我輩はブリートである。

The chronicles of Burrito's bizarre adventure into Japanese.

Tadoku 3.0 Report: Day 17

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Taking a cue from resident reading maniac BlackDragonHunt, I’m taking a few minutes out of my reading time to post a little status update of sorts. We’re a little over the halfway mark and things are still as crazy as they were in the first few days of the competition – consider that the combined total amount of pages in this Tadoku has already shattered the combined total of the last Tadoku, and I’m pretty sure you can imagine how intense things have gotten. Usually, I notice a pretty sharp drop in momentum from a lot of competitors by this point in the game, but with few exceptions, that doesn’t seem to be the case this time around.

As for myself, like always, I’m trying to stick to a steady pace – in this case, roughly 100 pages per day. For the most part, it’s been going great, and honestly, it’s a bit difficult for me to believe that only a handful of months ago, I was struggling to keep a pace of 30, 40, 50 pages a day (bit of deja vu here). Of course, reading NOT-UMINEKO seems to help a bit.

I’m currently a bit ahead of pace for my previously stated goal of 3,000 pages. Making the top 5 looks to be all but impossible at this point unless I crank that goal up by a few thousand more pages, which doesn’t seem all that likely (or healthy) at this point. We’ll see – I predict I’ll probably end up between 3,500 and 4,000 by the end, momentum (and awesome reads) willing.

As for my reading material, it’s looking a little something like this:

  • NHKにようこそ! — completed on day 4 (or somewhere around there)
  • STEINS;GATE — in progress, maybe 3/4 of the way through? I expect to be finished in a week or so (the vast majority of my pages have come from this badboy)
  • 人間失格 — in progress, surprised to discover how readable it is, though I most likely won’t get back to it until after I finish S;G

Throw in a few J-subbed episodes of Jin season 2 and that puts me just under 1,700 pages currently. Not bad!

Many more thoughts to come, but I’ll probably share those in early August. For now, I have some reading to do! (ノ`Д´)ノ彡┻━┻

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Written by ritobito

July 17, 2011 at 11:54 am

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  1. Oh you’re right, I forgot I had planned to read 人間失格 this time around. :o

    zombiecide.

    July 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm


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