📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 ☃❄

: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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This is my first time participating in the challenge (and I think my first time posting on wanikani community)!

My goal is consistency (doing my best to read a little bit everyday) and improving my vocabulary.

My reading skills aren’t great so I’ll be starting at the very beginning with レベル0on the tadoku site!

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Also can someone help me?? I don’t know how wanikani community works and I’m a bit overwhelmed at what to do/what the community culture is here. I want to make some kind of page or post where I can link to each thing that I read. Should I create a “Topic” for that or something else? thank you (^o^)/

Reading Log :cat2:

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I think this will be the third challenge I take part in. Though I’m not very strict with myself.

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Series I’m currently reading:

  • Orange (will finish volume 5 on New Years Eve)
  • Shadows House (will start volume 5 soon)
  • Yoru Cafe (reading volume 3)
  • Spy Family (reading volume 4)
  • Cells at Work (reading volume 1 with ABBC, may continue or not)

Also reading: おばちゃんたちのいるところ with the IBC

I haven’t decided on further reading beyond the series above.

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You can always link them in your home post here if you want, otherwise you could always start your own study log. There are plenty around, and feel free to put whatever you want about your studies in there. :slight_smile:

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Natalie’s Home Post! :snowflake:

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It’s that time again! It’s wild thinking about how it’s been a year since I started really getting involved in these challenges, how far we’ve come :') Welcome to all the new faces as well, I hope you have a great time! I know these threads have been really impactful for me, so here’s hoping they do the same for you :smiling_face:

Background

I’m oddly not very far into any projects right now :laughing: A main thing will be reading BU$TAFELLOWS with the VN club, but I know I’ll get up to plenty of other chaos on the side. I’ve recently been playing 13 Sentinels as well, so that’ll probably be a significant part of this challenge too. I’ve also been working through 怪盗探偵山猫 on the novel side, so hopefully I can make progress there too! I’m very mystery-heavy it seems :joy: Inevitably I’ll end up going in and out of other things along the way (maybe I’ll start up another manga since I’ve finished ブルーロック? or keep listening to the バディミッションBOND drama cds at some point??), so we shall see how it goes!

Progress

Natively

Currently Reading:

Finished:

Previous Challenges: :snowflake: :cherry_blossom: :blossom: :maple_leaf:

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I will once again join this read everyday challenge. In 2023 I want to go all out and read much more.

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Joining again, but not doing a home post I’ll inevitably neglect. I plan to check in about once or twice a month as my goals have me reading one book a month and one manga a week, except September when I’ll be vacationing abroad.

Here’s to seeing how long I can keep up. :joy:

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Good luck to all participants, new and returning!!

Reading has continued to be the mainstay of my Japanese “studies” so I don’t really have any definite goals this year other than continuing to read and hopefully get fast enough to eventually read the things I want to read.

Currently reading
On-hold/occasionally reading

I had originally intended these to be supplementary reading but the more I read the more I realized I didn’t really have the mental leeway to just pick up a manga on the side. I really hope I can get back to these eventually because I love SOL manga and these have been a lot of fun so far.

Future reads! (hopefully)
  • Monkeys!¡ - I read a lot of visual novels but I’ve been afraid to dip my toe into the JP visual novel pool because all the ones I want to read are so dang long. I think I’ll be starting this once I finish 天使様 though, it seems fairly short and with any luck I could probably read it in a month if I pushed myself.
  • サクラノ詩-櫻の森の上を舞う- - This one’s the cream of the crop, baby. One of the reasons I started learning Japanese in the first place, to read untranslated 神ゲー like this. If it weren’t for the length, I might have started practice on one of these right away. But the idea of taking half a year to read something was not very appealing so I’m hoping to get to a decent enough speed by this year to get started on one of these.
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Hello again everyone!

This is my first anniversary of the Read Every Day Challenge, which is exciting! Since it helped me so much last year with building a reading habit and then reading a ton, I’m back again!

I plan to read 30 pages per day in either Japanese, Spanish, or Mandarin.

