Welcome to the なぜ?どうして?せかいはふしぎ 2年生 Reading Group!
If your Japanese is beginner level, you want to read a real book, and you like learning about the world, this is the place for you!
There are a number of books in the series, and perhaps we’ll read them all! But we are starting with this volume, designed for second year school kids, available on Amazon.jp here, CD Japan here, and eBookJapan here.
The group will begin on November 1st, 2018 and start on page 10 (skipping the table of contents etc). We will read at a pace of just one page per day (with 4 pages current at any one time), finishing on page 141 on March 12th, 2019.
Readers of e-books will probably not have page numbers that correspond to those of the physical books, so please follow along as best you can by simply seeing which sentences are currently under discussion. The group will have a regular pace and after time the pacing will be clear and easy to follow.
This group is ideal for beginners and anyone new to reading in Japanese, and questions from beginners are vitally important. No question is stupid. But of course the group is open to all and will very much rely on the kindness and help of more advanced readers!
As with other reading groups, please try to stay on topic and stay with the pace of the group. The pages currently being read will appear in the thread title. And, once we’ve started, please ensure you put the page number at the top of each post if you can.
Hoping to see lots of people here on November the 1st!
|Reading||Date||Jump To Discussion|
|Section one - food - page 10||November 1st to November 27th, 2018||link|
|Section two - countries - page 37||November 28th to December 11th, 2018||link|
|Section three - animals - page 51||December 12th to January 18th, 2019||link|
|Section four - lifestyles - page 89||January 19th to March 12th, 2019||link|
|Post-bookclub discussions||March 15th onwards||link to follow|
Poll now closed, at start of reading group, but everyone still free to join in!
- Yep, count me in!
- No thanks.