📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 🏖 ☀

:blossom: H o m e P o s t ! :blossom:

Thank you for organizing :sparkles::sunny: I’m so excited to do this challenge for real. Home post let’s go! I will likely update with more reading material as I go. Good luck, everyone!

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Reading list:

Summary
  • Zero Escape!!
  • AI: The Somnium Files (Just bought this on the Steam summer sale. I have no idea how hard it is but I’m up for a challenge.)
  • NHK News Easy (If all else fails)
  • 好きっていいなよ3

Done reading:

Summary
  • ピーチガール 1
  • ハピネス2
  • ハピネス3
  • 好きっていいなよ1
  • 好きっていいなよ2
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This is the first challenge I will be participating in, very excited about that! I’m still not used to posting, so it’s a bit intimidating, but worth it (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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I will join this challenge I only missed reading one day this year.

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Natively Profile

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Exipe’s home post

:books: Bookmeter profile

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Aug
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I start my vacation next week, and don’t start work again until mid August. So, I’ll be able to invest a ton of time into Japanese this summer!

楽しみにしています!:slight_smile:

Progress Updates
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July
7月
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23
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31
August
8月
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1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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September
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Series Progress
ARIA
SPY×FAMILY
orange
おじさまと猫
からかい上手の(元)高木さん
からかい上手の高木さん
くノ一ツバキの胸の内
ご注文はうさぎですか?
それでも歩は寄せてくる
ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん
にじいろフォトグラフ
ふだつきのキョーコちゃん
ふらいんぐうぃっち
まじっく快斗
キラキラ100%
シャドーハウス
スーパーマリオくん
ヒビキのマホウ
ポケットモンスタースペシャル
名探偵コナン
幸色のワンルーム
怪獣のトカゲ
藤代さん系。
夜カフェ
SUPERMAN vs飯 スーパーマンのひとり飯

Each time I finish a volume, I’ll check a Progress box. Omnibus releases get two checkboxes per volume.

:books: Natively Profile :open_book:

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polv’s home post of Q3 of 2022 :sunny: (Previous: Q2 of 2022 :cherry_blossom:)

:books: My bookmeter profile

Although not with absolute confidence, I am sure that it would be appropriate to post here a little earlier than July 1. My plan is going to be weekly-based, with planning on Monday and summary on Friday. Progressing in-between will be optional, but I might tick the checkbox for reading, nonetheless.

This place will also be the main place for recording general Japanese immersion / learning within this summer.

Personally, I feel no obligation to read everyday, but for listening, I will try to listen everyday :headphones: with a significant time duration (≧30 minutes).

七月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
第1週目 01 ・ 02 :memo: 03 ・
第2週目 04 :writing_hand: 05 :memo: 06 :memo: 07 ・ 08 ・ 09 ・ 10 ・
第3週目 11 ・ 12 :memo: 13 ・ 14 ・ 15 ・ 16 ・ 17 ・
第4週目 18 ・ 19 ・ 20 ・ 21 ・ 22 ・ 23 ・ 24 ・
第5週目 25 ・ 26 ・ 27 ・ 28 ・ 29 ・ 30 ・ 31 ・
八月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
第6週目 01 ・ 02 ・ 03 ・ 04 ・ 05 :memo: 06 :memo: 07 ・
第7週目 08 :memo: 09 :memo: 10 ・ 11 :memo: 12 ・ 13 ・ 14 ・
第8週目 15 :memo: 16 ・ 17 ・ 18 ・ 19 ・ 20 ・ 21 :memo:
第9週目 22 ・ 23 ・ 24 ・ 25 ・ 26 ・ 27 :memo: 28 :memo:
第10週目 29 ・ 30 :memo: 31 ・
九月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
第10週目 01 :memo: 02 ・ 03 :memo: 04 ・
第11週目 05 ・ 06 ・ 07 ・ 08 ・ 09 ・ 10 :memo: 11 :memo:
第12週目 12 ・ 13 ・ 14 :memo: 15 ・ 16 ・ 17 ・ 18 :memo:
第13週目 19 ・ 20 :memo: 21 ・ 22 ・ 23 ・ 24 ・ 25 :memo:
秋の初 26 ・ 27 ・ 28 ・ 29 :memo: 30 ・

What I am reading in this challenge

See more at my all-round topic.

