Participation
in Extensive reading challenge, November 2014



30 minutes
0.5h

first few chapters of 盲人國

30 minutes
0.5h

read aloud 猴抓 chapters 4 & 5, started reading 盲人國... I'm hooked on the Mandarin Companion series!

30 minutes
0.5h

Finished 猴抓... The end is a bit disappointing.

30 minutes
0.5h

read through chapter 8 of 猴抓... 太难过!

30 minutes
0.5h

read aloud 猴爪 第四章

60 minutes
1.0h

read through chapter 6 of 猴抓, some of it aloud

30 minutes
0.5h

Read and listened to 分手 mini short story. Good web site, I'll be back for more.
http://justlearnchinese.com/learn-mandarin-online-mini-chinese-story-%E5%88%86%E6%89%8B-breakup-1-beginner-to-elementary/

30 minutes
0.5h

started reading nciku's edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 兔子彼得的故事 http://www.nciku.com/books/peter_rabbit/
it's nice because it has audio and the English just a click away on each page

30 minutes
0.5h

read through chapter 4 of 猴抓, also read chapter 3 again, aloud

45 minutes
0.75h

Read first two chapters of 猴抓, aloud to my girlfriend. Reading aloud is an interesting variation on reading.

30 minutes
0.5h

finished 畫兒上的美人 preview text, started the preface

30 minutes
0.5h

Halfway through preface of 畫兒上的美人 -- a bit dull, though a kind of constrained writing tour de force to write an entire preface using only 300 characters.

45 minutes
0.75h

Read 5 pages of Lady in the Painting preview http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300115499
A bit of a change: handwritten, more Beijing style? A few characters and words I've never seen.

30 minutes
0.5h

finished 盲人国 preview's 2 chapters. Going to have to buy one of these graded books!

45 minutes
0.75h

Read 5 pages of Lady in the Painting preview http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300115499
A bit of a change: handwritten, more Beijing style? A few characters and words I've never seen.

30 minutes
0.5h

finished 猴爪 preview
started 盲人国 preview

30 minutes
0.5h

finished chapter 1 of 猴爪

60 minutes
1.0h

read 4 chengyu -- a bit too hard
http://www.chinese-tools.com/chinese/chengyu
started first chapter of Monkey's Paw graded reader PDF preview -- about right for me
http://mandarincompanion.com/products/the-monkeys-paw/




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:107.5%
Score10.75
Rank10th
Hours reported10.75
Goal10h