かがみの孤城 (Kagami no Kojou) Book Club

OK, so I hope everyone who wanted to vote on the start date did so. The start date is official and it is November 6th!


@NicoleRauch I updated the schedule for the digital version, let me know what do you think of it :slightly_smiling_face:


The time for read-alouds we will leave the same, I guess 2021-11-14T14:00:00Z.
Let me know if this time doesn’t work for you or it is not available anymore (maybe another book club is using this timeslot).

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The digital schedule works for me :+1:

Only maybe you‘d want to put „Start Percentage“ in the header? (assuming that’s what it is)
But otherwise very helpful to have the sentences now, thank you :blush:

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Oh, shouldn’t that be Nov 14th (Sunday) maybe? Or did you switch to Saturday during my absence?

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The date is not really important in this case, I only wanted to ask about time. But yes, you are right it should have been 14th :slightly_smiling_face:

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Ah ok, gotcha! Yep, time is good as always. :+1:

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TIL that this book has an audiobook version on audiobook.jp. In case anyone’s interested:

(19 hours :scream: both volumes, but still)

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The time works for me as well. :+1:

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I’m also good with this time as long as it’s on Sunday.

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I just noticed that Kobo has volume one of the manga adaptation free through the end of September. Probably other digital manga stores will have the same. For any readers who like myself are likely unable to follow along well and keep up, it can be a chance to build up some initial context recognition (assuming the manga’s first volume is faithful to the book, minus all the narration).

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I don’t want to complicate things too much considering I can’t even commit to being there every week due to an unpredictable work schedule, but since I would like to have the opportunity to join when I can, might we have a poll for a few time slots around then? That’s 6:00 AM US West Coast. Just 1-3 hours later would make it much easier for me to participate while hopefully not changing things too much for other time zones.

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At least one person who typically joins these is in Western Australia, which is already pretty late for them (especially after daylight savings kicks in in the US). I get where you’re coming from though. I’m in East Coast US so it works fine for me, but I wouldn’t join at 6AM or 7AM!

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I’ve thought about the possibility of changing the time for read-alouds for a while and, unfortunately, I can’t find a reasonable solution. I am really sorry, but I’ll have to stick with the time 2021-11-14T13:30:00Z.

This poll is just to check participation.

Does the above-mentioned time work for you?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No, but I’ll try to make it

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Yes-ish? We used to start at 9pm my time and this is showing as 10pm…

Daylight savings? I think last time we split the difference by a half hour and did 8:30 EST? Do we want to make it 30 minutes earlier @NickNickovich?

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Yes, I forgot about daylight savings. 2021-11-14T13:30:00Z then.

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Each of these is thicker than any novel I’ve read in Japanese so far!

I’m super excited to start!

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Don’t forget to add this to the master list of book clubs! :slight_smile:

May also want to put the start date in the title of the thread for now.

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I made this book club the new icon of the Discord server since it’s starting soon and will have a read aloud. The previous icon was from 狐笛のかなた, so a change was overdue.

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Just in case someone is still waiting to buy the book on BookWalker. 50% coin back until 2021-10-27T00:59:00Z

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No extra points back on Amazon unfortunately. :cry: