📚 📚 Read Japanese Every Day Challenge - Spring 2024 🌸 🍡 🌱

Yes! Exactly! I don’t think I would have been able to read 5000 characters from a book, but there’s something about the VN that just sucks you in. I’m so glad that I found VNs, thanks to the Island book club!

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2024-04-04

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Date Name Type Amount Time
2024-04-04 :supervillain: セーラー服と機関銃 :closed_book: Novel :arrow_forward: Chapter 2-1
:page_facing_up: 17 pages
:hourglass: 0h40m

A little bit of a break from 本好きの下剋上 today, to catch up with the IBC, since today’s the last day before next week’s thread opens up. It’s definitely going a lot smoother than at the start :slight_smile:

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4月4日 | Home post

Finished my first manga of the challenge, アオハライド Volume 4 :grin:
It’s a cute high school romance, easy to read at the end of a workday.

  • アオハライド (4) (pp. 136-184)
  • DoBJG: が (1); が (2) (18%)
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April 4th!

2 chapters of Shadows House today :slight_smile:

(Home Post)

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5 April | Jintor’s Study Log

:question: Title Type Natively Progress
:rock: ダンジョン飯5 manga 29 56% → 72%
:coffee: 焼いてるふたり 3 manga 25 66% (no change)
:candy: 不思議駄菓子屋1 book 24 79% (no change)
:cat2: また、同じ夢を見ていた book 25 52% (no change)
  • Decently longish chapter of DanMeshi 5 today. Didn’t feel that long but when I checked the clock I had spent an hour… there was a fair amount of botanical terms in this one, so that makes sense…
  • Will probably try and finish 焼いてる二人3 today 'cos it’s relatively easy
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:motor_scooter: back to my home post

:star: 04月04日 Type Progress
:candy: Natively ふしぎ駄菓子屋 prose 41 → 42 pgs
:eight_pointed_black_star: ナルト vol. 1 manga 29% → 34%
:owl: ハリーポッタと賢者の石 prose 14% → 14%

Forgot to update yesterday, this is both days’ reading. Today only read 1 page of fushigi sweet shop to tempt myself back into reading it. (built up a tiny mental block about being behind in the book club)

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:cherry_blossom::seedling::memo: 4月 4日

Book Natively Progress Type
:mechanical_arm: 鋼の錬金術師 (FMA) L 30 68% → 72% Manga
:closed_book: 新にほんご 500問 N2 L 33 53% → 55% JLPT
:shinto_shrine: すずめの戸締まり L 31 572 / 129k Novel

Not really sure how to measure すずめ progress, since reading one page doesn’t budge the overall completion percentage :sob: I figure it’s easier to track characters read? We’ll see lol

Didn’t have too much time to read today, my last thesis paper is breathing hot down my neck and I need to finish it by tomorrow night :sweat_smile: I hope I have time to sink into my books this weekend after all my writing nonsense is DONE!

See you next time („• ֊ •„)

↑ zoom back up to home thread

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:bug: April 4th :horse_racing:

Genuinely thought I read more of Nausicaa :bug: damn

Smoking :smoking: was good as usual

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2024.04.04 :tulip: home post
:headphones: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった1: 74% → 79%

Not a lot of time for reading today

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:bookmark: Home post // April 4 :cherry_blossom: :dango: :seedling:

・ ワケあり男装令嬢、ライバルから求婚される〈下〉(12% → 30%)

Mini-rant: A whole scene describing a banquet where fantasy food is being served, but it’s just names with no further description? What am I supposed to imagine here, there are no illustrations in this book :v

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Home Post

4月5日

I accidentally fell asleep before finishing starting yesterday’s reading…
Finished chapter 1 at least. Finally got to 「これは始(はじ)まりの物語(ものがたり)」

