📚📚 Read every day challenge - Summer 2023 😎☀

Welcome to the “Read Japanese Every Single Day” Challenge, Summer 2023 Edition! :sunglasses::sunny:

Summer time - the perfect time to kick back and relax with a good book, either outside on the beach or (if your weather is gross like mine) inside under the refreshing breeze of the air conditioner :joy: If you missed the previous Read Every Day challenges, feel free to jump in on this one! We would love to have more people join in on the fun and experience the magic of the challenge :sparkles:

A little history behind this challenge: in the summer of 2021, @Redglare had the awesome idea of doing a “Read Every Day” challenge, where we challenged ourselves to read something in Japanese every day for 2 whole months - we liked this challenge so much that we decided to make it a recurring thing! :grin: This season officially marks the challenge’s 2nd birthday - happy birthday Read Every Day Challenge! :partying_face: :birthday: As the longest-running host for this challenge, I want to take a moment and say thanks to everyone who has participated in these challenge threads so far - whether you’ve been here since the beginning or you’re joining us for the first time this season, we’re glad you’re here :heart: This challenge wouldn’t still be running without the participation of readers like you!

Every challenge thread has its own special flavor, but the one thing they always have in common is being positive, encouraging, and fun! There are also usually some cute manga and cute animals involved - pet pictures are welcomed :wink:

Archive of Past Challenge Threads

Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 :beach_umbrella::beach_umbrella:
Read every day challenge - Fall 2021 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf::raccoon:
Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 :beach_umbrella: :sunny:
Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf:
Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Read every day challenge - Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:

Why is this challenge so special, or what makes it unique? Well, we think it’s a combination of the short/limited time frame, the habit-focused (versus output-focused) approach to the goal of “reading more,” and the general atmosphere of camaraderie and community spirit that’s been present in each challenge thread thus far ^^ I can say from personal experience that these challenges have helped me read way more than I would have otherwise, and many people (including myself) have noticed significant growth in reading speed and/or stamina while participating in the challenges.

Whether you are an expert reader already or a new reader just starting out, everyone is welcome to participate in this challenge! To quote @Redglare:

This is a thread for people who:

:bookmark: want to spend time reading a bunch this summer
:bookmark: want to improve their reading speed and comprehension
:bookmark: want to hold themselves accountable and have a place to document their progress
:bookmark: simply want to join in on the challenge of reading every day for two or so months :books: :books:

Time frame: July 1 - August 31

This is the “official” recommended time frame, but late starters are absolutely welcome! This thread will be up and running until the end of September, so you can start and finish your personal challenge at any point during that time, and shorten or lengthen the challenge to the time period that works best for you.

Your reading materials can be whatever you want, be it manga, light novels, books, visual novels, magazines, graded readers, satori reader, Japanese webpages/blogs, or Japanese games - you name it, anything goes as long as it is something in Japanese :jp: :durtle_the_explorer: “Reading” can be interpreted creatively, if that helps keep you motivated - for example, some people have counted reading Japanese subtitles as reading some days. In general, we are a pretty flexible and forgiving bunch :wink:


Threads worth checking out

If you’d like to read news articles every day, you may want to check out the The News Reading Challenge thread (but you are of course welcome to post about it in this thread too :slight_smile:).
The "news reading" challenge 🗞


If you don’t know where to find reading material I recommend checking out the Immersion/Reading section of the following thread:
The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resources List!


There’s also quite a few book clubs here on the forum, some of them have vocab lists which can make for an easier reading experience. A list of book clubs can be found here:
Master List of Book Clubs


Would you like to participate?
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  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
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Sonny the Durtanuki says, let’s get reading! (Our lovable mascot, created by @Axazel)

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Participants

Feel free to add your username to the list!
Note: please try to keep this alphabetical

