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

Put the emoji in different table cells, abbreviate June to Jun

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|| :honeybee: | :blossom: | June | :blossom: | :honeybee:|| | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | |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[]|

:honeybee: :blossom: June :blossom: :honeybee:
月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02

Here’s how the formatting looks

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Thank you both !

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:crescent_moon: meagstudies’ home thread :dizzy:

This year’s goal is to read every single day. Or rather, to get to the point where I’m reading every single day. In the winter 2024 challenge, I read 23/91 days, or ~25% (although there’s still 1 day left so maybe it’ll be 24/91). Can I up my reading time to read 50% of the days this spring? Can I possibly read every day? We’ll see!

:waxing_crescent_moon: :first_quarter_moon: :waxing_gibbous_moon: :full_moon: :waning_gibbous_moon: :last_quarter_moon: :waning_crescent_moon:

:tulip: 四月 :tulip:

月 火 水 木 金 土 日
:headphones::earth_asia: :earth_asia: :headphones::earth_asia: :headphones: :earth_asia: :earth_asia: 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
:woman_elf: 23 24 25 26 27 :woman_elf:
29 :headphones:

:bouquet: 五月 :bouquet:

月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 02 03 :game_die: 05
06 07 08 09 10 :headphones: :headphones::woman_elf:
:mage: 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
:woman_elf: :bear: :bear: 30 :bear:

:cloud_with_rain: 六月 :cloud_with_rain:

月 火 水 木 金 土 日
01 :ribbon:
03 04 05 06 07 :bear: :bear:
10 :dragon::bear: :bear: 13 14 :ribbon: 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

:waxing_crescent_moon: :first_quarter_moon: :waxing_gibbous_moon: :full_moon: :waning_gibbous_moon: :last_quarter_moon: :waning_crescent_moon:

Reading Type Status
:earth_asia: 小学生なら知っておきたい教養366 Daily Trivia Book reading 1/day (45/366)
:woman_elf: 葬送のフリーレン1 Manga Reading
:mage: とんがり帽子のアトリエ1 Manga Reading
:bear: くまクマ熊ベアー1 LN Reading
:ribbon: 魔女の宅急便1 Children’s Book Reading
:dragon: 極主夫道14 Manga Reading
:headphones: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった1 Manga Finished
:game_die: misc

BOOKS FINISHED: 1
DAYS READ: 20/91

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go-for-it-you-can-do-it
I’ll be cheering for you, fellow Link

(Your home post is really pretty and organized. I’m going to steal it.)

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Okay, time to join, I need to hold myself accountable…
So many days have passed on which I promised myself to read but didn’t :joy:

Reading Type Progress
鬼滅の刃 Manga 61/205
また、同じ夢を見ていた Book 25%
メジャー Manga :heavy_minus_sign:
君の名は Book :heavy_minus_sign:
魔女の宅急便1 Book :heavy_minus_sign:
未来のミライ Book :heavy_minus_sign:
君に決めた Book :heavy_minus_sign:
インフルエンス Book :white_check_mark:
モアナ Book :white_check_mark:
タッチ Manga :white_check_mark:
Apr
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
May
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
Jun
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
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eeeey! I’d been looking for an emoticon of a pointy hat and didn’t find one, but this one fits pretty well :stuck_out_tongue: might steal it for the club - oh there’s even a female version :woman_mage:

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:tropical_fish: :whale: :octopus: Hotdog’s home post :octopus: :whale: :tropical_fish:

This time instead of posting every day, I'm going to do weekly progress updates. I want to read for around one hour per day.
:open_umbrella: :bouquet: :rabbit: Apr :rabbit: :bouquet: :open_umbrella:
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
:butterfly: :sun_behind_small_cloud: :four_leaf_clover: May :four_leaf_clover: :sun_behind_small_cloud: :butterfly:
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

Reading Status
また、同じ夢を見ていた Finished!
台所のドラゴン volume 3 Finished!
とんがり帽子のアトリエ volume 1 Finished!
台所のドラゴン volume 2 Finished!

Books finished: 4
Days read: 49/61

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:notebook_with_decorative_cover: :video_game: Sylph’s home thread :cherry_blossom: :shamrock:

Apr
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
May
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

Here we go again! Always excited to start another one of these. The Winter one this year didn’t go very well due to travel and work commitments but I’m hoping I can keep up with this one.

April goals:

Finish 傲慢と善良, which has proven to be quite slow going
Finish 汐音’s route in バリアブルバリケード VN
Read 4 manga volumes (probably ハイキュー!!)

