I just want to reassure anybody who is a bit behind / catching up right now that you are very welcome to continue asking questions in previous threads!
If you’re totally stuck on a sentence and don’t even know what to ask, you can always just ask for somebody to give you a complete breakdown. Or if you’re not confident in a sentence, just post a potential translation and ask for feedback.
The reading schedule is in the OP at the top of this thread (I’ve copied it into the file where I keep my notes to help me keep track). The number of weeks of reading for each case varies corresponding with the length of the case.
For the first time, we are tacking a ‘solution’ section (make sure to post your theory in the week 5 thread if you haven’t already).
We’re also stepping up the pace a little again, to 6 pages - so if you’re reading one page a day you still get one day off but if you’re finding it tricky to keep up, there’s only one week left until we take a break.
We’ve finished case one! Well done to everybody who’s made it this far, and if you’re still catching up, がんばって! We’re now having a one-week break, so there’s a little time.
I want to check in regarding the pace for story two.
For the ‘case’ section, the proposed pace in the OP sees us reading 5 pages per week, over four weeks. We could increase this to 6, 7, 7 over three weeks - similar to what we tackled for the ‘solution’ section of story one.
Thanks I really just want to make sure we aren’t artificially going at a slower pace than necessary. I imagine we’ll probably stick to the ‘advertised’ pace throughout, but figure it’s best to check in with people as we go.
I’m interested in joining, but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to just skip case 1 altogether and join you all the 1st of June for the second case. Do you think it’ll be okay even though I’ll miss some context? Otherwise I’ll just wait for the next book club ^^
It should be fine if you want the background of the protagonist, you could just read pages 6 - 8 for some context. The only other character you need to know about is Inspector Kuroboshi, who is described on page 4; there’s a character list.
@Radish8 I was just wondering, do you deliberately close the participation polls for each thread after a while? Or do the polls time out after a period and close themselves? I was thinking people catching up might want to mark their participation.