Category Archives: Masochism

Tadoku in Practice: The 2012 Chronicles (Part I)

As some of you might remember, my New Year’s Resolution for 2012 was to read 50 Japanese novels before the end of the year. While I am pitifully behind schedule (it’s been 15 weeks, and I’ve only read 11 novels), … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End (Tadoku 2011, Round 4: Prologue)

Where the hell has all my time gone? Seriously. How is it already time for another round of the contest? I don’t feel like I’ve done enough to justify the amount of time that has passed, but at the same … Continue reading

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第一敗者の憂鬱 (Tadoku 2011, Round 3: Picking up the Pieces)

The final day of the third round was full of surprises. I went to bed on the 30th feeling secure in my rank, but not quite ready to let go of my momentum. It was to be my eighth day … Continue reading

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Reinvigoration, Reexamination, and Rewrite: Redux (Review 編)

I wanted to post this with my Tadoku 2011, Round 3 Halftime Report, but I hadn’t finished the game yet, so I branched it off into a separate post. Rewrite was a unique experience for me. If you count each episode … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation and Self-Mutilation (Tadoku 2011, Round 3)

The third round of Tadoku 2011 is just around the corner, so I thought I’d drop in with a list of things I plan to read and my overall expectations for the contest–since that’s pretty much all I ever do … Continue reading

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Expectations, Exhilaration, and Exotic Particles (Tadoku 2011, Round 2 Postmortem)

Another round of the 2011 Tadoku contest has come to its close (almost half a month ago…), and–once again–looking back at the pile of ash my poor eyes became, I’m wondering just how far off my predictions will be next round.

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Tadoku 2011, Round 2

I didn’t end up making a post about the first round, mostly because I figured I’d let myself relax and collect my thoughts. Well, my thoughts are still lying in a bloody mess and the second round of Tadoku 2011 … Continue reading

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