📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 ☃❄

Hello! This is one of my first posts on the forums, despite being a long-time lurker. I’m excited to do this challenge! I’ve been reading the second volume of a light novel series (ティアムーン帝国物語) since August, and I could use the consistency. I’m a slow reader (about 12.5 pages/hour) but it’s so fun that I really don’t mind! (Edit: I just measured my reading speed for the third volume of the light novel series that I’m reading, and since starting the challenge, I’m now at about 18 pages/hour!!)

Jan
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Planned Reads:

  1. ティアムーン帝国物語 volume 2 (43% in originally):heavy_check_mark: Finished 2/13/2022
  2. まいりました入間くん volume 24 (got for xmas, so pretty and my first physical manga!):heavy_check_mark: Finished 1/18/2022
  3. 指輪の選んだ婚姻者 volumes 1-4 (also just got, also very pretty)
  4. My general backlog of free manga that were on sale on Amazon (60 and counting…)

Current Reads

  1. ティアムーン帝国物語 volume 3 (started Feb. 18th; currently on page 44/301 which is 14% in)

I’m looking forward to reading with you all!

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:snowflake: meagstudies’ summary post :snowflake:
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january

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Daily Updates

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What I'm Reading + Progress

Mainly continuing the Satori Reader stories I started in 2021 (Akiko’s American Foreign Exchange and Hole in the Wall) and reading along with the 極主夫道 book club. Will probably read some other stuff too

PROGRESS

Currently Reading

Reading Days Read Type Recommend?
Kona’s Big Adventure Jan 1-2, 4,7-8, Feb 9 Satori Yes
亜人1 Jan 1, 3 Manga idk yet…
デスノート1 Jan 22-23,31, Feb 9 Manga Yes
極主夫道2 Jan 31 Manga Yes!!
ふらいんぐうぃっち 1 Feb 7,9 Manga idk yet

Finished

Reading Days Read Type Recommend?
極主夫道1 Jan 3, 11 Manga Yes!!
Akiko’s American Foreign Exchange Jan 5-6,12, 14, 19, 21 Satori Yes!!
チーズスイートホーム1 Jan 23, Feb 7 Manga Yeah it’s cute
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Jan
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01 02[★]
03[★] 04[★] 05[★] 06[★] 07[★] 08[★] 09[★]
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Progress
January
  • 1st: I spent 37 minutes reading 僕らはみんな河合荘. I started by rereading pages 9 and 10, to verify how much I remembered from last time and then read 3 more pages. I’m currently at chapter 1, page 13/15.

  • 2nd: I decided it was a good moment to catch up with the ABBC. I reread the first half and then read the second half of 三ツ星カラーズ chapter 4. It took me exactly 30 minutes. I learnt about the use of やがる. Now I’m completely caught up. Next week, I’ll start reading chapter 5.
    Later during the day, I discovered that chapter 1 of おじさまと猫 is available for free (for a limited time) on BookWalker. I read 5 chapters / 24 pages (in 42 minutes). It’s quite simple and extremely cute!

  • 3rd: At first, I wasn’t sure if I should start another manga, but there are still 16 days until the first volume of 地縛少年花子くん expires and I noticed it has furigana over every kanji, so I couldn’t resist. I read 16 pages in 57 minutes.
    I also needed some more of おじさまと猫, so I reread chapter 5 and read chapter 6 and 7. It took me 30 minutes.
    Hopefully, I can finish them both in time.

  • 4th: I felt like reading some more of 地縛少年花子くん and I got really into it. I read pages 16-39 and spent 1h46min doing it. Even though I’ve already seen the anime, so I know what’s going to happen, reading the manga is a lot of fun. BBC’s vocabulary list is quite useful. Thanks to it, I can read faster than I would normally do. Having said that, the list isn’t complete, so I added more words to it. Maybe someone will use it later on.

