And I read another part of the five part of an Ask Graded reader level 4 volume. So I’ve gotten started on my read every day summer. Also no summer vacation here either, but doesn’t have to be a lot read each day, ne. ^^
Basically that’s what I’ve been doing for more than a year now, so yay
I’ve long since run out of excuses for not starting to read more regularly. Count me in on this challenge! ^>^
Yes, I absolutely love this idea! I’ve booked some time off this summer and now I have every excuse to spend it on (slowly ) reading.
For now I hope to finish both「 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~」and volume 1 of the manga version of 「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…」.
Good luck to everybody participating!
I’m going to try and read every day, even if it’s just 1 page. New books will be added to my goals as I go.
夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~ (25% done) (very limited furigana)
名探偵コナン 紺青の拳 (furigana)
ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 (3/6 stories read) (furigana)
青春オカルティーン 1 (over 50% read)
June 1-2 - 17.5 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~
June 3-5 - 11 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳, 21 pages of manga 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…vol 1
June 6-7 - 74 pages of manga 乙女ゲーム 1 [completed], 53 pages of manga やがて君になる
June 8-10 - 56 pages of manga やがて君になる, 36 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
June 10-12 - 7 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン, 58 pages of manga やがて君になる 1[completed]
June 13-14 - 23 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン
June 15-16 - 27 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン
June 17-20 - 127 pages of light novel 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳 [completed]
June 21-26 - 144 pages of manga 乙女ゲーム 2 [completed]
June 27-28 - 15 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 and 80 pages of manga やがて君になる 2
June 29-30 - 85 pages of manga やがて君になる 2 [completed], 8 pages of 月刊少女野崎くん 1
July 1 - 16 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 2-3 - some twitter and youtube comments; one NHK Easy News article and 25 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 4 - 27 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 and 3 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン
July 5-7 - 25 pages of manga 青春オカルティーン, manga 花のみぞ知る 1 [completed], manga 花のみぞ知る 2 [completed]
July 8-12 - manga 花のみぞ知る 3 [completed], 12 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1
July 13-18 - 3 pages of light novel 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~, 55 pages of children’s book ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂 1 [completed]
Definitely an awesome idea, yay I’ll never be on holiday - plus it would be too short lol - so I’ll extend the period from today till the end of August and see where I’ll be in three months
Redglare’s summary post
・Subete ga F ni naru
・SAO vol. 7 & 8
・Re:Zero vol. 1
・Honzuki vol. 4
・Finish part 2 of Honzuki: vol. 5, 6 & 7 (Extra challenge)
・YagaKimi vol. 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
・Urara Meirochou vol. 2
(Recently added)・Kono Oto Tomare vol. 1 - 17
Ahaha… now how do I finish all of this?
・Read 4% or so of すべてがFになる.
I’m not on summer vacation quite yet, still a bit busy writing graduation thesis, but is almost done. Will travel back home next week, so will have plenty of time after that. This is not even my final form
Link to daily posts
Here’s my bookshelf on bookwalker.jp:
Don’t let those “100%” misguide you - I haven’t yet finished any of them, 100% just means that I’ve browsed through the book.
Right now I’m reading the first volume of はたらく細胞 manga (today finished the third chapter out of 4), so that 77% is actually accurate.
After that I plan to read the light novel version of はたらく細胞 - then, if all goes well, I’ll buy and read other volumes of the light novel, then I will finish the other books I have - and then I will buy and read the other manga volumes, at least that’s the plan.
I’ll bite too! It’s a nice and beneficial idea ^^
How do you all plan to keep track of it? Do you prefer to keep a personal registry or do you want to have a common wiki one?
Absolutely awesome idea! As a perpetual straggler with “get on reading wagon”, I’m super happy you created this post!
Will update tonight with my progress.
Yay! Glad to have you onboard
I think I personally prefer writing a post for each day. There’s no right or wrong way, if someone rather wants one post per week or something like that they can go for that approach too. I think I might write stuff like long term goals sometime (i.e. books I want to have read), how much I’ve read each day, maybe about the contents or plot unless it’s a book club book (while using blurred text to avoid spoilers ), stuff like that. But each to their own! Feel free to post whatever fits you best
I did reserve the second post just in case, but I’m not sure What do you guys think?