Planned Reads

Japanese
  • かくりよの宿飯3
  • かくりよの宿飯4
Spanish
  • La librería del Señor Livingstone
  • Operación cliché
Mandarin
  • 我能摸摸你的财神光环吗?ch. 52-100
  • 恐怖片男主的冬天
  • 我的世界坠入爱河
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Actual Reads

Japanese
  • 花野井くんと恋の病 1 (manga); finished 1/28/2023
  • TUGUMI (245 pages; finished 1/21/2023)
  • 死神の精度 1-15
  • 舟を編む (on page 36/346)
  • かくりよの宿飯 3 (320 pages; finished 2/12/2023)
  • デッドプールさむらい
Spanish
  • La librería del Señor Livingstone (93/194) (DNFed 1/21/2023)
  • Kalsarin (webtoon) (6/59 chapters read)
Mandarin
  • 我能摸摸你的财神光环吗?ch. 52-100 (read ch. 52-100 from Jan 1-Jan 11!)
  • SQ ep. 15-29
  • 他是我的不接受反驳 (14/68 chapters read)
  • 暗恋 (11/44 chapters)
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Thank you, @MissDagger ! :sparkles:

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:books: :snowflake: windupbird’s summary post :snowman_with_snow: :books:

:sparkles: Challenge Progress and Links to Daily Posts :sparkles:

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= read today
:speaker: = listened today
:star2: = read and listened today
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Approach for this challenge

History has taught us that I’m not very good at doing the Listen Every Day challenge and the Read Every Day challenge at the same time. January is also slated to be a pretty busy month for me, work-wise and personal life-wise. So I’m going to be focusing only on the Read Every Day challenge for January, and I’ll try to add in the Listen Every Day challenge for February. I want to start the aquarium manga I bought a while ago (someone from a previous challenge read this, but I can’t remember who :see_no_evil:) - and also read the rest of 夜の名前を呼んで. Not going to go for anything like a novel for now - that seems like a better project for a future challenge.

Previous challenge summary posts

Summer 2021 Challenge :beach_umbrella:
Fall 2021 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: :raccoon:
Winter 2022 Challenge :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:
Spring 2022 Challenge :cherry_blossom: :seedling:
Summer 2022 Challenge :beach_umbrella: :sunny:
Fall 2022 Challenge :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf:

Also, here’s my Bookmeter, in case anyone’s interested! ^^

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Kicking off in here although new years is a few hours yet for me in this time zone.

I read another chapter of 死体は語る. Since it’s nonfiction and the contents can be disturbing (it’s case files from a coroner) I’ll limit what I say unless someone is curious, but it’s about what you’d expect. It’s one of 4 (minimum) nonfiction books I’m planning to read this year. New year, new genres! :tada:

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:snowman_with_snow: :snowflake: emiri_learns_jp :snowflake: :snowman_with_snow:

Challenge Plans
This is my first time doing a reading challenge. I really just want to focus on reading even just a few sentences of Japanese each day. I also study Mandarin Chinese, so I’d like to note any progress I make reading in Mandarin as well.

What will I be reading? (Japanese)
I’m about halfway through よつばと volume 2 - I’ve picked it up and put it down multiple times over the last year. So my first big goal is to finish よつばと volume 2. Next I’d like to finish the Crystal Hunters manga series.

Besides よつばと and Crystal Hunters, I have a few other manga 1st volumes and an upper-beginner picture book of Studio Ghibli stories that I will try reading. I bought them over a year ago when my reading level was much lower, so now would be a good time to revisit them to see how much I can comprehend.

I’ll update this section with anything else I end up reading. I also have a study log where I may go into more detail about my reading progress.

Excited to join all of you!