Username Date Joined Days Completed
AimForKoshien 17 Jul 2023 See my home post
Akashelia 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
AryaBolton 3 Jul 2023 See my home post
Ashura 8 Jul 2023 See my home post
BigCow 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
Clovie1 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
Daisoujou 1 Jul 2023 Probably all :sunglasses:
DIO-Berry 1 Jul 2023 :thinking:
eagleflo 3 Jul 2023 惡の読み書き込み
ekuroe 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
fallynleaf 1 Jul 2023 62
FlamySerpent 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
frootlooper 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
happyhelix 13 Jul 2023 Home post
helloorange 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
iterimpius 8 July 2023 :house_with_garden: post
Javerend 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
jojo_sunshine 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
jul 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
Kageness 1 Jul 2023 See my home post yo
korrtg 5 Jul 2023 See my home post
lucylavelle 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
lyricaluck 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
meagstudies 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
MissDagger 1 Jul 2023 :thinking:
Nicole216 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
ochame3 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
Pflaumentee 1 Jul 2023 :sleeping:
picklejar399 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
polv 1 July :thinking:
Prath 3 Jul 2023 :thinking:
PtScan 3 Jul 2023 See my home post
Redglare 1 Jul 2023 Home post
rikaiwisdom 1 Jul 2023 :cookie:
saidahgilbert 1 Jul 2023 51
sddsdd 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
snowwater 3 Jul 2023 See my home post
taiyousea 1 Jul 2023 :tropical_fish::beach_umbrella::flamingo::palm_tree::tropical_drink:
Twelvewishes 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
windupbird 1 Jul 2023 See my home post
Zakarius 1 Jul 2023 31・31・30

You’ll notice that many of us like to use pretty calendars to track our progress in “home posts” as well - if you’d like to have a pretty calendar of your own, feel free to use the template in the next post! ^^

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Calendar Templates!

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Thank you @omk3 :heart:

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:sunflower: :leaves: :mountain: Javerend’s Home Post :mountain: :leaves: :sunflower:

Woo! Hello everyone, good to be back again for another reading challenge! Looking forward to doing a lot of good reading together with everyone! And, as always, thank you to @windupbird for putting the thread together. :blue_heart:

Goals:

For this challenge, I have an extremely specific goal that I will be calling “Operation Clean out Javerend’s Bookshelves”!

OCJB

I want to read at least the first volume of every series I own so that I can decide whether I want to read the whole series or not, and also decide whether I want to keep the series after I’m finished reading it or not. So, Phase 1 of the project will be reading everything in this stack (some of which are at various stages of already being read):

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I expect that to take up most of July. Then, for August and September, I will be trying to finish off the series that I decide to finish but not keep, and at the end of the challenge I will sell and/or donate all the books that I chose not to keep! I haven’t been able to use my little coffee table for months because it’s just had stacks and stacks of books on it, so hopefully by the time the fall challenge rolls around I will have reclaimed some of this territory :laughing:

I will also be reading along a few book clubs, generally I have been reading with the BBC, and have started the IBC primer and IBC book clubs with their current picks. I also have been working on the Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar a little bit every day and following those threads, and reading アオのハコ with that club!

As we get closer to September, it will be approaching 1 year of me reading every day, and so I would also like to revisit the first volume of よつばと!around that point, just to make a real comparison between my reading level after a year of working almost exclusively on extensive reading daily. That was the first full volume of manga I ever finished, so I think it will make a good progress check.

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Links and Past Threads

Javerend’s profile | Natively
Javerend’s Bookmeter

:books::books: Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf: - #99 by javerend
:books::books: Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: - #18 by javerend
📚📚 Read every day challenge - Spring 2023 🌸🌷🌼 - #7 by javerend

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Ekuroe's home post!

I fell off at the end of the last challenge, but now I’m ready for the new one! Thanks to @windupbird for hosting as always.

I’ll be finishing off 告白 (73%; fell behind on the book club) and 世界から猫が消えたなら (55%), then will read コンビニ人間 until I catch up to the IBC Primer club.

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I started out this year planning to finish at least one (non-book-club) novel every challenge, and in the spring I discovered that I could do well more than that, reading four in their entirety last month alone. (Of course, it also depends on how difficult the book is.) So I think this challenge I’ll be aiming for one every month instead. That should still give me the freedom to jump around as I’m liable to do while still being doable.

The novels I’m reading on my own that I already have started going into this challenge are:
・空への助走  福蜂工業高校運動部 by 壁井ユカコ
・青春サプリ。自分がここにいる理由
・2.43 清陰高校男子バレー部  代表決定戦編② by 壁井ユカコ

Ideally, I’d like to finish at least one of those during these three months, regardless of how many others I finish.

