📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 🏖🏖

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July 13 More droopy plant mood

Remembered that there were stuff I couldn’t remember, so I re-read/skimmed through chapter 1. Got the important details now.

omg, spot on :joy: I have no idea what to go for yet, but thanks for the tip! :slight_smile:

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Finished the first volume of the manga マジャン ~畏村奇聞. Lol I didn’t understand any of the mahjong game rules or what happens during the mahjong game. They were screaming リ-チ and ポン all the time. Nothing interesting happened in the second half. The evil dudes tricked the girl Takumi into entering a room which is forbidden for woman, As a punishment they were playing mahjong and Takumi was the prize. Every round the evil guy ウナギ won Takumi had to take of a piece of her clothing. She was sitting in her underwear at the end of the manga.

I wonder what I should read tomorrow. I still have over 100 manga volumes to read, some books, manga magazines, videogames, visual novels…

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Maybe it’s worth reading up on the rules of Japanese mahjong if you’re gonna read a manga called “mahjong”. :stuck_out_tongue: There’s a whole wikipedia article about it. ポン = three-of-a-kind set, リーチ = player is announcing they’re one tile away from winning, because the hand is worth more points when they do that.

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My main reading today was 鬼滅の刃 - read three chapters which took me to the end of the 4th volume. I was a little worried because vol 3 introduced some new characters that I found fairly annoying, but I’m slowly starting to warm up to them. Except from when 善逸 is a complete creep to women, bleh . Characteristically, the volume ended on a double cliff hanger. I should stop reading for the day (at least on my iPad) but it sure makes it hard!

While I’ve not recorded it, I also got distracted during work and read a bit of a random visual noveley type game that I downloaded onto my phone cos I figured out how to. I did zero research into whether or not it’s any good (it seems like a very silly dating sim type thing with the concept seeming to be that you’ve gone back in time and are flirting with a bunch of Japanese historical figures), but it is voiced (except from the protag) which is pretty nice. It made me realise how little Japanese history I know (because pretty much all of the characters that were introduced the MC is like “oh yes, I know about them! They are famous! I learned about them in school!”…and I have heard of none of them haha. Prompted by that, I have downloaded ねこねこ日本史でよくわかる 日本大事件 (which I had bookmarked a while back after seeing it reccomended on these forums) onto my kindle to try to learn at least a little bit more (plus it has cute cats!). Might try a couple of pages tonight and see how I find it :slight_smile:

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Day 43 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 17.


Getting close to the finale, only 3 episodes left then starting a new story! There are a few long ones that look interesting but also very intimidating. These series I’ve read have been 12, 27 and 20 episodes, but there are some with 50 or even over 100; those feel like quite a commitment. Which is not bad, if the story is good the more episodes the better, it just feels juuuust slightly suffocating, because that’s a hundred days of daily commitment supposing I read on episode per day. I guess I could read two series at the same time, but I don’t know how I feel about that, I kinda prefer just focusing on one. But anyhow, new series in 3 days :smiley: I don’t know which yet.

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Day 43: July 13th
What did I read?: レンタルおにいちゃん Vol. 4 (finished the volume)
How much did I read?: 220 pages (5 chapters - the whole volume)
How long did it take me?: 2 hours and 8 min

BYE MY HEART :sob: I went and read the whole darn volume because I literally could not stop. (It only took me 2 hours, is this a new personal speed record? I’m not sure, but maybe lol) From the start of the volume it did not go how I expected it to go. Honestly Kazutaka’s backstory broke my heart, I mean I agree with the other characters that it doesn’t really excuse his treatment of Kanami, but damn, that poor boy. I’m so happy he made the choice to change and get help.
Also, if anyone was wondering, I did clean my apartment today, finally

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July 13th からかい上手の高木さん chapter 6 page 7 (3 difficult panels, 1 noop, 1 easy).

Once again huge thanks to this club as it lead me to do more than I intended.
I was actually thinking of taking a break as I was quite exhausted and my arm was in pain, but then I had a little bit of time earlier in the night so I did one panel, and then since I had a little more time I wrote down the second panel but didn’t translate it yet. Later in the night I decided it would be quick to translate it since I already had it written down, and then once I was there and in the mood I decided to just keep going.

