Let’s Read! 読みましょう!


A month of L2 reading begins today, August 1st and will end on August 31. I hope everyone prepared and is ready!

Good luck to all the participants! がんばって〜!Don’t forget to continue sharing the contest and keeping the buzz going! And keep using our twitter hashtag #tadoku.

Please keep checking back to the ReadMOD site! We’ll have a post concerning keeping up with everyone’s reading progress very soon.



New to the reading thing?

If this is your first time really reading in your L2 it might be a little overwhelming but fear not, LizLearns has some tips for you on her blog: http://lizlearns.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/getyourreadon/

Participant List Thus Far

  1. Pbadger
  2. KanjiWarrior
  3. E_dub
  4. Lan
  5. Qqkachoo24
  6. Burritto
  7. Loafyi
  8. LizLearns
  9. Banhbao
  10. Monique
  11. Matt
  12. LordSilent
  13. Momonigiri
  14. Don
  15. C_Nak
  16. Untamedspirit
  17. Nickdesuyo
  18. Tibul
  19. Wiwo
  20. Maikerui
  21. Kiriyama
  22. Mullr
  23. BlackDragonHunt
  24. Brokenvia
  25. ShiiraShiira
  26. Dopplemeister00
  27. Infernatotely
  28. Languageez
  29. Squintox (reading korean)
  30. Distefam
  31. Juniperarrow
  32. Nekesu
  33. Mikotoneko
  34. Little Stokes
  35. Saizer
  36. Lorata
  37. tonesvenn
  38. tummai
  39. peterjcarroll (reading spanish)
  40. Sakatsu
  41. TheoOliveira
  42. nac_est
  43. hotsw4p
  44. Wicketification

If you would like to be added to the list please @ me on twitter (the one in bold) or leave a comment!

Read or Die Returns with More Reading and Dying!!

Hey there kiddos!
It’s reading time again! Contest starts August 1st, 2010 and continues until the end of the month. Read on for contest rules and explanation.

What counts as a page?

Essentially, a page can be any of the following. Naturally, it must be entirely in Japanese****:

    1 page in a regular book or novel
    10 pages of a manga/comic/graphic novel
    1 newspaper article*
    1 blog post on the internet
    1 webpage*
    1 page in a magazine
    The lyrics of 1 song
    5 minutes of subtitles in your L2**
    2 pages of a script/play
    10 minutes of niconico comment reading***
    Note: SRS reps do not count toward your reading count.

*[A newspaper article or webpage counts as 1 page if it has roughly the 2 paragraphs worth of text, give or take a sentence. If the page is unusually long, you may count it as more than a page.]
**[For example, if you’re watching a movie in your L2 that also has subtitles in that language, and you read all of the subs, 5 mins of doing that = 1 page.]
***[For reading comments on a NicoNico video. Obviously not counting “wwwwwwwww.”]
****[Other L2s are welcome to join.]

    Basically, if in doubt, think of it this way:
    1 page = 2-3 paragraphs
    1 paragraph = 5-8 short sentences OR 2-4 long sentences

Keeping track of the number of pages read

Keeping track of your number of read pages is your responsibility. Make sure to write down everything you’ve read or keep a tally using the guidelines above.
Your page count will be taken as a matter of merit, feel free to ask questions, but overall use your own judgement.

How do I report my weekly/monthly progress?

1) Posting a quick progress update here as a comment stating your number of pages.

2) Using twitter. We’ve got our own hash tag, too! Use it!: #tadoku

3) Make sure to include your name and lots of trash talking.