よつばと! Reading club

I’m pretty sure this is covered in the opening post, but if not, surely the best place to start would be Amazon Japan?

ありがとうmarcusp,
I have Found them and orderd them.

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That’s great! See you in the よつばと!discussion threads soon!

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Checking in again. We’re scheduled to start up again soon with Volume 4.

Who’s ready?

  • Start this weekend
  • Need more time
  • No opinion

0 voters

FYI, I’ve been blazing through the volumes and am at Volume 11 now, so other than a few clarification questions, I will primarily be moderating and answering questions.

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Aaaargh, life is so busy the only Japanese I’m still doing is WK. I still haven’t finished the last few pages of volume 3. But I’m going to shove everything else aside as much as I can and get back down to study. So I vote for this weekend!

I haven’t read the last chapter. :joy:

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So, anyone reading Aqua/Aria have something to share? :eyes:

I don’t get it. Should we?

Like the raws or something. :eyes:

Raws? I’m sure I have no idea what you mean by that. :wink:

:sob: :weary:

Edit: :ok_hand:

Based on the poll results, we’ll be starting up again this weekend! I’ll post a thread later today for Volume 4.

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Posted!

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Fantastic! Thank you so much!

PS - In the meantime, I think I might have got a bit ahead of myself here!

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Now you kinda make me wanna go back to Kinokuniya and buy it…

Saw this poster while I was in Japan. Sadly, the thing started literally the day I landed back in Australia…

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Oh no, I had no idea and missed it completely!

PS - the art work looks a bit different I think to the first few volumes (I have no idea what happens in between mind you!) but the drawings in there of Ometesando and Harajuku are worth the price of the book alone!

Yeah, Azuma-sensei improves quite a bit in skill over time. Even comparing volumes one and four of Azumanga Daioh, there’s a huge difference between them.

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I want that bookmark. Accursed retailer exclusives!

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I know! I was so happy! :grin:

I’ve just posted the following to the Beginner’s Book Club thread, but it is just as relevant here. The short version is the idea of setting up a reading group that true low-level beginners can join, and I think I’ve found just the book…

So, I’ve struggled through three and a half volumes of Yotsuba with the Yotsuba Reading Club here (which is amazing and full of the most wonderful, most kind, most patient people you could imagine) but it is a struggle… Yotsuba is still far too difficult for me (and full of slang that I should not be learning) and so really I need something easier.

I do not want to learn from a text book, I couldn’t think of anything worse, but finding a good book for low levels is tough… but I think I’ve found one! I started reading it today and it is brilliant! Just the right level for me, with just the right amount of challenge and a lot, a lot, of fun!

Here’s the book: にゃんにゃん探偵団

I know it will be far too easy for most people in this group, and for most people on WK, but for true beginners, it is perfect. And it’s a mystery… with cats!

Could we set up a new group, the “Just getting started with Japanese reading group” or something like that, and read this book? It’s perfect for those of us for whom Yotsuba is too difficult but who desperately want to read real Japanese.

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