📚📚 Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 ☃❄

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

January 21st ・ January 22nd ・ January 23rd

:yellow_square: ラストで君は「まさか!」と言う 冬の物語 (69% → 76%)

I decided to go back to 冬の物語. My goal is to finish the book by Sunday, which should be doable if I read one story per day. The stories from yesterday and today were both okay. Today’s was a little more interesting, though, because there was a note on the side of one page about 秋田弁. The phrase was 「たんせ」which is apparently used like てください. For example, 食べてください would be 食べてたんせ. The setting for the story was the 40s (though there wasn’t really any mention of the war, which I was surprised about), so I’m not sure how prevalent this phrase is nowadays.


January 22 :heavy_check_mark: :tumbler_glass:

チュベローズで待ってる AGE32 , 46-63%

January 23 :heavy_check_mark: :flashlight:

半落ち , 22-30%

Yesterday I picked up speed in チュベローズで待ってる a little. It’s starting to get to the meat of the story finally in the latter half of the book. I still could take it or leave it, but it’s more compelling than in the beginning at least.

And today I read this week’s portion of 半落ち. Still like it a lot, and still want to keep reading after I finish each session, even though I need about a thousand lookups per sentence (it’s getting better though, I’m finally getting used to several of those police and prosecutor terms).

Tomorrow the plan is to go back to チュベローズで待ってる and try and finish it within the week. (I realize I also need to fit the Wild Ladies somewhere). With that out of the way, and with no new book clubs coming up for me in the near future, I’m looking forward to devoting time to some of my tsundoku books soon.

Speaking of new books, @pocketcat, have you read any more from 正欲? There’s a 40% coin back on it (and many other books, although I saw no promotion message) for the next few days. I’d still rather wait for a 50% (greedy), but if you still like it and you’re still looking for company I guess 40% is not bad.


I’m slowly being crushed by my current workload so haven’t gotten any further (I stopped checking this thread actually cause no time to read it all so thanks for the ping! Would’ve missed otherwise).

The next “chapter” is about 30min so I can try to squeeze it in tonight and see if it ramps down at all in difficulty.


Day 22
I finished the first volume of Tsugumomo. There is plenty of action in the manga sometimes there are lots of pages with hardly anything to read. Rereading the manga is more fun than I expected.

It’s pretty funny I never enjoyed reading translated manga that much but reading manga in japanese is super awesome.

1915 pages read 18085 to go


:bookmark: Home post // Jan 23 :snowman_with_snow: :snowflake:

・ 封印再度 (54% → 58%)

Got in more pages in the morning than I thought. Today was busy. …I’ll probably say that every day the next few weeks, heh.


January 23rd (Day 23) :snowflake: :cat2:

Home post :books:

Another chapter of チュベローズで待ってる AGE32 down! I really hope I’ll feel better in the upcoming days so that I can get more reading done (and finish the book soon). Also hoping to get back to Kafka on the Shore this week :3

Oh, and I found myself a reading buddy! She was patiently waiting for me to turn on her bird videos :sweat_smile:


:cup_with_straw: Home :it:

January 23rd

67 - 89

Finally back to reading the main JoJo storyline. This bit was less gory than I remembered which was nice because I went to bed straight after. Hopefully now I’ll break my habit of avoiding it. I don’t recall much later stuff being the same level or length of time of gore.

Also, anyone want to play spot the difference?


January 23rd!

Today I read the next chapter of Teasing Master Takagi-san.
It was a cute one (as always!).
I was planning to read Mitsuboshi Colors today too, but instead I procrastinated for a few hours and now I need to go to bed :sweat_smile:

(Home Post)



So I read this chapter. I realized while there are no ‘official’ chapters, so far there are named breaks (people names) so it does separate somewhat naturally.
I read it along with the audiobook, no look ups or pauses. It does seem to be easier now - some sections felt about on par with 半落ち and others felt even easier than that. I suspect it will probably bop up to the previous tangled sentences from time to time but it doesn’t seem sustained thankfully.

I probably won’t continue reading it with an audiobook as I’m missing too much nuance trying to keep up, but I suspect I won’t stop reading the book overall. Might reread the first 3 chapters without the audio though, undecided.


