June 8 Update
Today’s reading was ナルト chapters 10 and 11, which covers about 40 pages. It took me approximately 3 hours, and I encountered about 75 unknown words along the way. The first chapter was, for the most part, straight forward to get through, except for a couple of pages of Kakashi’s deductions about Tazuna’s mission. The second chapter is where most of the new words appeared, and it’s because Tazuna explains the Gatou situation. There were many economy related words I had no background for, so it became pages of confusion.
Writing down each and every word I didn’t know took me back to when I first started reading and took 10 - 15 minutes per speech bubble to make out what was going on. It’s painful. I’m happy to move on from it, but I’m sure it’s not the last time I’ll encounter this.
My original plan was to read one chapter of Naruto a week to finish by end of July. Since there are 10 chapters in this volume, I realized that wasn’t going to be possible, so I decided to amp up the reading a bit more. My book club picks each have about 3 weeks left before they’re done. If I push myself a bit, I can probably finish both 進撃の巨人 and ナルト by the end of June as well. That does mean I’ll need to find more books to read for July though…