しろくまカフェ: Week 14 Discussion (Chapters 27 and 28 [END])

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Chapters 27 and 28

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Start date: June 12th
Previous Chapter: Chapters 25 and 26

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Yay, last stretch /o/ I really loved this manga, even though it was maybe quite difficult for this club, but even if some of you found it too much for now, remember that you can come back anytime and we’ll be here to help:3 :yellow_heart:
Also I think I might finish other volumes in my free time because they are a pleasant read for me now, and who can not read about those cute animals :eyes: :yellow_heart:

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I loved the last two chapters!
I didn’t know this manga before, but it was a great discovery. I’ll wait a little before reading the other volumes, because it was a little difficult for me. But maybe I’ll try the anime!

Now I have to buy Chi’s Sweet Home before the reading starts :wink:
When I go to a japanese bookstore, I always want to buy all mangas! I can’t wait to be able to read more kanjis/understand more grammar!

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Finished reading the last two chapters! :3 Actually knew those two from the anime, the florist episode was hilarious haha.

I like the manga but I’m not sure if I’ll pick up the other volumes soon. I think I prefer the anime, the voices and music etc add a lot to it imo.

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And done, as well!

A couple of nice chapters to end on.

I do have one minor question.

Page 186 (last page of chapter 27.)

When the florist is explaining his nickname, he says his name is 林 厘太郎, then there are two kanji shown. Is the first kanji is an extremely stylized/handwritten 林? It doesn’t look anything like 林 to me (it looks more like two modified 爪s, or at least that’s the closest thing I can think of), but I can see it has the same number of strokes (though it sort of seems like the stroke order would be different?), so I’m assuming that’s what it’s supposed to be, but I want to make sure there’s not something else going on.

In any case, I enjoyed the book. It’s the fourth native Japanese book I’ve completed, even though it was the first one I started, heh. And the first book club I’ve participated in. I’m not sure I’ll continue reading the series, since there are a lot of other things I’m interested in reading instead, but I liked it well enough I may pick it back up some day.

Thanks to everyone who read along!

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I don’t have an answer, but thanks for asking…when I read this page on the bus, I had no idea what that kanji was, or what it had to do with “りん”! I also didn’t know りん is a pronunciation for 林.

Ok I’m going to catch up today I promise. I haven’t started volume 2 at all yet >.>

I got to finish finally! I loved this book, even if parts of the grammar were a bit hard–though, most questions I had seemed to be answered during discussions. Thank you for holding this book club, I’ve really felt more confident (heck even after the first few chapters).

I’ll definitely be joining for Chi’s Sweet Home.

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Finally finished the last chapters and only a few days later than planned. cough :sweat_smile:

I really liked the manga (although it was still a bit difficult for me at times) and will probably take a look at the anime next! The next volumes will get on my wishlist for the next book order or maybe a trip to Japan.

Thanks to everyone for organizing and participating!

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