コーヒーが冷めないうちに (Intermediate Book Club)

Yes, here:Week 2: コーヒーが冷めないうちに (Intermediate BC)

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Hello everyone, Week 3 topic was created to continue the reading, you can find it here: Week 3: コーヒーが冷めないうちに (Intermediate BC)

Please note that the end of Wk 3 portion was moved a few sentences further to match the end of the passage, the new end phrase is 途方にくれていた。It is still the same page in the paperback version though.

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FYI, the weekly read aloud has started over on discord!

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Hello everyone who might be following this thread but hesitating to join the club! This Saturday we start the Week 5 reading, which is also the end of the first story in the book. You are welcome to join us with a fresh new start of the second story. Stories are to a certain extent independent, so it is fine to pick up the book at this point as well. Jump to Week 5 discussion where we are also deciding on the reading pace for Wk6 onwards. Cheers! :relaxed:

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We still doing the live reading this week?

I am in one (or two? :sweat_smile:) too many bookclubs right now, and unfortunately I’ve decided to drop this book because it is the least attractive for me ((a) I know what’s going to happen because I watched the movie, and (b) I find the writing the most underwhelming of them all, so there is nothing left that really makes me want to read it…). Sorry folks :cry:

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Hello everyone who is following this thread! Today we start the Week 9 reading, which covers the last part of the 2nd story inside the book. In case you’d like to join us, on 21st of August we’ll start the 3rd story and you are welcome to jump in!

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Hello, I really want to join a book club to practice Japanese. I have two questions : is it okay to join now when the reading has already begun ? And I am planning to take the N3 exam this December, so I would say I am not too far from a N3 level (my grammar is still quite bad but somehow my reading comprehension is good for N3 level…). Do you think it would be okay for my current level ? Or should I take a look and find an easier book to read ? Thanks a lot :slight_smile:

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Yes, anyone is welcome to join at any time.
I’m not sure about your other question, but you know if you have any questions about grammar there are always people willing to help. :grin:

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In my opinion this book isn’t too bad grammar-wise, at around N3 you’re probably at a good level to give it a try :smiley:

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It sounds like you are at a perfect level to attempt this book. The writing is very simple and to the point. If you’ve never read a novel before, you may stumble a bit in the beginning as you get accustomed to reading lengthy prose passages with multiple relative clauses, but this will get easier as you go. Also, there will probably be a good amount of vocab you’re not familiar with, but we’ve assembled some pretty nice vocab spreadsheets that coincide with each week’s reading to help with that.

I’d say go for it. We’d be happy to have you!

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Hello everyone, and again this week is the time when we finish the 3rd story of the current book. Next week we’ll start the 4th and the last story. If anyone wishes to try reading a book of this level or to warm up before the onset of the next book - next week is the perfect moment to give it a try! Welcome to the discussions :slight_smile:

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Okay, this is my last post on this thread, I have finished chapter 1 now, but it it took ages. I can’t remember when I’d last been so put off by a character as I was by Fusako. I’d better read something else now or I’ll probably give up on Japanese literature entirely… .

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Yeah, no need to worry about missing any of the context, because the book will recap everything you need to know. Perhaps even multiple times.

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