📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2023 😎☀

Reading summary post ~ :cherry_blossom:

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I can’t wait to join this challenge again. Last time I fell off pretty hard without enough motivation to pick me up again, but this time I am very hyped to try again! Currently reading とにかくかわいい since it’s free on Bookwalker, but gonna have to switch starting tomorrow.

I definitely want to update here regularly and complete my goals for this summer :sunny: :beach_umbrella:

(It’s kinda scary to set goals since it’s a lot more confronting, but I noticed I don’t really get anywhere without them and keeping track of stuff) :face_exhaling:

So my 3 big goals this Summer!

Goals
  1. Read a chapter of any Manga each day

  2. Read at least one Chapter from a book or light novel

  3. Read a chapter without furigana attached

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I’m not going to bother with a calendar because I know I won’t have the time to update daily anyway. :sweat_smile: But the goal is to get something read and at least keep up on two book clubs and complete my daily manga reading on Line Manga if I don’t have the time to invest in reading one of the novels.

I do enjoy reading other readers’ updates especially if we’re reading the same thing. It’s quite motivational. :blush:

Currently Reading:
コンピに人間 12%
あん 6%
予言の島 2%
かがみの孤城 25%
フルーツバスケット 10 (original version)

Finished:
フルーツバスケット 9 (original version)

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:beach_umbrella: :sunny: MissDagger’s Home Post :sunny: :beach_umbrella:

:green_book: my bookmeter profile :orange_book: my study log :closed_book:

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Home Post

:cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 by 葉鳥 ビスコ : x pages
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 by 村田 沙耶香 : x pages

:white_flower: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : x entries

:books: Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher : x chapters

Challenge Plan

Plan

My plan for this challenge is to focus on reading, not specifically reading in Japanese. Meaning even if I read books/stories in English or Swedish, I will count it and update (if I want to). And that is partly because the two main things I’m reading in Japanese right now can feel a lot like deciphering or I’m reading material I’ve seen a hundred times (anime). Both of which takes away from the enjoyment of getting lost in the story.

Also, I’ve spent the past six months (aka the previous two challenges) trying to get both Japanese reading and general fiction reading (99% in English) going together and mostly failing at both. While there are only small pockets of Japanese reading that feels like regular reading (aka no to only a few lookups per book/volume), I want to start treating it as regular reading. Eventually it will be. If starting now helps me get a regular reading habit, then I’m going for it.

Maybe it doesn’t work, but I’ll try.

For my yearly goals, I’m 1 manga volume behind, which is basically nothing. For my VN and book (in Japanese) goals, I feel like I’m one book or VN behind, since I’m reading two of each. That will be a bigger hurdle to clear for sure. For my regular (mostly English) reading of 1 book per week, I’m 10 books behind. But I will be counting any books I read in Japanese for it, and will also count the grammar dictionary (if I finish it from front to back), because I’ve always included non-fiction. I’m also not worried about the English reading, considering I finished most of my currently finished 16 books in a 3 week span. So if I get into another binge, I can catch up easily.