  • Death Note Vol.3-4 (along with the book club offshoot)
  • SPY x FAMILY (along with the book club and offshoot)
  • Happiness Vol.3+ (along with the book club offshoot)
  • SHADOWS HOUSE Vol.1 (along with the book club)
  • 進撃の巨人 Vol.1+
  • ジョジョの奇妙な冒険
    • (Finished) Part 2 Vol.3+ (Monochrome)
  • HUNTER x HUNTER Vol.1-7
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:sunny: Summer Challenge here we go! :sunny:

J u l y :sunny:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
:cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone:
:cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone:
:cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone:
:cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :cyclone: :crab:
:crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :ocean:
A u g u s t :watermelon:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
:crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :books: :mag:
:heavy_minus_sign: :heavy_minus_sign: :mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :mag:
:mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :ocean: :ocean: :ocean:
:ocean: :ocean: :mag: :mag: :mag: :ocean: :ocean:
:mag: :mag: :mag:

Bonus September Calendar:

S e p :fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
:ocean: :ocean: :ocean: :ocean:
:mag: :mag: :ocean: :ocean: :ocean: :ocean: :ocean:
:mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :heavy_minus_sign: :heavy_minus_sign: :heavy_minus_sign:
:mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :mag: :mag:
:candle::crab: :crab: :crab: :crab: :crab:

Index:
:cyclone: - ç©´ (finished)
:crab: - 化身 (2 out of 3 stories finished)
:ocean: - つぐみ (finished)
:mag: - 十角館の殺人 (nearly finished)
:candle: - 百物語 by 北村薫 (short story, finished)
:roll_of_toilet_paper: - 糞尿譚 (erm, didn’t even appear in the calendar once… :see_no_evil: )

Bonus September Mini Grammar Challenge...

Goal: read at least one entry from Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns every day.

01 - 間
02 - あえて
03 - 上がる、あくまで、あげく、上げる、あたかも、あっての
04 - あと、あとから、あとで、あとは…だけ、あまり、あらためる
05 - あるいは
06 - あるまじき…だ、あれで、あれでも、あんまり
07 - いい
08 - いう
09 - いうまでもない
10 - 以下、以外
11 - いかなる
12 - いかに
13 - いかにも、いかん
14 - いくら
15 - 以後、いささか、いざしらず

-half a month completed, challenge on hold for now -

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:beach_umbrella::sunflower: meagstudies’ summery summary post :sunflower::beach_umbrella:
← spring | autumn →

So excited for this challenge! I really got into the habit of reading (almost) every day in June, hopefully I can keep it up. 頑張って、みんな!

Also does anyone else love how the July-August calendar looks this year? It looks so nice back to back

july

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august

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bonus round! september

月 火 水 木 金 土 日

:sunflower: natively + bookmeter :sunflower:

Daily Updates

Trying something new w/ the formatting here since I don’t actually make a post every day

july

  • 01: Orange
  • 02: Orange
  • 03: 夜カフェ、極主夫道、恋人
  • 08: 極主夫道、時のオカリナ、book haul!
  • 09: PokéSpe、Orange
  • 12: 夜カフェ
  • 13: 夜カフェ、しろくまカフェ、魔女の宅急便、and looking ahead at future reading material
  • 15: シャドウハウス

august

  • 02: july recap + august goals
  • 03: 極主夫道、Orange

september

  • 15: update + 極主夫道
  • 18: 極主夫道、夜カフェ、耳をすませば、HUNTER×HUNTER
  • 28: 極主夫道、耳をすませば
  • 30: 夜カフェ、時のオカリナ、summer 2022 recap + autumn goals
What I'm Reading + Progress

Mainly going to focus on various book club books and the Himekawa Akira Zelda manga series. I might read a few Satori Reader stories as well, but I might stop reading them b/c I feel like reading actual books instead

Currently Reading

Book Type Progress Book Club?
時のオカリナ Manga 23%
夜カフェ2 Children’s Book 34% :sunny: off-shoot
HUNTERxHUNTER Manga 26% :sunny: ABBC
極主夫道8 Manga 9 :sunny: off-shoot

Finished!! :tada:

Book Type Completed Book Club? ★ rating
夜カフェ1 Children’s Book July 13 :sunny: BBC ★★★☆☆
極主夫道5 Manga July 20 :sunny: off-shoot ★★★★★
しろくまカフェ1 Manga July 21 ★★☆☆☆
極主夫道6 Manga August 28 :sunny: off-shoot ★★★★★
シャドウハウス1 Manga September 3 :sunny: BBC ★★★★★
極主夫道7 Manga September 28 :sunny: off-shoot ★★★★★
耳をすませば Manga September 28 :sunny: BBC ★★★☆☆

