I found a free newsletter from Reddit and I signed up, and the person who runs it sends an excerpt from Japanese literature every day. Recently they switched to every weekday instead of seven days a week, but I’ve been putting off reading them for a while. I think that’s a good place to start, and then I’ll go for an NHK News Easy article on weekends. My experience with reading Japanese has been mostly frustrating and quite tiring so it’s amazing to see so many people here that are such avid readers but that’s why I signed up in the first place so let’s do it!
I think most people go through the same early on. But keep pushing yourself to read, look up grammar you don’t know, learn some vocabulary words along the way, and it will get easier before you know it. It may take weeks, months, or years depending on the person, but there will be progress!