📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 ☃❄

Alygator’s first ever reading challenge! :confetti_ball: *on Wanikani

1月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
01 :black_cat: 02 :black_cat: 03 :black_cat: 04 :black_cat: 05 :black_cat: 06 :black_cat: 07 :smiling_imp:
08 :smiling_imp: 09 :black_cat: 10 :black_cat: 11 :black_cat: 12 :newspaper: 13 :x: 14 :x:
15 :musical_note: 16 :black_cat: 17 :black_cat: 18 :black_cat: 19 :black_cat: 20 :black_cat: 21 :smiling_imp:
22 :smiling_imp: 23 :black_cat: 24 :black_cat: 25 :black_cat: 26 :black_cat: 27 :newspaper: 28 :black_cat:
29 :coffee: 30 :black_cat: 31 :black_cat:

Final count: 29 out of 31

2月
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
01 :smiling_imp: 02 :black_cat: 03 :black_cat: 04 :smile_cat:
05 :smiling_imp: 06 :smiling_imp: 07 :newspaper: 08 :black_cat: 09 :black_cat: 10 :x: 11 :x:
12 :x: 13 :black_cat: 14 :black_cat: 15 :black_cat: 16 :1234: 17 :x: 18 :x:
19 :x: 20 :x: 21 :x: 22 :black_cat: 23 :dragon: 24 :dragon: 25 :x:
26 :x: 27 :x: 28 :x:

Final count: 16 out of 28

Total: 45/59 which is 76.2% so just barely passing if I were still in school…

Will likely stick to SatoriReader because I’m not that confident about my grammar just yet. Maybe some NHK Easy News as well. But I’ve also committed to joining the next book/manga chosen for the ABBC.

Excited to join to hold myself accountable although I have to say I’m pretty intimidated about everyone’s reading capacity and level here! :sweat_smile:


Putting some cute emojis on my calendar to show what I read for each day and also linking each post, if any, to the emoji so I can look back on it later on. Legend of things I will or hope to read during this challenge:

  • :black_cat: コナの大冒険
  • :airplane: Sakura and Suzuki’s Long Distance Relationship
  • :newspaper: NHK Easy News
  • :smiling_imp: からかい上手の高木さん
  • :musical_note: Song lyrics
  • :coffee: Coffee Talk in Japanese
  • :smile_cat: まめねこ あずきとだいず
  • :1234: First Japanese Graded Reader
  • :dragon: ルリドラゴン
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We all start somewhere. I know my early attempts are displayed at different parts of the forum. If you choose to use the book clubs threads for Chi’s Sweet Home (volume 1) or 結婚しても愛してる, and many more places.

Heck, I was still reading graded readers last year in April/May, even if the higher levels ones.

We all grow, and if you stick with us :wink: I’m sure you’ll be reading ever more advanced stuff. ^^

We’ve had several people finishing their first manga/light novel/novel, and have in the past (and I’m sure currently have) people reading graded readers, satori reader, and so on.

What I love about these challenges so much is that we can all come together to read, and our different levels of ability means nothing.

So please feel welcome! And if you have trouble understanding something, feel free to ask right here. That is a benefit of having people of all levels hanging out together, someone further ahead can give you a lending hand. :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much for the encouraging words! :face_holding_back_tears: Really appreciated!

My goal is to get from Satori Reader to manga to novels so glad to hear that people have been able to do that through this challenge.

I feel like I’m already starting the new year right!

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Thanks for hosting another challenge @windupbird! :star_struck: I can’t believe we’re still going after 1.5 years! And it’s delightful to see both new and familiar usernames in the thread :high_touch: Wishing everyone a happy new year~ :durtle_the_explorer: :sparkles:

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:bookmark: :books: Redglare’s home post :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

Calendar

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:books: Bookmeter profile :books:


Reading material
Title Type Progress Completed
本好きの下克上 16 Book 7% → 100% Jan 20
封印再度 Book 42% → 100% Feb 2
薬屋のひとりごと3 Book 0% → 100 % Feb 25
この本を盗む者は Book 0% → 7%

Previous home posts

Link to daily updates

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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.

