📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 ☃❄

I’ve been playing about two months, and I’m really enjoying it (in eng tho)! I can play for short increments due to the way quests are set up which is nice, and the music and world is gorgeous. Patch 2.4 is coming soon with another lantern rite event I think. Both Niers are fantastic as well and I’m considering a replay in Japanese after work let’s up a bit in march.

I want to get through my backlog of (mostly free…) manga so I’m thinking I’ll join the challenge to try to do that, although I might not make every day with how busy my job is atm.

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:tiger2: :books: Reading Tiger, Frozen Tanuki :snowflake: :raccoon:


一月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:tiger2:
:mount_fuji: :cloud_with_rain: :muscle: :fox_face: :bell: :herb: :bowl_with_spoon:
:zzz: :snowflake: :smile_cat: :bird: :princess: :volcano: :cherry_blossom:
:bamboo: :wolf: :carrot: :cat2: :fish: :raccoon: :snake:
:bamboo: :rock: :steam_locomotive: :hibiscus: :dumpling: :potable_water: :fox_face:
:wolf: :wind_face:
二月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
:musical_note: :japanese_ogre: :beans: :crescent_moon: :baseball:
:mushroom: :teapot: :bird: :pray: :ear_of_rice: :tulip: :shell:
:cat2: :japanese_ogre: :chocolate_bar: :tangerine: :horse: :snowflake: :tiger2:
:fire: :frog: :black_cat: :raccoon: :arrow_up: :baby_chick: :crossed_swords:
:cherry_blossom: :cat2:

(Click the emojis to be whisked away to each reading day)


Looking forward to reading with everyone again!

I think I’ll be sticking with reading a daily Hukumusume story for the time being as my reading is still slow and patchy. But I’ll be seeing where the wind takes me, no doubt I’ll fall down some rabbit-hole along the way.

I would love to read some Japanese history at some point, though I realise this will be scary-difficult - butttt I’ll see what this challenge has in store!

Thanks for hosting the thread again, @windupbird ! :raccoon:

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Hi! My first time trying to participate in a challenge like this while also engaging with the community- nice to meet everyone!
I have a whole bunch of manga on my kindle I want to knock out, and a whole bunch of textbooks I’m trying to get through.
I also want to try Genshin, I’ve tried before but it was really difficult for me haha. Do you guys have any tips to make sure I remember and keep myself accountable that have worked for you? I tend to forget completely but I’m gonna try real hard! I’m going to set notifications on my phone as a beginning safety net but if anyone else has any tips I’d love to hear them!!

Editing for calendar!

Jan
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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
Feb
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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
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I will participate in this thread again. Thanks to the Read Everyday Challenge threads I read over 5000 pages this year which is pretty much nothing considering that I probably still have around 100000 pages to read in my backlog.

Yeah I will read much more in 2022.

Jan 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 00
Week 01
Week 02
Week 03
Week 04
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Feb 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 05
Week 06
Week 07
Week 08
Week 09

Learn Natively
If you want to see what I’m reading or which books/manga I own you can click the link above.

To read list just for this event I have much reading material.

Games

Octopath Traveler
Dead Patient
Soul Sacrifice Delta

Books

本陣殺人事件
No Game no Life
パラサイト・イヴ
5分で読める恐怖のラストの物語

Visual Novels

Island
ものべの

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I’m planning to do the extensive reading challenge /thread in the new year, but kind of want to join this to push myself into a habit of reading more articles online. Books are a set habit, but the writing style+vocab of casual (non news) web content is something I can see myself benefiting from reading more of.
Can I do both? Or better to stick everything into one place?

EDIT to add calendar so I don’t spam with a new post

Jan 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 00
Week 01
Week 02
Week 03
Week 04
Week 05
Feb 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 05
Week 06
Week 07
Week 08
Week 09
What I'll be reading

I’ll probably be reading some blog posts, meaning book articles, random stuff on p-dress (or similar content sites), and maybe some technical articles from Qiita so I can get more comfy with terminology in my field. Anything long form is fair game.

Goals

Just get into the groove of reading more non-literary Japanese. I’m very comfortable with books now, but my interaction with articles is largely “find the info I need and exit”; rarely do I read anything in depth. I think closer reading of this type of Japanese might help improve my own writing and maybe even speaking as I’ll get more exposure to how to naturally convey thoughts and opinions.