What I’ve Finished This Year / Challenge

# Title for Finished Japanese books/manga/games Type Challenge
1 :tangerine:Orange 6 Manga Winter :snowflake:
2 :christmas_tree: ホテル・メッツァペウラへようこそ 3 Manga Winter :snowflake:
3 :tangerine: Orange 7 Manga Winter :snowflake:
4 :speech_balloon: 古見さんは、コミュ症です。1 Manga Winter :snowflake:
5 :speech_balloon: 古見さんは、コミュ症です。2 Manga Spring :cherry_blossom:
6 :speech_balloon: 古見さんは、コミュ症です。3 Manga Spring :cherry_blossom:
7 :broom: ふらいんぐうぃっち1 Manga Spring :cherry_blossom:
8 :infinity: ルーパーズ Visual Novel Spring :cherry_blossom:
9 :broom: ふらいんぐうぃっち2 Manga Summer :sunny:
10 :broom: ふらいんぐうぃっち3 Manga Summer :sunny:
11 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部1 Manga Summer :sunny:
In English
# Title and Author of Finished Books in English Challenge
1 The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake Winter :snowflake:
2 The Hunter by Richard Stark (pen name of Donald E. Westlake) Winter :snowflake:
3 Raine by Anthea Sharp Winter :snowflake:
4 The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams Winter :snowflake:
5 Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs* Winter :snowflake:
6 Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs* Winter :snowflake:
7 Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs* Winter :snowflake:
8 Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs Winter :snowflake:
9 Hideaway by Nora Roberts* Winter :snowflake:
10 Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts* Winter :snowflake:
11 Encore in Death by JD Robb Winter :snowflake:
12 The Dip by Seth Godin* Winter :snowflake:
13 Heroic Hearts (anthology) Winter :snowflake:
14 V is for Vulnerable by Seth Godin and Hugh MacLeod* Spring :cherry_blossom:
15 Fortune’s Flower by Anthea Lawson Spring :cherry_blossom:
16 The War of Art by Steven Pressfield* Spring :cherry_blossom:
17 Murder at Pemberley by PD James Spring :cherry_blossom:

*rereads

Yearly Goals

Goals

In Japanese
10/16 manga
0/2 books
1/2 visual novels

In English, Swedish or Japanese
17/52 books/novels

What I’m Reading

Reading Type Status Club
:moneybag: BU$TAFELLOWS Visual Novel Paused VN club offshoot
:dango: Girl Friends Manga Reading v1
:broom: ふらいんぐうぃっち Manga Out of volumes Previous BBC pick
:cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 Manga Reading v2 Independent club
:kimono: 舞妓さんちのまかないさん Manga Starting Sep 30th BBC
:art: この美術部には問題がある! Manga Starting late Nov BBC
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 Book Reading Independent club
:asterisk: Misc Japanese reading Variable
:white_flower: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar Grammar Reading Independent club
:books: Fiction/Nonfiction in English Book(s) Reading

What I’ve Read Each Day

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If anyone want to borrow my calendars again (see above), just copy and paste the text in the gray box below. (Includes September.) Obs! There is might be a scroll bar in the box.

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The 2nd Wanikanniversary! :birthday: :tada: :eyes::sparkles: Thank you for hosting through so many seasons, I always enjoy reading the parts you’ve edited in the OP :durtle_love:

It’s inspiring to see everyone’s goals and plans, and how much reading is being done! :books::books: Every session counts towards something, so let’s gooo~ :muscle: :sparkles: :sunglasses:

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:bookmark: :books: Redglare’s home post :sunglasses: :sunny:

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:books: Bookmeter profile :books:


Reading material
Title Type Progress Completed Days
薬屋のひとりごと 9 Book 83% → 100% July 2 ???
薬屋のひとりごと 10 Book 100% July 5 3
風の谷のナウシカ 1 Manga pg. 90 → 136 July 5 ???
わたしの幸せな結婚 1 Book 100% July 8 2
わたしの幸せな結婚 2 Book 100% July 10 3
わたしの幸せな結婚 3 Book 10%
わたしの幸せな結婚 6 Book 100% July 15
わたしの幸せな結婚 7 Book 100% July 17 2
幻惑の死と使途 Book 36% → 100% July 31 ???
風の谷のナウシカ 2 Manga pg. 9 →
薬屋のひとりごと 11 Book
薬屋のひとりごと 12 Book

Previous home posts

Link to daily updates

July                       01, 02,
03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09,
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,
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28, 29, 30, 31.

September      01, 02, 03,
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18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
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Count me in!

