Category Archives: Tadoku

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 End of an Adventure (Tadoku 2011, Round 4 & Overall, Postmortem)

It’s late, I’m tired, and my brother’s playing the xylophone or some other high-pitched bell-like musical contraption. Conclusion: write a blog post. The contest is over. It’s been a year of super intense reading, pushing myself to places I never … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Using Your E-Reader for Evil

Back when I wrote the original Using Your E-Reader for Evil post, I mentioned how the PDFs 青P outputs don’t match the aspect ratio of the nook or other e-readers, which results in there being a whole lot of unused space. Well, … 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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Reinvigoration, Reexamination, and Rewrite (Tadoku 2011, Round 3 Halftime Report)

I bet you didn’t see that one coming. Yeah, well neither did I.

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