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:bookmark: :books: :snowflake: Redglare’s summary post :snowflake: :books: :bookmark:


Jan 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 52
Week 01
Week 02
Week 03
Week 04
Week 05
Feb 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 05
Week 06
Week 07
Week 08
Week 09
March 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 09
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

I like having checkboxes in my calendar because then I can click a box after each day. Satisfying! :durtle_love:


Books

My plan is to read some books with the book clubs:

If I have time, I’d like to start reading 本好きの下剋上 vol. 8, which is the first book of the third arc in the series.


Link to daily updates

I like having the links to my daily updates separate from my calendar.

               January
                              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.

               February
      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.

                  March
      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.


Previous summary posts

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Hi all,

I want to participate again! :hugs:

I’m planning to read:

  • :church:   大聖堂 (The Pillars of the Earth) (new project with Japanese friend)
  • :prince:   星の王子さま (The Little Prince) (this is my sauna book because I’m not allowed to read digital books there)
  • :twisted_rightwards_arrows:   ifの悲劇 (had this in my pile for sooo long already)
  • :sailboat:   沖で待つ (new project with German friend)
  • :cloud:   雲をつかむ話 (reading ch. 1 with the German-Italian Reading Circle)
  • :shinto_shrine:   聖お兄さん (started 100 years ago with the book club but never finished)
  • plus I need to clean up a few manga that I started but never finished

I already finished:

  • :barber:   海の見える理髪店 (need to finish this one for good! Only 60 or so pages to go)
  • :crossed_swords:   鬼滅の刃3 (started recently but did not get very far yet)
  • :bread:   しあわせのパン (I want to watch the movie but I need to read the book first)
  • :abacus:   笑わない数学者 (with the book club, started on Dec 24th)
  • :cat2:   青の島と猫一匹 3 (started a loooong time ago)
  • :notebook:   Death Note 1 (with the Beginner Book Club)

I gave up on:

  • :house:   本陣殺人事件 (with the book club, will appropriately start on Jan 1st)

Looking forward to reading again with all of you!


EDIT: I figured maybe a calendar would not be the worst of ideas after all :joy_cat: I will mark each day with the book(s) I read (or mainly read) on that day:

Jan
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :barber: 02 :barber:
03 :abacus: 04 :abacus: :church: 05 :church: 06 :house: 07 :prince: :house: 08 :abacus: 09 :church:
10 :church: 11 :house: 12 :house: 13 :house: 14 :house: 15 :abacus: 16 :church:
17 :church: :crossed_swords: 18 :church: :crossed_swords: 19 :church: :crossed_swords: 20 :crossed_swords: 21 :prince: :crossed_swords: 22 :abacus: :notebook: 23 :crossed_swords: :abacus:
24 :church: 25 :church: 26 :church: :cat2: 27 :church: 28 :cat2: 29 :abacus: :prince: 30 :church:
31 :church: :twisted_rightwards_arrows:
Feb
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 02 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 03 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 04 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 05 :abacus: :prince: 06 :church:
07 :church: :bread: 08 :bread: 09 :bread: 10 :bread: 11 :bread: 12 :abacus: :bread: 13 :church: :bread:
14 :bread: 15 :bread: :cat2: 16 :bread: 17 :bread: 18 :bread: :abacus: 19 :bread: 20 :bread:
21 :abacus: 22 :abacus: :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 23 :twisted_rightwards_arrows: 24 :sailboat: 25 :sailboat: 26 :abacus: :sailboat: 27 :abacus: :sailboat:
28 :church: :sailboat:
Mar
月
火
æ°´
木
金
土
日
01 :church: 02 :sailboat: 03 :sailboat: 04 :sailboat: 05 :prince: :sailboat: 06 :sailboat: :cat2:
07 :cat2: 08 :sailboat: 09 :notebook: 10 :sailboat: 11 :sailboat: 12 :notebook: 13 :notebook:
14 :notebook: 15 :notebook: 16 :notebook: 17 :notebook: :cloud: 18 :cloud: :shinto_shrine: 19 :cloud: 20 :cloud:
21 :cloud: 22 :cloud: 23 :sailboat: 24 :sailboat: 25 :sailboat: 26 :sailboat: 27 :sailboat:
28 :sailboat: 29 :sailboat: 30 :sailboat: 31 :sailboat:
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First of all, welcome! :grin: Glad to have you join us! In terms of remembering to read daily, I think making it a specific part of my daily routine has helped me. For past challenges, my routine has been, I get home from work/finish working, eat dinner, then read as much or as little as I’m feeling up to that day (usually shooting for at least half an hour of time). Then I post an update here before launching into my “I’m done with the day” activities (which usually means watching TV for hours on end because once I start, I find it very difficult to stop :sweat_smile:). Not sure if that’s super helpful, but that’s what I do - I think posting in the thread daily can be really helpful in terms of accountability, and/or creating a calendar “main post” to check off boxes for each day that you read.