Reading progress
  • 1/1/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 60-84
  • 1/2/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 86-96
  • 1/3/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 97-123
  • 1/4/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 123-137
  • 1/5/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 140-164
  • 1/6/2023: よつばと!v2 p. 168-190 (completed!)
  • 1/7/2023: クリスタルハンターズ v3 p. 78-100 (completed!)
  • 1/8/2023: クリスタルハンターズ v4 p. 1-123 (completed!)
  • 1/9/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 1-16
  • 1/10/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 16-23 and クリスタルハンターズ v5 p. 1-34
  • 1/11/2023: クリスタルハンターズ v5 p. 34-65
  • 1/12/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 23-32 and クリスタルハンターズ v5 p. 65-79
  • 1/13/2023: クリスタルハンターズ v5 p. 79-106 (completed!) and クリスタルハンターズ v6 p. 1-115 (completed!)
  • 1/14/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 32-38
  • 1/15/2023: easy Japanese news article about rice shops
  • 1/16/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 38-46
  • 1/17/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 46-51
  • 1/18/2023: 月刊少女野崎くん v1 p. 51-61
  • 1/19/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 1-18
  • 1/20/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 18-34
  • 1/21/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 34-50
  • 1/22/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 50-66
  • 1/23/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 66-84
  • 1/24/2023: 夜の名前を呼んで v1 p. 1-11
  • 1/25/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 84-97
  • 1/26/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 97-116
  • 1/27/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 116-131
  • 1/28/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 131-138
  • 1/30/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 138-148
  • 1/31/2023: からかい上手の高木さん v1 p. 148-155 「終わり!」
  • 2/19/2023: ハンターXハンター v1 p.1-25
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First time joining a challenge, yay!

Currently reading:
壁の穴 (Satori Reader)

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:snowflake: :snowman: Home Post :snowman: :snowflake:

➳ January 1st.

What: ハイキュー!! volume 1
Pages: 13
Time: 40 minutes.

Happy new year! 2023 is here and I’m starting bright and early with my reading. I noticed the first two volumes of ハイキュー!! are free on Bookwalker until January 8th, so I figured I’d check it out. I’m going a little slower than usual to pick up new words for my spreadsheet. So far it seems fun, but I’m having the worst time trying to read the furigana over the kanji. The font is tiiiiny and I feel like the quality isn’t all that great either. I’ll keep at it though.

Have a wonderful start of the year!

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home post

happy new year!

starting off the year by finishing the last chapter of ワンダンス volume 2, a manga about a boy with a speech impediment who joins his high school dance club after seeing a girl practising.

this was my weekend read for a couple of weeks, loads of words i don’t know but easy enough to follow without a dictionary. looking forward to continuing this series at some point, i really like the relationship between kabo and wanda. unique art style too!

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I will try my best! Joining the first challenge

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Home Post

Happy New Year everybody!

Giving a weekly status report plus keeping a Home Post worked really well for me during the last challenge, so I’d like to continue in the same style going forward.

Plans for this month:

  • :rose: ユージニア (with the ABC)
  • :male_detective: 半落ち (with the 半落ち club)
  • :waning_gibbous_moon: 1Q84 Book 1.2 (with the 1Q84 book club)
  • :cat2: 世界から猫が消えたなら (my new sauna book)

ユージニア will run until the end of the month. 半落ち just started. It’s currently on the very slow side with lots of unknown words, but I hope this will improve once the initial world building is done and we know the ranks of all the police officers and the names of all the rooms they have :sweat_smile:. 1Q84 is something I wanted to continue reading in Japanese for a long time, and I hope I can read it now at a good pace. And then I have 世界から猫が消えたなら which I plan to read when I chill at the sauna/spa.

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uyi’s home post :dragon: :snowman_with_snow:

Hello all! With the new year I’ve made one of my resolutions to try to read more (in general), and with that includes japanese. I’d like to try participating in my first read every day challenge. I did participate in the advent reading challenge thread, in which I was bad at making update posts, but perhaps this time I’ll be a bit more consistent.

I will be reading:

  • Yotsubato!
  • News articles
  • Song lyrics (for the lazier days)
  • Youtube subtitles (again for lazy days)

I am still very new to reading, so I doubt that I will be reading a lot each day, but I’m determined to see if my skill will improve as I read more!

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