The other novels I have started/start during the challenge:
・おばちゃんたちのいるところ by 松田青子 (book club)
・四畳半神話大系 by 森見登美彦 (book club) DROPPED
・あん byドリアン助川 (book club)
・あの空はキミの中 ~Play ball, never cry!~ by 舞原沙音
・さいとう市立さいとう高校野球部 (上) by あさのあつこ
・さいとう市立さいとう高校野球部 (下) by あさのあつこ
・ガールズ・ブルー by あさのあつこ
・君の声は魔法 by 花房マミ
・2.43 清陰高校男子バレー部  春高編① by 壁井ユカコ
・DOUBLES!! ーダブルスー by 天沢夏月
・DOUBLES!! ーダブルスー 2nd Set by 天沢夏月
・ペンギン・ハイウェイ by 森見登美彦
・宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定 by 辻村七子
・DOUBLES!! ーダブルスー 3rd Set by 天沢夏月
・おっさんだけど聖女です by 桃瀬わさび

I will also be participating in the summer Listen Every Day Challenge, though I don’t expect to be doing that one every day. I’ll also still be tracking the things I watch, with or without JP subs, in this post.

bookmeter・natively

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読んだ本

漫画:
・椿いづみ - 月刊少女野崎くん④
・宮崎駿 - 風の谷のナウシカ②
・あさのあつこ/柚庭千景 - バッテリー⑧
・緑川ゆき - 夏目友人帳①
・水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生
・水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生  陽だまり
*水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生  よつば①
*水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生  よつば②
*水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生  よつば③
*水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとヒツジ先生  よつば④
*水稀たま - 元ヤンパパとひなたくん
*一樹らい - 初恋
*PEYO - ボーイミーツマリア
*宮崎駿 - 風の谷のナウシカ③
*三浦糀 - アオのハコ②
*遠藤達哉 - SPY×FAMILY⑧
*柊あおい - バロン  猫の男爵
◎椿いづみ - 月刊少女野崎くん⑤
◎おおのこうすけ - 極主夫道⑫
◎白浜鴎/佐藤宏海 - とんがり帽子のキッチン①
◎豊田悠 - パパと親父のウチご飯②
◎豊田悠 - パパと親父のウチご飯③
◎飯島浩介/汐里 - 勇者のひざには猫がいる①
◎白浜鴎 - とんがり帽子のアトリエ①
◎飯島浩介/汐里 - 勇者のひざには猫がいる②
◎飯島浩介/汐里 - 勇者のひざには猫がいる③
◎飯島浩介/汐里 - 勇者のひざには猫がいる④
◎町田マーチ - コワモテ男子の弁当が美味い理由①
◎町田マーチ - コワモテ男子の弁当が美味い理由②
◎赤羽ぜろ - 魔法少女事変①
◎ワタヌキヒロヤ - つばめティップオフ!①

小説:
・舞原沙音 - あの空はキミの中 〜Play ball, never cry!〜
・あさのあつこ - さいとう市立さいとう高校野球部(上)
・あさのあつこ - さいとう市立さいとう高校野球部(下)
・壁井ユカコ - 2.43 清陰高校男子バレー部  代表決定戦編②
*花房マミ - 君の声は魔法
*松田青子 - おばちゃんたちのいるところ Where The Wild Ladies Are
*あさのあつこ - ガールズ・ブルー
*天沢夏月 - DOUBLES!! —ダブルス—
◎ドリアン助川 - あん
◎森見登美彦 - ペンギン・ハイウェイ
◎天沢夏月 - DOUBLES!! —ダブルス— 2nd set
◎天沢夏月 - DOUBLES!! —ダブルス— 3rd set

英語で:
・Yokoyama Hideo - Six Four
・Diane Duane - Deep Wizardry
・Diane Duane - High Wizardry
・Kelly Quindlen - She Drives Me Crazy
・Rainbow Rowell - Scattered Showers
*Robin Wasserman - A Cinderella Story
*Jay Rubin - Making Sense of Japanese: What the Textbooks Don’t Tell You
*Mukai Natsumi - +Anima (1)
*Mukai Natsumi - +Anima (2)
*Mukai Natsumi - +Anima (3)
*Kelly Barnhill - The Girl Who Drank the Moon
*E.M. Anderson - The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher
◎Emiko Jean - Tokyo Ever After

Previous challenges:
:books::books: Spring 2022 :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
:books::books: Summer 2022 :beach_umbrella::sunny:
:books::books: Autumn 2022 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf:
:books::books: Winter 2023 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
:books::books: Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom::tulip:

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:cat: July :bomb:
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:cherry_blossom: Spring 2022 :seedling:
:beach_umbrella: Summer 2022 :sunny:
:maple_leaf: Fall 2022 :fallen_leaf:
:snowman_with_snow: Winter 2023 :snowflake:
:cherry_blossom: Spring 2023 :tulip:

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This time, I'm really hoping that I can make it all days, no breaks!