You can absolutely do both! The two definitely aren’t mutually exclusive (and can even be complementary to one another, since they have slightly different focuses/time frames/approaches to goal setting). If you’d like to set book reading goals in the tadoku thread and use this thread to work on reading other types of content, you’re more than welcome to do so ^^ I say use whatever thread or combination of threads you feel like will work best for you and what you’d like to do/accomplish.

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Absolutely agree! It’s what hooked me the most, I thought both were amazing :slightly_smiling_face: .

It only takes one post from @windupbird to enslave the minds of half of the thread towards cute animals and dark ways. Prevail, everyone! :eyes: hisssss Just kidding, please do.

First of all, welcome! :tada: I hope you have a good time in the community.

As for your question, I would personally recommend to ditch anything you’re not really feeling. You don’t have to finish things just because you started them necessarily; if you don’t enjoy it anymore, I’d say throw it away and pick something new that you do. Unless you do enjoy it but are currently going through a dry moment, in which case I personally think it’s fine to push through, if you are nonetheless interested in what’s happening next or something like a dry resource, like textbooks and so on. Other than that, as @windupbird mentioned, I think posting updates frequently (many of us do it daily) and engaging with the thread’s discussion or simply posting what you did is a huge help that keeps you coming back every day to the dynamic of reading → posting, and so on. Ultimately I think it’s healthy to have a balance between the challenge being work that can push your ability further, and also something that you enjoy doing.

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I finally have time to join one of these! :tada:

:books: :snowman_with_snow: Home Post :snowman_with_snow: :books:


Calendar / Heat Map


jan :snowflake: 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 52 :orange_square: :yellow_square:
Week 1 :yellow_square: :yellow_square: :yellow_square: :orange_square: :orange_square: :red_square: :yellow_square:
Week 2 :orange_square: :red_square: :orange_square: :orange_square: :orange_square: :red_square: :orange_square:
Week 3 :yellow_square: :orange_square: :red_square: :red_square: :yellow_square: :yellow_square: :black_square_button:
Week 4 :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button:
Week 5 :black_square_button:
feb :cloud_with_snow: 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 5 :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_large_square: :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :black_square_button:
Week 6 :black_square_button: :black_square_button: :orange_square: :red_square: :black_large_square: :yellow_square: :yellow_square:
Week 7 :red_square: :yellow_square: :orange_square: :black_large_square: :yellow_square: :red_square: :yellow_square:
Week 8 :yellow_square: :yellow_square: :yellow_square: :black_large_square: :yellow_square: :black_large_square: :yellow_square:
Week 9 :black_large_square:
⠀

Key

:white_large_square: not filled in yet :black_large_square: did not read anything
:black_square_button: did read but I have no idea how much, turns out I’m horrible at remembering to track things :see_no_evil:
Read…
:yellow_square: … a little :orange_square: … a fair amount :red_square: … a lot

Days completed: 53/59

Goals
  • improve :running_woman:
  • finish/continue some of the many things I’ve started/bought already, or decide that I’m not interested anymore. Either way: sort through the mess that’s my currently reading/tbr pile and don’t start a million things at once :grimacing:
On tracking

