Reading with the aid of a finger

Animation Smash!

Animation Smash!

Last year I decided to read 52 novels, and I think I did just about do that (even if some of them were in my beloved audiobook form). This year my goal is to read some simple manga in Japanese, and work through a couple of Japanese videogames.

Right now this involves 2 dictionaries, a syllabary reference chart, pen, paper and a whole bunch of patience. Like an hour to understand one simple paragraph. Yeesh.

Actually, I’ve never really set myself this sort of rule. Never thought I could learn a new language but I really want to do this. I think that’s what makes the extremely s-l-o-w finger under the word reading still fun to do.