July
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What I'm reading
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san
  • Shadows House
  • Rojika to Rakkasei
  • The Wold of the Small Forest
  • Konbini Ningen
  • Hana ni Arashi
  • Orange Light Novel
Progress Report
August
  • August 1st
    • Konbini Ningen - p.39-42
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 3 - p.33-44
  • August 2nd
    • Konbini Ningen - p.42-43
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - Start of Chapter 10 - p.23-35
  • August 3rd
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - End of Chapter 10 - p.36-60
  • August 4th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 113 - p.83-98
  • August 5th
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - End of Chapter 10 - p.61-74
  • August 6th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.43-46
  • August 7th
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 4 - p.45-59
  • August 8th
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 5 - p.60-70
  • August 9th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.46-49
  • August 10th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 105-106 - p.121-160 Volume 9 Complete! :tada:
  • August 11th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 114 - p.99-116
    • Chiisana Mori no Ookami-chan - Chapter 7 - p.143-172 Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • August 12th
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - Chapter 12-13 - p.75-92
  • August 13th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.50-53
  • August 14th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.53-55
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 6-7 - p.71-84
  • August 15th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 107-108 - p.1-36
  • August 16th
    • Orange (Light Novel) - Part of Chapter 4 - p.110-117
  • August 17th
    • Orange (Light Novel) - Part of Chapter 4 - p.117-120
  • August 18th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 115 - p.117-132
  • August 19th
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 8-9 - p.97-122
  • August 20th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.56-58
  • August 21st
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - Chapter 14 - p.93-126
  • August 22nd
    • Konbini Ningen - p.59-61
  • August 23rd
    • Shadows House - Chapter 109 - p.38-54
  • August 24th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 110 - p.55-70
  • August 25th
    • Horimiya - Chapter 1 - p.1-42
  • August 26th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 115 - p.133-160 Volume 13 Complete! :tada:
  • August 27th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.62-63
    • Rojika to Rakkasei - Chapter 14 - p.127-146
  • August 28th
    • Behind the Supermarket Smoking with You - Chapter 10-11 - p.123-148
  • August 29th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 111 - p.71-88
  • August 30th
    • Konbini Ningen - p.64-67
  • August 31st
    • Konbini Ningen - p.68-69
September
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Mz/X’s Home Post

First timer in this (and any) reading challenge. Based on my lurking in previous challenge threads I’ll probably be an outlier with my reading habits because I’ve got a weird taste. I’m low on cute/slice-of-life content, and so far most of my reading was 少年 or 青年 stories. I have a soft-spot for weird stuff, but I’m not confident in my level of reading to tackle most of those yet. I also like cringe isekai/power-fantasies and coming-of-age stories. I tend to favor mangas over novels since I’ve discovered I can make the text selectable + I’ll honestly anything that’s pretty. I also have a long history of stockpiling panels & pages from manga and visit subs like R/MangaFrames to look at/share pretty art.

I’ll not miss a day (probably), I got my reading habits down this past month. I might only read a few pages on some days but I’ll fill up this calendar. I also plan to join some book clubs & will update this post afterwards to vary up my reading.

I’ve only finished one manga this year (ザ・ファブル) so far and gave up on a novel (キノの旅) half-way through. But I just finished college with my final exam yesterday so fingers crossed I’ll fare better in the coming months.

Reading list currently:
:martial_arts_uniform: バガボンド (seinen manga)
:rocket: 俺は星間国家の悪徳領主! (isekai webnovel)
:lips: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (grammar hell)
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり (chill manga)
:frog: ドロヘドロ (seinen manga)
:rocket: + :martial_arts_uniform: = :bomb:
:rocket: + :martial_arts_uniform: + :smoking: = :blush:
:rocket: + :martial_arts_uniform: + :lips: = :nerd_face:
:rocket: + :martial_arts_uniform: + :lips: + :smoking: = :star_struck:

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11 :smoking::rocket::frog::lips: 12 :rocket::frog: 13 :rocket::lips: 14 :rocket::frog::lips: 15 :rocket::frog::lips: 16 :rocket::lips: 17 :rocket:
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^^^(shameless steal from MissDagger)

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:fire: :sunny: FlamySerpent’s Home Post :sunny: :fire:

Having finished 3 books during the previous challenge, I want to continue with this one! I have just started reading 本好きの下剋上 6, but playing Zelda ToTK takes a cut of the time I have for reading :eyes: And I wanna get back to reading in the evenings :crescent_moon:

- read even a little bit; - read 25+ pages

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Book progress
Title Progress Days Started Completed
本好きの下剋上 6 6.5% → 100% 13 June 18 July 13
本好きの下剋上 7 0% → 100% 12 July 13 July 24
本好きの下剋上 8 0% → – July 25 –
Previous threads

Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:

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BigCow is in!

