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- ホリミヤ ch 59, 60
Taking a break from magic treehouse today, still deciding if I want to do the 2nd book (just so I can mark it off on bookmeter ) or if I want to move on to 夜カフェ already.
I’d like to do more reading later, have a bunch of other work to do today though, so if not, 2 chapters is ok.
泥「どろ」ー mud, slush
溶ける「とける」ー to melt, to thaw
あくまでも ー to the last
歪「いびつ」ー distorted, irregular
妄想「もうそう」ー delusion, wild idea
There’s two major philosophies for how to approach this, and I don’t think one is inherently better than the other:
The first is to approach reading as a thing to sentence mine: you look for new words in the text, and then make flashcards out of them (anki, usually) so you can better remember them in the future. This lets you be more likely to remember the word/grammar and have real context for where you first encountered the word, so that the next time you see it you are more likely to understand it without looking it up, but takes time away from reading (both for making your cards and reviewing them) Livakivi has a good video about this method which is the strategy I use when I want to do mining for things.
The second is to approach reading as reading. Your main goal is to understand and follow the story, and any vocabulary and grammar you pick up is passive. You only spend as much time looking up words, vocab, and grammar as you need in order to understand it enough to move on. If you end up looking the same word up multiple times? totally fine. You spend more time reading.
I tend to prefer the latter of the two, but you can always mix and match. If a word seems particularly useful but also seems like it might not come up much, you can make a card for it to help you remember. But, especially when you are first starting out, a lot of the words and grammar points that are at your learning level are gonna show up preeeeetty frequently. If you make a card for every new thing you see, reading takes forever, so it’s a balancing act.
End of the day, you can really do as much or as little sentence mining as you want and be successful. I personally haven’t felt the need to make flashcards since I started the fall reading challenge, though. Maybe it stays that way, or maybe not!
I really have been wanting to check out ヨコハマ, so if you get that let me know how it is!
I’ve been reading 映像研 in english and really enjoyed it (there’s some jokes and cultural stuff that might go way over your head without translator notes, though), also read chainsaw in english, and komi I caught up in english but read the new chapters in japanese. Definitely recommend all of those.
In a similar vein to some of these:
アオハライド - high school shoujo romance
ホリミヤ - slice of life + high school romance, but not as melodramatic (usually)
ルリドラゴン - high school slice of life + some fantasy elements, only 1 volume currently so not sure where it will go with this, but it’s cute
ヲタクに恋は難しい - workplace romance/slice of life. very cute.
おでかけ子ザメ - this might be the cutest thing that’s ever been printed on paper, i’ve been enamored with it since @windupbird shared it
のんのんびより - since you already have yuru camp on your list, pure 癒し系