Thank you for starting this challenge Windupbird and Redglare!

Post Mortem

Whoot! I did it this time!! Something every day :smiley:

Here’s the graph version
Summer Challenge


2023

Total Data

Across the season and overall, I’m improving, but I’ve stayed the same over the year. I think that has to do with a couple of impactful events in my life. Next season, I hope to continue my reading streak and that I can pick up my reading pace in order to meet my volumes read goal for 2023.

Update: accidently copied the wrong graph but my reasoning still stands.

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:books: :sunny: windupbird’s summary post :sunny: :books:

:sparkles: Challenge Progress and Links to Daily Posts :sparkles:

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Wrap-up post

Approach for this challenge

Wellll this challenge could be a bit touch-and-go tbh, someone at work quit just before I went on vacation so who knows what repercussions this will have on my workload in the coming months (literally we are a hot mess right now, to the point where it has ceased to surprise me when we lose someone temporarily or permanently for one reason or another - I do not react well to change, particularly big change like this, so the fact that I have become relatively desensitized to this sort of thing should tell you all you need to know about how the last few years have gone).

Anyway, you didn’t come here to hear about my stupid workplace falling apart at the seams, you came here to hear about what I’m planning to read this challenge xD I will definitely be jumping back into the Flying Witch book club for the latest volume. I also recently acquired the first volume of both the manga and the light novel version of something called 宝石商リチャード氏の謎鑑定 - pretty sure I saw the name once somewhere on the forums and that’s how I found it but I can’t remember where :see_no_evil: As usual, this purchasing decision was based on minimal information and important considerations such as the fact that Richard’s character intrigues me and I like the way he’s drawn :joy: I also made several highly aspirational novel purchases for some reason (including something called 52ヘルツのクジラたち because the whole concept of the 52 Hz whale has a huge hold on my heart I am aware that the book is not about actual whales). So if my energy is good, I’d like to dive into those ^^ If not, I always have the 5th volume of the tanuki manga to fall back on, and a few other low-effort manga options.

Previous challenge summary posts

Summer 2021 Challenge :beach_umbrella:
Fall 2021 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: :raccoon:
Winter 2022 Challenge :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:
Spring 2022 Challenge :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
Summer 2022 Challenge :beach_umbrella: :sunny:
Fall 2022 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:
Winter 2023 Challenge :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:
Spring 2023 Challenge :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:

Also, here’s my Bookmeter, in case anyone’s interested! ^^

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As usual, no calendar for me but instead just snooping on what everyone else is reading and giving you all updates on the various things I’m reading day by day. :grin:

So I guess I’ll kick off by saying I read another decent chunk of 嫌いなら呼ぶなよ as part of the informal reading group (join whenever, set your own schedule). I probably have ~3 more days of reading it to finish if I keep my current pace. I’m caught up to both コップクラフト (Natively LN club) and 予言の島 (Spooky Book Club, starting in a day or two) so I’m free to read my side-books as I please. Until the Natively Mystery Book club (still voting!) starts in a few weeks. :melting_face:

And thank you @windupbird for hosting again! :sparkles: :heart:

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I think I will start this next week after JLPT.

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Definitely going to try this out this summer!

:sparkles: Lyrica’s summary post :sparkles:

:open_book: Currently reading: :open_book:
コンビニ人間 by 村田沙耶香
龍ヶ嬢七々々の埋蔵金 vol. 1 by 鳳乃一真

:books: Finished books: :books:
さくらいろの季節 by 青沼洋人
名探偵コナン vol. 1 by 青山剛昌

Prior to this challenge

スマイル・ムーンの夜に by 宮下恵茉

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:books: Frootlooper Summer 2023 Home Post :books:

The Spring 2023 was my first time trying this challenge and it was super helpful so I’m gonna try to keep it up! I’ve still got a lot of unread manga on my shelves!