Goal: Get in some serious reading and make strides towards the JLPT N2 in December. I’ll be taking the N3 this weekend on July 2nd.

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10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square:
17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square:
24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:
31 :white_medium_square:
八月
月
火
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木
金
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日
01 :white_medium_square: : : 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square:
07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square:
14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square: 18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square:
21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square:
28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square: 31 :white_medium_square:
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I won’t keep a calendar here this time as I now track everything in my visual calendar here.

But I will update here occasionally when I feel I have something interesting to say, and I will try to read everyone else’s updates - they’re always fun to keep up with, as long as I can find the time.

Tomorrow is the official start of the Spooky Summer Club’s first pick: 予言の島.
I also plan to keep up with the あん book club (although I still haven’t actually bought the book, so I may need to catch up later since I’m obstinately waiting to get it when it’s on sale), and of course I’m watching the Mystery Club’s poll with interest. The reading of the winner is scheduled to start July 17th. And then there’s the マリアビートル club, which starts July 29, and which I also plan to join. Busy reading month ahead!

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:raccoon: :sunny: :ocean: :books: Tanuki’s Summer Surf Reading :books: :ocean: :sunny: :raccoon:

Thanks to @windupbird for being the continuous reading host! :raccoon:

I’ll be continuing from the previous thread and reading 新書太閤記 by 吉川英治, currently on Volume VI. Will also be throwing some bonus colours out each day while there’s still some left to get through in my book. :art:

No doubt some other random thing will pop up at some point.

七 月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:art:
:mount_fuji: :horse: :egg: :hut: :japanese_castle: :wood: :dagger:
:cloud: :cloud_with_rain: :carpentry_saw: :palm_tree: :eyes: :black_nib: :feather:
:tea: :japanese_goblin: :mountain: :sun_behind_small_cloud: :shinto_shrine: :tea: :sake:
:bucket: :crossed_swords: :fire: :bow_and_arrow: :evergreen_tree: :dagger: :ocean:
:shinto_shrine: :cloud_with_rain:
八 月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:candle: :earth_asia: :shinto_shrine: :frog: :wood:
:star: :mountain: :bathtub: :shinto_shrine: :cloud_with_rain: :mountain: :japanese_castle:
:shinto_shrine: :fire: :evergreen_tree: :crossed_swords: :bamboo: :fire: :horse:
:anger: :seedling: :fish: :mountain: :rice: :tea: :bell:
:dragon: :shrimp: :writing_hand: :purple_circle: :snowflake:
九 月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:monkey: :crescent_moon:
:cloud_with_snow: :leafy_green: :sake: :eagle: :crossed_swords: :mountain: :evergreen_tree:
:japanese_castle: :japanese_goblin: :zap: :fog: :pig_nose: :crossed_swords: :exclamation:
:horse: :ocean: :mountain: :crossed_swords: :japanese_castle: :crescent_moon: :star:
:bangbang: :lion: :crossed_swords: :stew: :feather: :fire: :japanese_castle:
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Durtanuki has not been posted in the Durtle Art thread to my knowledge! :eyes: I hope the creator will grace the thread with this great durtle! :durtle_noice: ^>^

Could it, maybe, be you @Zakarius?

Edit:
lol I didn’t actually read the OP post! :joy: Clearly it’s by @Axazel - great job on that one! :+1: :sparkling_heart:

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Snowwater’s home post :snowflake: :droplet:

Yay, I’ve been waiting for this post to come up! Looking forward to start. I have been quite consistent in reading these last few months, but I’m curious about how my daily progress looks like. I’m starting on the 3rd, as I won’t be available this weekend :slight_smile:

I am currently reading:
:older_woman:t2: あん (Book/IBC)
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 (Book - Independent book club/IBC primer)
:cherry_blossom: Ouran High School Host Club (Manga - Independent book club)
:peanuts: Rojica and Rakkasei (Manga/BBC and offshoot)
:white_flower: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (Dictionary - Grammar book club)
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり(Manga/BBC)
キノの旅 (Book/independent)
… And a few other manga from time to time.