I think I’d like to keep track of how much I’m reading to an extend, but without too much detail. Just out of curiosity because I seem to have no good sense of how regularily I’m actually reading. I’ve tried tracking time or pages before but that apparently just stresses me out and makes something feel like a chore that isn’t one at all, so I’d rather not do that again (even though I sort of envy people who do that and then have cool stats at the end!)
During the first or second challenge someone here used a system where they just tracked if they read “a little” or “a lot” or something like that, roughly estimated without a timer - I really like that concept! I can’t for the life of me remember who that was, whoever you are, I hope it’s ok that I’m stealing your idea :pray:

Reading list (for now)

novels / light novels

  • 地球星人 (book club! :books:)
  • NO. 6 volume 2 (I have maybe 20 pages left of vol. 1, I’m gonna be optimistic and assume I can still finish it this year)

manga

  • Death Note Vol. 1 (book club! :notebook:)

games

  • Doreamon Story of Seasons :woman_farmer: :carrot:

+ maybe other stuff from my tbr/currently reading pile.

Things I actually read during the challenge

novels / light novels

  • 地球星人 (20% - 51%) :alien:
  • orange (0% - 100%) :love_letter:
  • NO. 6 book #2 (0%-100%) :rat:
  • NO. 6 book #3 (0%- 28%) :mouse2:

manga

  • Death Note volume #1 (some) :notebook:

I’ve followed the other two threads to an extend but this is the first time I’m joining in - looking forward to seeing what you’re all reading! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m joining in! :sparkles: After a major case of burn out in Autumn I’d like to be held accountable whilst building a small habit back up so I can move back to more challenging material in spring.

Accountability Overview:

Jan 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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Week 09 ⍟
What I'll be reading

In short, I’d like to read one page a day of anything. If I don’t have to look up a word or anything because I can’t figure out context then I’ll read another page (and another, and another, until I have to look something up, but maybe I’ll stop at 50 pages haha).

レンタルおにいちゃん - My first focus will be continuing with this as I think I dropped off somewhere in vol.2, so I’ll start that again from the beginning. If I manage to get through vol.2, I’ll either start vol.3 or switch back to よつばと!. These should be easy enough that I’ll either start wanting to move on to something more difficult again, or manage to make significant progress through each series in 2022.

Animal Crossing - I stopped playing this in Japanese for a while, so I’m going to switch back. I’ll be logging in to check turnip prices twice a day so if I don’t plan on playing any more than that on a specific day, making sure I fit in one conversation with an islander per day along with a turnip price check is a good start to building confidence back there.

Pokemon Cafe ReMix - Already playing this in Japanese, maybe I should actually log in every day to play a level rather than once a week for an easy bit of immersion?

I’ve started reading Barks articles just on the side because I’m enjoying learning new ways to talk about music, but I don’t really want to set any targets here.