Dropped :pensive:

Book Type Progress Book Club? Reason
PokéSpe1 Manga 16% reading too many other things, not interested atm
ルーパーズ Visual Novel 5% :sunny: VN Club reading too many things
恋人 Satori 61% end of satori subscription
奥日光 Satori 3% end of satori subscription
魔女の宅急便1 Light Novel 6% will pick back up once I finish other books
Orange1 Manga 65% :sunny: misc would like to finish eventually but just not in the mood for right now
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I didn’t realize it was already that time. I’ll be here as always, posting as much as my inconsistently ache-y hands allow. Things have really ground to a halt recently from an excessive amount of stress, so I haven’t quite finished Summer Pockets like I could have, but this will be the challenge where it finally happens and I’m released from this many month long reading project (I mean I’ve liked it but it sure has been a long time). My reading per day is lower than it used to be right now but, after the week or so break to refresh, I’m still reading daily.

Plus, in a few weeks, my visual novel club begins! Come vote if you’re interested; it’s the last day for it! It’s looking like we’re reading ルーパーズ, unless there’s a last minute swing.

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I’ll be joining but I’m not going to pretend to fill out a calendar - I’m really bad at doing that. I also already check days read on my phone in a habit tracker and on Natively :sweat_smile:

I’m currently trying to wrap up 硝子の塔の殺人 | L33 along with reading 海辺のカフカ with the book club and failing to ever make time to read 糞尿譚.

After I finish 硝子の塔 I plan to finally start 本好きの下剋上~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~第一部「兵士の娘1」 | L32 …also known as 本好き cause WOW that’s a title.

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This is my second challenge joined! Unlike the last, I’m not going into this with any specific goals aside from just reading at least a little bit in Japanese every day, for the full three months until the next challenge.

I’ve got all volumes of ハイキュー!! though, and I’d like to at least make some headway through that, if not finish it. I also want to sit down one day (at least) when I don’t have anything else I need to be doing and just read and see how many volumes of manga I can read in a single day. I probably don’t have the stamina to spend all day reading novels in Japanese yet (sadly), but I think I can swing manga at least occasionally.

Though I won’t be joining any listening challenge, I do wanna try and get a little listening practice in (although certainly not every day), and I’ll likely be keeping track of that here, too.

bookmeter

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07 08 09 10 11 12 13
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21 22 :birthday: 24 25 26 27
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◎ 九月 ◎
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I finally figured out how to put stuff on either end of the month names without completely messing up the spacing on the calendar, so, this challenge, each month has their corresponding symbol I’ll be using for the books I finish during them in the list below!

読んだ本

漫画:
・SPY×FAMILY① - 遠藤達哉
・SPY×FAMILY② - 遠藤達哉
・君には届かない。① - みか
・山田くんと田中課長 - 夏水りつ
・君に届け① - 椎名軽穂
*キミに言えないことがある - もふもふ枝子
*不器用な僕らの隙間 - もふもふ枝子
*ひばりが鳴いたらつかまえて - 円藤エヌ
*秘密が花園 - 秋葉東子
*よつばと!① - あずまきよひこ
*イケメン君とさえない君 - 秀良子
*恋ではないと思いたい - 澄谷ゼニコ
*月刊少女野崎くん① - 椿いづみ
*竜のかわいい七つの子 - 九井諒子
*ハイキュー!!③ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!④ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑤ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑥ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑦ - 古舘春一
*よつばと!③ - あずまきよひこ
*よつばと!⑤ - あずまきよひこ
*ハイキュー!!⑧ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑨ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑩ - 古舘春一
*ハイキュー!!⑪ - 古舘春一
*よつばと!⑨ - あずまきよひこ
*よつばと!⑩ - あずまきよひこ
*よつばと!⑫ - あずまきよひこ
*ハイキュー!!⑫ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑬ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑭ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑮ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑯ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑰ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑱ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑲ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!⑳ - 古舘春一
◎クールドジ男子④ - 那多ここね
◎極主夫道② - おおのこうすけ
◎ハイキュー!!㉑ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉒ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉓ - 古舘春一
◎おうちでごはん① - スズキユカ
◎ハイキュー!!㉔ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉕ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉖ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉗ - 古舘春一
◎ハイキュー!!㉘ - 古舘春一
◎極主夫道③ - おおのこうすけ
◎極主夫道④ - おおのこうすけ
◎極主夫道⑤ - おおのこうすけ
◎極主夫道⑥ - おおのこうすけ
◎極主夫道⑦ - おおのこうすけ
◎ハイキュー!!㉙ - 古舘春一

