📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 🏖🏖

The art really is so pretty. :heart:

I finished 私の押しは悪役令嬢。volume 1. Also started 人間失格 for the ABC. It’s going to take a while for me to get used to this style, I can tell. Might have to re read this part before next week’s.

I read the last 40 or so pages I had left of あせとせっけん. With that I finished the series. :cry: It was mostly drafts with some explanations about the process from there to the finished manga. Lots of handwritten text as well, always a joy.
I also read some more of 青の王. Almost halfway through the book now.


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:heavy_check_mark: Day 12
July 7

  • 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…4
    (67% → 74%)

I started to read volume 1 of マジャン ~畏村奇聞 yesterday. Today I continued to read it but this manga is much harder than the previous ones I have read. Nonetheless I already read 50 pages in two days.


I’m sure someone will like this article :3



Was busy again today so only managed to start reading after 11pm. Probably wouldn’t have read anything if not for this challenge but decided to try the first chapter of 鬼滅の刃4 and ended up really enjoying it! I’ve generally (both because of keeping to bookclub schedules and because of me being me) jumped around different series up until now, switching things up quite a lot. Not sure I’ll stop doing that but it’s been cool seeing how rapidly reading one manga series gets easier when you read multiple volumes in a row. Today’s chapter was a short one (only 20 pages) but there wasn’t all that much vocab I needed to look up and only a couple of panels I had to stop and puzzle out. Feels like a big improvement from the first volume!

I’m thinking that my July goal will be to catch up to the end 鬼滅の刃 vol 8, which would take me up until the end of the movie (I think…I might be forgetting/miscounting). And then in August I want to give the first light novel a try! That’s the plan for now at least haha - will see if it’s doable alongside bookclub reading etc🤞


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July 7 Update

Today has been another busy day, so I spent my time reading manga. I finished out the first chapter of ホリミヤ which only took about 30 min. Not difficult, and very cute. I’d forgotten how cute the first bit of this manga is, so it’ll be fun to read through the rest of the volume.

I imagine I won’t have too much time to read while traveling, so it might be worthwhile to (finally) buy some digital manga and read those instead of carrying around too many physical volumes.


I see, well that’s good to hear you’re already with an employer you like! Sounds like a cool field to work in too.

I definitely understand the frustration! It sucks when you think you did well in an interview but it doesn’t turn out. There are so many factors, I try not to think about it, but I always end up agonizing over all the things I could’ve said differently that might have landed me the job.

I’m looking for work as a translator/interpreter in the entertainment industry, probably like coordinating business between Japanese and English speaking employees. I do that kind of work now, but at a board of education in Japan, so the industry transition is the biggest hurdle.

Been slowly looking since last fall, sped up recently and got several interviews with companies I like, so maybe the end is near! Thanks for the encouragement!!


Started reading a book in English, for the first time in a while. My friend is trying to read the same book in English so I’m gunna help her out with words she doesn’t know/grammar etc, so I’m looking forward to reading more.
It’s the English translation of 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年, another 村上春樹 novel.


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Day 37: July 7th
What did I read?: レンタルおにいちゃん Vol. 2
How much did I read?: 78 pages (2 chapters)
How long did it take me?: 48 min

Time to get back to another book club series I bought all the volumes of but never finished :sweat_smile: It’s been quite a while since I read the first volume…like most things, I don’t remember why I stopped. :thinking: Meanwhile I’m procrastinating on my current book club book, because that makes a lot of sense


Day 9: July 7th

At the library and at SO’s apartment.

・書類などの送付(4 pages)
精霊の守り人(like two pages before falling asleep mid sentence)

Feeling pressed for time lately, but still going. I really want to improve my literacy, just gotta stay focused on that.


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July 7th からかい上手の高木さん chapter 5 pages 7 and 8.

So in 2 days I’ve read 8 of the 16 pages in this chapter, which is well and truly a new chrisosaurus-world-record. I was hoping to do more last night to maybe finish this chapter in 3 days, but the Great House Move is still ongoing so that is sapping most of my spare time and energy.


:ballot_box_with_check: Day 37

Yeah, it’s not getting easier :sob: Three pages of chapter 3 in ぼくはイエローでホワイトでちょっとブルー. Gonna keep going though–I think it’s going to be really worth the effort.


Finished this week IBC (5 pages of Coffee…)


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July 8

・Read Kono Oto Tomare vol. 10 last night
・30% of vol. 11 today

edit: almost forgot to update table again


Day 10: July 8th

At lunch.

・心をこめて贈る(2/4 pages)

Today I did not meet my goal of one section a day. Normally I head up to the library after work, but today I was just too tired. But I did read a little at lunch, so the streak remains!


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Day 38 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 12.

I was out today, wanted to read IBC but I’ll have to catch up tomorrow.


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Day 38: July 8th
What did I read?: 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない Vol 1
How much did I read?: 20 pages
How long did it take me?: 1 hour 10 min

Well I stopped procrastinating today and caught up with this book club. …Actually I’m a week ahead now, because I went ahead and finished the chapter xD Why is this manga so hard :sweat: Stg, I never know who’s saying anything and it makes me misinterpret things constantly. Please give me my context, I’m powerless without it :weary: Despite my complaining, I’m not not enjoying this manga story-wise. Just wish I was better at understanding it.


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July 8th からかい上手の高木さん chapter 5 final EIGHT PAGES - finishing chapter 5 in 3 days \o/
I was aided by a few pages being very light, using DeepL to get hints on grammar constructs I was unsure of, and the ABBC threads.

In the morning I read for ~ 30 mins, and at night maybe an hour an a half, so call it 2 hours all up - although I didn’t time it at all.

I took a break from The Great House Move which allowed me to make more progress. But for the next few days that won’t be possible. I have to disassembling the final pieces of furniture, and Saturday morning bright and early everything will be loaded into a truck - so I’m not sure how much (if any) progress I’ll be making over the next few days.


20 more pages of 1Q84, up to 136 pages now, around half way through. I honestly feel like I could read for longer but I limit myself to an hour, for habit’s sake. I guess in a sense I don’t want to accidentally read too much and burn myself out on it, so I’ll stick to my guns for a bit.


I so far have 5 days which I have not read. Preety good and at least on the Satori Reader Level I understand more and more!

Would not mind reading about rock collecting mhm…