  • 5th: I managed to finish the first chapter of 地縛少年花子くん. I read pages 40-55. In total, I was reading for 1h 36min. There were many words I didn’t know and didn’t find on the vocabulary list, but thanks to furigana I was able to figure out what the characters were saying. I’m enjoying the manga more than I thought I would.

  • 6th: 地縛少年花子くん (1h 24min) and 幸色のワンルーム (1h 5min)

  • 7th: 幸色のワンルーム (41min) and おじさまと猫 (30min)

  • 8th: 地縛少年花子くん (33min) and 幸色のワンルーム (54min)

  • 9th: 地縛少年花子くん (1h 18min) and 幸色のワンルーム (30min)

  • 10th: 幸色のワンルーム (39min)

  • 11th: 地縛少年花子くん (33min)

  • 12th: 地縛少年花子くん (55min)

  • 13th: おじさまと猫 (34min)

  • 14th: おじさまと猫 (45min)

  • 15th: おじさまと猫 (47min) and レンタルおにいちゃん (1h 5min)

  • 16th: レンタルおにいちゃん (45min)

  • 17th: からかい上手の高木さ (31min)

  • 18th: からかい上手の高木さ (32min)

  • 19th: からかい上手の高木さ (36min)

  • 20th: からかい上手の高木さ (40min)

  • 21st: からかい上手の高木さ (34min)

  • 22nd: からかい上手の高木さ (1h 9min)

  • 23rd: からかい上手の高木さ (37min)

  • 24th: からかい上手の高木さ (30min)

  • 25th: からかい上手の高木さ (31min)

  • 26th: からかい上手の高木さ (32min)

  • 27th: からかい上手の高木さ (39min)

  • 28th: からかい上手の高木さ (35min)

  • 29th: からかい上手の高木さ (30min)

  • 30th: からかい上手の 元 高木さん (39min) and からかい上手の高木さ (15min)

  • 31st: からかい上手の高木さ (31min)

February
  • 1st: からかい上手の高木さ (8min) and からかい上手の 元 高木さん (25min)

  • 2nd: からかい上手の 元 高木さん (35min)

  • 3rd: からかい上手の 元 高木さん (30min)

  • 4th: からかい上手の 元 高木さん (32min)

  • 5th: からかい上手の 元 高木さん (42min)

  • 6th: SHY (57min)

  • 7th: SHY (34min)

  • 8th: SHY (30min)

  • 9th: SHY (33min)

  • 10th: SHY (33min)

  • 11th: SHY (35min)

  • 12th: SHY (36min)

  • 13th: SHY (30min)

  • 14th: SHY (31min)

  • 15th: 初恋の世界 (32min)

  • 16th: 初恋の世界 (30min)

  • 17th: 初恋の世界 (30min)

  • 18th: 初恋の世界 (35min)

  • 19th: 初恋の世界 (42min)

  • 20th: 初恋の世界 (33min)

  • 21st: 初恋の世界 (32min)

  • 22nd: 初恋の世界 (31min)

  • 23rd: 初恋の世界 (30min)

  • 24th: 初恋の世界 (31min)

  • 25th: 初恋の世界 (32min)

  • 26th: 初恋の世界 (31min)

  • 27th: 初恋の世界 (30min)

  • 28th: マチネとソワレ (31min)

Finished
  1. Jan, 10th: 1st volume of 幸色のワンルーム

  2. Jan, 12th: 1st volume of 地縛少年花子くん

  3. Jan, 15th: 1st volume of おじさまと猫

  4. Jan, 16th: 1st volume of レンタルおにいちゃん

  5. Jan, 20th: 1st volume of からかい上手の高木さん

  6. Jan, 23rd: 2nd volume of からかい上手の高木さん

  7. Jan, 27th: 3rd volume of からかい上手の高木さん

  8. Feb, 1st: 4th volume of からかい上手の高木さん

  9. Feb, 2nd: 1st volume of からかい上手の 元 高木さん

  10. Feb, 4th: 2nd volume of からかい上手の 元 高木さん

  11. Feb, 5th: 3rd volume of からかい上手の 元 高木さん

  12. Feb, 14th: 1st volume of SHY

  13. Feb, 27th: 1st volume of 初恋の世界

Key

✗ = didn’t read
✓ = read for 30 minutes or more
★ = read for an hour or more

My natively profile

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First off, I definitely agree with everything @Redglare said! I think doing the daily posts has helped me maintain accountability too, because it’s an easy way to show that I’ve read that day and track what I’ve read (obviously, the summary post does that as well, but it feels less “visible” to others since it’s just editing a previous post vs. a brand new post).