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:snowflake: :cat2: :snowflake: Greti’s home post :snowflake: :cat2: :snowflake:

I can’t believe it’s time for another reading challenge! I was looking forward to this so much :333 I didn’t manage to follow through in the Spring and Summer, and was too burnt out to consider doing the challenge in Autumn, but I think I am ready to give this another go. Third time’s the charm right? :eyes:

Planning to pick up where I left off last time, before I got completely consumed by uni, and finish ‘Kafka on the Shore’ - at least the first part for the time being. I’ve also got my eyes on ‘Before the Coffee Gets Cold’, though I have absolutely no idea what to expect from it. I’ll most likely end up perusing through some other reading materials too, but I suppose the main focus will be finishing Kafka on the Shore.

I’m also expecting to have a surplus of free time in the coming months - so I’m hoping I’ll be able to immerse myself more in reading :3

Edit: I just remembered that I’ve seen some people also tracking their other language reading goals in previous threads - and I’ve just recently started with Russian, and got a whole list of books I’m dying to read. So this will be my little side quest!

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- Japanese
- Japanese and Russian

Reading list

Completed :white_check_mark:

  • チュベローズで待ってる AGE22 [book club]
  • 1Q84 Book 1 前編 [book club]

Reading :open_book:

Shelved

  • チュベローズで待ってる AGE32 [book club]
  • この本を盗む者は [book club]
Reading side quest
  • Stories of my dogs [Tolstoy]
  • Morphine [Bulgakov]
  • Monday begins on Saturday [Boris & Arkady Strugatsky]
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:books: Nanashi’s First Reading Challenge Home Post

I must admit I’m pretty intimidated by this, but hey, nothing great ever came from staying in your comfort zone :smiley:

Resources: Orange, コンビニ人間, Japanese Stories for Language Learners, Shin Kanzen Master N2 Reading, and news articles for lazy/busy days

Not sure yet if I will rotate between different things, or stick to one/two, but it’s good to know I have a variety of resources to choose from in case fatigue kicks in.

My goals: stick to it for as long as I can and, most importantly, have fun

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16[:x:] 17[:x:] 18[:x:] 19[:x:] 20[:x:] 21[:white_check_mark:] 22[:white_check_mark:]
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Update 22nd Jan:
This challenge didn’t exactly start the way I wanted it to :sweat_smile: Spending time at in law’s in the first weeks was more overwhelming than I thought so I decided to postpone my start. Then I got sick when I came back home which delayed it even further. But I’m back now and that’s what counts :smiley:

Practiced reading with SKM N2 these past two days. It is a jump from N3 for sure, but it being more challenging than the usual manga/articles I read it’s also motivating me to do WK lessons and reviews. Can’t wait to look back at these first pages and see how far I’ve come :mechanical_arm:

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Hey there!

My new year resolution is, as many here, keep a solid learning habit. This year will be my first time joining a post and trying to commit to it. I’ll be updating here as much as I can.
よろしくね!

:books: My Study Log (2023)

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What am I currently reading?
  • 名探偵 コナン 第 10

What have I already finished?
  • Yotsubato - Volume 1... Volume 16
  • 名探偵 コナン 第 1... 9
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Finally populated my home post for anyone interested.


@Nanashi96 There is currently an active book club reading Orange. We’re just about to finish volume 5. And even if you’re not that far along the series yet. Feel free to hang out in the threads. We’ll be happy to answer any questions if you have them. And we have done quite a bit of speculating and such, if you find that stuff fun.

コンビニ人間 have a previous book club too, if you didn’t know.

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Wow everybody seems so organized with this. I guess I’ll dip my toe for this challenge and keep myself accountable as well. I made a splurge buy on the first 8 volumes of 宇崎ちゃんは遊びたい! after the final episode of the second season but now I have to read them eventually. I’ve also bought the first volume of チェンソーマン but read that it’s a step up in reading level to go through it. I’ll be keeping it on the side and see how it goes.

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:sparkles: :snowflake: Home Post :snowflake: :sparkles:

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Thank you for organizing the challenge!

My goal is to read everyday and increase reading speed. I aim to read at least 6 nonfictions and 6 fictions, overall 24 books in 2023.

