なぜ?どうして?科学のお話 / Absolute Beginner Bookclub

I downloaded the free sample on amazon japan and will purchase the full book if I see that I’m keeping up with the club :sweat_smile:

For others who have the kindle version, does it show up as text or images for you? The sample begins as images of the full pages but at some point switches to text, which is kind of weird :confused: Edit: pretty sure the sample is skipping pages and it’s confusing so I’ll just go and buy the entire thing now :grin:

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Also, it might be a bit of extra work, but to help out people with ebooks, can we get a table of first & last words of each page so we know what to look for? Maybe in the OP of the weekly/per-chapter threads?

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There’s usually the last sentence for the ebook users posted in the OP of each week’s thread.

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This was already done in earlier posts, see

and few more posts after.

I think it will be repeated in each week thread as well.

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ordered on CDJapan… looking forward to this!

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Last lines of pages:

16 - ほかの 毛と 同じように,
17 - ながれていきます。まゆ毛は
18 - やくわりを しているのです。[end of chapter]
19 - [picture of running and golf]
20 - あって 指先に 力が
21 - だんだんと 指先の 方へと
22 - する ことが 大切です。[end of chapter]
23 - 小さくなった 食べ物は,
24 - [picture of digestive system]
25 - えいようを とりこみやすく
26 - 出たら、ちゅういしましょう。[end of chapter]
27 - ひふを つきさして 血を
28 - そこで カは、血を
29 - ために つかうのです。[end of chapter]
30 - あって、こまりますね。
31 - むねに ある「はい」を
32 - すいこまれた いきが、のどの
33 - 水を のんだりすると よいようです。[end of chapter]
34 - へやは、ねばねばした
35 - なった「ウイルス」の
36 - 鼻からも 出てくるのです。[end of chapter]
37 - とかされてしまう 病気です。
38 - 歯を とかしてしまうのです。
39 - 歯を まもってもらいましょう。[end of chapter]
40 - と いう こい 茶色の つぶが
41 - やくわりが あるのです。
42 - どんどん 黒くなるのです。[end of chapter]
43 - [picture of playing ball on the beach]
44 - もう その人は 立てません。
45 - おさえていると、それが できないのです。
46 - 重心が あるため、あなたの
47 - 「右足が うごかなくなる〜。」と 言いましょう…。
48 - 力を ためしてみてくださいね。[end of chapter]
49 - 生き物の お話 [picture of dog and baby lizard] [title page of new section]
50 - 何度も、このように 毛づくろいを

This book looks great! I wish I could join you all in reading it, but I’m 100% tied up in my other project at the moment. But, yes, this is a good choice for the ABBC!

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Just downloaded from iBooks…old version. I think I’ll be quite slow but will see how I go.

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Guys, my book arrived, at last!

I also just now actually read the title of the book further than なぜ for the first time and realized it’s a book about science :joy: I have a PhD in biology, so let’s see what this book will teach me, haha.

I’m so excited to start reading this together!

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My book arrived … together with a treat :slight_smile:

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I placed an order at Kinokuniya, and got an e-mail yesterday saying it’ll arrive in 2-3 weeks.

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Maybe we can ask @zuzu to put the last lines of pages of each section into the first post of each section thread. :wink:

And are we going to make/use a vocab sheet?

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I will also participate^^ Amazon Japan says I’ll get it on the 3rd February, so fingers crossed

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Hello everyone! I am excited to join too! This is my first time participating, and I only just started posting on here.

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Depending where you live, it can be very fast.
Ordered mine on 15th and it arrived in Germany yesterday (20th).

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Good to know! I also live in Germany then I hope I get it soon^^

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Same here - amazon.co.jp to Germany: five days. :heart_eyes: Fingers crossed!

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So many germans here! Me too! German living in Japan though :slight_smile:
I wish I had known before that amazon.co.jp ships to germany. Would’ve saved me a lot of struggle in the past…

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Ooooh if only I knew sooner before I ordered things on Amazon JP >_< I’ll get the ebook version and join it too !

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I want to join so I can try and work on my reading, but I’m not sure if I’ll find the time to join with my school semester and other studies. Maybe I’ll grab the ebook and I can try to catch up with the group pace during my weekends if I find the right balance

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If you can’t find the time to read at the same pace as the bookclub, you could try skipping some of the “stories” as needed (they’re all 4 pages) to align with what we’ll be discussing next. And then go back to what you’d skipped when you have the time.
Since it’s not one storyline, it’s very easy to dip in and out with this one :wink:
Or, as you said read ahead/catch up over the weekend.
In any case, glad to have you with us in any capacity that you can!

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