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Note: There are two different versions available: The Kadokawa Bunko edition (beige-coloured with bananas), 200 pages, published in 1998, and the Shinchou Bunko edition (grey with tulips), 197 pages, published in 2002.
I compared the first few paragraphs of both and could not find any differences text-wise, but they might differ wrt. page breaks. This will be pointed out in the reading schedule.
We will start reading on October 5th, 2019.
Come and read from the previous week’s section, join in the chat about this book (also the previous book, possible future books, WK reviews, all things Japan-related, what else you did on the weekend, etc) or just lurk and listen. Readers of all speeds and abilities welcome - we are here to help each other out. Reading sessions will be held every Sunday at 9:30pm JST.
Starting date: One week after we started reading the book, i.e. October 13th.
Next session (in your timezone): Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:30 PM TZ
Kitchen & Moonlight Shadow
“Kitchen” is the main story of the book. It is split into two parts. The book contains a second (totally unrelated) story called “Moonlight Shadow” which we will also read together in weeks 11 - 13.
|Week||Start Date||End Page||End Percentage||End Phrase||Page Count|
|Week 1||Oct 5th||18||7%||それほど驚いた出会いだったのだ。||12|
|Week 2||Oct 12th||32||14%||神に心から感謝していた。||13|
|Week 3||Oct 19th||43||19%||出なくては。||12|
|Week 4||Oct 26th||57||26%||素足がふるえた。||13|
|Week 5||Nov 2nd||73||33%||「お電話ありがとう。」と言った。||14|
|Week 6||Nov 9th||86||40%||心に満ちてしまう。||12.5|
|Week 7||Nov 16th||101*||48%||いやな悲しさでいっぱいになっていった。||15|
|Week 8||Nov 23rd||115*||55%||きしめんを食べながら私は切り出した。||14.5|
|Week 9||Nov 30th||131||63%||私は上っていった。||15|
|Week 10||Dec 7th||145||70%||説明をはじめた。||14|
|Week 11||Dec 14th||160||79%||スカートのすそをおぼえている。||16|
|Week 12||Dec 21st||177||87%||あんまりだと思う。||16|
|Week 13||Dec 28th||193||96%||The End||17|
*break in middle of conversation
- Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter(s) and any content in future chapters.
- When asking for help, please mention the chapter and page number. Also mention what version of the book you are reading.
- Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
- To you lurkers out there: Join the conversation, it’s fun!
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Additional Resources - Vocabulary lists
FloFlo Word List (Requires free account)
Proper Noun Readings
|桜井||さくらい||mrahhal said so|
|田辺 雄一||たなべ ゆういち||mrahhal said so|