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Sheesh, I’m bearly begun the Pokemon Koko novelizatiom(3 pages a day) There are several words I don’t know but most I know! Much onomonepia.

I have found about 4-5ish Kanji not taught on here, according to the back it’s an middle school level book. I’m doing surpsingly fine for now. I’m not at the poimt where a unknown word is found out by context but I think that’ a native level ablity.

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Had bad insomnia Sunday night and blasted through quite a bit (for me anyway… :snail: ) of ありす19th. Also poked around the bookshelves and tried properly translating a couple pages of 火の鳥 which was surprisingly easier than I’d expected so might continue with that.

Unfortunately I keep forgetting to sit down and read! I think I have too many “do a little of this every single day” projects and it’s hard to keep track of them all…

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:ballot_box_with_check: Day 43

I finished my reading early today! Finished chapter 5 of 僕はブルー (haha thanks @Belerith :laughing::sparkles:).

We’re getting deep enough in the story that I started tearing up. This doesn’t mean the book is actually sad tho–Did I mention to you guys that I’m capable of crying during a heartfelt commercial??
Oh! And I have a couple of words/readings I can share this time :notes:

Today's words:
  • Unusual readings:
    強張こわばる = To stiffen (an expression or posture)
    かす = to season, to enliven. In the book they used it to describe a heater “enlivening” the stench of unbathed/urine soaked people. :grimacing:
  • Phrase:
    かたしから = Absolutely every bit, everything from A to Z.
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Forbidden Scrollery (2), 9 more pages, 16%
Just when heroes thought they’ve discovered who steals sake from villagers, story gets a little more complicated.

Phrase of the day:

似ても似つかない 【にてもにつかない】

  1. [adj-i,exp] quite unlike; not bearing the slightest resemblance

Also I’ve noticed that reading Forbidden Scrollery(1) turned to be productive. When 煙 came up in WK’s reviews, I recognized it much faster than other kanji.

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July 14 Eh, I figure the title is short enough as it is. IME got it saved already too, so xD

・Read ch. 2, part 1 of 冷たい密室と博士たち. Am two weeks behind book club schedule, but I’m sure I’ll manage. Today was mostly chill. Feeling ready to read more tomorrow :eyes: :books:

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July 14 3 more chapters of 鬼滅の刃. These were mainly fight scenes so pretty easy reading, took about 50 mins. I read some of ねこねこ日本史…last night and will probs read more tonight but unsure how to record as reading very unhurriedly in 2 page sections. Guess will just record whenever I finish a chapter (if there are even chapters? not sure)

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Day 44 :ballot_box_with_check:
Satori Reader: The River Sanzu, Episode 18.

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Day 44: July 14th
What did I read?: しまなみ誰そ彼 Vol. 1
How much did I read?: 32 pages (1 chapter)
How long did it take me?: 51 min

Wanted to try out this series, since I heard it features an ace character. I was a little confused by this first chapter, but I think some of that was maybe intentional? (One day I will get better at distinguishing between confusion due to poor language skills and confusion due to the author being intentionally confusing/vague lol). But I like 誰かさん already.

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Home post - July 14th からかい上手の高木さん 3 pages from chapter 6.

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1Q84 Book 2: 24 Pages, 1hr 25mins total. Boy, chapter 20 was damn difficult. Took me so long to read through the portion of 平家物語 that ふかえり was reciting. Was my first experience trying to read old-ass archaic Japanese and boy it hurt the ol’ brain.

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Yesterday I started volume 1 of 聲の形. I read around 20 pages no idea what this manga is about but it seems there is an anime movie. The manga must be really popular.

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@Aislin How do you like Rune Factory 5? I think I got a bit spoiled on those kinds of games by trying some of the lower quality ones and then playing Stardew Valley a lot. But I do enjoy playing them when well done.

@kimera You are reading probably my favorite manga, ありす19th. Well I might now have read enough full manga series to really claim a favorite, but anyway. I love it. I hope you enjoy it.

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:ballot_box_with_check: Day 44

I only read a bit in my book, but instead actually spent much more time reading through the terms and conditions of registering for my vaccine. I was afraid to miss something :sweat_smile:

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