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

Are… are we sure this is an absolute beginner book? This is looking worse than Yotsuba. At least she doesn’t slur everything she says.

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I know the book gets a lot of recommendation for beginners. That’s actually why I decided to join for しろくまカフェ, as it seems to get a lot of recommendation for beginners.

I imagine it’ll be fine so long as readers know what to expect from Chi’s speech, and focus their sense of progress on reading the human speech. I haven’t actually read through any of Chi’s Sweet Home yet, though.

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Yeah, I haven’t even taken off the shrinkwrapping. :stuck_out_tongue:

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@Belthazar
Yeah, thankfully, most of the text in the book - from a flip-through of my copy, as I’ve only read the first few chapters before - is from the humans and uses kanji, furigana, and correct pronunciations and grammar points, as far as I can tell. Chi’s thoughts are also mostly made up of reaction words and sounds or one word questions, so after the first chapter or two, it shouldn’t be too hard to parse through.

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It is way easier than Yotsuba.
:slight_smile:

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Surely you mean, “this doesn’t look as good as Yotsuba”?!
:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

By the way, if anyone is interested, the Yotsuba bookclub is currently taking a short break. We’ve just finished volume 8 (thanks so much again @Belthazar and @Kazzeon for all you have done and are doing in the club) and will start volume 9 just as soon as the demand becomes overwhelming! :joy: I started volume 1 as a complete beginner and with the help of the good people here have read 8 volumes! Looking forward to the next one!

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I went to my nearest bookstore today and they didn’t have it. I asked if they could order it and got the crossed-hands “impossible” response. So Amazon gets another sale. Arrives Saturday.

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That’s way too soon! :joy:

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Where did you buy it? Could you link the webpage?

I’m looking forward to this.

When do we start reading/discussing?

If you’re just looking for some place to buy the ebook, there are some links in the first post you can check out:

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I didn’t look at the first post :man_facepalming: Thanks

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This is my first time taking part in the absolute beginner book club, but I’m at the point with my Japanese where I need to force myself to read (and read things at my level) rather than just dipping in and out of things and bouncing off them because they’re too difficult. Hopefully being involved with the club will keep me motivated! :slight_smile:

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I’m in. Got my book on order.

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I just ordered my copy! Excited to try it out.

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Ok yes ok ok I want to be in this. I’ve never participated before but I’m up for it. I think.

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I think at least a few weeks from now?
@FlamySerpent when are we starting? Since this seems to be the last week for the previous book club.

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Can we start the weekly schedule on a monday this time? :joy:

As one of those guys who fell from the Shirokuma train, I will happily join this new adventure!
Apparently, the key will be to ignore those “meowlogisms”!

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This is mostly true, but the young boy often uses kiddie language too, which can be a bit of a barrier. This bit comes into play when they finally give Chi her name. We’ll definitely have to work together for that.

For my experience, I joined the よつばと! club a while back, but fell off after a few chapters due to difficulty and real-life obligations. A little while later, I did pick up the digital versions of Chi a while ago and did better. The meow-isms and kiddie language a bit of a struggle, but less so than in よつばと!

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