Brilliant Twitter user Lord Silent created a new twitter contest titled Read More Or Die AKA the 多読コンテスト! I think its a fabulous idea and signed up immediately after my friend told me about it. There’s even a ranking system up. I’m in 20th place! Staying in the top 20 is my goal anyways.
As of this writing 40 people have signed up to take on a month of reading more Japanese (or their target language). It reminds me of Nanowrimo but instead its reading in your target language. I think its a double win. I wonder how many people would be interested in a Japanese Write More Or Die? Reading is just as important as writing. At one point a couple of months ago I tried like hell to keep a journal written entirely in Japanese. Unfortunately I got sidetracked but I think with this contest I will remember to keep writing in it.
Now lets see if I can remember the password to the account!
多読コンテストガイドライン Personal ReadMOD Contest Guideline
- Always round down in reading from video games.
- Always round down in Famitsu articles especially my cherished MAD GAMER blog. Cuz its got some English in it.
- Not allowed to use Rikaikun or Rikaichan because I use it as a crutch
- Every 20 pages I read, I write a blog entry on my seeeeekrit Japanese journal nobody will ever see.
- Every 100 pages I read I indulge in chocolate.
My goal is to finally finish (finally finally!) Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix. Its going to be harder since I don’t have the audio book to this one but I’m absolutely PUMPED to getting this book finished! Then I can say I’ve read 2/7 Harry Potter books. I think the next one I want to read is #6 the Half-Blood Prince because Severus Snape is my favorite character. I’m a Slytherin fan!
Its not too late to join! Reply to @lordsilent that you want to join and he’ll add you to the list. Much luck to everybody and happy readings!