のんのんびより Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)

That one was quite funny too :slight_smile:

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No, there’s definitely a difficulty aspect. They’re shorter than Aria, sure, but also much denser. Non Non Biyori chapter 3 averages 8.33 non-trivial speech bubbles per page, while Aria chapter 3 averages just 2.45

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ご注文はうさぎですか always has bunnies. :wink:


Good to know. Unfortunately it’ll be hard to figure out ahead of time how dense the chapters will be (and it could vary chapter to chapter). Maybe that means we should just (pretty much) always do one chapter a week. :man_shrugging:

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My feeling at the moment is that one chapter a week as default would be the safest bet, unless something looked obviously suuuuuper easy. Even if we end up finding something a little light, that’s not particularly terrible and would just make that pick a better option for newer members.

I’m already experiencing apprehension over tackling those 50 pages of Natsume in one week :scream:

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Chapter 4 and 5 are here.

Chapters 8 and 9 are here a day early!

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Whoa. You’re upending everything. Cats and dogs sleeping together.

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:cat2: :dog2: :cat2: :dog2: :cat2:

Better get reading. :stuck_out_tongue:

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I’m going away for three weeks starting Monday evening, and not planning to take my books with me, so yeah, I’d better get reading. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Leaving forever. :sleepy:

@Pamput expressed interest in continuing with volume 2 of Non Non Biyori, so I wanted to gauge interest. How do you feel about continuing?

  • I’d be happy to continue right away (within a couple months)
  • I’d be happy to continue, but not for a while
  • I have no interest in continuing

0 voters

If you are interested in continuing at some point, do you participate much?

  • Yes, I regularly ask for help
  • Yes, I regularly help others
  • Yes, I regularly discuss the content
  • No, I don’t really need help and don’t help others
  • No, I mostly lurk

0 voters

I’m feeling bad for mostly lurking recently :frowning: didn’t have much time because of real life :frowning:

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I sometimes discuss the content and ask for help. Maybe not “regularly”. I’ve been falling behind a bit.
Also I prefer Aria.

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I’ve been finding it easier as I’ve become more used to the language, and I do find it funny at times, but there’s just so much else I want to read that I can’t see myself wanting to continue with it any time soon.

There’ll be a kitsun deck available for volume 1 by the end of the week though, which might be useful for those wanting to continue :wink: and there’s no recall in this one :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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After reading chapter 8-9 I have found that NNB wasn’t as difficult as I thought when I rage quit after chapter 3 some weeks ago (still haven’t read chapter 4-7 btw). Difficulty is not an issue anymore. But I have also found that one book club is what I have time for right now and anything more (while perhaps possible) is pushing it. For me, continue reading NNB depends on what’s going on in the other book clubs, what the next book will be and if we continue with Aria or not.

more first world problems

If I just quit the anki core 10k deck, then it would free up a large amount of time to read on the weekdays. This would solve the problem of having to pick and choose. But I don’t want to and I struggle finding a happy medium. This is entirely my own fault. Either way, it’s probably going to be this way for another 6-9 months at least.

@tessberg I can relate. I’m the opposite though. I usually just end up slacking on my studies to read more. :laughing:


@Pamput I think mostly everyone has voted in the poll. If you, @Kumirei, @ditto20, and @hachiken want to keep reading just the four of you, feel free. I’ve updated the home thread to be a wiki so you can add a volume 2 schedule if you decide to continue.

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I’ve been like that for years with Japanese, especially once reading became easy enough.
So I decided to go the other way around. (So now I slack on both studying and reading :persevere:)

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Yeah… I’m hoping I can pick things back up again around December. I want to continue some N3 grammar lessons on Bunpro and get WaniKani lessons started again around then. Plus I need to figure out whether to continue iKnow or switch over to Kitsun for Core Vocab. Plus I need to figure out if I want to use Floflo before reading 時をかける少女. How will I possibly have time for all that???

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You have to read chapter 4. It’s compulsory.

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I made a deck of vocab from this volume on kitsun if anybody would like to use it :blush:

https://kitsun.io/store/detail/5bb4b1e85203456dbda2b05e

(mmmm, that URL!)

It doesn’t have every word ever, but I tried to be more comprehensive than I was for the Aria deck I made so you’ll probably be able to hibernate lots of the cards (I’ve hibernated ~120 of the 400 cards).
It just does meaning and reading at the moment; I’m planning to add the option for users to do recall cards once it’s possible to filter that out in kitsun, so that it doesn’t annoy people who don’t want recall!

/shamelessbutactuallyveryembarrassedplug

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