コンビニ人間 Home Thread (Intermediate Book Club)

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Welcome to コンビニ人間

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Where to buy

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Discussion Threads

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Read-along Sessions

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.

Next session (in your timezone): Sunday, July 7, 2019 12:30 PM TZ

Reading Schedule

Starting date: June 29th

Week Start Date End Page (PB) End Page (HB) End Kindle Location End Percentage Ebook End Phrase Pages
Week 1 June 29th 18 13 129 9% どんどん大人になっていった。 11
Week 2 July 6th 27 22 229 15% 人間にしているのだった。 9
Week 3 July 13th 36 31 320 20% 世界を信じている。 9
Week 4 July 20th 49* 44* 461 29% と店長が言った 13
Week 5 July 27th 62 55 575 36% 唇を拭った。 13
Week 6 August 3rd 77 70 733 45% 同じ朝を微笑んでいる。 15
Week 7 August 10th 89 82 846 52% へと向かった。 12
Week 8 August 17th 100 92 961 59% 済んだのに、と思った。 11
Week 9 August 24th 111 103 1071 65% 口に運んだ。 11
Week 10 August 31st 121 112 1165 71% 私のかけがえのない同志だった。 10
Week 11 September 7th 134 125 1294 79% 見つめていた。 13
Week 12 September 14th 146 137 1415 86% ぼんやり見上げていた。 12
Week 13 September 21st 161 151 1562 95% 15

*Not a real break point.

Discussion Rules

  • 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.
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Additional Resources - Vocabulary lists

FloFlo Word List (Requires free account)

Proper Noun Readings

Name Reading Notes Proof
古倉 ふるくら Main character’s last name Furigana
恵子 けいこ Main character’s first name English version description
菅原 すがわら Coworker Common reading
いずみ Coworker Common reading
白羽 しらは Coworker, week 4 Furigana
麻美 まみ Sister, week 5 Common reading
悠太郎 ゆうたろう Nephew, week 5
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Are you planning to read コンビニ人間 with the book club?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure
  • Yes, but I might start late

0 voters

If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback
  • Hardback

0 voters

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There seemed to be a few people talking about delaying the start of this book with respect to Haruhi so here’s another poll to decide on that:

When would you prefer to start reading コンビニ人間?

  • June 22nd (No delay)
  • June 29th (1 Week delay)
  • July 6th (2 Weeks delay)
  • I don’t care

0 voters

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Might be worth changing the book version poll to three options:

  • eBook
  • paperback
  • hardback

I thought there was at least one more besides me with the hardback.

I’ll try to see if I can correlate the page numbers when I have access to the book later.

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Apparently you can’t change a poll after 5 minutes :sweat:

I’m not sure which edition I got until my black ship box turns up. I just got the cheapest one on amazon marketplace.

You can remove it and add another poll.
You can fake that by changing the name of the poll

[poll name=anewhope … (rest of the options)]

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You might want to note in the schedule to read the page without a natural break to the end of the page. We might also need the end of the last line each week like Kino so it’s easy to identify.

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(for people with e-books who do not have convenient page counts)

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Updated the book version poll, sorry to everyone that had already voted :cry:

@seanblue I have the ebook so I’ll need someone to tell me the sentences. I don’t know if this might make it easier (pages are different?):

If you make the main post a wiki I’ll add them over the weekend.

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I added in the hardback pages and what I suspect are the ending phrases for those sections (projecting the 4-10 page drift between the versions over the course of the book). Please edit the ending phrases if I got them wrong, and delete the HB page number, then—once I know the exact ending phrase—I can update the HB page.

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You got them all right. Thanks!

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There’s been a vocabulary list on Floflo for the last couple of months, if anyone is interested in pre-learning vocab.

Based on the word parser, here’s the book stats for a WK user at level 30:


~3.3k words that aren’t katakana and about ~1.56k words to learn.

Book stats for a level 30 (2+ frequency words only)


of ~1.7k words about ~540 are unknown


Anyway, yeah, based on the word counts I think this will be a pretty decent book even for people who are new to reading, especially since there are people in the thread to help with grammar :ok_hand:

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I had forgotten this was on Floflo.
Welp, added to the first post now. (I don’t think there is a way to get a more direct link? Correct me if I’m wrong)

Those stats give me hope that this one will be manageable enough that I’ll have time to attempt not getting crushed by Haruhi buut we’ll see. I have heard scary things about that book…

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This is a direct link but for some reason it’s bugged for users who aren’t logged in. No idea what’s causing it right now.

Yeah idk I think I’ll be passing on Haruhi. It looks hard so if I’m interested im just gonna watch the anime :thinking:

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I’ve heard it’s really hard (and the stats on Floflo would support that), but the sample wasn’t too bad. Also, the anime looks like it’s a pretty confusing adaption, which is why I haven’t watched it and wanted to read it instead.

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It seems no delay and 2 weeks delay keep being tied…
Maybe we can do 1 week delay so that literally no one gets their way :thinking:

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But that’s part of the charm (think: the last episode of Evangelion). And you could always watch it in the chronological order instead of airing order. I recommend trying it out after you’ve read the source material, at least for the kyoani visuals.

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I hated the last episode of Evangelion and End of Evangelion. :wink:

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