英語で:
・The Black Cauldron - Lloyd Alexander
・So This is Ever After - F.T. Lukens
*Life Lessons With Uramichi-Oniisan (3) - Kuze Gaku
*Otomen (1) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (2) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (3) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (4) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (5) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (6) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (7) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (8) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (9) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (10) - Kanno Aya
*Otomen (11) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (12) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (13) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (14) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (15) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (16) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (17) - Kanno Aya
◎Otomen (18) - Kanno Aya
◎the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace
◎Stardust - Neil Gaiman
◎Half in Love - Maile Meloy

観たもの

日本語字幕付き:
◎はじめてのおつかい

英語字幕付き:
・ユーリ!! on ICE

Previous challenge:
:books::books: Spring 2022 :cherry_blossom: :seedling:

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:eyes: !!

Local rainbow turtle will be pleased! image

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This’ll be my first time doing one of these challenges! I’ll be finishing up a book club selection while working on some of my own books and Genki.

Jul
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01[:busts_in_silhouette:] 02[:japan:] 03[:japan:]
04[:japan:] 05[:japan:] 06[:busts_in_silhouette:] 07[:busts_in_silhouette:] 08[:busts_in_silhouette:] 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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Aug
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08 09 10 11 12 13 14
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What I'm Reading

:japan: Stories of the Japanese Prefectures ← for ABBC book club
:busts_in_silhouette: 黄泉のツガイ vol. 1 (by Hiromu Arakawa)
:orange_book: Genki vol. 1 (mostly for review)
:sunflower: よつばと vol. 1

Updates

June 3rd

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8月
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08 09 10 11 12 13 14
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Plans:
Continuation of:

  • 博士の愛した数式
  • 失はれる物語
  • 走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること

and then I’ll see :slight_smile:

Progress report
July

July 1st

  • 走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること (2,5 pages)

July 3rd

  • 博士の愛した数式 (65-66%)

July 4th

  • 中・上級者のための速読の日本語(スキャニングとスキミングの技術について)

July 5th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (66-67%)
  • 失はれる物語 (6-8%)
  • 聲の形 #6 (0-32%)

July 6th

  • 聲の形 #6 (32-52%)

July 7th

  • 失はれる物語 (8-10%)

July 8th

  • 失はれる物語 (10-11%)

July 9th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (67-70%)

July 10th

  • NHK article: 安倍元首相銃撃 “宗教団体の関連施設で試し撃ち”
  • 走ることについて語るときに僕の語ること (5-6%)
  • 博士の愛した数式 (70-73%)

July 11th

  • SKM N2 読解 (pg. 2-7)
  • 博士の愛した数式 (73-76%)

July 12th

  • SKM N2 読解 (pg. 8-9)
  • 博士の愛した数式 (76-80%)

July 13th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (80-81%)

July 14th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (81-83%)

July 16th

  • 聲の形 #6 (52-100%) :partying_face:
  • 博士の愛した数式 (83-85%)

July 18th

  • 聲の形 #7 (0-29%)
  • 博士の愛した数式 (85-89%)

July 19th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (89-96%)

July 20th

  • 博士の愛した数式 (96-100%) :partying_face:
  • 殺人出産 (0-6%)

July 21st

  • 殺人出産 (6-10%)
  • 聲の形 #7 (29-49%)

July 22nd

  • 殺人出産 (10-16%)

July 23rd

  • 殺人出産 (16-20%)

July 24th

  • SKM N2 読解 (pg. 10-17)
  • 殺人出産 (20-28%)

July 25th

  • 殺人出産 (28-32%)

July 26th

  • 殺人出産 (32-53%)

July 27th

  • 殺人出産 (53-61%)

July 28th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (a few pages)

July 29th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (1-6%)

July 30th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (6-8%)

July 31st

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (8-10%)
August

August 4th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (10-11%)

August 5th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (11-12%)

August 6th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (12-13%)

August 8th

  • 容疑者Xの献身 (13-14%)

August 10th

  • 殺人出産 (61-62%)

August 11th

  • 殺人出産 (62-63%)
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Yay! I’ll set up this post later, but looking forward to joining my second challenge.

Happy birthday REDC thread! :birthday:

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I’m in! :partying_face:

I dropped off the Spring challenge in the second month because, well… life. But I’m getting back on track!
This time I’m reading かがみの孤城 — am currently at 13%.

