📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 ☃❄

:bookmark: Home post // Jan 11 :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

・ 本好きの下克上 16 (50% → 52%)

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


Day 9
I continued reading Bakemonogatari manga vol.2. For a change I need to actually put some effort into reading a manga, which is awesome.

1031 pages read 18969 to go


I finished volume 1 of クールドジ男子 during my lunch break today. It was a cute manga about four guys (high school to late 20s) who appear “cool” at first glance, but end up actually being absentminded and prone to silly mistakes. They each cope with that in a different way, and end up meeting each other at the end of the volume. The manga is full-color, but it is expensive as a result. I don’t plan to continue unless the next volume becomes free to read. If you’re looking for a super easy read and you like 日常-type manga, you might like it.


January 11th!

Today I finished chapter 2 of Cells at Work. The part I read today was less text dense than usual so it didn’t take as long as previous weeks readings have. :slight_smile:

(Home Post)


Aside, of course, from the two exclusive chapters per volume, the author has all of them up to read for free on her pixiv


Home post

1 月 12 日
NHK Easy News :newspaper:

Very passionate about climate change and disasters so I read these articles today on NHK. Happy to note I can recognize many vocabulary words from WK and from having learned it outside of WK, but still struggling with verbs/conjugations.


Words of note:

  • パリ協定きょうてい Paris Agreement
  • 氷河ひょうが glaciers
  • なくなる to be lost, to be used up, to be missing

関東大震災かんとうだいしんさいから100年ねん 地震じしんの被害ひがいを伝つたえるウェブサイト

Words of note:

  • 関東大震災かんとうだいしんさい Great Kanto Earthquake
  • 被害ひがい (suffering) damage, injury
  • 焼やく to burn

Travelling this evening until Sunday but hopefully I can keep up with the challenges!


:cup_with_straw: Home :mexico:

January 11th

Start - 16

I got distracted working on sketches of my future house lmao. It’s coming together nicely. I’m really hoping that I can essentially build it myself excluding the electric and plumbing.


Ah, thanks for the link! I might end up reading more from her pixiv then.


Your summary looks pretty accurate to me from what I remember!


January 11th
Unfortunately only did the Aomi Japanese speaking practice today. Didn’t use my evening quite in the way I had planned… :sweat_smile:


I’m afraid to even look in the チュベローズ thread because I’m so far behind :weary: Between my N1 studying (which I’m not allowing myself to fall behind on just because I want to spoil myself with reading), social commitments, and work suddenly springing more travel on me I just seem to have no time. I read chapter 4 today. It only took maybe 15 minutes? But that’s all my remaining focus time for the day :sob: :sob: :sob:

I swear every day you list a word in my anki deck :joy: The most seemingly random things too!


January 11 :snowflake: Home Post

Read some more 地縛少年花子くん! It continues to be a great balance of silly and dark, very much up my alley. The language use is fun too, what with all the spirits and such, and I think I’ve baseline adjusted to the writing style so yay! Good times :joy:


:spiral_calendar: Day 11: January 11th :snowflake:

spacer:girl: からかい上手の(元)高木さん Volume 10 (38% ➨ 45%)
spacer:sun_with_face: 夢みる太陽 Volume 4 (0% ➨ 55%)

I may have to take a break from 夢みる太陽 soon to read some other things…


January 10-11 :heavy_check_mark: :clinking_glasses:

チュベローズで待ってる AGE22,17-59%

These past two days I focused on チュベローズで待ってる, see how far I could get before the scheduled book clubs start again. I like the book, but my favourite books this month are still Eugenia and 半落ち, so I’m looking forward to them. Discussion in all these book clubs is fun too, which is always a plus.

Speaking of book clubs, the Mystery Book Club is voting for its next pick, but voting seems to have dried up already. And so far the forerunners are time leap mysteries. That’s a little too much SF element for my taste, but that’s neither here nor there of course. :slight_smile:

Don’t be, everything is spoiler tagged and clearly labeled anyway :grin: It’s not like it’s a scheduled book club that you need to keep up with, everyone reads at their own pace. One reader has finished it, some are at around chapter 10-11, and some are still at chapter 2 as far as I know. It’s all good.



Extract from the summary of the current lead. How can you resist another book about ç©´?!

I’m hoping to read a bunch on Friday so I can likewise binge the spoilers :joy:


Good move :rofl: But you won’t trap me that easily! The 穴 is only figurative.
Right? :eyes:


:open_book: :desktop_computer: :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake: January 11

Read ユージニア longer than any other day since it got really gripping and I just had to finish the chapter (32% → 39%). It did mean pushing my bedtime which I don’t typically recommend but…


Made it to chapter 3. 3 sub chapters in a day is pretty taxing but I could track everything happening and that’s what matters. Tomorrow I’m probably gonna stick to two sub chapters. Now for a chapter of Steel Ball Run and I’m gonna call it a day.


If you speed through all of SBR and then JJL, you can start JoJolands as it comes out


1月11日 ~ 12日

Read a couple pages yesterday just before bed, but all the teachers left for a meeting today, so I had almost two hours to finish chapters 2 and 3 today. There was a somewhat warm-hearted scene that the hard reality on life rudely interrupted for the protagonist.

I think much of the reading club is suspicious of Shizuku, but I have a feeling that the author is trying to frame the reality of society as the ultimate source of the hellish experiences the protagonist has to go through. I don’t think Shizuku is neither good nor bad. Just a representation of “life’s just like that sometimes.”

Still a very intriguing book no matter how you interpret the character’s intentions. It’s funny to see another “let’s do some swings at the batting range” scene when the same trope was used in one other book I’m reading recently.