📚📚 Read Every Day Challenge - Winter 2024 🎍☃🌲

:books::books: Welcome to the “Read Japanese Every Single Day” Challenge, Winter 2024 Edition! :bamboo::snowman_with_snow::evergreen_tree:

Hello! Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re experiencing winter. It’s the perfect time of year to curl up under some blankets and read. For folks in the Southern Hemisphere… well you need something to take your mind off the heat, don’t you? So let’s get reading!

Where does this challenge come from?

Back in the summer of 2021, @Redglare had the great idea of a “Read Every Day” challenge, in which participants challenged themselves to read something in Japanese every day for 2 whole months. Since then and until now, @Redglare and @windupbird have hosted this challenge every season. Thanks to them, many of us have improved our Japanese and lifestyles! You might notice that I am neither a bird nor glare. I offered to take over the challenge since they’re quite busy (お疲れ様!), but of course they’re welcome to take it back at any time if they want to. I’ll do my best to keep up the encouragement!

Please help us keep this a positive, encouraging, and fun space! Please feel free to bribe encourage fellow participants with cute pet and animal photos or recipes even.

Archive of Past Challenge Threads

Read every day challenge - Summer 2021 :beach_umbrella::beach_umbrella:

Read every day challenge - Fall 2021 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf::raccoon:

Read every day challenge - Winter 2022 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:

Read every day challenge - Spring 2022 :cherry_blossom: :seedling:

Read every day challenge - Summer 2022 :beach_umbrella: :sunny:

Read every day challenge - Fall 2022 :maple_leaf::fallen_leaf:

Read every day challenge - Winter 2023 :snowman_with_snow::snowflake:

Read every day challenge - Spring 2023 :cherry_blossom::tulip::blossom:

Read every day challenge - Summer 2023 :sunglasses::sunny:

Read every day challenge - Fall 2023 :scarf: :fallen_leaf: :maple_leaf:

While the name of the challenge is “Read Every Day,” you may have noticed that it also has a season attached. That’s because each challenge only lasts 2 months. Forever would be a long commitment. By having clear start and end dates, it becomes a much more manageable goal. At the end of the challenge, please consider what worked or didn’t work for you. Did you have fun? Then you can take a break or decide to keep going.

Also, please don’t worry about starting late or not completing the challenge! Life happens. This is an open opportunity for everyone who wants to set some reading goals. Everyone is welcome. Some participants have even started tracking their reading in other languages.

As @Redglare has said:

This is a thread for people who:

:bookmark: want to spend time reading a bunch this fall

:bookmark: want to improve their reading speed and comprehension

:bookmark: want to hold themselves accountable and have a place to document their progress

:bookmark: simply want to join in on the challenge of reading every day for two or so months :books: :books:

To add onto that, this is also a thread for people who want to track or talk about their reading too. If you’d like a computer to do most of your tracking, please check out Natively.

Time frame: January 1 - February 29

Again, late starts are totally welcome! Usually people will continue posting through March and some may give some updates even later. It’s all good! You can start and finish your personal challenge at any point during that time, and shorten or lengthen the challenge to the time period that works best for you. Personally, I usually extend my reading into the 3rd month since I find these challenges have been great at helping me reach my annual reading goals.

As @windupbird has said

Your reading materials can be whatever you want, be it manga, light novels, books, visual novels, magazines, graded readers, satori reader, Japanese webpages/blogs, or Japanese games - you name it, anything goes as long as it is something in Japanese :jp: :durtle_the_explorer: “Reading” can be interpreted creatively, if that helps keep you motivated - for example, some people have counted reading Japanese subtitles as reading some days. In general, we are a pretty flexible and forgiving bunch :wink:


Need help finding something to read? Check these threads out!

The News Reading Challenge - folks typically read the easy NHK article of the day or other similar articles from various apps

The "news reading" challenge 🗞


The Immersion portion of this thread has a lot of great resources

The Ultimate Additional Japanese Resources List!