I also just enjoy sharing things that are cute or that made me laugh or fun new words I learned or whatever I may or may not have been responsible for bringing the tanuki into the last thread :eyes: so for me, it can be fun and motivating to share with the group via daily posts. I think it’s nice to be able to see what people are up to each day, and I think it adds to the team spirit feeling as well ^^ I know I’ve also gotten good ideas for additional things to read/check out from reading other people’s update posts in previous threads.

One thing I will say about my experience doing daily posts is that it can become a double-edged sword of sorts - doing daily posts does add more time to the overall process (especially if you’re me and you spend hours writing posts as a general rule), and that can make it feel a bit burdensome sometimes. I’m going to keep doing daily posts this challenge, because I do have fun sharing, but I’m going to try not to pressure myself to post super detailed updates all the time, if I’m tired and don’t feel like it - some people’s update posts are much more simple than mine have historically been, and that’s totally fine as well.

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We may potentially end up overlapping on よつばと!then at some point during this challenge if you are also close to the beginning of the series - I look forward to seeing your updates if you decide to read through vol.2 onwards!

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:snowflake: :snowman_with_snow: Winter 2022 Reading Challenge :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

Jan
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Status: Completed
Completion: 54 / 59 days (91.5%)


Daily division
January

January 1
君の名は , 8 pages.

January 2
君の名は , 6 pages.

January 3
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January 4
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January 5
君の名は , 9 pages.

January 6
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January 7
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January 8
君の名は , 9 pages.

January 9
君の名は , 8 pages.

January 10
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January 11
君の名は , 7 pages.

January 12
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January 13
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January 14
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January 15
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January 16
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January 17
君の名は , 7 pages.

January 18
君の名は , 10 pages.

January 19
君の名は , 9 pages.

January 20
君の名は , 9 pages.

January 21
君の名は , 7 pages.

January 22
君の名は , 9 pages.

January 23
君の名は , 7 pages.

January 24
君の名は , 17 pages.

January 25
君の名は , 8 pages.

January 26
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January 27
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January 28
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January 29
君の名は , 4 pages.

January 30
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January 31
君の名は , 5 pages.

February

February 1
星の王子さま, p. 9-13.

February 2
星の王子さま, p. 14-17.

February 3
星の王子さま, p. 18-26.

February 4
星の王子さま, p. 27-30.

February 5
星の王子さま, p. 31-34.

February 6
星の王子さま, p. 35-39.

February 7
「餃子といえば宮崎だ!」 新“ギョーザ日本一の街”のヒミツ

February 8
ギョーザ購入額 宮崎市が初の日本一 浜松市と宇都宮市上回る

February 9
星の王子さま, p. 40-45.

February 10

  1. 【動画】すし店が自動販売機で売るものは? コロナ禍で進化も
  2. 「焼き肉の自販機」お目見え “焼き肉の街”をPR 長野 飯田
  3. ロボット内蔵ソファー 「ロボ家具」ネットで話題に 福岡 大川

February 11
雪の朝 受験生は早めに試験会場へ 東京

February 12 ー February 20
Tobira lessons 1 to 5.
An NHK article I´m too lazy to find about gear-shaped valentine’s day chocolate.

