So the last couple weeks I have been going through a book above my level little by little and doing word lookups afterwards, then reading manga “on the side” (even though its been my primary reading for the last 3 weeks). I want to basically do this until I finish a manga series and get comfortable enough with the book (study the first chapter/first 100 pages) and then when those conditions are met give 100% focus to the book. Seems like a way to avoid burnout on reading but maintain a consistent amount of reading daily.
What did I read?: 魔女と猫の話
How much did I read?: 5 pages
(Continued 3rd Story )
How long did it take me?: 57 min
Even though Chise is supposed to be a witch, so far the methods she’s used for curing the woman’s insomnia have been things even I could do! (Herbal teas, aromatic candles, music, etc.) But I guess the idea is that it’s better to start off with something more straightforward before getting magic involved.
And I’m back to reading about Kona’s adventures. After only 4 days of reading with furigana, it took me quite a while to adjust to having no furigana on Satorireader for kanji I had already learned. In this chapter, I could count with two hands the number of kanji that had furigana so I had to figure out the readings for the rest of them myself. And failed miserably at some… using the wrong reading for a few of them. Strange how only a few days of having furigana can have such an effect. I didn’t realize how much I used furigana as a crutch until now. And also how much Satorireader is actually able to help me with exercising my recall!
Read some more この本を盗む者は, but I’m still going pretty slowly. Played nearly 2.5h of BU$TAFELLOWS and finished chapter 4! Which is supposedly the end of the common route so can’t wait to find out what’s next.
And for recording the time, are you using Toggl? I seem to recognize the interface. Very cool to have all those stats, now you can also make a speed graph with page / min, and compare how it evolves in time or per book
And very inspiring stats too, I hope to get there one day! (Still working my way through my grammar books so far, combined with Bunpro, Satori Reader, WK and listening practice, it’s steadily going forward!)
Aria: the masterpiece volume 3 – progress report Yesterday: Read up to page 197. Today: Finished chapter 28 and continued up to page 320.
Chapter 28 was nice as we got to learn about those Sylphs. The ending to this chapter seemed amusing too, though I’m not sure I fully understood it – something along the lines of a an Undine riding an airbike being at fault for making Aika’s underpants show with Akari being almost a bit too shocked and embarrassed as a result…almost as if she and Woody(?) may have been at fault for that…
Also, Woody making Akari use the president as a blindfold to not ruin the surprise he had in mind for her – while they were driving to somewhere – was quite the imaginative idea…not to mention dangerous. ‘No Marsian cats were harmed in this chapter, I swear!’ – Kozue Amano 200X, probably.
「ひよ恋」 was kind of a random pick to start reading, and I wasn’t certain what to expect. It started out a bit so-so, and I didn’t care much for the male lead character. But I think it’s getting a bit better.
Not Aika’s, Akari’s. Look back on the flying scenes and you can imagine how that worked out for her.
today was a better day (mostly) and have now finished shimanami tasogare vol 3! props to this volume for having a character genuinely piss me off (not that vol 2 didn’t have that, but that was more ‘what are you doing’ compared to just outright rage), 10/10 recommend.
words that stood out: 修繕 (しゅうぜん, repair, mending), 開放感 (かいほうかん, sense of space/openness), 相まって (あいまって, coupled with, together), plus 絶叫マシン (ぜっきょうマシン, thrill ride (at an amusement park)) just cos that’s a really fun word