During the 2013 January ReadMod I had planned to just report my every day normal reading, which looked like it was around 60 pages a day in Japanese and Korean but then some friendly or not-so-friendly competition motivated me to crank it up a notch. I tried to do as much extensive reading as I could, but also push myself to do more intensive reading too. One thing became immediately clear, I haven’t been doing as much reading as I could be doing. I also realized manga is fun and easy to read, maybe I’ve leveled up a bit to where I can enjoy manga without too many look ups, or maybe I’ve just found the right stuff for myself to read. However I haven’t been reading enough manga, so I pushed myself to finish at least one volume of manga on the days I read manga.
Pushing myself to read a bit more in Korean and to read faster made a big difference, and I feel like I leveled up my Korean a bit, suddenly watching dramas is a little bit easier. I feel like my Japanese is getting better too but it’s been a steady increase all 2012 from doing daily reading and listening. I plan to keep my up reading like this as much as I can for the rest of the year. I also some how managed to start watching 10 different dramas, and I’m trying to finish up my last semester of school. So things are crazy.
I finally want to finish Harry Potter in my parallel Japanese/Korean reading project because I’m already acquiring a list of Korean literature I want to read and I’ve got plenty of Japanese books waiting for me too. I also want to try to tear through as much manga as I can this year in Japanese. I feel like there is no stopping now that I’ve pushed myself to the point I can pull this much reading off, so I’m gonna try my best to just keep reading every day like I was throughout January. I feel less pressure now that I don’t have to count pages or worry about hitting a certain number each day.