多読コンテスト始まる!

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

  1. Always round down in reading from video games.
  2. Always round down in Famitsu articles especially my cherished MAD GAMER blog. Cuz its got some English in it.
  3. Not allowed to use Rikaikun or Rikaichan because I use it as a crutch
  4. Every 20 pages I read, I write a blog entry on my seeeeekrit Japanese journal nobody will ever see.
  5. 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!

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