I’m off to sleep now
Im gonna participate! I will take this as reading a little outside of textbook. I honestly can’t read much but I at least will try to read through short stories with what I can and slowly hopefully I can understand more and more as the next months go by! Summer lasts til September here (wooo California) so that gives me three months to gauge progress
Today I read through the first two chapters of チーズスイートホーム (Chi’s Sweet Home). I bought it forever ago and havent even attempted to read it. The grammar seems fairly basic but it gets kinda tricky when Chi changes the words up lmao It is nice to be learning new words since my vocabulary is pretty limited.
Same here. I like reading other people posts for inspirations, and more posts means more likes to give (and recieve).
As for a wiki, would be nice to have one with summary table listing participants, and maybe few optional stats, like date joined and number of days completed. I can see from the thread that reading level and ambitions of participants vary greatly. We have a professional anime translator and fluent speakers, along with beginners, so I would not put something like number of pages into the summary table.
Sure, I like your take. Frequent activity and discussion in the thread will probably give us more motivation to keep going
- try to finish things rather than being one chapter into a bunch of things at a time
- keep up with book club reads
- read a chapter a day (if manga), or 2 pages (if novel)
魔女の宅急便１(bookclub schedule)：| 1 | 2｜
よつばと３：(bookclub schedule)｜15 ｜16｜17 | 18｜19｜20｜21｜
それで歩は寄せてくる: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 |
ハイキュー4 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 |
NO.6 1 (ライトノベル）| 5% | 10% | 15% | 18% (end chapter 1)| 23| 26 | 30%|
|Week 22||[ x]|
June 1was super tired/busy today but managed to read a few pages of 魔女の宅急便 at least! might also read a little bit of ナルト as well before bed (I tend to read that in ‘only look up a word if I really can’t get it from context’ style cos it’s my chill out manga so it’s way lower energy than a novel). First day done!
June 2 chapter 6 ナルト- 20 pages.
June 3 chapter 7 ナルト- 18 pages. Finished the first volume! And it’s a cliffhanger so I might be back in to update this later if I can’t help myself reading on…(update - I was correct, I ended up coming back and reading the next chapter (another 20 pages I think). However that chapter ended in a better stopping place so I might try to pick やがて君になる back up tomorrow.)
June 4 ボーイズ・ラン・ザ・ライオット 1 chapter, 72 pages.
June 5 Finished chapter of やがて君になる, about 14 pages (was sick so couldn’t read much )
**June 6 ** ボ−イズ…ch2 (33p) ナルト-ch9
June 7 やがて君になる ch8
June 8 やがて君になる ch9
june 9 kikis, finished ch1 (2 pages)
June 10 ボーイズ ch3 (30 pages)
June 11 ch4
June 12 ナルトc10,11,12 - 61pages
June 13 ボーイズ ch5,6,7 (65 pages) - end of first volume!
June 14 Almost didn’t read anything but Yotsuba saved me! Read one chapter
June 15-20 didn’t record things daily but did still read every day. during this time I finished off やがて君になる、read some more ハイキュー、よつばと and ナルト。
June 21 Post
June 22 & 23 here
June 24 here
June 25 update here
**June 26-27 ** 鬼滅の刃 up to vol2 chapter 15
June 28 Last two chapters 鬼滅の刃2 post here
June 29 one chapter of ハイキュー、first two chapters 鬼滅の刃3
June 30 three chapters 鬼滅の刃3
July 1 pretty sure I read 3 chapters 鬼滅の刃3…looks like I messed up recording yesterday so it’s a little confusing.
July 2 &3 finished 鬼滅の刃３ & ナルト2
July 4 & 5 finished Haikyuu 3 (last chapter and extra)
**July 6 ** 1 chapter それで歩は寄せてくる
July 7 1 chapter 鬼滅の刃４ (20 pages)
July 12 & 13 both days read 3 chapters 鬼滅の刃, to finish 4th vol
July 14 3 chapters 鬼滅の刃５、roughly 1 hr reading time
July 15 6 chapters 鬼滅の刃５(finished vol), NO.6 (1) - 5% (kindle)
**July 16 ** 5% NO.6 (took 1hr 6m)
July 17 5% NO.6
July 18 & 19 more no.6, up to 23%
July 20 NO. 6 to 26%
July 21 no.6 to 30%
July 22 No.6 to 39%
June 1st. Time: 30 min. Manga Pages: 2
What: Manga からかい上手の高木さん (Volume 1), current pick of ABBC.
