🐶 わんわん探偵団・おかわり 🕵 Doggy Detectives 2!

WK book club Attempt 2. I started book 1 and dropped out around page 30 or so. I’ve managed to catch up to page 80 or so (half wayish) and plan to finish it in parallel with the book club.

Excited to be participating again.

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I also couldn’t quite manage to keep up with the first couple of book clubs I joined, but as my kanji/vocabulary/grammar improved, I was able to do better. I even noticed during my first full book that I was seeing newly-learned items most weeks, and it was thrilling.

Good to have you back with us :dog:

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Going to buy my copy today!

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What about illustrator, 寬川沙映子 - would it be Hirogawa Saeko?

Jisho entry for name 沙映子

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So close!

かわ vs がわ is tricky.

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Week 1 is here!

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Thanks so much for all your work setting this up; the reading schedule, the intro to the first week, everything!

(P.S. How are you doing with Tier 5?)

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My pleasaure :blush:

It’s okay - a bit of a depressing turn of events after the feeling that we were on the home stretch with the vaccine early in December (not that I thought we’d avoid a January lockdown even so), but it’s not really materially different from tier 4 or 3 for us. It’s a terrible time of year for meeting up with people outside even if we were allowed to :confused:

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I’ve been delighted (though not entirely surprised) to learn that the subtitle for this book, おかわり, is a pun involving dogs:

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Yes!

The third one is おりこう, which doesn’t seem to have any relation to ‘three’ or ‘third’ that I can see, which was a little disappointing :grin:

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I haven’t got that far yet :crazy_face: though I did notice there are only 2 cases in it.

:exploding_head:

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Week 2!

Don’t worry if you haven’t finished week 1’s pages yet - you’re always welcome to keep posting questions in that thread :slight_smile:

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Following my purchases on Kobo today, rumor is I may be reading along soon!

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Week 3

Final part of case 1! (Weeks 4 and 5 we’ll be reading the ‘solution’ part) Time to speculate on our theories :grin:

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Week 4

Okay, we start to read the solution to Story 1 this week!

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Week 5

We finish the first story this week!

Just a heads-up: we’ll take a short break at the end of the week, just to help anybody who’s a little behind catch up and give people a breather before we dive into the second story.

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Glad to hear there’s a break. I haven’t been able to read in the last few weeks due to a new job… This should help :slight_smile:

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Week 6

We have started the second story! This one is pretty short and sweet :slight_smile: (I’m suuuper intrigued by the title??!)

@slither - excellent, that’s just why we have the breaks :grin: glad it’s helpful to someone.

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Hello! I’ve just started reading along this week, and I’ve got the book on my Kindle. I haven’t managed to get word highlighting working, though (I press on a word, and it starts scrolling through the pages) - is anyone else having this issue, or have I done something wrong with the setup?

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