Tadoku Time!!

Just a few more days until Tadoku!!

Tadoku (多読) is basically extensive reading.  There is a very good summary about it here.

I’m really excited for this competition.  I don’t expect to place very well, especially considering there are well over 70 participants, but that’s not the point of the contest (at least not for me).  I just want to get into the habit of reading Japanese everyday, and I think doing it for a month will be long enough to make it a habit.  Perfect.  I went to Kinokuniya a few days ago to buy some manga, so I’m really excited.  Flipping through the pages, I found that there is furigana for all of the kanji, which is both good and bad, I think.

Well, I’ll see you in February, assuming I’ll be too busy reading to do anything else.  Except eating and sleeping.  Maybe showering.  We’ll see.

Happy New Year/Holidays/Tadoku

Author: Koyami

I'm Koyami. I am a freelance Japanese-English Translator and I enjoy learning new skills and reading in my spare time. Current pursuits include learning Mandarin Chinese, getting familiar with Blender, and collecting all of the 十二国記 books. Follow me on Twitter and Google+ for blog updates, my Japanese word of the day, and more!

  • I’m Tadoku-ing too! So far it has really motivated me to actually get into a novel I’ve had for a while but never started. I’m reading 海辺のカフカ by Murakami Haruki and really enjoying it!

    • Hello, and thanks for the comment! Glad to hear how Tadoku has motivated you. It hasn’t been that long, yet I’m already having trouble putting down my manga. Last night I had a hard time figuring out whether to go to sleep or keep reading. Amazing how a little competition inspires us. I just hope it lasts long after the contest. Happy reading!

  • I like the concept. Reading is so key to getting good at Japanese. Beat out the other 70 participants!

    • Hello. Thanks for the comment! The participant count has since increased to 99! I’m still hoping to end in a (relatively) high position. In the end, I’m just really excited about reading Japanese, so the contest has been a success.

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