Reading the same book with others can be pretty motivating. It’s also easier to ask about grammar or vocab, so how about joining a book club? If you don’t want to join, you could always take it as a recommended book instead. A list of book clubs can be found here:

Master List of Book Clubs


Would you like to participate?
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  • Yes, but I might start late
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Happy reading!

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Participants

Feel free to add your username to the list!
Note: please try to keep this alphabetical

Username Date Joined Days Completed
Akashelia Jan 1 see my home thread
Alygator Jan 1 see my home thread
animena Jan 5 see my home thread
Araigoshi Jan 2 see my home thread
Athenarama Jan 1 see my home thread
CandyKale Jan 1 see my home thread
ChatterBox Jan 2 See my home thread
Clovie1 Jan 1 see my home thread
Crocosmia Jan 1 :books:
DIO-Berry Jan 1 :thinking:
Drokk_Nimrod Jan 1 I don’t have a thread yet
eagleflo Jan 1 see my home thread
eoame Jan 1 see my home thread
hanahh Jan 3
hiukan Jan 3 :bat::bat:
hotdogsuplex Jan 1 48
hughlings Jan 1 see my home thread
Jintor Jan 1 Check it, it’s a home thread
Jojo_Sunshine Jan 1 see my home thread
jul Jan 1 see my home thread
Kageness Feb 1 see my home post yo
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Musashi9 Jan 31
NeoArcturus Jan 26 see my home thread
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pandoravakarian Jan 1 see my home thread
Redglare 1/1 :durtle_cat:
saidahgilbert 1 Jan 60
soggyboy Jan 1 home post
spacetoast Jan 6 home post
sudipabhattacharya Jan 1 Home Post
Sylph Feb 3 Home Post
taiyousea :tropical_fish: Jan 1 see my home thread
thatoddhaystack Jan 2 see my home thread
Tristan Jan 17 TBD
tryllid Jan 1 See my home thread
Twelvewishes Jan 1 Home post
Ylienna Jan 1 See my home thread
Zakarius January :raccoon:
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:green_heart: :bamboo: DIO-Berry Winter 2024 Home Post :bamboo: :green_heart:

Study Log/Accountability

:green_heart: Jan :bamboo:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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
29 30 31
:japanese_ogre: Feb :beans:
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Mar
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Previous

:cherry_blossom: Spring 2022 :seedling:
:beach_umbrella: Summer 2022 :sunny:
:maple_leaf: Fall 2022 :fallen_leaf:
:snowman_with_snow: Winter 2023 :snowflake:
:cherry_blossom: Spring 2023 :tulip:
:sunglasses: Summer 2023 :sunny:
:scarf: Fall 2023 :fallen_leaf:

Next

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:cityscape::umbrella::blue_book:

taiyousea’s home thread

:round_pushpin: study log :bookmark: natively :pencil2: book bingo

My goal in 2024 is to fulfill as many book bingo squares as possible! ^–^ I struggle a lot with “what should I read next?” so this will hopefully eliminate that hurdle and help me read a greater spread of levels, genres, and book types. I also get very nervous in book clubs because I never know what to say, but posting my thoughts in these reading challenges takes the pressure off a bit (´• ω •`) I can’t wait to read alongside everyone!

:shinto_shrine: :snowflake: 1月 :snowflake: :shinto_shrine:
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
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 ⌂
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:star2: :red_gift_envelope: 2月 :red_gift_envelope: :star2:
日 月 火 水 木 金 土
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04 05 06 07 08 09 ⌂ 10 ⌂
11 ⌂ 12 13 14 15 16 17 ⌂
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:cityscape: :cloud: 3月 :cloud: :cityscape:
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⌂ = いない


Reading Type Status Last Update
:dolphin: マグメル深海水族館 Manga 100% Feb 23
:crossed_swords: BLEACH Manga 100% Jan 30
:fox_face: ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん Manga 100% Jan 25
:womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ Manga 100% Jan 24
:mending_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん Manga 100% Jan 4
:stars: 美知子の星空 Reader 90% Feb 23
:crystal_ball: ありす19th Manga 52% Jan 24
:eight_pointed_black_star: NARUTO ナルト Vol. 2 Manga 29% Jan 19
:mechanical_arm: 鋼の錬金術師 Manga 12% Feb 23


