📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 ☃❄

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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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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:

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


Daily division
January

January 1
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January 2
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January 3
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January 4
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January 5
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January 6
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January 7
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January 8
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January 9
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January 10
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January 11
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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
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January 18
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January 19
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January 20
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January 21
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January 22
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January 23
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January 24
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January 25
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January 26
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January 27
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January 28
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January 29
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January 30
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January 31
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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.

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
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What I'm reading

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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Jan
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06 07 08 09 10 11 12
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I modified the calendars that I used in the Fall reading challenge that I got from @chrisosaurus on this post.

My Fall Reading challenge

Summary

The Fall reading challenge was the first time I was doing something like this. My goal for learning Japanese is to read Japanese media in its original language. More than a decade has passed since I started learning Japanese and I am still a beginner when it comes to reading. So I decided to try reading how I learnt in my native language- reading every day by pronouncing the words. I learnt to read early. I inherited my bookworm tendencies from my parents. Both of them liked to read and there were always books in my house. (I don’t really remember when I learnt to read. I just know that by the time I was 7, I was a smooth reader and challenging books above my supposed level.)

For the Fall reading challenge, I started with manga that I’ve already read in English. I do not stop to look up words so for now I am only reading manga with furigana. It is my hope that eventually I will be able to take off the “training wheels” and read the kanji directly. I started with Cheeky Angel (天使な小生意気) and when I finished that, I started both オトメン(乙男) and 会長はメイド様!I got frustrated reading 会長はメイド様!There were too many words so I went back to オトメン(乙男). I am almost finished volume 1 so I will continue that for the Winter reading challenge.

I continued with the reading every day because I enjoyed setting streaks. However, it is also good practice because I have found myself recognising kanji and vocabulary that I’ve learnt on WaniKani. So I intend to continue with this challenge in some form or another for months to come.

In the Fall challenge, I alternated between shounen and shoujo manga. So I may do the same for this challenge.
What I have read:
オトメン(乙男) 1

1st January

Read pgs. 195-202. End of volume 1.

山田くんと7人の魔女 1

第1話 してみましょう。
2nd January

Read pgs. 1-11.

3rd January

Read pgs. 12-21.

4th January

Read pgs. 22-32.

5th January

Read pgs. 33-46.

6th January

Read pgs. 47-60.

7th January

Read pgs. 61-64. End of chapter 1.

第2話 俺にも見せろよー。
8th January

Read pgs. 65-72.

9th January

Read pgs. 73-89.

10th January

Read pgs. 90-94. End of chapter 2.

第3話 強い女 嫌いじゃねえよ。
11th January

Read pgs. 95-106.

12th January

Read pgs. 107-116. End of chapter 3.

第4話 Eだ。
13th January

Read pgs. 117-123.

14th January

Read pgs. 124-135.

15th January

Read pgs. 134-138. End of chapter 4.

第5話 一緒にやろうぜ!
16th January

Read pgs. 139-147.

17th January

Read pgs. 148-154.

18th January

Read pgs. 155-158. End of chapter 5.

第6話 俺は道具じゃねんだぞ....?
19th January

Read pgs. 159-167.

20th January

Read pgs. 168-173.

21st January

Read pgs. 174-178. End of chapter 6.

第7話 今のうちだ!!
22nd January

Read pgs. 179-185.

23rd January

Read pgs. 186-201. End of volume 1.

会長はメード様!1

24th January

Read pgs. 31-36. End of chapter 1.
I’m going to put aside this manga for now. It’s too wordy and that’s a bit discouraging so I will choose another shoujo manga to read from tomorrow.

カードキャプターさくら 1

第1話
25th January

Read pgs. 1-17.

26th January

Read pgs. 18-24.

27th January

Read pgs. 25-28.

28th January

Read pgs. 29-32.

29th January

Read pgs. 33-41.

30th January

Read pgs. 42-44.

31st January

Read pgs. 45-51. End of chapter 1.

第2話
1st February

Read pgs. 52-60.

2nd February

Read pgs. 61-67.

3rd February

Read pgs. 68-72.

4th February

Read pgs. 73-76.

5th February

Read pgs. 77-88.

6th February

Read pgs. 89- 93. End of chapter 2.

第3話
7th February

Read pgs. 94- 99.

8th February

Read pgs. 100- 103.

9th February

Read pgs. 103- 106.

10th February

Read pgs. 107- 113.

11th February

Read pgs. 112- 118.

12th February

Read pgs. 118- 127. End of chapter 3.

第4話
13th February

Read pgs. 128- 133.

14th February

Read pgs. 134- 139.

15th February

Read pgs. 140- 146.

17th February

Read pgs. 146- 149.

18th February

Read pgs. 150- 155.

19th February

Read pgs. 155- 161. End of chapter 4.

第5話
20th February

Read pgs. 162- 173.

21st February

Read pgs. 173- 176.

22nd February

Read pgs. 177- 182.

23rd February

Read pgs. 183- 192.

24th February

Read pgs. 193- 198. End of volume 1.

山田くんと7人の魔女2
(chapter 9) 竜巻滅殺脚たつまき めっさっきゃく
(chapter 14) 話 心技一休 しんぎいっきゅう

第8話 俺の白石さんがー。。
25th February

Read pgs. 1-8.

26th February

Read pgs. 9-15.

27th February

Read pgs. 16-21.

28th February

Read pgs. 22-24. End of chapter 8.

第9話 竜巻滅殺脚
1st March

Read pgs. 25-29.

2nd March

Read pgs. 30-31.

3rd March

Read pgs. 32-35.

4th March

Read pgs. 36-39.

5th March

Read pgs. 40-42.

6th March

Read pgs. 43-44. End of chapter 9.

第10話 顔がほてってやがるんだよ。。。?
7th March

Read pgs. 45-50.

8th March

Read pgs. 51-57.

9th March

Read pgs. 58-66. End of chapter 10.

第11話 ところで鈴木くん!
10th March

Read pgs. 67-72.

11th March

Read pgs. 73-75.

12th March

Read pgs. 76-79.

13th March

Read pg. 80.

14th March

Read pgs. 81-86. End of chapter 11.

第12話 それが愛です。
15th March

Read pgs. 87-91.

16th March

Read pgs. 92-96.

17th March

Read pgs. 97-99.

18th March

Read pgs. 100-103.

19th March

Read pgs. 104-106. End of chapter 12.

第13話 俺とキスしていただきたい!!
20th March

Read pgs. 107-111.

21st March

Read pgs. 112-117.

22nd March

Read pgs. 118-121.

23rd March

Read pgs. 121-126. End of chapter 13.

第14話 心技一休
24th March

Read pgs. 127-129.

25th March

Read pgs. 130-132.

26th March

Read pgs. 133-137.

27th March

Read pgs. 137-142.

28th March

Read pgs. 142- 146. End of chapter 14.

第15話 キャーキャーキャーツ!!
29th March

Read pgs. 146- 150.

30th March

Read pgs. 151- 153.

31st March

Read pgs. 153- 159.

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