レンタルおにいちゃん Home Thread (Absolute Beginner Book Club) - Now Reading Week Eleven!

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Anyone else really enjoying reading this and would be down to continue with the other volumes in a separate Book Club upon finishing??? I’m not the fastest so probably wouldn’t be able to facilitate that, however, if someone else would make the Home Thread I’d very happily support and get involved.

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Ohhh I was just wondering about this could you link me to it?! Me too!

We don’t have anything set up yet for a spin-off book club to continue the series, but I’m planning on setting one up. I figured I’ll post about it as we begin the final chapter, which is just around the corner. (Unless someone else really wants to be the one to manage the spin-off club instead, and has been planning for it in secret.)

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Just checking in, I’d be down for participating on a spin-off book club! :smile:

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Count me in :smile:

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Week 11 thread is up - Week 11.

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We’ve reached the start of the final chapter, bringing us to the last few weeks of volume 1.

However, the story won’t end there.

Kanami’s challenges will escalate in volume 2: at home, with her big brother; at school, with Sae-chan; at the park, with Kansai-ben.

At least a few readers are interested in continuing the story as an offshoot reading club. A few polls for those who are interested:

Purchasing Volume 2

Some offshoot clubs begin immediately after the book club ends. Others give time, as some readers need to purchase the next volume and wait for it to ship.

What’s your status on volume 2?
  • I already own volume 2.
  • I plan buying a physical copy, but haven’t yet.
  • I plan buying a digital copy, but haven’t yet.
  • I’m not planning to read volume 2.

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Reading While Awaiting Shipment

If physical copy readers order today, and if we started volume 2 immediately after volume 1, this would allow almost three weeks for it to arrive.

Further, the first two chapters of volume 2 are available to read for free legally on Pixiv.

If we follow the same reading speed (three weeks per chapter), readers buying a physical copy could read along digitally for up to six weeks. This would allow two months for volume 2 to arrive, if ordered today.

If you’re going to buy physical, but it takes too long to arrive, how do you feel about reading digital in a web browser to begin with?
  • I wouldn’t like it. It’s physical or nothing. I’d catch up when my book arrives.
  • I wouldn’t mind reading digital until my order arrives.
  • I’m buying digital, so I’m good.
  • Just show results.

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Actually, not only chapters 6 and 7, but chapters 9 and 10 are also available for free to read online. The original Pixiv release of chapter 8 (no furigana) is available for free, as well.

Technically you could read the whole volume without buying it. This should help those of you who’ve used up all your free cash renting big brothers.

Starting Volume 2

The Absolute Beginner Book Club is starting 10 Minute Biographies on November 7th, immediately following the end of volume 1.

Compared with レンタルおにいちゃん, Biographies will be both easier and harder. Easier because you’ll have more well-formed sentences that don’t drop words and particles and cut off early. Harder because you have a more dense package of text without a lot of imagery to help infer what is being said.

Absolute beginner readers who want to tackle both volume 2 and also Biographies may find it difficult to keep up if both begin at the same time, preferring an adjustment period to get used to Biographies.

For those of you who would like to read volume 2, when is your preferred start date?
  • Early November (around 7th to 14th)
  • Late November (around 15th to 30th)
  • December
  • Just show results.

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Reading Pace

Volume 1 split into 13 weeks, with page counts ranging from 10 to 14 pages per week. Volume 2 is about 25 pages longer, so a similar schedule would last 16 weeks (four months).

For those of you who want to read volume 2, how have you felt about the pace of volume 1 over the past few chapters?
  • I’m not planning on reading volume 2.
  • The reading pace has been a bit too fast for me.
  • The reading pace has been about the right speed.
  • The reading pace has been a bit too slow for me.
  • Just show results.

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