The 多読 Contest is officially over!
I had a lot of fun reading this past month, and I have noticed vast improvements.
You can check out the results here.
I came in 36th place out of 99 readers. Since this was my first contest, I’m happy with where I placed. I’m even more happy that I’ve developed a new habit. I always carry a manga with me, and I even got hold of some visual novels for my iPhone.
“Medium Champ” titles were given out to contestants who read the most in a certain category. Turns out I got the Medium Champ title for reading the most NicoNico comments during the contest. (18 hours! There will be a follow-up post on how I did that exactly, introducing one of my new favorite ways to stay immersed in Japanese!)
I recommend anyone learning ANY language to take part in the next one, as I have personally experienced numerous benefits from this contest, including:
- Increase in kanji reading recognition.
- Increase in vocabulary.
- Increase in target language material (manga, visual novels, websites, games, books).
- Reading in target language now a daily habit/addiction.
- Momentum/Confidence to keep reading.
HUGE Thank you to @lordsilent for setting up this contest. Can’t wait for the next one!