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

Hi, I’m new and would like to join in! Japanese level is pretty low (took N5 this past Dec) but am taking lessons (8hrs a week). I live in Japan but want something more interesting to study grammar and vocabulary from. I really like the idea of a group book club! Going to try find the book on mercari :slight_smile:

EDIT: plenty of the old versions on Mercari for those in Japan. Got mine secondhand for ¥300 incl shipping :slight_smile:

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I’m gonna join this! Just ordered the older version from Japanese amazon for only 399 yen, an absolute steal. Hopefully I’ll be able to reach level 14 by February 1st.

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Not totally sure how realistic it is that I join time wise (doing WK while working full time/active social life), but I think I might get the book and follow along.

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I just had a look at the ebook for the first time. Does someone have a physical copy of the new version and kindly provide the last sentences / last few words of each of the first few pages (maybe page 16 to 23?) so I can try to adjust the font to try to match the actual pages?
Did anyone else buy the ebook?

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My book arrived today so I’m all set, excited to read along in feb :slight_smile:

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16 - 毛と 同じように
17 - ながれていきます。まゆ毛ま
18 - やくわりを しているのです。
19 - picture only
20 - 指先に 力が
21 - 指先の 方へと
22 - ことが 大切です。
23 - 小さくなった たべものは、

:smiley: :+1:

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Amazing! Thanks!

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Just got the book after doing like 2 hours of cost-benefit analysis. I just wanted a simple 900 yen book to join this book club and ended up with this book, the Minna No Nihongo II translation (which I needed) and Yokai Watch ++ for the PS4 cause I wanted to “take advantage” of the shipment.

I’m pretty sure I ended up breaking even which is hilarious cause I was going full crazy doing %'s and stuff for nothing :sweat_smile:. BUT, I “allegedly” get everything by next week so that’s good I think!

Eager to start, see you on February 1st! :books:

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Bought the book and would like to join in February :slight_smile: First time book clubbing :smile:

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This seems interesting, I’ll try getting the ebook from a friend in Japan and I’ll join in when I get it :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Hi all :slight_smile: I added a poll for which edition you guys have to the original post in order to figure out which page numbering to follow in the bookclub.

Again, I believe the numbering is just offset by 8, so either way should be fine for everybody :wink:

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This seems like a great opportunity to join a bookclub. Hopefully, I’ll manage to get the book before February. Looking forward to it :smile:

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How long does the reading for this book last? My book acording to CDJapan might not come untill end of february/march… ): Soo

The reading schedule is in the first post. So it seems like there’s enough time for you @guildofgold to join in March, in case your book will arrive late. :slight_smile:

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I’ve wanted to read this series so I’m going to join you all! Might be a bit slow as I’m also reading another book but I’ll buy this book later and give it a go.

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Hello all! I think I’m ready to start reading, and would like to join in on this. This will be my first book club!

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This looks like fun but BookWalker won’t sell it to me in Australia - anyone know if the other online stores have similar limitations? (Kinokuniya in Sydney is sold out, and I’d rather not engage in any VPN shenanigans.)

update: Booklive sold it to me.

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I also live in Australia and don’t use a VPN at all and amazon.co.jp is my go to for Kindle books. I have an Amazon Japan account and I use my tenso.com address as my address.

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Oh. They are? That’s unfortunate. I was going to head down there and buy it on Saturday…

I finally got my book. Bought it from amazon.co.jp and had it delivered to my address in Canada. I found it to be the cheapest option tbh.

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