Reading Updates
Date Materials Notes
Feb 23 :dolphin: マグメル新海水族館 100% :tada:
:stars: 美知子の星空 85%
:notebook: 新にほんご 500問 N2 30%
:mechanical_arm: 鋼の錬金術師 9%
Feb 7 :stars: 美知子の星空 66%
:dolphin: マグメル新海水族館 42%
:notebook: 新にほんご 500問 N2 12%
Feb 5 :green_book: 美知子の星空 :night_with_stars::flashlight: 60%
:dolphin: マグメル新海水族館 27%
Feb 4 :shaved_ice: 星のカービィ カービィカフェ 6%
Feb 2 :shaved_ice: 星のカービィ カービィカフェ 4%
Feb 1 :dolphin: マグメル深海水族館 15%
Jan 31 :dolphin: マグメル深海水族館 14%
Jan 30 :crossed_swords: BLEACH 100% :tada:
:green_book: 美知子の星空 48%
Jan 29 :crossed_swords: BLEACH 76%
:dolphin: マグメル深海水族館 11%
Jan 28 :crossed_swords: BLEACH 56%
Jan 25 :fox_face:ちいさな森のオオカミちゃん 100% :tada:
Jan 24 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 100% :tada:
:crystal_ball: ありす19th 52%
Jan 23 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 82%
:crystal_ball: ありす19th 44%
Jan 22 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 65%
:green_book: 美知子の星空 28%
Jan 19 :eight_pointed_black_star: NARUTO ナルト Vol. 2 29%
Jan 12 :crossed_swords: BLEACH 43%
:womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 50%
Jan 11 :womans_hat:とんがり帽子のアトリエ 41%
:eight_pointed_black_star: NARUTO ナルト Vol. 2 23%
Jan 10 :green_book: 美知子の星空 26%
Jan 9 :crystal_ball: ありす19th 31%
:green_book: 美知子の星空 18%
Jan 8 :green_book: 美知子の星空 11%
Jan 7 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 36%
Jan 6 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 26%
Jan 5 :womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 20%
Jan 4 :mending_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん 100% :tada:
:crossed_swords: BLEACH 30%
:crystal_ball:ありす19th 16%
:womans_hat: とんがり帽子のアトリエ 7%
Jan 3 :mending_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん 82%
Jan 2 :mending_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん 63%
Template

:umbrella: :notebook: :memo: 1月 1日

Book Natively Progress Notes
:slight_smile: Lv 00 % → %

(comments)

↑ zoom back up to home thread

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:cloud_with_rain: :night_with_stars: soggy’s home post :night_with_stars: :cloud_with_rain:

:robot: my study log
:stars: my natively profile

:seal: :ice_cube: Jan :ice_cube: :seal:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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 :sleeping: :sleeping:
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:flying_saucer: :cupid: Feb :cupid: :flying_saucer:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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
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soggy’s winter 2024 challenge summary!

:star2: 01月01日ー03月01日 Progress:
:ear_of_rice: Japanese Folktales 3/22 stories
:owl: ハリーポッターと賢者の石 9%
:ghost: グースバンプス 38/189 pgs
:candy: ふしぎ駄菓子屋 37/148 pgs
:headphones: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった 19%
:evergreen_tree: 小さな森のオオカミちゃん volume 2 54%
:dragon: ルリドラゴン 28%
:gift_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん completed
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 2 completed
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 3 completed
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 4 completed
:crossed_swords: The Three Musketeers [eng.] 294/704 pgs/ 43%

This challenge, I finished four volumes of manga, read almost 80 pages of prose in Japanese, and did some English reading as well!

I actually finished Shikimori today but I’m counting it as part of the challenge anyways.

I meant to spend more time on HP this challenge, but ended up spending most of my prose reading time on fushigi sweetshop and goosebumps. Looking at the amount of pages I read makes it seem like not that much, but during the last challenge, I was doing Satori only for prose reading, and I only finished one volume of manga!