July
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03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Aug
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01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
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:sunflower: meagstudies’ home post :sunflower:

Natively :tulip: Bookmeter :tulip:Study Log

I haven’t really been reading much lately, but I’d like to get back into it! My goal in the next three months is to finish eight books (2 for each month, + 2 to make up for June since I didn’t really read then). I’ll be happy with six books though as long as I think I can still get to 24 books total by the end of the year.

I really like how the emoji calendars look so this time I’m trying it!

July

月
火
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木
金
土
日
01 :motor_scooter: 02 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2:
03 :white_medium_square: 04 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: 09 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2:
10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2:
17 :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: 18 :bouquet::rice_ball: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :bouquet: 23 :bouquet:
24 :white_medium_square: 25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :bug::rice_ball: 30 :motor_scooter:
31 :motor_scooter:

August

月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square: 04 :dragon: 05 :dragon::smoking: 06 :dragon::motor_scooter:
07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :dragon: 13 :white_medium_square:
14 :white_medium_square: 15 :dragon: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square: 18 :dragon: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square:
21 :white_medium_square: 22 :dragon: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square: 25 :dragon: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :dragon::motor_scooter:
28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square: 31 :white_medium_square:
未来

September

月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square:
04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square:
11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square:
18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square:
25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:

Reading Type Status Club
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 Novel catching up IBC Primer
:bug: 神さまがまちガえる3 Manga catching up Spin-off
:dragon: 極主夫道12 Manga reading Spin-off
Finished Type Date Club
:raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: 寄生獣2 Manga July 17
:motor_scooter: ヨコハマ買い出し紀行1 Manga August 27
DNF Type Reason Club
:bouquet: はなにあらし1 Manga 期間限定無料お試し版
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり1 Manga barely started, going to read later BBC
Up Next (depending on what I'm in the mood for)
Up Next Type Status Club
:raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:t2: 寄生獣3 Manga queue
:blue_heart: ぜんぶ、藍色だった。 Novel queue
:rainbow: ゼルダの伝説4つの剣+ Manga queue
:spoon: モブサイコ100① Manga queue
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First time joining this challenge! I’m using this challenge to get used to the Satori Reader platform.

July
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03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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July Log

01/07/2023: Konan Chapter 3
02/07/2023: Konan Chapter 4 & 5
03/07/2023: Konan Chapter 6
04/07/2023: Konan Chapter 7
05/07/2023: Konan Chapter 8
06/07/2023: None
07/07/2023: Konan Chapter 9
08/07/2023: Konan Chapter 10
09/07/2023: Konan Chapter 11
10/07/2023: None
11/07/2023: Konan Chapter 12, 13 & 14
12/07/2023: Konan Chapter 15
18/07/2023: Konan Chapter 16

Aug
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01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
August Log
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Nicole216's Home Post

Since the last reading challenge was fun, I’m going to join once again. I feel like I improved quite a bit during the last challenge and I hope to continue this tendency the next few months.
Thanks windupbird for organizing this and thanks to MissDagger for providing the templates for the months!!

:man_student: My study log
:books: Natively
:headphones: Listening Summer 2023 Challenge Home Post

