๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š Read Every Day Challenge - Winter 2024 ๐ŸŽโ˜ƒ๐ŸŒฒ

13th feb

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another ouran chapter which finishes that arc! good for kyouya enjoyers, less so for me :sweat_smile: another chapter of No. 6 too, which is probably a little bit too difficult for me to be reading like this but iโ€™m invested now damn it. only three chapters in the volume total, so should be done tomorrow. some more pages in the bakumatsu book, iโ€™m out of the longer entries for a while now i think.

todayโ€™s nhk articles were this one and this one, plus the entries on ้š›(ใ•ใ„)ใซ and ใ•ใ™ใŒ in aDoIJG

words that stood out

ๆกœ่˜ญ(ใŠใ†ใ‚‰ใ‚“)๏ผš
ใ‚จใƒผใƒซ - yell (of encouragement), esp. for a school sports team. in the set phrase ใ‚จใƒผใƒซใ‚’้€(ใŠใ)ใ‚‹
ๆ€’ๆถ›(ใฉใจใ†) - surging waves, tumultuous, turbulent. in the phrase ๆ€’ๆถ›(ใฉใจใ†)ใฎๅ‹ข(ใ„ใใŠ)ใ„
ใƒ“ใƒช - last (on the list), in last position, (at the) bottom

reply to MissDagger

itโ€™s good! it took a little bit to get used to the style (itโ€™ll introduce a few people, then an event, then some more new people etc.) but itโ€™s pretty accessible imo. N3 grammar is more than enough, though thereโ€™s some old-fashioned phrasing sometimes (especially in the quotes, those are the hardest part in the whole book by far). a lot of the historical terms have short explanations given too (though not consistently for some reason??) which helps.

as a basic rundown i think it works pretty well! it can be very brief in places where it could probably do with expanding a bit, but what is there is interesting and conveyed well imo, especially the short anecdotes about each person. it reminds me in a good way of the DK books I read as a kid, if thatโ€™s helpful? the bookwalker edition has a very lengthy sample featuring entries from all over the book, if you want to try it out!

tl;dr i like it enough that iโ€™m considering getting more in the same series

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