Progress updates

28/12/21: Joined the challenge! :raised_hands:t2:
1/1/22: Completed my NYE countdown on Animal Crossing in Japanese, spent half an hour talking to my islanders and read a whole chapter of レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.2.
2/1/22: About 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, making sense of the Tetris 99 daily challenges, and 37 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.2.
3/1/22: About 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and finished chapters 2 and 3 of レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.2.
4/1/22: About 15 minutes of Animal Crossing, and all of chapter 4 of レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.2. (And it got sad :pleading_face:)
5/1/22: About 15 minutes of Animal Crossing, couple of levels of Pokemon Cafe ReMix and chapter 5 of レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.2. This rounds out Vol.2 entirely for me and wow was this volume an emotional rollercoaster.
6/1/22: Not too much reading done today as it was my birthday and I had a busy day, but I did start レンタルおにいちゃん Vol.3 and get 27 pages in!
7/1/22: Finished off chapters 11 and 12 of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3) today, for a total of 48 pages reading.
8/1/22: Read 10 pages of chapter 13 of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3).
9/1/22: Read a very short BARKS article about Daichi Miura’s rescheduled 2019 tour just so I’ve read something today. :sweat_smile:
10/1/22: Read 20 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3) to finish up chapter 13.
11/1/22: Read 11 pages of chapter 14 of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3).
12/1/22: Read 4 pages of chapter 14 of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3).
13/1/22: Played Animal Crossing for about 20 mins, and read another 20 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん (Vol.3) to finish off Chapter 14!
14/1/22: Read 49 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん to finish off chapter 15, and close off vol.3!
15/1/22: 30 mins of Animal Crossing, and read 38 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん vol.4, finishing off chapter 16.
16/1/22: 30 mins of Animal Crossing, and 39 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん vol.4, finishing off chapter 17.
17/1/22: A little bit of Animal Crossing, and 48 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん vol.4, finishing off chapter 18.
18/1/22: 10 pages of レンタルおにいちゃん vol.4, starting chapter 19. Making sense of my Garmin stress and body battery alerts after my tattoo appointment.
19/1/22: Half hour of Animal Crossing, making more sense of my Garmin stress and body battery alerts post-tattoo appointment, and watching Book of Boba Fett with Japanese subtitles.
20/1/22: Half hour of Animal Crossing, some Mario Kart, and reading 100~ pages of レンタルおにいちゃん vol.4 to finish off the series. :sob:
21/1/22: Half hour of Animal Crossing, 19 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1, and page 6 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1
22/1/22: 11 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1, and page 7 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1.
23/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and page 8 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1.
24/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and page 9 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1.
25/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1, and page 10 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1.
26/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, 9 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1 to finish off chapter 1, and page 10 of れつ!ハイキュー?! vol.1.
27/1/22: 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1, and an NHK Easy News article about Coronavirus booster jabs in Tokyo and Osaka.
28/1/22: 6 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
29/1/22: 5 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
30/1/22: NHK Easy News article about a 19 year old getting questioned by police over taking photos of a university entrance exam with her smartphone, and posting the photos on a tutoring website.
31/1/22: An article on BARKS about this years NME Award nomination shortlists. TIL that NME awards now covers gaming and film. Mostly this was an exercise in parsing large amounts of katakana.

1/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and an article on BARKS about the new Age Factory song being used as the theme song for the film 「 今はちょっと、ついてないだけ」.
2/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and following the Japanese subtitles on this week’s episode of Book of Boba Fett.
3/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and 3 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1 which was mostly me trying to parse Yamazaki’s first tall tale of the volume. :sweat_smile:
4/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 11 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
5/2/22: 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1 (which were a cheat few pages because there was barely any text but I was tired and overworked :joy:).
6/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 13 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1 to close out Chapter 2.
7/2/22: 10 minutes of Animal Crossing and 11 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
8/2/22: 40 minutes of Animal Crossing and 14 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
9/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 22 pages of カードキャプターさくら クリアカード編 vol.1.
10/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 13 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
11/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 5 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
12/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
13/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and an NHK Easy News article about figure skating and snowboarding medals picked up at the Winter Olympics.
14/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
15/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 5 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
16/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 9 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
17/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 7 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
18/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1 to finish off chapter 1.
19/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 7 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
20/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
21/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and Tobira textbook reading passages.
22/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 5 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
23/3/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
24/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
25/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
26/2/22: Tobira readings.
27/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.
28/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハイキュー!! vol.1.

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This is the first time I’ve joined one of these challenges.
I’m looking forward to it! :slight_smile:

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What I'm Reading

I’m mostly going to be reading the books from the various bookclubs I am in -

  • Teasing Master Takagi-san
  • Mitsuboshi Colors
  • The Way of the Househusband
  • Death Note

But I’m also hoping to make some progress in with some of the other manga in my to read pile, and also playing Pokemon: Lets Go, Eevee!

Some of my to read pile that I might be able to read:

  • Rental Oniichan
  • Shirokuma Cafe
  • Yotsuba to
  • Fruits Basket
Progress Report
January
  • January 1st
    • The Way of the Househusband - Chapter 8 (p.107-122)
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Second half of Chapter 4 (p.55-61)
  • January 2nd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 4, Chapter 4 (p.51-68)
  • January 3rd
    • The Way of the Househusband - Chapter 9 (p.123-138)
  • January 4th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 6 (p.1-40)
  • January 5th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 7 (p.41-58)
  • January 6th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 7 (p.59-82)
  • January 7th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san Volume 4, Chapter 5 (p.69-84)
  • January 8th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 5 (p.62-76)
  • January 9th
    • The Way of the Househusband - Bonus Chapters (p.139-160) Volume 1 Complete :tada:
  • January 10th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 8 (p.83-114)
  • January 11th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 9 (p.115-126)
    • Fullmetal Alchemist - (p.45)
  • January 12th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 9 (p.127-158)
  • January 13th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 10 (p.159-198) Volume 2 Complete :tada:
  • January 14th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san Volume 4, Chapter 6 (p.85-100)
  • January 15th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 11 (p.1-40)
    • WAVE!! (4 comics)
  • January 16th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 12 (p.41-74)
  • January 17th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 13 (p.75-106)
  • January 18th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 14 (p.107-146)
    • Fullmetal Alchemist - (p.46-47)
  • January 19th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 15 (p.147-190) Volume 3 Complete :tada:
  • January 20th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 16 (p.1-36)
  • January 21st
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 4, Chapter 7 (p.101-116)
  • January 22nd
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Half of Chapter 6 (p.77-85)
  • January 23rd
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Half of Chapter 6 (p.86-94)
  • January 24th
    • Death Note - Half of Chapter 1 (p.1-29)
  • January 25th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 17(p.37-75)
  • January 26th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 18 (p.76-102)
  • January 27th
    • Rental Oniichan - Half of Chapter 18 (p.103-125)
  • January 28th
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 19 (p.126-170)
  • January 29th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 4, Chapter 8 (p.117-132)
  • January 30th
    • Death Note - Half of Chapter 1 (p.30-52)
    • Rental Oniichan - Chapter 20 (p.171-221) Series complete :tada:
  • January 31st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 1 (p.1-52)
February
  • February 1st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 2 (p.53-88)
  • February 2nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 3 (p.89-116)
  • February 3rd
    • The Way of the Househusband - Chapter 10 (p.1-18)
  • February 4th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 4 (p.117-142)
  • February 5th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 4, Chapter 9 + Bonus Chapter (p.132-153) Volume 4 Complete :tada:
  • February 6th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 7 (p.95-108)
  • February 7th
    • The Way of the Househusband - Chapter 11-12 (p.19-50)
  • February 8th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 5 (p.143-172)
  • February 9th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 6 (p.173-204)
  • February 10th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 7 (p.205-224) Volume 1 Complete :tada:
  • February 11th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 1 (p.1-18)
  • February 12th
    • The Way of the House Husband - Chapter 13 (p.51-62)
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 8 (p.109-124)
  • February 13th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 8 (p.1-32)
  • February 14th
    • The Way of the Househusband - Chapter 14 (p.63-78)
  • February 15th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 9-10 (p.33-84)
  • February 16th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 11-12 (p.85-138)
  • February 17th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 13-14 (p.139-190) Volume 2 Complete :tada:
  • February 18th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 9 (p.124-145) Volume 1 Complete :tada:
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 2 (p.19-34)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • February 19th
    • The Way of the House Husband - Chapter 15 (p.78-94)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • February 20th
    • The Way of the House Husband - Chapter 16 (p.95-110)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • February 21st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 15 (p.1-20)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • February 22nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 16-17 (p.21-78)
    • Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • February 23rd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 18-19 (p.79-132)
  • February 24th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 20 (p.133-156)
  • February 25th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 21 (p.157-182) Volume 3 Complete :tada:
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 3 (p.35-50)
  • February 26th
    • The Way of the House Husband - Chapter 17-18 (p.111-142)
  • February 27th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 22 (p.1-28)
  • February 28th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 23 (p.29-68)

Challenge Complete! :tada:


...Or I could just carry on...
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March
  • March 1st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 24 (p.69-94)
  • March 2nd
    • Yotsuba - 4-koma (p.95-105)
  • March 3rd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 25 (p.106-132)
    • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • March 4th
    • Happiness - Half of Chapter 1 (p.1-19)
  • March 5th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 4 (p.51-68)
  • March 6th
    • The Way of the House Husband - Bonus Chapters (p.143-160) Volume 2 Complete :tada:
  • March 7th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 26 (p.133-162)
  • March 8th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 27 (p.163-190) Volume 4 Complete :tada:
  • March 9th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 28 (p.1-32)
  • March 10th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 29 (p.33-58)
  • March 11th
    • Happiness - Half of Chapter 1 (p20-42)
  • March 12th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 5 (p68-84)
  • March 13th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 10 (p1-16)
  • March 14th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 30 (p58-88)
  • March 15th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 31 (p89-116)
  • March 16th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 32 (p117-145)
  • March 17th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 33 (p146-173)
  • March 18th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 34 (p174-204) Volume 5 Complete :tada:
  • March 19th
    • Happiness - Half of Chapter 2 (p43-58)
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 6(p84-100)
    • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • March 20th
    • Mitsuboshi Colors - Chapter 11-12 (p16-38)
  • March 21st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 35 (p1-28)
  • March 22nd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 36 (p29-54)
  • March 23rd
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 37 (p55-84)
  • March 24th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 38-39 (p85-132)
  • March 25th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Volume 5, Chapter 7 (p101-116)
  • March 26th
    • Yoru Cafe - Chapter 1 (p1-15)
  • March 27th
    • Happiness - Half of Chapter 2 (p58-86)
    • Mitsuboshi Colours - Chapter 13 (p39-52)
  • March 28th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 40 (p133-172)
  • March 29th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 41 (p173-194) Volume 6 Complete :tada:
  • March 30th
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 42 (p1-28)
  • March 31st
    • Yotsuba - Chapter 43 (p29-50)
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Hello, I’m excited to participate again!

Home post

J A N
日 月 火 水 木 金 土 :books:
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日 月 火 水 木 金 土 :books:
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I’m going to post what I’m reading in Japanese, but also what I’m reading in Mandarin (underneath a cut). Putting them together ups my motivation for both, so I hope it’s all right to include my Mandarin reading in my updates. I have big goals for reading in both languages in 2022, so よろしくお願いします!

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Hello! This is my first time joining a challenge like this, and I was wondering how you make those calendars/trackers?? Thank you in advance! :]
Edit: problem solved xD


Jan
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03[:x:] 04[:white_check_mark:] 05[:x:] 06[:x:] 07[:white_check_mark:] 08[:white_check_mark:] 09[:white_check_mark:]
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Things I'm planning to read

若草物語 (Little Women book 2)
My textbook :skull:
Undertale/Deltarune (but in japanese) lol
I’ll see if i can get my hands on some japanese books/manga/whatever :]

My goals for this

I want to be able to read faster and obv comprehend stuff, but tbh I’m not at a very high level of comprehension so I’m focusing more on being able to read and recognize the characters/kanji (so then it’ll be easier for me to comprehend things xD)

Key

:x: = didn’t read
:white_check_mark: = read for 30 minutes or more
:star: = read for an hour or more

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I had a bit of trouble working out how to make a calendar too!
Heres what I came up with in in the end.

Calendar
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Hopefully you can copy and paste it into your own post and it will work. :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Natalie’s Home Post! :snowflake:

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Background

Well, the fall challenge didn’t go super well for me (I think I checked off like six boxes total? whoops :joy:) so here goes take two! I feel like I’m at a point where my biggest weak point is just sheer quantity of vocabulary (and comprehension speed but well. that’s a work in progress) and what better way to work on that than to read more.

I’ve been reading manga lately to try to do so and I’ve been really enjoying it! It’s still difficult for sure, but as expected my problem is really just vocabulary. 99% of the time once I look up the words I don’t know I understand what’s being said just fine, and that feels really good! It’s a great feeling to be able to genuinely enjoy a story in Japanese, as hard as it may be sometimes - I’ve definitely come a long way :blush:

It’s winter break right now so finding time for reading has been easy; the real test comes when school starts back up. Here’s hoping :joy:

What I'm Reading

I have a bunch of first volumes of various manga from a mandarake order a while back to let me try out different series, many of which I either haven’t touched yet or have found overwhelming in the past. But as I also have no self-control, I have a fresh mandarake order on the way as a Christmas present, where I had a much better concept of what I’d like to read than the guesswork on my previous order :joy:

So with that I’ll have a number of different series I can try out; I also ordered a few light novels, so we’ll see how I like them! Lately I’ve been reading ラストゲーム on a whim - it’s one that I bought the first volume of in my old mandarake order, and I just got around to reading it. I’ve been enjoying it a lot, very much shoujo rom-com chaos as is often my brand, and the rest of the series is on the way now, so I’m looking forward to (hopefully) reading the rest of that! That’s 11 volumes so at my speed that may very well take me beyond this challenge even, but we’ll see! :grin:

Progress

Natively

Currently Reading:
ヴァニタスの手記(カルテ)
風が強く吹いている
錆喰いビスコ
Zero Escape: VLR

Finished:
アゲイン!! ①
ラストゲーム ①
ラストゲーム ②
ラストゲーム ③
Zero Escape: 999 (!!!)