Your thoughts were true, past Soggy! I have now let go of Satori as a resource and will be focusing on children’s novels for a little while. My manga reading speed also feels like it has improved a lot.

Past Challenges:

:maple_leaf: Fall 2023

Template

:man_walking: back to my home post

:star2: Read: Progress:
:ear_of_rice: Japanese Folktales /22 stories
:owl: ハリーポッターと賢者の石
:ghost: グースバンプス /189 pgs
:candy: ふしぎ駄菓子屋 /148 pgs
:gift_heart: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん
:headphones: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった
:crossed_swords: The Three Musketeers [eng.] /704 pgs
Finished This Challenge
Title Date
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 2 Jan 30
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 3 Feb 16
:teddy_bear: レンタルおにいちゃん volume 4 Feb 23
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Thanks for hosting the next challenge for us, @DIO-Berry! :heart_hands: Noice choice of emojis :durtle_noice:

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:bookmark: :books: Redglare’s home post :bamboo: :snowman_with_snow: :evergreen_tree:

:calendar: image

:bamboo: Jan 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
:snowman_with_snow: Feb 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
:durtle_cat: Mar 月 火 水 木 金 土 日
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

:books: Bookmeter profile :books:


Reading material

Title Progress Completed
夏のレプリカ Replaceable Summer 15% → 100% Jan 14
名探偵コナン 6 → 100% Jan 14
サイレント・ウィッチ V 沈黙の魔女の隠しごと → 100% Jan 27
サイレント・ウィッチ VI 沈黙の魔女の隠しごと → 100% Feb 11
サイレント・ウィッチ VII 沈黙の魔女の隠しごと → 100% Mar 1
薬屋のひとりごと11

Previous home posts

Fast travel to updates

Jan
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,
29, 30, 31.

Feb            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, 29.

Mar                  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, 29, 30, 31.

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Thank you! All hail the purples lol :purple_heart:

No problem and thank you!!

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Guess I’ll see if keeping a home thread this time is of interest to me. Reserved

Jan
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Feb
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March
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04 05 06 07 08 09 10
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Visual summaries

January

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Jan
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Feb
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Previous challenges

Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
Fall 2023

So far, I have a 3-month streak going. If I finish December as well, it will be 4 months. Let’s see how long I can keep it up.

  • I did finish December without breaking the streak so it’s a 4-month streak now.
Trivia

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I noticed that most of my home posts were posted in the range of 30 to 50 in terms of number of posts. This one will be the earliest that I’ve made a home post.

カードキャプターさくら 3

第11話
1st January

Read pgs. 1-12.

2nd January

Read pgs. 13-17.

3rd January

Read pgs. 18-23.

4th January

Read pgs. 24-33.

5th January

Read pgs. 34-43.

6th January

Read pgs. 44-49. End of 第11話。

第12話
7th January

Read pgs. 50-59.

8th January

Read pgs. 60-75.

9th January

Read pgs. 76-85.

10th January

Read pgs. 86-97. End of 第12話。

第13話
11th January

Read pgs. 98-109.

12th January

Read pgs. 110-121.

13th January

Read pgs. 122-133.

14th January

Read pgs. 134-143. End of 第13話。

第14話
15th January

Read pgs. 144-152.

16th January

Read pgs. 153-159.

17th January

Read pgs. 160-170.

18th January

Read pgs. 171-181.

19th January

Read pgs. 182-183.

20th January

Read pgs. 184-194. End of volume 3.

ヒカルの碁 1
ヒカルのご

第1局 「きせいこうりん」規聖降臨
第2局 「はるかなたかみ」はるかな高み
第3局 「しかつのきゅうしょ」死活の急所
第4局 「ゆるせないぼうげん」許せない暴言
第5局 「きばをむくアキラ」牙を剥くアキラ
第6局 「いっとうりょうだん」一刀両断
第7局 「つめごさんだい」詰碁三題

ヒカルの碁 1
第1局
21st January

Read pgs. 1-4.