February 21 ー February 23

  1. さわやかな酸味が特徴 宮崎の特産「日向夏」の収穫体験
  2. 双子のパンダ生後8か月に 氷で遊ぶ映像公開 上野動物園
  3. 観光客に電動キックスケーター貸し出し 熊本 八代

Previous Challenges

2021:

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I may not have much time to read since I’ll have classes soon, but I’d still like to try something like this. So, I’ll keep the bar low in terms of what counts as reading. Making updates with what I’ve read sounds pretty interesting as well.
I think I’ll mainly be reading from video games and Naruto. I come across a lot of Japanese players in Monster Hunter Rise, and it’s been pretty fun trying to read their names and shoutouts.

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Updates
  • January 1st - One phrase from a subreddit.
  • January 2nd - One page from Naruto
  • January 3rd - Two pages from Naruto
  • January 4th - One panel from Naruto
  • January 5th - Two pages from Naruto
  • January 6th - Two pages from Naruto
  • January 7th - Miss
  • January 8th - A conversation on Discord
  • January 9th - Three pages from Naruto
  • January 10th - Two pages from Naruto
  • January 11th - One chapter of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 12th - One chapter of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 13th - 2 pages of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 14th - Finished chapter of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 15th - Conversation on Discord
  • January 16th - Random words from online
  • January 17th - Chapter 4 of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 18 - 19th - Sky: COTL messages and Chapter 5 of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • January 20 - 21st - Random Readings
  • January 22 - 25th - Hiatus
  • January 26th - Chapter 6 of それでも歩は寄せてくる
  • Epilogue
Reading List
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:snowflake: :snowman_with_snow: Winter 2022 Reading Challenge :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

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Status: In Progress
Completion: 3 / 59 days (5%)

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:snowman: :snowman_with_snow:sycamore winter reading summary post :books: :snowflake:

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Things I currently plan to read/am reading:
  • 呪術廻戦- the first 8 volumes of this are free on bookwalker until 6th Jan and I’m currently at the start of vol 3 so I’m guessing my first week or so will be taken up with this!
  • 5分後に意外な結末(赤い悪夢) - I’m 2 short stories into this collection. They are pretty light and fun reads.
  • book club things (kikis, haikyuu, yotsuba) I probably won’t track these too much here
  • a novel! I really want to read another novel during this challenge but I will use the first week of reading 呪術廻戦 to decide which one. It might be ハイ☆スピード! (which @windupbird made sound very fun and cute in the first challenge). Update I picked one! I’m reading 鏡の孤城 :slight_smile:
  • I’ve also been playing quite a few games in japanese (ace attorney, tokimeki memorial girls side 4 - so it’s possible I will dip back into those at times.
Completed
Manga
  • 呪術廻戦5-8
Links to daily updates

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.

I would like to do a bit better at doing if not daily, then regular updates this time around as I think it does make a big difference to my motivation when I do so, although the time taken is a trade off as others have mentioned. I’m going to try to use this challenge to try to push myself forward to read some more challenging things (prose is hard, no fun pictures :sob:) but keep to my ‘if I’m not having fun then I’m dropping it’ rule :slight_smile:

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Thanks so much for setting this up! Looking forward to participating in my first challenge and reading more to improve my Japanese :smiley:

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Goals: Finish all of あずまんが大王 vols 1-3 or as much as I can of it lol
Jan 11 Edit: Finished Vol. 1!
Feb. 9 Edit: Finished Vol. 2! One more to go!
Feb. 28 Edit - Finished Vol.3 on the last day with tears in my eyes! Azumanga Daioh is an amazing series, highly recommend it to anyone. My next goals are to finish 少女終末旅行 and じょしらく

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After last year trying many methods of learning vocab, I found out that just looking up everything you don’t know/you’re not certain of is the best way (for me). Also reading more in stead of SRS-ing every word you come across is ultimately what made my time reading significantly more enjoyable!

When you look up words multiple times, your brain will make the connection between the word and the meaning over time. If you don’t see a word enough for it to stick, then it was not important enough for you to learn it

That’s my unasked advice for you ;D I will look forward to your posts and progress over the months ^^

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I’m so excited to start this challenge with everyone! That being said, welcome to my home post! :house_with_garden:

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Goals and Resources
  • また、同じ夢を見てた - I would like to finish the whole book if possible but I have to work around my new time schedule

  • スパイファミリー - Finish volume 1

  • 古見さんは、コミュ症です- If possible, finish volume 13

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Reply to any of the posts including calendars, and then just copy paste the code. And welcome!