May goals:
TBD

Past challenges

:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2024
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2023
:books: :books: :sunglasses: :sunny: Summer 2023
:books: :books: :cherry_blossom: :seedling: Spring 2023
:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2023
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2022
:books: :books: :beach_umbrella: :sunny: Summer 2022
:books: :books: :cherry_blossom: :seedling: Spring 2022
:books: :books: :snowman_with_snow::snowflake: Winter 2022
:books: :books: :maple_leaf: :fallen_leaf: Autumn 2021

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I think I’ll try participating this time because I read this thread anyway :sweat_smile:
My goal is to read 10 manga a month (and hopefully to keep up with all my book clubs).
I’ll be foregoing the calendar and will be posting my progress maybe weekly (or when I really want to share something).
Let’s have a blast with reading this spring, everyone! :cherry_blossom:

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hughling’s home thread

I joined this challenge for the first time in Winter 2024 and really enjoyed it! It pushed me to read every day, even if some days I only read a single page. This time, I will attempt 2 goals:

Finish アオハライド (10 volumes left)
Finish N4単語 (as an Anki deck, but since it is an actual book I’m also tracking it in Natively)

Plus an extra goal which I aim to complete by the end of June:
Finish The Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (plus the Anki deck)

Currently reading:

Finished during this challenge:
:seedling: Apr :seedling:
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
:cherry_blossom: May :cherry_blossom:
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
:sunny: Jun :sunny:
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

Past challenge home post:

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1 April | [Home] (construction in progress)

:question: Title Type Natively Progress
:cat2: また、同じ夢を見ていた book 25 49% → 52%
:rock: ダンジョン飯5 manga 29 56% (no change)
:candy: 不思議駄菓子屋1 book 24 71% (no change)
  • The rest of the week’s read for 同じ夢 for the Natively book club.
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I left wanikani a while a go but now I’m back and ready to try again. I already passed N2 though so Its going to be a good review until I can get up to the upper levels…which I expect to take a long while…but hey its about the journey not the destination!

I plan to read for at least 30 mins a day. I am reading Apothecary Diaries now .

Update. I have actually been reading Mashle. Apothecary diaries had to much Kanji and not enough furigana. I am really enjoying Mashle so far. I am almost done with book 1.

:cherry_blossom: Apr :cherry_blossom:
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
:cherry_blossom: May :cherry_blossom:
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
:cherry_blossom: Jun :cherry_blossom:
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
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1st april

day one! it’s a bank holiday and there’s family to entertain so today was a ‘squeeze in what i can’ kind of day. read chap 1 (47 pages ish) of no. 6 vol 3 and it’s still kinda tricky but manageable. continue to be baffled at that one MAL review where the person was like ‘this isn’t a dystopia it’s just a slightly futuristic city with a slum problem’ like are we reading the same thing??? also read some stuff on pixiv

today’s nhk article was this one (very short), and read the entries on それは and それぞれ in aDoIJG

what i read over the break (i finished ouran!)

no.6 vol 2 - nothing much to say there tbh. parts of it are a bit tricky to follow.

roughly 4 volumes of ouran and it’s done!!! :tada:

apparently started reading volume 1 all the way back in july of last year, and really committed to it in december, definitely the longest its taken me to read anything but worth it imo. after like ten years i finally found out what happens! i do have my issues with the ending, mainly that literally everyone gets married/paired off with each other which is kind of boring to me (especially when some of these characters showed no interest in romance as a concept or each other) but! tamaki and haruhi are v. v. cute so they get a pass.

the first volumes were a steep learning curve, ngl, but the middle ten volume chunk of roughly vol 6 to 16 was really enjoyable and much easier. the art was better and easier to follow, there were more story arcs as opposed to the ‘new chapter new thing’ format of the earlier volumes which introduced a lot of new (usually obscure) words every chapter. that still made a comeback every now and then, but with breaks of #Teen Drama in between it was easier to handle.

having said that, the first half of vol 17 was a massive difficulty spike and the egoistic club cluv at the end was maybe the worst thing i’ve ever seen but i got through it :joy:

the page in question. does contain fairly major spoilers but good luck finding them

so yeah! if you can overlook some stuff which is a product of it being written in the mid-late 2000s, and ofc get over the difficulty curve/occasionally ropey art, and you like comedies and romances with strong character and relationship development, i’d recommend it! some of the jokes in the second half especially made me laugh out loud

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Q2 of 2024 | Week 1

4月1日 (月)

I started Intermediate on Du Chinese. If it’s reading alongside listening, Kanji knowledge can help. Of course I have to catch up with grammar. It’s gonna be troublesome now. (Maybe Pinyin doesn’t need to be exact now, but either listen or read with Pinyin.)

