In classic fashion, finishing my previous project threw me for an absolute loop as to what to read next So I did a little bit of everything today. I started ノッキンオン・ロックドドア in keeping with my recent mystery theme, and I’m sure it’s doable but I always forget how rough starting a new book is so I didn’t get very far before I decided to play 13 Sentinels instead, where I was of course immediately dropped in the middle of an unprecedented amount of sci-fi mech jargon As such I only played that one scene before I was mentally over it, and then I finally went back to the バディミッションBOND drama cd I’ve been working on! It’s been a while lmao; I got through one more track with my whole listen-only-first then follow along with the scenario method and it was a good time as always.
Then I finally got somewhere and decided to fill my currently empty manga slot with some 地縛少年花子くん! I watched the anime/read some of the manga in English ages ago and I remember really liking it, so I thought it’d be a fun read and it definitely is. I love a manga with good art and it definitely delivers, it has great aesthetics and even the panel layouts are cool So yeah I read most of the first volume today, who knows what I’ll end up doing tomorrow but I certainly have options
Haha thank you!!
Thank you! I really don’t know where it came from lmao, it absolutely wrecked my brain but I had to know
Same, it’s especially rough when it’s a standalone story, but thankfully 山猫 has plenty more to offer so I can placate myself with that knowledge It’s a matter of time! Not a book exactly but I suspect BU$TAFELLOWS will feel that way when we eventually get that far
Thank you!! I have no idea how I pulled it off haha, at what cost feels powerful though!
Finished my last sub-chapter for the day. I am happy I am not doing an audiobook this time because I can skip the needless long pauses and don’t have to desperately search for the part am supposed to be on but somehow lost track of.
Being caught up I feel less pressure to read, so I am able to just kind of consume it the way I want and when I finish the book, I will be done with the series until the next entry. So I can focus on other book series.
Actually just a nominal reading day which is pretty sad because I wanted to finish the book… oh well.
Word of the Day: 鰯 - pilchard, sardine. Nothing particularly special about this one but you get a keen idea of how important fishing was to Japan based on the number of very specific fish kanji out there…
Hello everyone. I would like to join, even though I’m late. Actually I am not even late with reading, I have read every day since around christmas. Just late with joining here. I started to read Harry Potter, where I had a mini edition of the first half of the first book laying around for a while. Even around two months ago it was just to overwhelming just looking at the first page. But now it seems to be very doable for me do read it. Of course it helps that I still know a bit how the story goes…I also got the audio book and sometimes I read along while listening, which is also great help. Right now progress is around 63 %
13.02.: Harry Potter Book 1
Oh and see what just arrived. I guess I’ll be reading a bit longer than the 2 months '
Aria: the masterpiece volume 3 – progress report Yesterday: Continued up to page 73, finished chapter 22. Today: Continued up to page 82.
Well, I wanted to try reading a NHK easy news article today but upon seeing the topics (e.g. bird flu?, price increases? or COVID ) of the last few days, I decided against it.
I clicked on another article that mentioned something along the lines of a bunny being appointed police chairman in honour of the year of the bunny or something, only to notice that it was tough to read and understand – and that the article belonged to the ‘regular’ NHK news. Long story short, today’s attempt at reading news was a failure. I’ll probably just look at the latest articles on NHK easy here and there until I find one whose topic I can stomach.
Therefore, I went back to Aria but since I had even less time to dedicate to reading, I didn’t get that far.
Hahaha, I may as well turn this into my mental image of you in regards to any (coming) reading challenges.
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Word or expression of the day:
肌触り - (はだざわり) - the touch of, feel of, texture
and i’ve finished 蟲師 vol 1! except the 後書 but it’s long and handwritten and my brain doesn’t have it in me rn. this chapter actually related to the first, which i wasn’t expecting, and it gave the whole volume a nice circular feeling. on the whole even though lookups were occasionally tough with this one i had a great time with it and i’m really looking forward to the next volumes! i might go back to kiki for the rest of the week, it’s sitting at 50% finished and it’s kind of weighing on me ngl
words that stuck out to me: 沼 (ぬま, swamp, bog) just cos it was in there A Lot, 成れの果て (なれのはて, the mere shadow of one’s former self), and the ‘what is that’ kanji of the day 蠱 (まじ)
ホリミヤ ch 64, 65, 66 - had our new years shrine visit, almost on time!
マジーク・ツリーハウス pg 81 → 86
問「とい」ー problem question
即答「そくとう」ー immediate reply
利益「りえき」ー profit, gains ( おみくじ )
修羅場「しゅらば」ー scene of carnage
揉む「もむ」ー to argue, to have a heated discussion
面積「めんせき」ー area (measurement)
愚か「おろか」ー foolish, stupid
小芝居「こしばい」ー skit, short acted scene
さっぱり ー feeling refreshed
ヒヒーン ー neigh, whinny
やがて ー before long, shortly
湿っぽい「しめっぱい」ー damp, humid
霧「きり」ー fog, mist
覗く「のぞく」ー to take a quick look at
Today I continued reading チュベローズで待ってる AGE22 - chapters 8, 9, and 10.
At this pace I could finish the book by Sunday, though who knows if I can keep this up. I wasn’t expecting myself to read this much daily - perhaps it’s peer pressure working its magic Or maybe it’s the fact that I can’t keep myself from peeking under the spoiler tags in the discussion - and once I’ve read the spoilers I just can’t help but go see for myself.
for easy referencing later, because these will take some remembering
Also probably some spoilers, but this is a historic novel, so can spoilers really exist for things that have (for the most part) actually happened
What: NHK easy news (yesterday) and チーズスイートホーム（１）today. Pages: 2 articles yesterday and 45 pages today. Time: 10 minutes yesterday, 15 minutes today.
I’m so tired and annoyed by the fact that I’m tired, lol. Yesterday I didn’t have time to update, as I went to the pool straight after work and dinner. Today I had to work late so I haven’t had time for any substantial reading. I wanted to play Ni no Kuni but the thought of booting up my computer and spending even a single second more in an office chair… GoodBYE. So then I remembered I have チーズスイートホーム in my backlog somehow. It’s such an easy and comfortable read, exactly what I needed today.
This is 100 % my cat. He does not care about any of the toys I buy him. Give him a plastic bag? He’s happy for hours.
I asked my boss about the Japanese class and she told me to go ahead and attend! The first course was today, and even though it’s very much Japanese for beginners, I enjoyed it a lot. I’ve been using Norwegian sounds and words to make mnemonics for Wanikani for ages, and it was really nice to have a teacher that teaches Japanese for Norwegian students. I’m fluent in English, but sometimes I wish there were resources for those of us with different first languages.
Anyway, I had a great time and plan on attending next week as well!!
I didn’t think I was going to read anything today due to tired, but this thread and the boxes in my home post waiting to be clicked and checked off convinced me otherwise. I want it to be weekend already xD Please, let me sleeeep