πŸ“šπŸ“š Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 β˜ƒβ„

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:

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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).

γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ - 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 γ‚ˆγ€γ°γ¨οΌ. 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 γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ Vol.2.
2/1/22: About 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, making sense of the Tetris 99 daily challenges, and 37 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ Vol.2.
3/1/22: About 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and finished chapters 2 and 3 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ Vol.2.
4/1/22: About 15 minutes of Animal Crossing, and all of chapter 4 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ 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 γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ 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 γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ Vol.3 and get 27 pages in!
7/1/22: Finished off chapters 11 and 12 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (Vol.3) today, for a total of 48 pages reading.
8/1/22: Read 10 pages of chapter 13 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (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 γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (Vol.3) to finish up chapter 13.
11/1/22: Read 11 pages of chapter 14 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (Vol.3).
12/1/22: Read 4 pages of chapter 14 of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (Vol.3).
13/1/22: Played Animal Crossing for about 20 mins, and read another 20 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ (Vol.3) to finish off Chapter 14!
14/1/22: Read 49 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ to finish off chapter 15, and close off vol.3!
15/1/22: 30 mins of Animal Crossing, and read 38 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ vol.4, finishing off chapter 16.
16/1/22: 30 mins of Animal Crossing, and 39 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ vol.4, finishing off chapter 17.
17/1/22: A little bit of Animal Crossing, and 48 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ vol.4, finishing off chapter 18.
18/1/22: 10 pages of γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ 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 γƒ¬γƒ³γ‚Ώγƒ«γŠγ«γ„γ‘γ‚ƒγ‚“ 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1, and page 6 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1
22/1/22: 11 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1, and page 7 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1.
23/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and page 8 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1.
24/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, and page 9 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1.
25/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1, and page 10 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1.
26/1/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing, 9 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1 to finish off chapter 1, and page 10 of γ‚Œγ€οΌγƒγ‚€γ‚­γƒ₯γƒΌοΌŸοΌ vol.1.
27/1/22: 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1.
29/1/22: 5 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ€Œ δ»Šγ―γ‘γ‚‡γ£γ¨γ€γ€γ„γ¦γͺ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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1.
5/2/22: 7 pages of カードキャプターさくら γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 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 γ‚―γƒͺをカード編 vol.1.
10/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 13 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
11/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 5 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
12/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハむキγƒ₯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 ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
15/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 5 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
16/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 9 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
17/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 7 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
18/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1 to finish off chapter 1.
19/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 7 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
20/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハむキγƒ₯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 ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
23/3/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
24/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 6 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
25/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
26/2/22: Tobira readings.
27/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.
28/2/22: 30 minutes of Animal Crossing and 4 pages of ハむキγƒ₯ー!! vol.1.

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