Bookmeter ; Learnnatively

Ongoing
  • Nonfiction: 経営戦略4.0図鑑
  • Fiction: ユージニア Advanced bookclub
  • Visual novel: ゆのはなSpRING!
  • Manga: 花野井くんと恋の病 vol 3
  • Read-Together-With-Audiobook: 夏へのトンネル、さよならの出口
  • One-page-a-day: フランスの小さくて温かな暮らし 365日
Completed reads
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Progress Report

Week 1 (1-8/1/23)
Week 2 (9-15)
Week 3 (16-22)
Week 4 (23-29)
Week 5 (30-5/2)
Week 6 (6-12)
Week 7 (13-19)
Week 8 (20-26)

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Jan
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Previous challenges

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022

会長はメイド様!1
会長(かいちょう)はメイド様(さま)!

透明(とうめい)な世界(せかい)

第1話
1st January

Read pgs. 1-11.

2nd January

Read pgs. 12-21.

3rd January

Read pgs. 22-33.

4th January

Read pgs. 34-36. End of 第(だい)1話(わ)。

第2話
5th January

Read pgs. 37-44.

6th January

Read pgs. 45-50.

7th January

Read pgs. 51-55.

8th January

Read pgs. 56-71.

9th January

Read pgs. 72-77. End of 第(だい)2話(わ)。

第3話
10th January

Read pgs. 78-82.

11th January

Read pgs. 83-92.

12th January

Read pgs. 93-107.

13th January

Read pgs. 108-110. End of 第(だい)3話(わ)。

第4話
14th January

Read pgs. 111-116.

15th January

Read pgs. 117-130.

16th January

Read pgs. 130-140. End of 第(だい)4話(わ)。
Scanned pgs. 141-142. (Handwritten pages with no furigana.)

透明な世界
17th January

Read pgs. 143-150.

18th January

Read pgs. 151-156.

19th January

Read pgs. 157-165.

20th January

Read pgs. 166-167.

22nd January

Read pgs. 168-171.

23rd January

Read pgs. 172-182. End of 透明な世界。

Closing
24th January

Read pgs. 183-193. End of volume 1.
Skipping all the handwritten parts.

ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん 1

起立(きりつ) お前が〇〇だったとはな!
礼(れい) これじゃ俺(おれ)がダッセーじゃねーか!!
着席(ちゃくせき) 品川(しながわ)くんが好(す)きだからですよ…。

起立 お前が〇〇だったとはな!
25th January

Read pgs. 1-12.

26th January

Read pgs. 13-21.

27th January

Read pgs. 22-33.

28th January

Read pgs. 34-37.

29th January

Read pgs. 38-44. End of 起立。

礼 これじゃ俺がダッセーじゃねーか!!
30th January

Read pgs. 45-52.

31st January

Read pgs. 53-56.

1st February

Read pgs. 57-65.

2nd February

Read pgs. 66-74. End of 礼。

着席 品川くんが好きだからですよ..。
3rd February

Read pgs. 75-78.

4th February

Read pgs. 79-81.

6th February

Read pgs. 82-87.

7th February

Read pgs. 88-94. End of 着席。

FAIRY TAIL 1

第1話 妖精(フェアリー)の尻尾(テイル)
第2話 総長(マスター)あらわる!
第3話 火竜(かりゅう)と猿(さる)と牛(うし)
第4話 小犬座(こいぬざ)の星霊(せいれい)
ハッピーのちょっとお仕事(しごと)

第1話
8th February

Read pgs. 1-15.

9th February

Read pgs. 16-23.

10th February

Read pgs. 24-35.

11th February

Read pgs. 36-58.

12th February

Read pgs. 58-82.

13th February

Read pgs. 82-86. End of 第1話。

第2話
14th February

Read pgs. 87-104.

15th February

Read pgs. 105-113.

16th February

Read pgs. 113-115.

17th February

Read pgs. 116-119.

18th February

Read pgs. 120-128.

19th February

Read pgs. 128-135.

20th February

Read pg. 136. End of 第2話。

第3話
21st February

Read pgs. 137-139.

23rd February

Read pgs. 139-144.

24th February

Read pgs. 145-159.

25th February

Read pgs. 160-166. End of 第3話。

第4話
26th February

Read pgs. 167-170.

27th February

Read pgs. 171-174.

28th February

Read pgs. 175-179.

