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 juggling, piano, 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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