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

My mouse has taken to double-clicking uncontrollably but after a lot of frustration the Week 11 thread is finally here!

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We are sooo close! New thread up.

Now back to reading to catch up

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Uhh, I finished the book. :eyes:

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I’m disappointed (but also low key wanting to do the same)

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No regrets.

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well now I’m tempted

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We made it! Last thread is here:

Making the threads and constantly getting things wrong was fun, with this I go into retirement…for now.

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We should make a poll to let people vote on how they liked the book. Like a 5 point “hated it” to “loved it” kind of scale.

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Have you read コンビニ人間?

  • I finished コンビニ人間
  • I’m still reading コンビニ人間, but plan on finishing it
  • I don’t plan to finish コンビニ人間
  • I never even started コンビニ人間

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If you read the book, how would you rate it on a 5 point scale? (1-hated it, 5-loved it)

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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Unsure / Didn’t finish

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@seanblue You are right. I based this off the 時をかける少女 one :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Oh! Fairly high average score this time around. :slight_smile:

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コンビニ人間 is by far the best of the Japanese books I’ve read so far. That’s only four books, but :man_shrugging:

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I had finals, following a two week vacation, following a move first from Japan back to home and then another move in my home country, so I never finished :sob:. Still on like week 6. Wondering if I should continue or just move to Kitchen once we start it… Don’t think I’ll have time for both while writing my thesis.

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It’s very worth continuing it if you can. And when Kitchen starts focus on that but maybe just try continuing this whenever you can.

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I’m in a similar, though not as hectic, boat. Vacation, conference, and an unexpected crisis on a volunteer project. I just finished week 10 reading last night.

Given how well received the book has been, (see poll above), I’d recommend finishing. I plan to finish.

Reading キッチン for me will depend on where I am at when it starts. As much as I would like to read it, I am also behind on JLPT preparation for December, so not looking likely.

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I found the second volume:

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Look what I found!

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Also on Bookwalker :smile:

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(And now in the correct thread :wink: )

The other day, I bumped into an article about the Joumon period, and I figured I’d leave a link here in case anybody wants to deepen their knowledge in that respect :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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‘On the southernmost Ryukyu Islands, women had the back of their hands and fingers tattooed. Known as hajichi , they were marked to ward off bad luck and to get along with their mothers-in-law, the logic being that any woman who could endure the pain of getting inked could tolerate their in-laws.’

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In case anyone else is interested in the free magazine mentionend in the article, here it is: http://jomonzine.com/

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Finally managed to finish the book thanks to winter vacation. Helps being in a ski cottage with not a lot of things to do (skiing of course but not the whole day) :smiley: Read until week 4 I think with the bookclub but then had it on hold until last week. Finally I’ve read my first Japanese book! I felt this was quite a good level, although there sometimes was grammar that went over my head. Thanks for the discussions; they helped a lot! Not sure how I feel about the ending, the book got a lot heavier towards the end…

Gonna read キノの旅 next as I already have learned a lot of words for it, when I thought I was going to read it. Let’s see if I can participate in the next book-club book. I do have 氷菓 in my bookshelf, but I’d rather not play catch-up.

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