1st March

Read pgs. 180-183.

2nd March

Read pgs. 184-186. End of 第4話。

ハッピーのちょっとお仕事
3rd March

Read pgs. 187-191. End of chapter.

Closing
4th March

Read pgs. 192-195. End of vol. 1.

スキップ・ビート! 1

ACT 1 そして箱(はこ)は開(あ)けられた
ACT 2 憑(つ)かれたら最後(さいご)
ACT 3 戦慄(せんりつ)の宴(うたげ)1
ACT 4 戦慄(せんりつ)の宴(うたげ)2
ACT 5 欠(か)けてる気持(きも)ち

ACT 1
5th March

Read pgs. 1-19. (Skipping the first two pages with all handwritten text.)

6th March

Read pgs. 20-27.

7th March

Read pgs. 28-34. (Skipping the side-bars with handwritten text.)

8th March

Read pgs. 35-56. End of ACT 1.

ACT 2
9th March

Read pgs. 57-63.

10th March

Read pgs. 64-68.

11th March

Read pgs. 69-76.

12th March

Read pgs. 77-82.

13th March

Read pgs. 83-86. End of ACT 2.

ACT 3
14th March

Read pgs. 87-96.

15th March

Read pgs. 97-98.

18th March

Read pgs. 99-105.

19th March

Read pgs. 106-109.

20th March

Read pgs. 110-118. End of ACT 3.

ACT 4
21st March

Read pgs. 119-121.

22nd March

Read pgs. 122-127.

23rd March

Read pgs. 128-136.

24th March

Read pgs. 137-143.

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I’ve been falling behind for the last two challenges :sweat_smile: so if I can at least read everyday and finish two books (not counting manga), I’m happy!

:books:Currently reading:
かがみの孤城 上
チュベローズで待ってる AGE22

Finished
夜カフェ3
世界から猫が消えたなら

March

March 23

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I’m level 8 and have no idea what books to read, but I’ll give it a shot. Are there any rules on how long to read or how many pages to read? Looking forward to this challenge with all of you.

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Whatever is an appropriate amount to keep you going. For some folks (especially those starting out into reading) any amount of text read per day counts. For others it’s a minimum of some pages of a book or manga or graded reader. The rules are pretty lax so long as it’s in Japanese (and if you are learning Japanese and another language feel free to use the challenge for both).

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:star: Wildstars Home Post :cat:

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Really excited for this. Two weeks back I finally picked a manga back up again and realized it was so much more easy than just half a year ago and since then I´ve read every day. This challenge gives me the perfect opportunity to hold myself accountable to continue doing this.

My Natively Profile

Reading List :books::
ハピネス 2 - 10
ふらいんぐうぃっち 1 - 10
キメツ学園! 1 - 2
よつばと! 1 - 3
チーズスイートホーム 1 - 12

Hopefully I will can finish some of those before I start buying even more manga… :sweat_smile:

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I always say that… :sweat_drops:

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:books: :snowflake: softlyraining’s snowy book stack :snowboarder: :open_book:

Another year, another reading challenge! Happy to be back. :blush:

My goal for this challenge is to finish as many of my “読んでいる” books as I can. I currently have a stack of three books in front of me, but there’s actually more than that. :sweat_smile: I’ll start with just those, though. Hopefully I’ll have a nice, clean slate by the end of this challenge so I can enter spring with a stack of fresh books! :grin:

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:closed_book: Bookmeter Profile

Reading Material

:red_square: → :question: 授乳 by 村田沙耶香
:red_square: → :question: 魔女の宅急便 by 角野 栄子
:red_square: → :question: ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語 by Various Contributors

Completion Rubric

:red_square: 0% ~ 33%
:orange_square: 34% ~ 66%
:yellow_square: 67% ~ 99%
:green_square: 100% COMPLETED!

Updates

January 1st - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 2nd - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 3rd - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 4th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 5th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 6th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 7th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 8th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語
January 9th - ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語

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Hello! I’m very excited to participate in the challenge as I feel like my consistency with reading has not been great as of late. I will mainly be reading from G-fantasy (Gファンタジー) as i decided to treat myself with a subscription to it to help me read more in the new year. My goal is to read at least two of the month’s stories before I get the next edition. Good luck everyone!

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