was a v sunny day here today so after I was done with work I read a chapter of ナルト in the park
guys you’re all amazing you know?
Summer Reading Challenge - 2021
Day 1 - June 1st
At the moment, I’m participating in the ABBC and the BBC, but I’m quite behind with the schedule and I’m trying to catch up as much as possible. Today I finished 10 pages and the slow progress is due to the fact that it’s my very first native book that I’m reading since I’ve started studying Japanese.
The main issue is vocabulary, I need to look for all the kanji/vocabs that I cannot guess and, even when I guess, I want to be sure of the meaning. I know that’s not the best approach, but I hope to improve as quickly as possibile (⌒▽⌒)
Day 2 - June 2nd
Less than yesterday because I felt so lazy, plus I studied a bit of grammar today, so I spent most of my energy on it (´｡• ᵕ •｡`) Still trying to look for as less unknown vocab as possible, but failing miserably.
Read Chapter 28 of Yotsuba. Also going to try and do a chapter a day.
Day 1 - 8 pages of 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~
Day 2 - 9.5 pages of 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~
Not certain I can maintain this speed throughout the summer, but I’ll try and read at least 1 page of something every day to keep the streak going.
And even though I had hoped to survive this summer season without buying any new digital or physical books seeing @ChristopherFritz read 名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者 made me finally order 名探偵コナン 紺青の拳
Day 1 - June 1st
Satori Reader - 恋人 20, 21
Day 2 - June 2nd
Satori Reader - 恋人 22, 23
Didn’t have much time these last two days, when I have more time I plan to finish reading かぐや姫, begin the second volume of よつばと！and finish 1st volume of Flying Witch
Wonderful! Thanks for adding table Everyone, grab a chair and get comfortable
・Read 3% of すべてがFになる. Just part 8 and 9 left of this week’s book club reading. (Part 6 felt extra long for some reason)
As for goals this summer, I really want to finish some books I’ve been tsundoku’ing the past two years. Which include:
・SAO vol. 7 and 8
・Honzuki, currently reading vol. 4, can’t remember the exact volumes vs arcs, but extra challenge if I can finish this arc before summer is done.
・I’m also planning to read the second volume of the すべてがFになる series with the book club which starts June 26th, I think.
I wonder if I can finish all of those before summer is done I think the fastest I could finish a SAO book last summer was 2-3 weeks. Aaah, ganbaru!
June 2 Update!
Finished reading the first chapter of 進撃の巨人, which was an additional 37 pages from what I read yesterday. The difficulty is so far comparable to the first chapters of other shounen manga. Thankfully, 進撃の巨人 has nice big text so it’s not hard to make out kangi or furigana.
This is probably all I’ll read today. It took about 2.5 hours to finish reading this (mostly because I had to keep looking up words and writing them down), but there were several pages which I could read without pausing at all.
I wanted to read today before answering, so sorry for the delayed response. For context, I’m level 21 in WaniKani, and probably around N4 with grammar.
I kept track and noted about 86 words that I had to look up to understand the text. Of these, at least 1/3 were familiar (meaning I’d encountered them before but couldn’t exactly recall what they meant, or that I could figure out the exact definition based on kanji and context), while the remaining were completely new.
The first chapter is 54 pages, which means an average of 1.6 new words per page. I’d say that’s inaccurate though, since there are a good number of no-text pages (10), and pages with only two or fewer speech bubbles (17). This puts our number of “dense” pages that I actually had to read at 27, and easily doubles the number of words per page I had to look up to 3.2.
For the most part, I wouldn’t say the vocab is difficult. There’s a good amount of N3+ vocab, but much of it is familiar since I read a decent amount of shounen manga. There were lots of words I recognized from having learned them through WK or through previous fantasy-genre exposure, and only a handful of words that felt “obscure”.
The grammar in the first chapter felt downright easy, so maybe that’s an indication I should focus on increasing my grammar level some more.
This is a good way to keep the posts linked too. Another good method is replying to one’s own previous post.
Anyway, congratulations and best of luck with reading!
Today I read some lines in videogames but much more than yesterday, and a short story in a graded reader.
This is a very nice idea, I’m probably friendly stealing this
I have found it much easier to read than some other books so far. I think it is a lovely story.
June 2nd. 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. Chapter 5, Pages 3-4.
Very little amount of text, and it’s very easy, but there are colloquilals. Also met new grammar point がる https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/112 two times.
All programs already execute a series of ones and zeroes - maybe someone was trying to see what’d happen if he turned DNA into ones and zeroes by treating the corresponding nucleotide pairs as one state each. Because I guarantee you that someone on the internet has tried this already.
Or they were writing a program that’d work in base four.
Yeah, but that’s not the case here, since the character was just trying to load the sequence (so it was ascii) and used the wrong program because he was distracted by his coffee cup (?!?)
If he had done it on purpose (and if it took some translation effort to turn into modern day machine language), I would have been okay, maybe.
(I mean, it’s him AND 49 other random people who did that and it only worked once; still, that doesn’t sound believable)
That just goes to show how good the AI was. It wouldn’t be a very good invasive program if it couldn’t, well, invade.
2021-06-02 (day 2)
Read 氷菓 for 30 minutes, advanced 4 pages (p.127-130). Looked up 28 words.
Around 86 pages left. I could finish it by the end of the week if I read 10-15 pages tomorrow and on Friday and 30 pages on Sat, Sun each.
Satori Reader: Kiki-Mimi Radio, Chapters 3 and 4.
I was procrastinating by browsing the forums again, but then I saw this thread and was like…I guess I better read something.
Opened マジック・ツリーハウス 1 today. Took in 20 pages in about an hour and a half - I read faster than I expected, and felt really dumb the 4th time I looked up the same word in the span of 3-4 pages. Some words stick so much better than others. Feeling good about progressing through this book. It will be done by the end of June…hopefully sooner, even if I take some ‘easy day’ breaks and read more Chi.
For Day 2, I was able to get from the 7% mark to the 9% mark in reading 名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者. If I can keep up 2% per day, that’s 46 more days to completion, giving some leeway for 1% days.
There was some intersection of learning for me today:
1. I had 江戸 come up in my WaniKani lessons today, and the main character of the story I’ve started reading is 江戸川コナン.
2. One of my word look-ups came up in both the book and an unrelated manga today.
Aside from that, I got in a couple of manga chapters:
ポケモン SPECIAL Volume 4 Chapter 45