Participation
in Reading challenge, April 2017



15 minutes
0.25h

Finished chapter 1 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(下)Great Expectations, Part 2.

Fun, not hard, still sloooow.

30 minutes
0.5h

Started Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(下)Great Expectations, Part 2, got through most of first chapter. I think I need a break!

60 minutes
1.0h

Got to the end of chapter 8 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations.

Seems to be about 20 minutes per chapter, less if not interrupted.

60 minutes
1.0h

Finished Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations, Part 1!

I feel like I read very slowly. In fact, for everything Chinese, it feels like my brain functions about 10 times slower. Presumably I will get faster some day if I keep at it.

In the meantime it's interesting living the life of a C ... h ... i ... n ... e ... s ... e ... t ... u ... r ... t ... l ... e . . .

15 minutes
0.25h

Didn't finish chapter 6 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations. Need more time.

15 minutes
0.25h

Finished chapter 5 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations.

That one was pretty quick. Read it on my phone while eating a 飯糰 and a 豆漿 in front of an OK Mart.

30 minutes
0.5h

Finished chapter 4 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations.

It's going ok. I don't fully understand some turns of phrase, but it's ok. Reading what feels like a children's story in Chinese, I'm reminded of when I was a kid and tore through books without fully understanding everything. Who cares as long as you get the story!

15 minutes
0.25h

Got to chapter 4 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations.

30 minutes
0.5h

In chapter 3 of Mandarin Companion's 美好的前途(上)Great Expectations.

A bit slow.

15 minutes
0.25h

First chapter of Mandarin Companion's Great Expectations Part I 美好的前途(上)simplified characters on Kindle iPad.

Pretty easy, but I had started reading this once before, so it's familiar. Simplified is a bit harder, but practice with Wordswing has made me better at simplified. And Kindle's built-in simplified dictionary is helpful (hey Amazon, why no traditional character dictionary? This is why I chose to buy the simplified edition).




Challenge time progress:100.0%
Goal progress:67.9%
Score4.75
Rank17th
Hours reported4.75
Goal7h