ユージニア 🌹 (Advanced Book Club)

In the BookWalker edition, the chaper names seem to be on their own page - is that what you are seeing as well? Or is there even more blank space around the chapters?

In the BookWalker edition, there is even a short chapter before the prologue which is called 手紙. Are you seeing that as well in the book? I’m posting it here for comparison:

手紙

Start of prologue

@omk3 Thanks for posting the table of contents! Always a good idea to check the Amazon preview, I totally forgot about that :bowing_woman:
I will update the numbers for my schedule later as I am a bit busy atm.

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Such consistent chapter lengths :heart_eyes:

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Yes, the chapter-name pages are what I meant by ‘blank’, and the 手紙 is present.

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@pocketcat and I had the idea of running a book club in a bilingual fashion, with Japanese learners reading the book in Japanese and (Japanese native speakers who are) English learners reading the book in English. We mulled this over for some time and are happy to announce that this book club will be the first bilingual one!

Please see the OP for some more information (and of course, please fill in the bilingual poll!). And if you know any Japanese native speakers who would be interested in joining this club, please direct them here.

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Finally the ユージニア / Aosawa Murders Book Club is starting! Here is our discussion thread for week 1:

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Welcome to Week 2!

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Onward to week 3!

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I’m curious to see what week 4 brings!

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Week 5 is here! What will we learn next?

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Here is Week 6:

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Week 7 is on the doorstep!

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Happy Holidays everybody! I have a special present for you: This week we will read two chapters! But don’t worry, the second chapter is pretty short.

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…I still haven’t finished this past week’s reading :scream: I should get on that

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Here is Week 9 - this week we’re back to just one chapter:

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Hello and welcome to Week 10!

This week is the longest of all, we will be reading two chapters again, with ~47 pages in total. But after that it’s back to normal again, I promise :innocent:

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I just finished the book and just fyi, ユージニアノート is not part of the novel, it’s an afterword that was added in the 文庫本 version. So don’t feel like you have to read it. Interestingly though, it uses the same interview format as the rest of the book. It’s not super clear to me if Onda wrote it herself? It’s not from her pov but the style is the same and there’s no name on it. The afterword mostly talks about the hardcover version of the book, so it’s a bit hard to picture when you haven’t seen it. I found some pictures here and here.

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The penultimate week is here!

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Incredible but true: This is the last week of Eugenia!

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Alright, the book club is now officially over, and it’s time for the

Satisfaction Poll!

Have you read ユージニア?

  • I finished it
  • I’m still reading and I plan on finishing it
  • I don’t plan to finish it
  • I never even started it

0 voters

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

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Unsure / Didn’t finish

0 voters

If you read the book, how would you rate its difficulty?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Moderate effort
  • Significant effort
  • So much effort my head might explode
  • I don’t know

0 voters

Participation Statistics

I’m quite impressed at the almost constant participant rate. Almost everybody managed to stick with the club to the very end - well done everybody! I also like the spikes in discussion activity a lot :joy_cat:

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I never know how to answer the effort question. “Minimal effort” sounds like I’m bragging, but moderate effort makes it sound harder than I found it? It’s not even just about language difficulty, because I was so interested in the content that I always finished the chapters before I knew it, difficult or not… :person_shrugging:

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