Starts with 曹操.

  • 紡ぐ乙女と大正の月 Vol.4 (42-58%)

  • DIJG : 途端(に)

  • STEINS;GATE 比翼恋理のだーりん

end Ch.1. Practically prologue.

Words of the day
  • 応酬(おうしゅう) = replying back and forth
  • 杓子定規(しゃくしじょうぎ) = strict; inflexible. Measure everything with a ladle :spoon: (杓子(しゃくし)) and a ruler :straight_ruler: (定規(じょうぎ)).
  • 恥(はじ)も外聞(がいぶん)もない = shameless, not worrying about external appearance
  • たらればの話(はなし) = “what if” stories
  • とてもじゃないが(.)… ない = not by any means. とても emphasized by じゃない + が.
  • 付(つ)かず離(はな)れず = not attached, nor separate; maintaining a reasonable distance
  • 低周波(ていしゅうは) = low frequency wave. Has low cycles. Opposite is 高周波(こうしゅうは).
  • 引(ひ)っこ抜(ぬ)く = 引(ひ)き抜(ぬ)く
  • 背(せ)に腹(はら)は代(か)えられない = cannot save oneself without making a sacrifice. Protecting one’s innards with back.

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:cherry_blossom: Home Post :cherry_blossom:

Spring daily reading challenge? I’m in!

I just started 葬送のフリーレン, I’m going to try and read a chapter a day. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Date Chapter Time
4月1日 第6話 32分
4月2日 第7話 24分
4月3日 第8話 12分
4月3日 第9話 18分
4月4日 第10話 37分
4月5日 第11話 24分
4月6日 第12話 33分
4月7日 第13話 23分
4月8日 第14話 47分
4月9日 第15話 16分
4月10日 第16話 18分
4月11日 第17話 21分
4月12日 第18話 14分
4月13日 第19話 20分
4月13日 第20話 27分
4月14日 第21話 29分
4月15日 第22話 27分
4月16日 第23話 17分
4月17日 第24話 24分
4月18日 第25話 19分
4月19日 第26話 21分
4月20日 第27話 31分
4月21日 第28話 26分
4月22日 第29話 24分
4月23日 第30話 21分
4月24日 第31話 25分
4月25日 第32話 21分
4月26日 第33話 13分
4月27日 第34話 23分
4月28日 第35話 16分
4月29日 第36話 15分
4月30日 第37話 28分
5月1日 第38話 22分
5月2日 第39話 39分
5月3日 第40話 23分
5月4日 第41話 18分
5月5日 第42話 22分
5月5日 第43話 22分
5月6日 第44話 26分
5月7日 第45話 22分
5月8日 第46話 28分
5月9日 第47話 13分
5月10日 第48話 30分
5月11日 第49話 21分
5月12日 第50話 16分
5月12日 第51話 ?
5月13日 第52話 22分
5月15日 第53話 ?
5月17日 第54話 ?
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:cherry_blossom: :teapot: Home Post and thread

Here we gooooo !

4月1日月曜日

:parrot: ジャングルから脱出せよ - Jungle Escape, 4 pages.
Finished the second section, I’m catching up with the club !
There is a lot of action in the book but I read at a very low speed, the contrast is funny :sweat_smile:

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:bookmark: Home post // April 1 :cherry_blossom: :dango: :seedling:

・ ワケあり男装令嬢、ライバルから求婚される〈上〉(67% → 80%)

This book is kind of a mystery in how its plot is kind of in the romance genre, but at the same time not? I smell plot twist. If not, I’m gonna be disappointed.

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:house: home post :house:
:calendar: 2024年4月1日 :calendar:

:question: Title Read today Currently at Notes
:desert_island: ISLAND 5k 415.000 char 17 new words
:orange_book: Secret 2 episodes 54/98 —
:bust_in_silhouette: シャドーハウス 5 chapters 24/175

Exciting to start a new challenge with new faces and familiar ones :smiley: have fun everyone!

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April 1st!
Spring challenge time!
2 chapters of からかい上手の高木さん, and 12 pages of 気になってる人が男じゃなかった today.
I’m gradually catching up with all of my bookclubs - I’m caught up with the Takagi club now, but still behind in all of the others. I’m hoping to be back on track with all of them by some time next week. :crossed_fingers:

(Home Post)

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