I am beginning to resent my Kindle for reading because I feel so slow (even not doing word look ups). The bus driver also kept yawning on the bus intercom which was hella distracting but thats no excuse! xD

Regardless I did finish the subchapter. Hopefully I can get that second subchapter in sometime today.



I wonder if this is the same sabi in Sabikui Bisco? :thinking:

Nowadays when I find myself reading that late into the night, I just don’t sleep. Then I go to bed early the next few days and sleep soundly. But for me, it’s better to try that sort of thing later in the year when the sun rises earlier. I feel more invigorated when the sun is up regardless of how much sleep I get the night before. So having sunrise at my usual wake-up time (6 am on weekdays) is better for my late-night reading. :grin:


:snowflake: :red_gift_envelope: 1月23日 :red_gift_envelope: :snowflake: (Home Post Link)

I did end up reading a lot today, just not in japanese :sweat_smile: blitzed through a non-fiction book in english that someone lent me, and was mostly unimpressed, so didn’t really feel I needed to spend too much time with it outside of getting generally familiar with the arguments/ideas.


  • ホリミヤ ch 91
  • 夜カフェ pg 17 → 23
Good Words

貝殻「かいがら」ー seashell
姿「すがた」ー figure, shape
缶「かん」ー can, tin

片っ端から「かたっばしから」ー absolutely every little bit, everything from a to z
平均「へいきん」ー average, mean
志望校「しぼうこう」ー school of one’s choice


Still pretty new to wanikani but saw this topic in the community when I was doing my reviews and thought it sounded like a great idea.

Hopefully home posts this late are okay??

I’m still very very much a beginner so I’m aiming to read a couple of pages of the manga Mr マロウブルー each day

24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
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

Mr.マロウブルー vol. 3 - finished 2 February
Mr.マロウブルー chapter 21-25 - finished 7 February


Summary post

Day 23: January 23th
What did I read?: マグメル深海水族館 Vol 1
How much did I read?: 19 pages
How long did it take me?: 20 min

Trying to get at least slightly back into things :sweat_smile: I did read on the 18th, but without posting and it was just another tiny read anyway - I didn’t read over the weekend at all because I was busy with work and then traveling for a concert :eyes: I was kind of stressed about the whole thing initially, which is why I didn’t read before the concert, and then I was so exhausted the day after I was just like…nope. The concert was amazing though, I had second row seats to see my favorite people in the whole entire world soooo I love them so much :heart: this is the reading thread so I will shut it about them for now but the k-pop thread may get some pics later :eyes:

Anyway, I did not read for the past few days and I have no regrets about that :joy: But now it is time to get started again. Today’s chapter opened with a scene that seems to have little to nothing to do with the rest of the chapter (at last from what I’ve read so far), so I’ll be interested to see how it becomes connected :eyes:


tiny shark :smile:

The seal looks like a small fluffy potato
…What if tanuki potato

I am tired and not fully normal right now, my brain is in the corner making up combinations of tanuki and potato
So many choices

Oh no, that’s so cute :sob: Her little sweater shirt :pleading_face:


Yes, it is.


January 23 :snowflake: Home Post

Been battling a bit of a cold so not the most reading today, but I did still play some Genshin Impact so yay! It’s a good time, nice change of pace, but I am starting to miss my books and such :') perhaps tomorrow I’ll have more energy, here’s hoping!


Read my second sub chapter on the way home. Seems to take about an hour to get through when I’m on my Kindle but it was so cold and snowy I didn’t want to take my gloves off. しょうがないじゃん。


:spiral_calendar: Day 23: January 23rd :gloves:

spacer:girl: からかい上手の(元)高木さん Volume 10 (87% ➨ 100%)
spacer:bust_in_silhouette: シャドーハウス Volume 4 (80% ➨ 100%)

This week’s goal: finish up three more volumes.


Of course :blush: Welcome and happy to have you here!

If you’re interested in reading with others, please make sure to check out the Absolute Beginners Book Club // Now reading: Cells at Work! // Next: Ruri Dragon ! They’re starting a new manga on Feb 18th, maybe you’re interested?

In any case, Happy Reading!


I definitely am! I’ll check it out, thank you!