Same! I skip a looooot of the handwritten stuff and I don’t understand the grammar a lot of times (maybe because it’s mostly very polite speech? idk) but I’m too lazy to look it up and just read on. I love reading it in Japanese and I know that I will re-read it one day in Japanese, hopefully with more grammar knowledge under my belt, so I don’t mind glossing over all the stuff I don’t fully get now.
Wow, I can’t believe I’ve finished reading volume 1 of my all time favorite manga.
I remember posting in December 2019 that I don’t think I will be able to handle Skip Beat in 2020 yet. But now I did it. Of course with glossing over a lot of things and not understanding each sentence completely. But still!!!
Thank you so much @lifev for starting this bookclub! Without it, I still wouldn’t have dared to try to read Skip Beat because I was scared I wasn’t ready yet. But mostly thanks to the vocab sheet and knowing that others are reading it with me, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.
Now, I’m wondering what the ones who never read Skip Beat before think of volume 1?
I’m so happy to hear that I also like the feeling of doing something together!
I feel the same! In the last 2 chapters I stopped looking up every little thing I don’t get, and I think it is completely OK at this stage. I feel that for me it is more efficient to study grammar with Tobira and Bunpro than spending forever on parsing unknown grammar points. I want to reread the manga in a year and see how much easier it became. I’m sure that there will be some progress
Sounds like we’ll need to do a reread club then
I’ve never read Skip Beat before and don’t know anything about it past volume 1! I enjoyed it a lot. I don’t yet care about anything other than the main character, but I really, really enjoy her~