Currently reading

vol status
M :two_hearts: å½¼ first love 1 51%
M :sparkles: 三ツ星カラーズ 1 20% → 52%
M :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 61% bbc
M :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 70% bc
M :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 78% bc
M :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 49%
M :basketball: アオのハコ 3 13% bc - v3
B :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 8% → 35% ibc p
B :books: 本好きの下剋上 (ジュニア文庫) 1 9%
? :open_book: some random (bookwalker) preview
? :page_with_curl: JLPT mock exam or other “training” stuff
Finished reading during the challenge
date name vol type
7月1日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 1 M bc
7月17日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 M bc
7月19日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 LN
7月20日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 1 M
7月22日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 2 M
7月22日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 3 M
7月24日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 4 M
8月2日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 5 M
8月12日 :deciduous_tree: ちいさな森の
オオカミちゃん
1 M abbc
8月20日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 M bc - v2
Future book clubs, that I want to join or on hold books (for me)
vol
M :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 3 ? offshoot
VN :old_key: 極限脱出 9時間9人9の扉 on hold book club
B :white_flower: A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar on hold book club / english
八月
月
火
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木
金
土
日
01 :basketball: 02 :ribbon: 03 :sparkles: 04 :sparkles: 05 :peanuts: :smoking: 06 :basketball:
07 :rice_ball: 08 :rice_ball: 09 :cherry_blossom: 10 :hatched_chick: 11 :hatched_chick: 12 :peanuts: :deciduous_tree: 13 :rice_ball: :smoking:
14 :smoking: 15 :basketball: :cherry_blossom: 16 :hatched_chick: 17 :hatched_chick: :books: 18 :books: 19 :smoking: 20 :basketball:
21 :peanuts: 22 :cherry_blossom: 23 :cherry_blossom: 24 :hatched_chick: 25 :rice_ball: 26 :peanuts: 27 :smoking:
28 :smoking: 29 :basketball: 30 :cherry_blossom: 31 :cherry_blossom:
Detailed reading log for 8月
1日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 54% → 67%
2日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 5 83% → 100%
3日 :sparkles: 三ツ星カラーズ 1 31% → 43%
4日 :sparkles: 三ツ星カラーズ 1 43% → 52%
5日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 29% → 35%
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 18% → 29%
6日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 67% → 77%
7日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 25% → 26%
8日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 26% → 27%
9日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 14% → 25%
10日 :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 0% → 11%
11日 :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 11% → 22%
12日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 35% → 45%
:deciduous_tree: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん 1 83% → 100%
13日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 27% → 32%
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 29% → 36%
14日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 36% → 40%
15日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 77% → 88%
:cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 25% → 42%
16日 :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 22% → 28%
17日 :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 28% → 40%
:books: 本好きの下剋上 1 3% → 6%
18日 :books: 本好きの下剋上 1 6% → 9%
19日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 40% → 50%
20日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 88% → 100%
21日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 45% → 60%
22日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 42% → 51%
23日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 51% → 60%
24日 :hatched_chick: ラブひな 1 40% → 49%
25日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 32% → 35%
26日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 60% → 70%
27日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 50% → 56%
28日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 56% → 61%
29日 :basketball: アオのハコ 3 0% → 13%
30日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 60% → 72%
31日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 72% → 78%