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@foxabell There’s this button:

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@fustian_garb, @Redglare

Well, both of those methods are easier than mine, which was to google “Discourse make table” and then spend about 40 minutes making a mess of it before eventually managing to get something I was happy with. :sweat_smile:
At least I learned something new I guess :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Should make my calendar I guess :sweat_smile:

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Manga

I’m going to aim for one chapter a day I think, and go from there. If I need to I’ll keep adding more to the list (maybe some Vol2 and Vol3 I have if any catches my interest) or if I need to drop one, etc.

1。おじいさまと猫 Vol 1
2。のんのんびより Vol 1
3。海月姫 Vol 1
4。不滅のあなたへ Vol 1
5。パンプキン シザーズ Vol 1

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:sloth: :sloth: :sloth: :sloth: :sloth:home post :sloth: :sloth: :sloth: :sloth: :sloth:

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What I'm reading

Manga version of 君たちはどう生きるか which I bought before knowing that Miyazaki was a film based on it but now look like a proper Ghibli nerd. I’m was intending to finish read it in it’s entirety over the Xmas holidays but people keep asking me to leave the house (!!!) so it looks like I’ll be finishing it in January. FINISHED 20/01/2022
ズッコケ恐怖体験 which is number 14 in the それいけズッコケ三人組 series that I started reading during the last challenge, but is the third volume that I will be reading of the series.
I’m also on volume 3 of こぐまのケーキ屋さん which I try to read a few pages of before bed each night.
I’ll also count any days when I play クレヨンしんちゃん『オラと博士の夏休み』~おわらない七日間の旅 because it’s very text/story heavy. FINISHED 3/01/2021
Also started reading コーヒーの絵本

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Hi everyone,

Been studying Japanese for about a year and a half but just joined WK today to try and start catching up with my Kanji studies. Been trying to read more outside of textbooks recently and thought this challenge seems like a fun way to stay motivated and get into the habit of reading frequently.

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I am currently mainly reading よつばと!(will be trying to get through at least 1 chapter / day), but I have also started to read Haruki Murakami’s ねじまき鳥クロニクル (although at a very slow pace so far as there are a lot of Kanji I need to look up, but I’m thinking of making my goal reading ~1 page/day of this as well) and I try to read the news in Japanese from time to time as well.

Edit 5 Jan 2022: I have been listening to a lot of Japanese music recently and have been considering reading through and translating the lyrics to some of the tracks I listen to the most. If I end up doing it I will probably post the lyrics and translations here in case anyone wants to read them.

Progress

Jan 1 - よつばと! vol. 3 ch.17
Jan 2 - よつばと! vol. 3 ch.18 & 19
Jan 3 - よつばと! vol. 3 ch.20
Jan 4 - よつばと! vol. 3 ch.21 (Finished volume 3)
Jan 5 - よつばと! vol. 4 ch.22
Jan 6 - よつばと! vol. 4 ch.23
Jan 7 - Didn’t read :c

Hopefully i managed to work out how to format this properly ^^

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Have you read the English version/are you familiar with his writing style? I ask because I tried reading that book and found the meandering and non-sequitur writing style to be immensely frustrating. It’s also a big jump up from よつばと from what I recall of it.
If you’re a fan of his or enjoying the book already feel free to disregard, of course. :slight_smile:

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I have read Norwegian wood and 1Q84 in english as well as one of his short stories (夜中の汽笛について…) in Japanese before and enjoyed them so I figured I’d give it a go.
You’re right it’s quite the jump up in difficulty from よつば but I like to have something more complicated to read to expand my vocabulary in addition to よつば which i can read more casually. I may be in a little bit over my head with this one though, if I find it’s too difficult to keep up with the story I may drop it for now and try again later.

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