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Daily Reading go brrrrrr :smiley:

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i started putting a serious effort into reading about a month ago, when i started my first light novel. it’s been a challenge, the first few days i was slogging through 3 or 4 pages in an hour. and then i had a timeout because i got ill. took it up again about a week ago, and have been making good progress. i’m now some 120 pages in (40 just in the last two days) and enjoying it muchly ^^

i’m reading the LN tie-in to the Bloom into You manga/anime: やがて君になる 佐伯沙弥香について, and i’m on the first of 3 volumes.

edit july 7th: i’m about halfway through the second volume of やが君, and have added 隣の吸血鬼さん as a light alternative.
edit juli 10th: finished volume one of 隣の吸血鬼さん. picked up the Kase-san series again, which i started a year ago. got about 3 volumes to go there.
edit july 19th: turned out i had an extra volume of Kase-san to go, that was fun. still avoiding the LN, started reading アネモネ.
edit august 14: finished アネモネ (3 volumes - so far). continuing with the やが君 light novel. started 少女革命ウテナ.
edit august 24: about 1/5 into やが君 LN 3rd volume.
edit august 31: half-way through that last volume of やが君. also, grabbed マグナムリリィ because the first volume was currently free, read the whole thing in about 3 hours.

i’m using the kindle, with a japanese-english dictionary. this allows me to look up words directly while reading, without having to switch devices or anything. this has probably been the most significant factor in allowing me to read despite my persistent lack of vocabulary. i’ve tried using a japanese-japanese dictionary, but i definitely wasn’t ready for that yet.

it’s a thrill! i’m still getting regular flashes of “i just read that! in japanese!” - after two years and some of learning japanese, it totally blows my mind that i can now read an actual book. that i’m a hundred pages in, no pictures, and i can recount the story.

i don’t have any specific goals for the challenge, just keep reading. the next two volumes are already on my kindle, and i’m sure i’ll find something else for afterwards. (and i do think that i can finish the series before the challenge is over).

and thanks to @DIO-Berryさん for pointing me at the right post! ^^

edit: i also have an account on natively now ^^

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I‘m now five years in and I still have that feeling sometimes! :sweat_smile: So crazy.

That’s no small feat! How do you like reading it, compared to manga?
(I for one am not really into manga, I prefer normal books any time as they are easier to read for me.)

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Ready for my third read every day challenge! I was able to complete both the winter and spring challenges without missing a single day, so hopefully I’ll be able to continue my perfect streak for this one!

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= Japanese
= Japanese and Spanish

Like last time, I’m aiming to read something in both Spanish and Japanese every day! I’ve been neglecting my Spanish reading in favor of practicing my listening, so it’ll be good to finally get back to the book I’m reading. :sweat_smile:

I’ll be coming into this challenge right out of the listen every day challenge, which I did for most of June. Going forward, my plan is to alternate the two and do the read every day challenge during the main two-month challenge period, and then the listen every day challenge during the off month. As long as I want to work on both languages, I know that I can’t keep up with both challenges at the same time, unfortunately.

As always, I won’t be posting very frequent updates in this thread, though I’ll try to check in at least occasionally. For more detailed posts about my reading, see either my study log or the pro wrestling thread.

What I'm reading in Spanish:

The main thing I’m reading right now is a parallel text book in Spanish and English about local history. It’s really good so far, and I’m really, really enjoying it :blush:.

I should be finishing it a week or so in, so I’ll be choosing another book after that, and I’m not entirely sure what exactly I’ll be reading! I own a couple books that I want to read, but they’re both a little hard, for different reasons, and I’m considering checking out another library book to read instead, because I think reading something a little closer to my level will help me improve faster.

I also started watching La Casa de las Flores for the listening challenge, but I’m watching it with Spanish subtitles, so it’s also reading practice :sweat_smile:. I might end up using that for this challenge as well, because I think there’s an argument for it counting for both.

What I'm reading in Japanese:

Same as last time! I’m primarily going to be translating Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling recaps and post-match comments, and then maybe reading some more of 大海原と大海原 volume 3 if I run out of wrestling translations to do (which doesn’t happen often).

I’m also going to be trying to keep watching TJPW’s new show on youtube, 夢プロレス-dream on the ring-, which is like a very small scale competition show where four women in the entertainment industry are competing for the chance to become a wrestler. The episodes are short and also entirely subtitled in Japanese, so I’ve been using them for listening practice, but my listening is very poor, so it ends up being almost entirely reading practice :sweat_smile:. I can only follow them with very extensive pausing and looking stuff up.

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I have probably done this wrong so will edit later!

I think I should be able to read most days. I have a week where Internet will probably limited so will have to see how I go without being able to look up words!

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