22nd January

Read pgs. 5-13.

23rd January

Read pgs. 14-22.

24th January

Read pgs. 23-30.

25th January

Read pgs. 31-42.

26th January

Read pgs. 43-50.

27th January

Read pgs. 51-55. End of 第1局。

第2局
28th January

Read pgs. 56-63.

29th January

Read pgs. 64-73.

30th January

Read pgs. 74-78. End of 第2局。

第3局
31st January

Read pgs. 79-86.

1st February

Read pgs. 87-95.

2nd February

Read pgs. 96-102. End of 第3局。

第4局
3rd February

Read pgs. 103-107.

4th February

Read pgs. 108-115.

5th February

Read pgs. 116-122. End of 第4局。

第5局
6th February

Read pgs. 123-129.

7th February

Read pgs. 130-135.

8th February

Read pgs. 136-142. End of 第5局。

第6局
9th February

Read pgs. 143-150.

10th February

Read pgs. 151-160.

11th February

Read pgs. 161-166. End of 第6局。

第7局
12th February

Read pgs. 167-176.

13th February

Read pgs. 177-181.

14th February

Read pgs. 182-182. End of volume 1.

月刊少女野崎くん 2巻

月刊げっかん少女しょうじょ野崎のざきくん

第だい11号ごう

第11号
15th February

Read pgs. 1-6.

16th February

Read pgs. 7-11.

17th February

Read pgs. 12-15.

18th February

Read pgs. 16-18. End of 第11号。

第12号
19th February

Read pgs. 19-23.

20th February

Read pgs. 24-28.

21st February

Read pgs. 29-31.

22nd February

Read pgs. 32-34. End of 第12号。
Tried to read pg. 34 but it is a handwritten page with no furigana so I gave up halfway. The 4-koma at the bottom, I understood it from the pictures anyway (and my memory of reading it in English).

第13号
23rd February

Read pgs. 35-40.

24th February

Read pgs. 41-44.

25th February

Read pgs. 45-48. End of 第13号。

第14号
26th February

Read pgs. 49-52.

27th February

Read pgs. 53-56.

28th February

Read pgs. 57-62. End of 第14号。

第15号
29th February

Read pgs. 63-66.

1st March

Read pgs. 67-68.

2nd March

Read pgs. 69-71.

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:cherry_blossom: :teapot: macalys’ Home Post (and Thread) :teapot: :cherry_blossom:

As a beginner, reading still asks me a lot of energy and research. For now, I can only read a few pages at a time, but I love reading in japanese and this is one of my goal learning the language, so I’ll stick out.

Sometimes, a reading session at the end of the day is too much for my exhausted brain. I don’t want to blame myself for it and that’s why I won’t keep a precise count of my reading sessions. Reading must stay a pleasure and not become a chore for me. Otherwise, knowing myself, it will be burnout.
So “step by step and always with desire” is the motto here :blush:

:open_book: Reading Type Notes
:heart_eyes: ホリミヤ vol. 1 Manga Catching up with a previous reading of the ABBC
:jar: The Jam Maker Satori Reader series Here it is
:revolving_hearts: 花野井くんと恋の病 vol. 2 Manga Sweet high school romance
:frog: かえるくん、東京を救う Short Story Super Frog saves Tokyo by Murakami Haruki
:hibiscus: 薬屋のひとりごと volume 11 Light Novel The Apothecary Diaries volume 11
A calendar
:snowflake: :scarf: :evergreen_tree: Jan :evergreen_tree: :scarf: :snowflake:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 [8p] 02 [1p] 03 [2p] 04 [1p] 05 [2p] 06 [12p] 07 [21p]
08 [4p] 09 [2p] 10 [14p] 11 [2p] 12 [0p] 13 [0p] 14 [1p]
15 [1p] 16 [1p] 17 [1p] 18 [0p] 19 [16p] 20 [9p] 21 [21p]
22 [2p] 23 [3p] 24 [4p] 25 [2p] 26 [5p] 27 [4p] 28 [8p]
29 [6p] 30 [1p] 31 [4p]
:dragon: :snowboarder: :love_letter: Feb :love_letter: :snowboarder: :dragon:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01[5p] 02[7p] 03[11p] 04[3p]
05[1p] 06[5p] 07[3p] 08[2p] 09[23p] 10[0p] 11[3p]
12[2p] 13[3p] 14[2p] 15[0p] 16[0p] 17[0p] 18[0p]
19[0p] 20[0p] 21[7p] 22[8p] 23[16p] 24[12p] 25[9p]
26[100p] 27[49] 28[80] 29[5p]
:tulip: :cloud_with_rain: :sunny: Mar :sunny: :cloud_with_rain: :tulip:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01[10p] 02[37] 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 29 30 31
When finished
:books: Book name Type / Source Notes
:notes: Kiki-Mimi Radio Series On Satori Reader, not the series of the year but it was cute and even breath-taking at the end.
:heavy_heart_exclamation: Sakura and Suzuki Series On Satori Reader, I enjoyed it a lot, it was really cute and refreshing.
:revolving_hearts: 花野井くんと恋の病 1 Manga Sweet high school romance
:sunglasses: 可愛いだけじゃない式守さん vol. 1 Manga Read with the ABBC. Cute and refreshing romance, and they’re already together so no need to wait x volumes before they begin dating^^ I’ve already bought volume 2 :innocent:
:heart_eyes: ホリミヤ vol. 1 Manga For when I finally catch up with the ABBC : Cute, moving, I loved it :heart:
:sushi: 寿司(すし) Japanese Graded Readers A short historical and cultural introduction to sushi. Useful kitchen vocabulary. However, I didn’t really enjoy it…
:snowflake: 笠地蔵 Japanese Graded Readers Very cute tale :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
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Akashelia’s home post

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:books: Natively
:bar_chart: Bookmeter
:open_book: Study Log

In the previous Summer challenge I started my first VN in Japanese, in the previous Fall challenge I started my first Novel in Japanese, now I’m hoping this is the challenge where I finish one of them :stuck_out_tongue:
Happy reading everyone :slight_smile:

Currently reading:

Finished during this challenge:

Past challenges home posts:

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Home post… coming soon coming late

Thanks for being the new reading host @DIO-Berry !


I should update this with the calendar thingies, but… here’s a list of things read instead:

豊島与志雄童話集

  • 街の少年 :notebook_with_decorative_cover: :cherry_blossom:
  • 銀の笛と金の毛皮 :notes: :deer:
  • 山の別荘の少年 :mountain: :hut:
  • お月様の唄 :crescent_moon: :musical_note:
  • キンショキショキ :monkey: :mirror_ball:
  • 天狗笑 :japanese_goblin: :sunny:
  • ひでり狐 :sunny: :fox_face:
  • 狸のお祭り :raccoon: :drum:
  • 天下一の馬 :horse: :sparkles:
  • 影法師 :sunrise_over_mountains: :paintbrush:
  • お山の爺さん :mountain: :notes:
  • 正覚坊 :turtle: :sake:
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Really, you say this at the very moment I’m about to leave Japan? :sob:

Anyway, I have some new books and endless time to read now, so I’m happy to start a new challenge!

Jan
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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
29 30 31
Feb
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01 02 03 04
05 06 07 08 09 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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March
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04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
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Count me in! Thanks for taking over the organization of this thread @DIO-Berry !