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Thank you so much! I’ll try to do that - maybe it’d be good as a before-bed-wind-down activity for me!

Thank you!! I tend to try to finish things because I start them, so having that reminder is nice!

I appreaciate the advice from everyone !

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:wolf: :jack_o_lantern: PumpkinWolf’s Home Post :jack_o_lantern: :wolf:

一月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 00 :sparkles: :fox_face:
Week 01 :microphone: :microphone: :microphone: :microphone: :heart: :basketball: :crown:
Week 02 :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :briefcase: :briefcase: :crab:
Week 03 :tada: :baguette_bread: :crossed_swords: :baguette_bread: :baguette_bread: :ring: :bento:
Week 04 :dog2: :ramen: :egg: :popcorn: :bacon: :spaghetti: :beach_umbrella:
Week 05 :love_letter:
二月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 05 :cookie: :bubble_tea: :bat: :bat: :video_game: :doughnut:
Week 06 :tangerine: :maple_leaf: :snowman: :snowflake: :poodle: :baseball: :tshirt:
Week 07 :sake: :cherry_blossom: :mortar_board: :cake: :books: :ocean: :balloon:
Week 08 :broom: :lollipop: :lollipop: :lollipop: :seedling: :strawberry: :lemon:
Week 09 :fireworks:
三月 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 09 :open_umbrella: :wine_glass: :apple: :sleeping_bed: :owl: :person_with_crown:
Week 10 :raised_hands: :sunflower: :hotsprings: :shield: :high_touch: :sparkling_heart: :pineapple:
Week 11 :pineapple: :pineapple: :banjo: :flamingo: :airplane: :angrymami: :durtle_hello:
Week 12 :durtle_hello: :durtle_hello: :durtle_hello: :durtle_hello: :durtle_hello: :owl: :exploding_head:
Week 13 :star_struck: :heart_eyes_cat: :dizzy: :cookie:

目標:毎日30分の読書 (15分でもOKです。)
Number of Manga Finished So Far: 72
Finished Kiki’s Delivery Service! :white_check_mark:
Finished Sugar Apple Fairy Tale Volume 3 (April 3rd) :white_check_mark:

シュガーアップル・フェアリーテイル 銀砂糖師と白の貴公子

3月13日 4% (12/210)
3月14日 7% (19/210)
3月15日 14% (31/210)
3月18日 21% (47/210)
3月19日 25% (54/210)
3月20日 26% (56/210)
3月21日 28% (59/210)
3月22日 31% (61/210
3月23日 34% (73/210)
3月24日 39% (83/210)
3月25日 42% (89/210)
3月28日 46% (96/210)
3月29日 51% (107/210)
3月30日 59% (123/210)
3月31日 64% (133/210)
4月01日 69% (143/210)
4月02日 81% (169/210)
4月03日 100%!!

🏔️未読の山🏔️ (Now under 10!)

12月29日 52冊
1月1日 50冊
1月2日48冊
1月3日48冊
1月4日47冊
1月8日46冊
1月9日45冊
1月13日 44冊
1月15日 43冊
1月16日 41冊
1月17日 37冊
1月21日 36冊
1月22日 37冊
1月23日 36冊
1月27日 35冊
1月29日 33冊
1月30日 30冊
2月7日 27冊
2月9日 23冊
2月10日 21冊
2月14日 16冊
2月18日 15冊
3月03日 11冊
3月12日 6冊

魔女の宅急便


12月28日 29%
12月29日 31%
12月30日 35%
2月12日 38%
2月19日 51%
2月21日 100%
I binge-read the last half in one day and I can’t believe it’s over.

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I’d like to join :slight_smile:

📚 Neba's Home Post 📚

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Books

The goal is to read the books I’ve purchased but not read yet.

  • コンビニ人間
  • 地球星人
  • 嫌われる勇気
Diary
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