Learn Natively

Goals:

  • Read コンビニ人間 along with the bookclub
  • Try to get halfway through another novel
  • Keep working through my manga backlog
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Previous Challenge:
Spring 2023 :white_check_mark:

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:desert_island::sunny: taiyousea’s home thread

:round_pushpin: Study Log
:bookmark: Natively

→ this reading challenge, alongside the listening challenge, will be July-only for me this season because August is scheduled to be incredibly hectic and i don’t want to expect more of myself than is reasonable
(´ ∀ ` *)

Planned Books:
:bookmark: :tulip:やがて君になる / Bloom Into You (natively / book club)
:bookmark: :blossom:あの花 / The Flower We Saw (natively)
:bookmark: :blue_book:Tobira (my textbook, for days when the reading passages get tough)

:sunny::palm_tree: July Reading Updates


Recent Update: Date Book
→ summary July 6 :tulip:やがて君になる

:desert_island: :flamingo: 七月 :flamingo: :desert_island:
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⌂ = いない

edit from the future:
bros i forgot about this challenge the moment i started my summer class i am so sorry sdjfgdlgkj

Date Resource Pages
July 6 :tulip:やがて君になる 7 pages (Ch. 2)
July 5 :blue_book: 上級へのとびら Ch. 3 会話1ー2
July 3 :sun_behind_rain_cloud: 天気の子『小説』 15 pages (finished prologue)
July 2 :tulip:やがて君になる 25 pages (finished Ch. 1)
:blue_book: 上級へのとびら Ch. 3 article 「ロボット」
July 1 :tulip:やがて君になる 20 pages (Ch. 1)

Template

:notebook::desert_island: taiyousea’s reading challenge :flamingo::open_book:
→ study log → natively

July 1st:
:bookmark: (何と言う)(pages / chapters)

(Notes, updates, things I noticed, etc.)

↑ zoom back to home thread

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:beach_umbrella: :sunny: polv’s Reading Challenge of Q3 2023 Home Post

As I try to remember vocabularies worth remembering well, vocabularies per day should decrease or get zeroed.

Grammar / structure is yet another interesting topic to track progress. How to review (production / cloze / rereading?) and review timing (SRS?) need to be thought of.

The goal is reading ease and speed, rather than amount of books. (N+1 is better.) Comprehension is important, but not a primary target.

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Hi everyone!

This is my first time doing a reading challenge like this (at least as far as I remember :rofl:). I will not read a novel or manga or anything. Instead, since I’ve only just picked up my Japanese learning again, my goal is to read at least 1 sentence every single day.

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This is also my first time using this template - how do I add the tick for completion? Just delete the box (the two brackets really) and add… what? :sweat_smile:

ありがとう :laughing::two_hearts::sparkles:

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they are clickable! even without going into the edit menu, or you can put an x in them

[ ] [x]

Some people do also replace them with emotes for what they are reading on that particular day too, so you really can do whatever you feel like!

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Amazing! Thank you very much :star_struck:

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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:

Post template

:beach_umbrella: :sunny: DATE :sunny: :beach_umbrella:
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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10 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :asterisk: 13 :white_medium_square: 14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_flower:
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24 :white_medium_square: 25 :asterisk: 26 :broom: :white_flower: 27 :books: :broom: 28 :broom: 29 :white_flower: 30 :white_flower: :broom:
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01 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 02 :white_medium_square: 03 :white_medium_square: 04 :white_medium_square: 05 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 06 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom:
07 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 08 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 09 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 10 :cherry_blossom: 11 :white_medium_square: 12 :cherry_blossom: 13 :white_medium_square:
14 :white_medium_square: 15 :white_medium_square: 16 :white_flower: 17 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 18 :white_flower: :cherry_blossom: 19 :cherry_blossom: :white_flower: 20 :white_medium_square:
21 :white_medium_square: 22 :white_medium_square: 23 :white_medium_square: 24 :books: 25 :white_flower: 26 :white_medium_square: 27 :white_medium_square:
28 :white_flower: 29 :white_flower: :books: 30 :white_flower: 31 :white_flower:
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