Jan
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08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Feb
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Mar
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04 05 06 07 08 09 10
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18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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What I'm Reading
  • Teasing Master Takagi-san
  • Shadows House
  • Orange Light Novel
  • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
  • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You
  • This Art Club Has a Problem!
Progress Report
January
  • January 1st
    • This Art Club has a Problem! - Part of Chapter 3 - p81-102
  • January 2nd
    • Shadows House - Chapter 147 - p70-86
  • January 3rd
    • Shadows House - Chapter 148 - p87-102
  • January 4th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 26 - p49-76
  • January 5th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 5-6 - p27-38
  • January 6th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 149 - p103-119
  • January 7th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 136 - p1-18
  • January 8th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 150 - p120-136
  • January 9th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - 書き下ろし - p77-98
  • January 10th
    • This Art Club has a Problem! - Chapter 4 - p103-126
  • January 11th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 4 - p121-126
  • January 12th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 137 - p19-34
  • January 13th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 7-8 - p39-54
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 26 一前 + 一後 - p99-114
  • January 14th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 151 - p137-152
  • January 15th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 152 - p153-168
  • January 16th
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Chapter 5 - p126-150
  • January 17th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 153 - p169-192 Volume 14 Complete! :tada:
  • January 18th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 4 - p126-132
  • January 19th
    • This Art Club Has a Problem! - Chapter 6 - p151-178 Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • January 20th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 138 - p35-50
  • January 21st
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 9 - p55-64
    • Orange Light Novel - End of Chapter 4 - p133-134
  • January 22nd
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 27 - p115-144
  • January 23rd
    • Shadows House - Chapter 154 - p1-21
  • January 24th
    • Orange Light Novel - Start of Chapter 5 - p135-139
  • January 25th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p139-144
  • January 26th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 139 - p51-68
  • January 27th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 10 - p65-78
  • January 28th
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 27 一前 + 一後- p145-161
  • January 29th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 155 - p22-38
  • January 30th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 156 - p39-54
  • January 31st
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p145-148
February
  • February 1st
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p149-150
  • February 2nd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 140 - p69-84
  • February 3rd
    • Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You - Chapter 28 - p162-198 Volume 3 Complete! :tada:
  • February 4th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 11 - p79-87
    • The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn’t a Guy At All - Part of Chapter 1 - p1-18
  • February 5th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 157 - p55-70
  • February 6th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 158 - p71-86
  • February 7th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p151-153
  • February 8th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p154-155
  • February 9th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 141 - p85-100
  • February 10th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 12-13 - p88-100
    • The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn’t a Guy At All - Part of Chapter 1 - p19-30
  • February 11th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 159 - p87-102
  • February 12th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 160 - p103-120
  • February 13th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 5 - p156-158
  • February 14th
    • Orange Light Novel - End of Chapter 5 - p159-166
  • February 15th
    • Orange Light Novel - Start of Chapter 6 - p167-169
  • February 16th
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 142 - p101-116
  • February 17th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 13.5-14 - p101-114
  • February 18th
    • The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn’t a Guy At All - Part of Chapter 1 - p31-46
  • February 19th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 161 - p121-136
  • February 20th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 162 - p137-152
  • February 21st
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 6 - p170-175
  • February 22nd
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 6 - p175-182
  • February 23rd
    • Teasing Master Takagi-san - Chapter 143-144 - p117-160 Volume 16 Complete! :tada:
  • February 24th
    • Shadows House - Chapter 163-164 - p169-192 Volume 15 Complete! :tada:
  • February 25th
    • Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie - Chapter 15-16 + おまけ - p115-144 Volume 1 Complete! :tada:
  • February 26th
    • The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn’t a Guy At All - Part of Chapter 1 - p47-62
  • February 27th
    • Orange Light Novel - End of Chapter 6 - p183-192
  • February 28th
    • Orange Light Novel - Start of Chapter 7 - p193-198
  • February 29th
    • Orange Light Novel - Part of Chapter 7 - p199-203
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:mountain_snow: :snowman_with_snow: : Javerend’s Home Post :snowman_with_snow: :mountain_snow:

Hello again, friends! Back for another challenge. Thank you for taking over and hosting @DIO-Berry ! and thank you for all your hard work up to this point @windupbird ! Hopefully you can find the time to come back and join us soon, sending all the best wishes :purple_heart:

Goals:

  • Start working on the Natively Bingo Challenge (bingo board and plan) - in general that means reading a lot of harder things. I’m trying not to count anything under orange levels for my board this year.
  • No missed days for extensive reading! as always, I haven’t missed a day of reading in well over a year at this point, and it’s been my main weapon in learning japanese
  • Finish the rest of my 3月のライオン volumes in 3月- similar to my goal of reading all of 四月は君の嘘 in 四月 last spring, but with a significantly harder and longer series
  • Try out using a J-J Dictionary
  • Finish my first long(er) visual novel - will probably be the ARIA game I have on the PS2, but I’d also like to actually get around to reading flowers, too

I have some more long term goals over in my study log for the whole of 2024, but trying not to bite off too much more than I can chew for now.

