よつばと! Reading club


#21

I would prefer manga reading as well, but not Yotsubato!. Just anything available legally in ebook format.


#22

Thank you so much! This is great. I’m really looking forward to January 14th! Thank you!


#23

I’m looking forward to it too! Mainly because that’s after my exams and deadlines, but still!


#24

Book(s) arrived today, so I’m all set! :blush:


#25

I should probably finish book 1, eh?


#26

It does seem like a good idea, yes.

But you can catch up or follow along later. We know there will be people who won’t find this until somepoint in the future, so you wouldn’t be the only one off-schedule if life gets in the way.


#27

What format do you guys want to use?

EDIT: One thread per volume. (I can’t edit the poll anymore, but we’re likely to go with this.)

  • One thread per chapter
  • Everything in this thread
  • Something else? (Post your idea in this thread.)
  • No opinion

0 voters

My rationale

The previous Yotsuba Volume 1 thread did all their discussion within the same thread. However, with 757 posts, I don’t think it’s particularly well-organized or easy to find what you’re looking for.

Having looked at the Kiki’s Delivery Service book club , I like the idea of having one new thread per chapter to keep the discussion more focused and organized. The downside is that we’ll need to create and visit new threads every week, but I’m happy to create them.

EDIT: 1 thread/volume has approximately the same benefits as 1/chapter, so I’m happy with that too.


#28

Personally I think the Volume 1 system was fine. People gave the page number (and sometimes the panel number and person speaking) when they asked a question, so it can easily be searched for. With Kiki, this didn’t really work since people had different versions with different page numbers. I don’t think this would be a problem with Yotsuba however, especially as Yotsuba has far less text per page.

I think we should continue the volume 1 system and do 1 thread per volume. After all, if we’re reading past volume 2 we’re going to end up with a lot of threads (if we do one thread per chapter, that is).


#29

I completely agree. Vol 1 has one thread, and that worked very well indeed. No need to change anything for vol.2


#30

Ok, I’d like to change my vote! As long as we post page numbers, we should be ok.

I would like to keep going in the series, and as UnitedName said, that would be a TON of threads.


#31

@UntitledName 1 thread per volume makes sense to me too. Thanks for bringing it up!

Sadly, I can’t change the poll anymore, so I can’t add 1 thread per volume as an option. (I’ll edit it into the text.) I think it makes sense too, so long as we can avoid having all the posts in this thread.


#32

Well, I’m looking at a lot of downtime so…hopefully I can keep up this time :slight_smile:


#33

I was thinking that there could be links for each separate chapter thread at the top of this page to have a central location to find everything; I am concerned about BobaGakusei’s comment about the Vol.1 thread being 757 comments long and therefore difficult to find references.


#34

+1 for one volume per thread

We should have fewer, but more detailed, questions as the volumes progress. Volume 2 isn’t much more grammatically complex than volume 1, and getting there presupposes enough comprehension of the basics, which dominated the previous discussion.

Volumes 3 and 4 have some chapters that involve domain-specific vocab, but there are only a couple of new grammatical wrinkles in each chapter.


#35

I was one of those who suggested and wanted a separate Manga group. They are completely different levels, and a book takes so much more time. I want to do a manga along side the book =^_^=
I have all the volumes, so I’m definitely joining =)

Honestly, I noticed I read the comments more than contributing, but I really enjoy every question and answer so I am happy we continue. And if I do have a specific question I to ask it (though I am more likely to discus the content than the grammar =P But that is an important part of the book club too =) )


#36

I do have doubts about having it all in 1 thread, but the 757 posts was a mix of discussion and meta-discussion. For Volume 2, we can try having links to posts that approximate the start of each chapter.


#37

I’m in favour of the per volume threads as well. Probably better to aggregate the chapters in volume threads for better continuity and discussion. (speaking of, we should probably create one soon - starting in less than 24 hours)


#38

For the record, when I voted for “everything in this thread” I assumed this thread was for volume 2 specifically, not all volumes.


#39

You can change your vote by hiding results and choosing something else. (Unless you think that option still best-reflects what you intended)


#40

I like this idea. When a new chapter start we put a link to a comment in the main post, saying this is start of that chapter. There will always be more questions later, but most are contained within their respective weeks so it is good to be able to jump that way =)