Past Month 七月
七月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :peanuts: :deciduous_tree: 02 :page_with_curl:
03 :basketball: :rice_ball: 04 :rice_ball: 05 :cherry_blossom: 06 :cherry_blossom: 07 :coffee: 08 :cherry_blossom: 09 :cherry_blossom: :rice_ball: :basketball:
10 :coffee: 11 :coffee: 12 :sparkles: 13 :coffee: 14 :coffee: :rice_ball: 15 :deciduous_tree: :smoking: 16 :basketball:
17 :cherry_blossom: :coffee: 18 :coffee: 19 :coffee: :ribbon: 20 :ribbon: 21 :ribbon: 22 :ribbon: 23 :smoking: :rice_ball: :basketball: :peanuts:
24 :ribbon: 25 :ribbon: 26 :ribbon: :books: 27 :ribbon: 28 :smoking: 29 :peanuts: :deciduous_tree: 30 :rice_ball:
31 :cherry_blossom:
Detailed reading log for 7月
1日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 1 83% → 100%
:deciduous_tree: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん 1 42% → 56%
2日 :page_with_curl: JLPT N3 Mock exam
3日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 13% → 23%
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 8% → 10%
4日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 10% → 11%
5日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 59% → 70%
6日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 70% → 76%
7日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 52% → 57%
8日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 76% → 85%
9日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 85% → 88%
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 11% → 15%
:basketball: アオのハコ 2 23% → 33%
10日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 57% → 62%
11日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 62% → 71%
12日 :sparkles: 三ツ星カラーズ 1 20% → 31%
13日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 71% → 77%
14日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 77% → 83%
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 15% → 18%
15日 :deciduous_tree: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん 1 56% → 69%
:smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 0% → 7%
16日 :basketball: アオのハコ 2 33% → 44%
17日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 1 88% → 100%
:coffee: 夜カフェ 1 83% → 86%
18日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 86% → 98%
19日 :coffee: 夜カフェ 1 98% → 100%
:ribbon: ホリミヤ 1 0% → 10%
20日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 1 10% → 100%
:ribbon: ホリミヤ 2 0% → 14%
21日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 2 14% → 57%
22日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 2 57% → 100%
:ribbon: ホリミヤ 3 0% → 100%
23日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 7% → 13%
:rice_ball: コンビニ人間 18% → 22%
:basketball: アオのハコ 2 44% → 54%
:peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 0% → 10%
24日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 4 0% → 100%
25日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 5 0% → 38%
26日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 5 38% → 62%
:books: 本好きの下剋上 1 0% → 3%
27日 :ribbon: ホリミヤ 5 62% → 83%
28日 :smoking: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり 1 13% → 18%
29日 :peanuts: ロジカとラッカセイ 2 10% → 29%
:deciduous_tree: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん 1 69% → 83%
30日 :rice_ball: コンビニ人間 22% → 25%
31日 :cherry_blossom: 桜蘭高校ホスト部 2 0% → 14%
Weekly posts

Week #1
Week #2
Week #3
Week #4

Future month
九月
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :white_medium_square: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square:
04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_medium_square: 06 :white_medium_square: 07 :white_medium_square: 08 :white_medium_square: 09 :white_medium_square: 10 :white_medium_square:
11 :white_medium_square: 12 :white_medium_square: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_medium_square: 17 :white_medium_square:
18 :white_medium_square: 19 :white_medium_square: 20 :white_medium_square: 21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :white_medium_square:
25 :white_medium_square: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square: 28 :white_medium_square: 29 :white_medium_square: 30 :white_medium_square:
Previous challenges

Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom: :tulip: :blossom:

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nyx's home post

and we’re back for another one! thanks again for hosting another thread windupbird! i’ve definitely noticed improvement over the past two challenges and am hoping to keep on that upward trend. looking forward to everyone’s update posts as usual, i’m always mining for new things to read :eyes:

my main goals for this one are:

  • start and finish 逆転検事(ぎゃくてんけんじ)2…this may take the entire challenge, we’ll see…
  • keep up with the ouran reading club
  • if and when i finish 逆転検事(ぎゃくてんけんじ) 2, start on making a sizeable dent in my physical tbr. or any kind of dent, tbh, it’s getting a little unwieldy
  • do a fate episode in granblue every day until the challenge is over or i run out (whichever comes first)
  • read more nhk news articles/special features (aiming for one every weekday)
  • it’s kind of borderline reading practice, but i’ve been watching videos of the main story of the yakuza games recently (playing finished 0, watching the rest) and all of those have subtitles which i read along to. helpful, cos some of the characters talk like they’ve got a mouth full of gravel and it’s a pain.
currently reading

桜蘭高校(おうらんこうこう) curr. vol 2 (with the club)
granblue fantasy fate episodes (just the six seven pages to go…)
yakuza main story videos - curr. y6
逆転検事(ぎゃくてんけんじ)2

previously read

yakuza main story videos - kiwami 2, 3, 4, 5

July
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Aug
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previous challenges
spring 2023
winter 2022

bookmeter (i also put what i’m reading in english on here, for those curious)

natively

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First time doing the challenge!
I’m currently reading:

July
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03 04 05 06 07 08 09
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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7.6 = the average manga volumes I read per month in 2022

4.8 = the average manga volumes I’ve read per month in the first half of 2023

Granted, my work schedule has changed, but I should try and get back on schedule for daily reading.

(Except for the first week of summer, as family is visiting.)

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