しろくまカフェ Vol 1: Absolute Beginner Book Club

#283

Oh, simple, I can tell you off the top of my head! It’s a very short list!

Completely finished (7 books):

Currently reading (3 books);

Next on the list (3 books):

Future plans:

  • Yotsuba vols. 8 to 14 (all on the shelf and waiting!)
  • ガンダム The Origin vols 3 to 23 (not yet purchased!)
  • ガンダムUC バンデシネ (I bought and started one volume but put it back on the shelf for now)
  • And some Doraemon too!
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#284

I’ve never joined a bookclub on here before but I think I will participate in this one! Been a fan of the anime for a while and really want to read the manga ; u ;

I’ll be getting the eBook version on bookwalker.jp, maybe you could include the link to that one in the original post as well?

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#285

My copy arrived ^o^
Got the nice old edition. The cover is great, and I was surprised to see it had a “removable dust cover” (if that’s the right term…) When books have one of these, I was wondering if other people tended to remove the book from the cover whilst reading or leave it on? I tend to remove them.

Since I couldn’t figure out what that was saying, perhaps I do need to brush up on my katakana reading >_<

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#286

I haven’t got my copy yet but I’d spotted グッドアイディア on the picture Toyger posted of the first pages of the book.

Although looking again what the book actually says is:
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#287

I like it! I have some catching up to do!

I have a Japanese version of one of the diary of the wimpy kid books to read which I’m hoping might be a bit more approachable after all we’ve learned from なぜ?どうして?

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#288

I think I haven’t bought a single Japanese book yet that didn’t have these (except for the Graded Readers that come in a box). I keep them all in a drawer somewhere since I find them so annoying while reading and I don’t want to ruin them. And if I ever finish a book (it will happen eventually, I’m sure…at least I finished Genki I&II… ), I put the cover back on.

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#289

Bought all of them last time i was in japan. They’ve just been sitting on the shelf tho,so this seem like the perfect time to finally try to read them. Hopefully it’s not too difficult hehe.

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#290

I highly recommend some good old fashioned hiragana and katakana chart writing! I started recently after realizing I was still mixing up some kana after so many months of learning … passive learning will bite you in the ass like that.

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#291

Excited to finally take part in one of the book clubs. I don’t have much spending money so I couldn’t purchase the other series, but this one I happen to have gotten all 4 volumes of the bis digital version while they were on sale a while back. Here’s hoping I can stick to it.

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#292

Got my copy yesterday :slight_smile:

Had a quick look through… one of the first things that struck me was how often it seems Japanese words are written in katakana, which is a bit confusing to look at. I keep wanting to figure out what foreign word they are :stuck_out_tongue:

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#293

I ordered the old series, but the book(s) won’t be here until March 26 at the earliest T_T I’ll have to start by watching the JapaneseAmmo video and then I’ll just have to do a little extra reading to catch up.

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#294

That’s interesting to hear. Why are they in katakana? Are they menu items, perhaps? I know sometimes katakana is used on Japanese menus.

Side note: I also recall reading that katakana is sometimes used like “italics”, for emphasis?

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#295

I have some arch-nemeses when it comes to kana. も and ま and は and ほ are my bane. My brain mixes them up.

As for katakana, I’m a lot weaker in general since I’m exposed to it less. I need to start reviewing katakana too.

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#296

In the manga I’ve seen it in word like ぼく or おれ

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#297

Can you guys please send me the last sentence/photo of the last page of both the old and new versions?

I might be onto something :shushing_face:

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#298

Last panels of the old (Flower Comics) version:

Google Photos

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#299

I was in the same boat. Learning to write the chart yourself forces you to make associations with the different ones you were previouly mixing up for sure.

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#300

What mischief are you up to now?

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#301

With any luck, the solution to Durtle Heaven B5.

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#302

This will be my first book in Japanese and my first time interacting with the WaniKani community! Exciting. Looking through the book I think I’m definitely going to end up knowing more grammar by the end than I do now…

When adding things to the Googledoc, should I add the not-obvious katakana words? It took me a bit of searching to work out that カメハメハ referred to the first king of Hawaii…

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