かがみの孤城 (Kagami no Kojou) Book Club

真田の名字は入っていろけど、名前は入っていません。

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This is the first appearance of her given name in the book

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I’ve added it to the list.

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Happy New Year everybody! :champagne:

Today is the official start of week 7 but we already started the thread early as you all know, of course :slightly_smiling_face:

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Is this book dark? I’m thinking of joining this book club (playing catch up :sweat_smile:) but I wanted to know ahead of time if this is something that turns dark story-wise. Not really in a place to read something like that and I’ve noticed dark stuff has popped up in the recommendations for some of the book clubs on here.

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I would not describe the book as dark. If you’re worried about it turning into a battle royale or something along those lines, I assure you that nothing like that happens.

If you have more specific triggers, here’s some more information. It contains minor to moderate spoilers for the second book, but knowing this ahead of time shouldn’t ruin the ending.

There are scenes showing or referencing bullying throughout the book of course since that’s a key part of the story. There’s also a scene later on showing assault, though I just went back and reread the scene and I don’t think it’s that bad (depending on if that’s a specific trigger for you I suppose). There’s really nothing else noteworthy.

Hope that helps!

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I’m also interested in joining this book club.
Would this thread be a good place for asking questions on past chapters? I’ve started making some notes while catching up, but I don’t feel like that warrants necroing past weekly threads.

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We’re counting on questions being added to them, or else the threads will close in ten years. By all means, make use of the weekly threads for questions =D

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Please do add to the weekly threads! The main reason being that those readers who come after you would be happy to find all questions and answers to that week’s assignment in one place, for easy lookups and to avoid being spoilered :upside_down_face:

The first book clubs had their discussions pretty much in one thread, and… we learned from that :sweat_smile:

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For what it’s worth, we got the mods to extend all the book club threads’ auto-close time from one year to ten years specifically so people could use them to ask questions far into the future. :slight_smile:

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Awesome, thanks so much for this! I’ll be joining in starting this week.

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Here’s the thread for week 8! I hope everyone had a chance to catch up over the holidays!

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Time for week 9. Enjoy!

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