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多読 Tadoku Reading Challenge

#1
It's Tadoku month again! I'm pretty excited since it's my first full month. Anyone else taking the challenge?

Current round: Round 2: 6月1日から31日まで (aka 1-31st of JuneWink)

In case you don't know what it is...
What is Tadoku?
It's a challenge to practice reading in your target language as much as possible. Users are ranked according to the number of pages they've read. It's competitive, and it's a good way to motive yourself to read more.

How do I sign up?
You need a Twitter account. You can either sign up and keep track of your reading via Twitter...or just use the web app. It's much easier that way. Rounds are as following:
Round 1: January 1st - 31st
Round 1.5: March 15th - 31st
Round 2: June 1st - 30th
Round 2.5: August 15th - 31st
Round 3: October 1st - 31st
You just sign up a few days before the challenge starts and you're ready to go.

Tadoku Blog
Tadoku Web App

(I'm making a new thread since the old one is old, and I want to edit the first post as Tadoku updates)
Edited: 2016-06-03, 6:58 pm
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#2
I'm in! My third tadoku and my first real month long Tadoku (only finished about a book and a half last time). This will also probably be my last Tadoku for a while since I'm going to be doing an exchange in Taiwan and I probably won't have much time to read...

Good luck to everyone who's participating!
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#3
I'm gonna try too! It's my first time, I hope it will turn out well ^^''
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#4
registration seems to be working now
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#5
I was considering doing the NHK news challenge, but this seems more appropriate for me Smile

Just need to bother creating a Twitter account...
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#6
Why not both?
Tadoku tracks all types of reading, including news articles =)
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#7
I've registered up, I'll basically track the news reading using this instead

Had to register for twitter, I have the best username: Tadoku_Account Smile
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#8
Just registered, maybe it will help me to get seriously going with reading. Im excited about reading... no way.
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#9
I'll be joining in with this too - looking forward to seeing how thoroughly I get beaten!

I've been lurking for a long old time and have been recently doing the NHK News challenge so figured I should sign up...
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#10
Been reading a lot lately anyway, guess it can't hurt to record my progress for the next month...
Edited: 2013-05-31, 7:58 am
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#11
This is my second session with Tadoku but my first full month. I'm excited! Good luck, everyone!
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#12
Oh good! I was just looking for a good excuse to read more recently.
Now to see if I can keep it up with a crazy schedule...
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#13
Can't seem to make updates, keep getting "We're sorry, but something went wrong."..

nvm working now
Edited: 2013-06-01, 9:44 am
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#14
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned leaderboard to bring out my competitive side. I still haven't read a lot compared to most of the other people in the competition, but it's far more than I usually do so I'm happy Smile Though I have no idea how people have hit over 300 points in two days...
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#15
Well, it is the weekend Tongue.

Damn, competition is fierce already =/.
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#16
Yeah.. I have no way of keeping up. My weekends are just as busy as my weekdays, I only get an hour or two free to read at most.

I wonder how much time other people are spending.
Edited: 2013-06-02, 7:50 pm
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#17
This is pretty much all I've been doing since it started, with a few paper making and show-watching breaks. Well, and sleep. I've just been reading or finding fun things to read, and I'm keeping a copy of 氷点 in the bathroom so I try to read a page or so every time I'm in there. Though I'm probably going to have to slow down after today to study for a math placement exam on Wednesday.
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#18
Ahhh miss one day and everyone at the top has read a novel's worth already? D:
Seems like some people are getting a lot of mileage out of games...

What are you all reading?
I'm currently reading「手紙」by 東野圭吾 + newspapers.
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#19
I'm glad it's a Tadoku month - I've been squandering my 45 minutes of bus time to either read English websites on my phone or nap. Tadoku, kick my ass please.
My goal for this round is 500 pages and I'm planning on finally finishing off the Sailor Moon manga (3 1/2 more volumes to go!) and after that I'm planning on reading the first volume of Kino no Tabi. After that, I'll took a look at my bookshelves and see what looks good.
Have fun on this round everyone!
Edited: 2013-06-02, 10:25 pm
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#20
I just finished reading Crest of the Stars volume 1 before it started. Mostly just aiming to get volumes 4 through 6 of Spice and Wolf out of the way this month. Want to finish off the series, but kind of wish it weren't 17 volumes long... if I keep reading at this pace I guess I can finish it off in 5 months then get back to Crest/Banner of the Stars.
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#21
I'm reading 国境の南、大尉用の西 by 村上春樹, and the manga 宇宙兄弟。Also, news and university websites.

@quark: I love キノの旅!It's such a good read <3

@drdunlap in my case about 3 hours/day so far.
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#22
I'm reading キッチン by 吉本ばなな and ヒカルの碁。
When I am reading I try to keep in mind Kato Lomb's method that she describes in 'How I learn Languages' to focus on and sometimes write words and phrases down that you understand, not to get bogged down by unfamiliar expressions.
I'm already feeling improvement after two days. I've been reading on my lunch break at work and when I got home at night. -Bkrmkr
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#23
tashippy Wrote:I'm reading キッチン by 吉本ばなな and ヒカルの碁。
When I am reading I try to keep in mind Kato Lomb's method that she describes in 'How I learn Languages' to focus on and sometimes write words and phrases down that you understand, not to get bogged down by unfamiliar expressions.
I'm already feeling improvement after two days. I've been reading on my lunch break at work and when I got home at night. -Bkrmkr
I don't know about Kato Lomb's method but this sounds close to how I learned to read regularly in Japanese. Unless I absolutely didn't understand something like half a page of text I would just mark down things I wanted to look up later and keep moving- being happy that I *did* understand a good portion of the text. Eventually everything got ironed out through repeated exposure and a bulked up vocabulary.
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#24
Looking at one person's stats:

Quote:2661.0 screens of game in jp for 133.05 pages.
I wonder how they even kept count...
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#25
Something like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_counter
or a smartphone app that works the same way.

Alternatively capturing the game output with a text hooker and just counting the lines
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