I’ve been relying in the comfort of Graded Readers since I was able to pick the first ones about 3 months after starting learning japanese.
All the way I’ve found they have provided a terrific way for me to keep reading alongside learning kanji and grammar. I’m reading the Level 3 stories so far, and still I’m left with Level 4.
Out of curiosity I’m looking for what to read next, and to make sort of a plan on what kind of reading should I do after I’m done with the whole series.
I’ve found this blog, from someone doing extensive reading in japanese. After going through this blog and some other comments from more advanced learners I’m getting the impression that the level I’ll end up after finishing with the series will only allow me to read very basic (albeit childish) native content.
A more advanced reader gave me this links, as for me to try native content and decide where my level would be now. Given it’s child stuff It’s ALL HIRAGANA
This first one I founded to be above my current level.
This other one I can read it just fine.
In both the all hiragana text it’s painful to read. I realize how much kanji helps (weird thing to say).
Does anyone here has made the transition from graded readers to native content. What kind of reading did you do by then. Did the content suffered much (fairly adult oriented content to childish tales)?
I would love to read any recommendation