Reading Type Status
:smiling_imp: 原罪物語 -罪- LN 21/252
New Vocab
  • 易々(やすやす) = easily
  • 賛同(さんどう) = approval
  • 御存(ごぞん)じ = ご存(ぞん)じ = to know (keigo?)
  • 隣(となり) = next to, wk40
  • 蓄(たくわ)える = to amass, wk48
  • 後(あと)の継(つ)ぐ = to succeed, to take over someone
  • 少々(しょうしょう) = just a minute
  • 呟(つぶや)く = to grumble
  • 噂(うわさ) = rumor, wk33
  • 憂慮(ゆうりょ) = anxiety, wk55
  • 採(と)れる = to gather, wk32
  • 閉(と)じこもる = to seclude oneself
  • 平原(へいげん) = plains
  • 入(い)れ代(か)わり立(た)ち代(か)わり = by turns
  • 紛(まぎ)れもない = unmistakable, wk46
  • 操(あやつ)る = to manipulate, wk33
  • 自動馬車(じどうばしゃ) = automatic carriage
  • 具体的(ぐたいてき) = concrete, definite
  • 到着(とうちゃく) = arrival
  • 屈強(くっきょう) = muscular
  • 鹿肉(しかにく) = venison
  • 鍋(なべ) = pot, wk35
  • 後片付(あとかたづ)け = clean up
  • 遊牧民(ゆうぼくみん) = nomad
  • 厄介(やっかい) = troublesome, wk35
  • 対抗(たいこう) = opposition
  • 灰(はい) = ash, wk33
About plot

Today things got weird. There was a man with facial hair only on the right half of his face and I was so perplexed by this sentence that time seemed to fly by. 顔(かお)の右半分(みぎはんぶん)にだけひげを蓄(たくわ)えた男(おとこ)に話(はな)しかける。
They had cars! Cars with wheels powered by magic! I can’t believe it. Those excavators are unearthing miracles.

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5th april

home post

more bakumatsu book, did about 30 pages of the bakumatsu book, the first ten or so of those were manga pages so a lot easier. also a couple of longer entries on single people.

today’s nhk article was this one (nandenan article), and if i manage a dictionary entry i’ll put it here in an edit

reply to DIO-Berry

so it’s here, it looks like the human’s nodding to me? those couple of lines above her head. it’s very small, but idk what else they would be :sweat_smile:

the reaper seemed to get over being threatened fairly quickly (for whatever reason) and seemed broadly supportive/concerned across the rest of the story going out of their way to do so, so i suppose any sort of prolonged connection would depend on the human accepting and responding to that. unless holding their hand and walking home with them counts, ig that’s out of the scope of the story :sweat_smile:

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4月5日 | Home post

Started volume 5 and read one chapter of アオハライド today (16/49 chapters).

  • アオハライド (5) (pp. 0-50)
  • DoBJG: ~がる; ごろ; ごとに (20%)
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:house: Home :house:

Another chapter over lunch. The flashbacks are so well timed in フリーレン, this is shaping up to be the best manga I’ve read so far

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Q2 of 2024 | Week 1

4月5日 (金)

  • :cn: Three Kingdoms 1 (11-12/16)

  • NHKにようこそ (38-45%)

  • DIJG : つまり

  • STEINS;GATE 比翼恋理のだーりん

Words of the day
  • 簡素化(かんそか) = simplification
  • 端折(はしょ)る = to cut short (of an explanation)
  • 水出(みずだ)し = cold brew :champagne:
  • 男手(おとこで)一(ひと)つで = male alone (brought up a child). Female counterpart is 女手(おんなで).
  • 早(はや)~ = もはや; 既(すで)に

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April 5th!

Another chapter of Shadows House today!.
Only 2 more chapters in this volume and then I’ll need to wait until May for the next volume to release!

(Home Post)

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April 5th | Home post
I wanted to reach the end of the prologue in the VN Island today, so I read… and read… and read… and didn’t make it. I have to stop now or my head will explode. 12000 characters in one day!

Maybe I’ll reach the end of the prologue tomorrow, just in time to start the first route with the VN book club on Monday. I’m really enjoying reading the VN though. I don’t think I have ever read 12000 characters in one day before, but with the graphics of the VN together with the text, it’s easy to read just a little more… and more… and more!

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:notebook_with_decorative_cover: :video_game: :cherry_blossom: :shamrock: April 3

At this point I may as well say busy week. Another chapter of ハイキュー!! and tiny bit of 傲慢と善良 (50% → 51%).

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Very busy day but I managed to read three pages.

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:house: home post :house:
:calendar: 2024年4月5日 :calendar:

:question: Title Read today Currently at Notes
:orange_book: Secret 2 episodes 60/98 —
:bust_in_silhouette: シャドーハウス 6 chapters 37/175

This VN is very sneaky at making you believe that you are close to the end of a route…

Totally know what you mean! Today I wasn’t reading ISLAND so I thought that I would make huge progress with シャドーハウス, like I don’t know, 3 volumes in one day??? nope, more like 0.5 volume. Manga is hard :smiling_face_with_tear:

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