:snowflake: :red_gift_envelope: 1月 :red_gift_envelope: :snowflake:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
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:love_letter: :chocolate_bar: 2月 :chocolate_bar: :love_letter:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
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
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:cloud_with_rain: :shamrock: 3月 :shamrock: :cloud_with_rain:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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Links:

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I think I’ll join again as well. If I’m really going to meet my 2024 goals and the natively bingo challenge (personal challenge mode to blackout bingo) I’ll need to be more diligent.

I’m already a little afraid I’ve added too many books based on my 2 chapter per week goal. :melting_face: I might end up replacing some of them with manga instead depending on my reading progress.

Planned Manga

Digimon V-Tamer 01 V01
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V02
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V03
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V04
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V05
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V06
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V07
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V08
Digimon V-Tamer 01 V09
のんのんびより V1

Planned Books

本好き V02
本好き V03
転スラ V01
転スラ V02
転スラ V03
トリニティ ブラッド Reborn on the Mars 嘆きの星
コンビニ人間

Planned Games/VNs

Adabana Odd Tails

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01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
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Feb
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March
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04 05 06 07 08 09 10
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:books: :books: polv’s Reading Challenge of Q1 2024 Home Post

Basically I’ll try to breeze through VN (but prob no faster than audio), while occasionally join clubs. Currently, I failed to join some clubs I have some (not enough) interest in.

There are also some books I want to take challenge in reading, but then I also want to rest intermittently :zzz:

In any case, I need to be better.

一 月
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
(1) 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
(2) 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
(3) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
(4) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
(5) 29 30 31
二 月
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
(5) 01 02 03 04
(6) 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
(7) 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
(8) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
(9) 26 27 28 29
三 月
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
(9) 01 02 03
(10) 04 05 06 07 08 09 10
(11) 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
(12) 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
(13) 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Chinese Everyday Challenge

[summary]

I am a relative beginner in this one, so time to get siriously everyday.

一 月
一 二 三 四 五 六 日
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
二 月
一 二 三 四 五 六 日
(5) ・
(6) ・
(7)
(8)
(9)
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home post

thanks to @/DIOBerry for hosting this thread and @/windupbird for all the ones before! this one officially marks a year of me doing these so i’m feeling pretty good going into this one! i tried to do too much in the last one and it didn’t exactly send me into a slump but i definitely didn’t do as well as i could’ve so this time i’m taking a different approach.

these challenges work well for large projects for me (gyakuten kenji, jjk, etc.) so for this one i’m gonna tackle ouran, cos i think working on it at a faster pace might be easier for me (good luck to the club tho!). i’ll try a chapter a day and see where that gets me. in between i’m gonna start on my bookwalker backlog using a randomiser to pick for me. i’m also gonna keep reading nhk and the dictionary of intermediate japanese grammar like i did last time.

good luck to everyone taking part!

previously read

ouran vol 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11
ドラゴン、家を買う vol 1 + 2
あなたはブンちゃんの恋(こい) vol 1
スケッチー vol 1
着(き)たい服(ふく)がある vol 1
獣(けもの)の奏者(そうじゃ) vol 1
シンデレラは探(さが)さない vol 1
No. 6 vol 1
worst vol 1 (sort of)

currently reading

ouran vol 12
No. 6 vol 2
超(ちょう)ビジュアル幕末(ばくまつ)・維新(いしん)人物(じんぶつ)大事典(だいじてん)

Jan
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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
29 30 31
Feb
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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 29

previous challenges
autumn 2023
summer 2023
spring 2023
winter 2022

bookmeter (i also put what i’m reading in english on here, for those curious)

natively (this gets updated a lot less frequently than bookmeter but i try my best)

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