The Tadoku Times

This past October, I finally decided to join the mighty tadoku contest. For the uninitiated, tadoku is a technique where one reads an extensive amount of text in their target language. In the contest, readers would log their page-counts on twitter and get their current ranking. I’m usually the sort of reader that will jump between various … Continue reading

Tadoku Contemplations

So, for Tadoku I started up picking up in the middle of Vampire Knight where I had left off last time. I’d say that the second half of the series gets a lot more serious, and imagine my surprise when I angrily didn’t understand everything in the drama unfolding near the end. It went from … Continue reading

Tadoku SPLASH

Its coming again for the month of October! So go forth and  set yourselves up if you haven’t already. For those who saw my sad pathetic attempts on the mini trial last month, hopefully you’ll not see that again. Granted this time, I will not be in all out throws of wedding mania from a … Continue reading

My Tadoku Thought Process

I’ve had a few people ask me here recently how I approach reading things I don’t know. If you want to go the way of Extensive reading (tadoku) thought, you’d simply skip it if context doesn’t help you out. For me, I do a little bit more effort. So the following steps is what I … Continue reading

Tadoku Upcoming

Just popping a reminder up there for you guys, TADOKU!!!! starts in just twoish days, so get yourselves signed up and ready,.

Extensive Reading + Intensive Reading, The Ultimate Combo!

When it comes to learning Japanese through reading text, you may have heard about two opposing ideas that I’ve talked about a bit before. (My LWT Guide). At the risk of repeating myself, here they are: Extensive Reading is reading a lot of text in your target language, at a level that is in your … Continue reading

  • Read More or Die! 2011

    _2011 End Results_
    Total read for Tadoku:
    __433.3 pages!__
    Placement: 115/188
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    October 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 97/120
    End Tally: 59.2
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    July 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 86/142
    End Tally: 195.6
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    April 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 62/106
    End Tally: 154.5
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    January 2011 Contest:
    Placement: 84/99
    End Tally: 24
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    August 2010 Contest:
    Placement: 20/41
    End Tally: 160

  • Read Or Die 2013

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    June:
    Goal: 600
    Total: 906.26
    blew my goal outta the water!

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    March 2-Week:
    Goal: 125
    Total:302.75

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    January:
    Goal: 250
    Total: 314