Aria: the masterpiece volume 3 – progress report Yesterday: Read up to page 187 of Card Captor Sakura, finished chapter 34 and volume 8. Today: Resumed reading Aria volume 3 from chapter 24 (page 110) and read up to page 115.
I picked up Aria again and will continue reading it until I finish volume 3. As always, I get startled when going back to Aria because the amount of words I need to look up increases quite a bit compared to Sakura.
I stayed up super late yesterday reading. I more or less read a whole novel in a day, I really shouldn’t have. Although I had to bail like literally 5 pages from the end because my eyes refused to stay open. XD
Finished that this morning. This evening, I went back to Orange a day early (although by Japan time I read it after midnight so technically on Saturday ). Let me just say: be careful what you wish for. I felt like one of the characters hadn’t gotten enough screen time… well, that have changed and now I wish they had less because .
What was I thinking?
Also, I’m now up to 8 finished novels (in English) already only three of them are rereads. Feels pretty good. I don’t have to keep up this speed, but I definitely want to keep putting time into reading a lot.
I finished the second volume of Tsugumomo. Poor Kukuri got her shrine destroyed and without any money for rebuilding it has to live on the street. Lol she opened a branch shrine on a playground. Even gods seem to have money problems.
Long week, with some days only just doing the bare minimum of a few minutes of reading the daily 教養 book… But in other news, I finally got the わた婚 novel, I’m taking it bit by bit, and mostly working on getting myself to break the habit of looking up works too frequently, and just enjoy the process…It has however been a pretty good week in the listening department as I’ve spend quite a few hours listening to radio and podcast in japanese while driving!
23/1: わたしの幸せな結婚、1:17min, Start! → 3%
24/1: 教養366, 15min.
25/1: 教養366, 18min.
26/1: わたしの幸せな結婚、1:33min, 3% →7%
27/1: わたしの幸せな結婚、20ish min, →10%
Stargazer-少女は星の夢を見る- ch1 - less immediately sold on this one, this feels a lot more rough around the edges. Also not fully voiced, but it was free so oh well. Should also be fairly short, but a little longer than the last one. Definitely harder reading level, but still manageable.
ホリミヤ chs 95, 96, 97
Word of the Day:
読み漁る「よみあさる」ー to read a large number (of); to read widely; to read everything that one can lay one’s hands on (usu. of specific type, genre)
I haven’t been totally keeping up with this thread lately as I’ve been rather busy, but I finally had some breathing room from work today so I got lots of reading in (with maybe more later!)
Finished this week’s 半落ち reading (ぎりぎり)
Almost finished the assignment for the upcoming Natively Mystery Novel Book Club - 七回死んだ男 which is proving to be a fast and relatively fun read. Maybe a bit over-explainy, but one part already had me laughing outloud. I may finish that reading tonight as I only have a couple pages left
Read a few pages of the upcoming この本を盗む者は 📚 🪄 (Advanced Book Club) to see how it is. There were concerns that it’d be very difficult but so far aside from the usual ‘first few pages of setup are harder’ it seems it will be a smooth read.
Read about 1/3 of 二銭銅貨 | L35?? because someone mentioned it and my 江戸川乱歩 related impulse control is low.
Also, a side rant, I’m hosting both those clubs which is why I’m making sure to get my reading in, but I’ll be away from my personal laptop for 3 of the thread open dates (6th, 11th, 13th) so I was looking to see if I could schedule posts and it’s implemented in such a frustrating way. I almost asked on Natively if I could get TL4 but I don’t really have to desire for the extra powers, I just want to schedule posts I’ll probably just ask for volunteers to post the thread while I’m out as those would be a nightmare to do on mobile!
Again somewhat occupied with other things so not a whole lot, just some Genshin Impact. Weirdly my “weekends” have been my busiest times so far this semester? So BU$TAFELLOWS may wait a couple days, we’ll see
Oh, so you have to be TL4 to schedule posts? I wonder why that is… Not that the need has arisen for me yet. Why not just post the threads earlier with an explanation why you did so? It’s no big deal I’m sure. Others have done it before.
Edit: I can help out if you like though. I won’t participate in any of those book clubs this time (at least that’s what I say now…), but I can certainly post threads if you like.
not read closely and assume that week is ready, and read too much/think the book club is going too fast
not be able to find the post despite me linking it in a main thread
Saying this I’m realizing people on the forums here generally have better reading comprehension than some IRL acquaintances who I was imagining as I typed that. So maybe that is the route to go. Make the threads before I leave, post in the home thread with a disclaimer.
If it’s only one thread at a time, you can also create it and leave it saved in drafts (it saves automatically, and I always think it disappears but it’s still there in your drafts folder. I think you can only have one draft at a time though.
Since I forgot to do the replies I meant to do yesterday, this is a reply post. xD
As @omk3 mentioned, you can only have one topic draft at a time (why…). If I were you, I’d either go with the get help option, or post them all in advance, and then bump the main club thread when each thread becomes “active”.
I don’t really have any advice, instead I can only commiserate with you. I also get hung up on arguments and/or I worry about all the potentially controversial things I said and if the other person hates/dislikes me now (thanks to an ex-friend, bad fallout). But yeah, reading something easier is probably what I’d do if I wasn’t already in the middle of something.
(I meant to answer this a few days ago, but I somehow forgot. Sorry! )
I’m turning 34. I don’t know if it is the 30s specifically, but I can’t pinpoint with any specific degree the exact last time I could do an all nighter and still be awake the next day. Mostly because I haven’t done all nighters except very rarely, and even then I can usually get 4 hours of sleep.
And unfortunately, rereading a favorite does not mean I don’t read all night long. In some ways, it depends more on the story structure. Something that is more thriller, where downtime in the story is limited… Well it is very hard to find a stopping point I’d be satisfied with so time flies and suddenly it is 1 am and like 2 hours left of the book according to my ereader and my mind is stupid at 1 am, so it says: lets finish. And then because my ereader always thinks I read faster than I do, it takes more like 2,5-3 hours.
Basically, I need to make the decision to stop reading before I get tired, or my smart decision making goes out the window and I pay for it the next day.
What: 風のクロノア and 風のクロノア2 Pages: ? Time: 1 hour and 54 minutes
“Wow, Memoria, you must have had quite a bit of fun, playing a game for nearly 2 hours!” Is what you might think. But the truth is… I am Angry. I am so frustrated with the last level of the first Klonoa game. In fact, I rage quit in the middle of it after dying upwards of fifteen times. I’m not ashamed to admit I looked up the ending on Youtube and promptly washed my hands of this game. I don’t really recommend it for Japanese learning either unless you can read super fast. The language is easy, but auto advancing text is a deal breaker for me still, I’ve found
On a more positive note, Klonoa 2’s text doesn’t auto advance! Or, sometimes it does with shorter sentences, but that’s fine. I’m looking forward to playing this game now. I know all the levels like the back of my hand after spending hours on the original PS2 game back in the day. I don’t have the patience to struggle when my main aim is to learn a language.
Been keeping up with reading a few pages of manga each day and today I managed a page with only looking things up to double check, I knew everything on the page! It was a short page, but it wasn’t nothing. Helps me feel like I am actually taking in things from studying.