Well…more days down. I have no idea when I last posted. But, I feel very successful that (at least according to my paper reading log) I haven’t missed any days yet. Really glad that I have Chi available as the easy reading for when I’m wiped out and/or forget to read until later at night.
I read for about 2.5 hours today - finished the rendition of 桃太郎 in the treasury of Japanese folktales. It went faster than I expected, given how slow I’ve been with some of the folk tales. I appreciated that there were some repeated pieces of dialogue that I recalled and could get through faster each time. Then I went on and finished the first volume of 極主夫道 - look ups without furigana are still terrible, but I know more and more of the kanji, so there’s fewer of them to do - of course, they’re often ridiculous, complicated ones - if they’re too long, I now use Google Lens to capture the text, and then can look up the word. I enjoyed the book, but don’t think I’ll be embarking on volume 2 soon - still pretty tough going for my level.
Other highlights this week - I finished volume 7 of Chi’s Sweet home - it was cute as usual. My husband does not think it’s cute when he’s trying to sleep and I shake him to show him Chi being an adorable idiot.
I also finished vol 3 of Love so Life and embarked on volume 4 - I’ve been keeping separate vocabulary lists for each chapter, and it’s definitely interesting seeing how many words I’m looking up for each chapter - some chapters feel like fewer, but the actual count is similar to the last one. About 60 words/chapter right now - since I usually read a chapter in 1 sitting, I am not SRS-ing all of them - I’m thinking about extracting my lists and comparing them to figure out which words are recurring in this series so that I can SRS the most useful ones.