キノの旅 Home Thread (Intermediate Book Club)

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Yessss join ussss

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I’m still hesitating to join this club.

Besides WK I’ve been studying grammar via Tae Kims Guide. I actually feel quite comfortable about beginner’s and intermediate grammar. Besides that, I started with the Satori Reader three months ago and got more confident in grammar.
From the beginning of march I will have semester break, so there will be plenty of time, so that I can study the vocab. I need to add about 60 vocab per week, which is absolutely managable.

BUT I’m afraid that the intermediate book club could be a little bit too hard for me. What do you think? Is it really a good idea for al level 30 durtle to join here?

~T :lion:

Maybe because 何故 starts with な like 何?

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It’s hard to say since I don’t know specifically how difficult キノの旅 is to read, though I can say I started reading light novels a little before level 30 with only 時をかける少女 and a bunch of NHK easy articles of previous reading experience, and for that particular LN it was very doable.

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No harm in trying except to your finances and pride!

Wait that came out less encouraging than intended. What I meant is, the best way to get ready to read books is to read books! Or, you’ll never know when you’re ready - you just have to do it!

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It might not help you judge whether the pace will be manageable for you or not, but the original nomination has sample pages which you could try reading to see whether your grammar is about right.

Of course, the first few pages are always quite hard as you get into it.

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I guess the best you can do is read the first three pages (in the nomination post) and ask yourself if you are prepared to do 15 pages per week.

Of course the first few pages are always harder, since you get used to the author’s writing as you read, and certain terms are often repeated that you had to look up before.

It is totally up to you, of course. If you feel like reading it, go for it! Wild abandon and whatnot.

I do remember thinking that maybe I would’ve enjoyed the reading a bit more if I didn’t start off trying to read as difficult books as I did, though. Reading (much) above your level makes it harder to enjoy the writing and I ended up getting bored with the chore of slugging through word by word. Whether this would be the case for you and キノの旅, you will have to judge for yourself.

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I read the prologue twice already and still have no clue when each character is talking. :rofl:

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That’s always a problem for me too at first, it usually gets better the farther I go into a book/series and get used to each character’s personality and speech and whatever though :sweat_smile:

I mean, when you don’t yet know what the heck is going on, it’s a bit irritating.

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Wow, it acutally looks quite right for me! Thanks for the tip with the sample pages!

… so I think I’ll join and buy a copy then
cheers guys!

[Edit: Book will arrive between 12th and 22nd of february, yay!]

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Well! I already have this book and am trying to get back into my Japanese study after yet another looooong break, so count me in! :grinning:

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Hey, I remember you from years ago!

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Yay! I’m remembered vaguely!

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I remember you also! You were around in like 2013, right?

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You might remember my old avatar lol

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I just joined the beginner book club a couple months ago for 時をかける少女 and it’s a great experience. That’s the first light novel I’ve read where I’ve had good comprehension and not given up on it, both thanks in large part to the club.

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That’s not actually a light novel, though it is a quite light novel (if that makes any sense)

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I remember you really specifically…from your post 18 minutes ago…:wink:

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…does that make sense? :laughing:

Is it not a light novel because the physical dimensions are wrong? Or because it’s a short story?

Regardless, it will be the first of any sort of Japanese novel that I will finish.

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I may be wrong, but to my understanding light novels come in many volumes and stuff, like manga.

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I’ve yet to actually figure out what the definition of ‘light novel’ is outside of ‘usually trash’
: D

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