チーズスイートホーム Home Thread (Absolute Beginner Book Club)

I have the first book coming but it may come late. Either way I will try and participate in discussions!

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You can never go wrong with ‘meow meow’ :joy:

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Anyone know if buying this book on kindle has a currency change fee?

I’m in Australia, and I don’t get a fee with Kindle purchases.
Though I use my Amazon Japan account to buy Kindle books, which might be why.

My book just came through the mail!!! I’m so ready for this club

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mine too :smiley:

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I already had the book in my shelf for a few years now and am looking forward to finally start it with you guys! :slight_smile:

Still have to finish the last chapters of しろくまカフェ first, though. Luckily, we have an official holiday today and I also took a day off tomorrow. I hope I’ll have enough time to keep up with the pace until the end this time… :sweat_smile:

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Is this legal? :thinking: Otherwise, I think it would be against the forums ToS or something.

I know there are legal places you can get the book for free, but not just a site with a bunch of free manga. .-. (Unless you download it temporarily)

You are correct. Although most of the eBook sites on the first post already have samples.

I’d recommend checking eBookJapan from time to time, I got the book for free there.

Deleted the post just in case, looking at the rest of the site, it looks pretty sketchy on the copyright front! Thanks for the heads up :cowboy_hat_face:

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Yeah, with the coins and all. But maybe it’s just their method of payment and it really goes towards the authors, but :man_shrugging:.

I’d guess one thing is having manga without a license but at least not charging for it, and then there’s having manga without a license and then charging for it. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Anytime you exchange currency the exchange rate itself is usually the fee. For example, right now, the “official” exchange rate for JPY to USD is .0093. The exchange rate offered by Amazon is .0096. This is a really good rate. That “official” rate is usually only available for large commercial accounts. For example, if I took JPY to Bank of America today then the rate they would give me is .00882 (Note this is going the reverse direction so lower is worse).

Amazon does mention that your bank may charge additional fees but I have not seen that.

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Is your account linked to a Japanese address somehow? I have an Amazon Japan account but it won’t sell this book to me (or most Kindle books) as they are region locked :frowning:

You used to just be able to use a Japanese address (I use my free Japanese address from the tensou website).
However, when I went to buy this one, I had to use “SetupVPN” the google chrome extension.

So I think it must be a recent thing that you have to actually be in the country, since I used to be fine with just the address.

Are we starting at Japanese Time?

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This is also my first real attempt (looking at a couple of pages and trying to read them doesn’t count, I wasn’t trying to read the thing only see how hard it potentially would be) outside graded readers! In fact I will keep reading graded readers whenever I finish the week’s Chi reading. :slight_smile: I’m currently taking time to read three times per week.

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I’m going to make a thread in the evening my time, just like with Shirokuma:3 So it’s gonna be early morning in Japan, Australia and so on:3 So in ~8 hours from now:)

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This looks like it should be a cute read. Can’t wait to start.

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The weekly thread is here:3 Boop I will post new ones around this time from now on:3

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Yay! My copy arrived right on time. Glad I didn’t fork over for expedited shipping.

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