Looks like I’m grabbing a copy of the table, and using it to track my progress =D
My Kobo e-reader says I’m 7% of the way in, but that’s misleading since the story begins at the 4% mark.
The progress is also misleading because I’ve actually read and looked up words for this beginning part previously, so today was just a re-read. The real test begins tomorrow, when I run out of “already read this part” material!
Aside from that, I also kept up my usual daily manga reading:
June 1st - so far, about 45 mins - 7 chapters of Chi’s Sweet Home - Vol 3 - it’s a fairly quick read, pretty low text, but reinforces some casual grammar points that I’ve been picking up.
Expecting to pick up my book (instead of manga) again tomorrow, but needed lower effort reading today - I still have a textbook chapter review to do. I just finished the first half of マジック・ツリーハウス 1 over the weekend - looking forward to seeing what’s next (especially since I don’t actually remember any plot of this one from the English - I expect it to be a tougher read).
Edit: Summaries are fun.
I’ve made it a few days in, so I guess I’ll set some actual goals:
Finish マジック・ツリーハウス 1
Read 2 short stories
Read Yotsubato vol 1/2
Finish Chi’s Sweet home Vols 3 - 4
Read 極主夫道 Vol 1
Summer 2021 Reading Challenge
Status: In Progress
Completion: 55 / 75 days (73%) .
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 2.
NHK Easy News: ワクチンの注射「会社や大学などで21日から始めてもいい」
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 3 and 4.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 5 and 6.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 7.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 8.
Final Fantasy III: 2h.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 9.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 10.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 11 and 12.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 13.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 14 and 15.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 16.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 17.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 18.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 19.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 20.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 21 and 22.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 23.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 24.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episode 25.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Episodes 26 and 27 (finale).
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 1.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 4 pages.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 2.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 3.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 4.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 3 pages.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 5.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 7 pages.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 5 pages.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 6.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 7.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 4 pages.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 6 pages.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 8.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 9.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 10.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 5 pages.
コーヒーが冷めないうちに , 5 pages.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 11.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 12.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 13.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 14.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 15.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 16.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 17.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 18.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 19.
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 20.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 1.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 2.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 3.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 4.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 5.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 6.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 7.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 8.
Satori Reader: Secret, Episode 9.
2021-06-01 (day 1)
read 5 pages (p.122-126) of 氷菓.
Was procrastinating for hours before finally sitting down to read. I still have this irrational fear of not being good enough to understand the novel and trying to escape reading. But when I actually start reading it goes pretty well.
I had to look up 20 words in a dictionary (~4 words per page).
Tomorrow I’ll try to measure the time I spend on reading too.
Oh well, this thread is perfect I’ve fallen off the wagon big time on reading Japanese (these past few months, I’ve barely read at all), so this sounds like a good way to get back on track. There will probably be days when I read like…one page, but I will push myself to do at least 1-2 pages per day! Consistency is always my biggest battle, and beginning to read is often the hardest part.
I will start - right now!
Day 1: June 1st
What did I read?: よつばと！Vol 15, because I am supposed to be reading with the book club and I am behind
How much did I read?: 1 chapter (47 pages)
How long did it take me?: Um…20 min? (I forgot to look when I started )
Some Yotsuba reflections
Yotsuba has become a really pleasant reading experience for me over the years. When I started with Vol 1, it did not feel that way. …Actually, Vol 1 might have been the first real Japanese text I ever tried to read, now that I think about it. Fast forward to Vol 15, and I can now read it pretty comfortably most of the time, once I actually pick up the book. I could almost actually…try reading it without quick access to a dictionary? Like on a bus or train? :o Blasphemy! It was also the first series I could read well enough to actually laugh at in real time (vs. several minutes later when I finally finished looking things up xD). I’ve definitely grown with the series.
Challenge Progress and Links to Daily Posts