乳と卵 (Advanced Book Club)

Mhh, the edition linked on Amazon shows フランス語版 for some reason. Might be a mistake on their end? The preview is in Japanese. Since I’m in France, I’d be pretty upset if I ordered the book all the way from Japan, just to get a french edition >_>

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Huh. Thanks for spotting this! Looks weird indeed. It says “French edition” at the top and “Language: French” at the bottom. But the book title and author are written in Japanese, and if you look at the “look inside” it’s still Japanese though :thinking:

On top of that, there is the Kindle edition page but if you go to “all formats and editions” and select the cheaper of the two paperback options, you get to the “French Edition” page again :exploding_head:

I chatted with Amazon support but they only repeated what’s on the webpage (i.e. that it is French). I asked whether they had additional information to support this, but they basically said they only had the same information that we can see. :woman_shrugging:

My guess would be that it is still a Japanese book, but I’d label this as “buy at your own risk” :cry:

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Thanks for investigating!

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By the way if anybody manages to grab hold of a Japanese paperback (not a French one :sweat_smile:) I’d be grateful for the page numbers of our breaks so that I can add them to the schedule.
Same for Kindle locations and percentages, if anybody is reading on Kindle.
Thanks!

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On the other hand, all the other info (ISBN, publisher, publication date, number of pages) refers to the Japanese edition. This is the French version and all these things are different. As you said: :woman_shrugging:

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あああああああああぁぁあああああア!!
I’ve been wanting to read that book forever.

… Okay, I will find a way to join this club despite life.

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Have you found a way :eyes: ?

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I’m traveling until end of September, but may still join for the last part. A shorter book club might actually suit me better than one going for 2 months+.

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I did end up buying it btw and I can confirm it’s in Japanese.

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Paperback
week 1 pg 44
week 2 pg 77
week 3 pg 107
week 4 pg 133?

If still needed :eyes:

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Not sure that I’ll be able to keep up, I have a lot going on in my life right now, but I bought the ebook, and will start reading next week. ^^

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Thank you! Will add it to the OP tomorrow.

BTW what is the number of the first page?

You’re welcome! pg 9

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Welcome to 乳と卵! Let’s head straight into week 1 - it’s the longest of the four weeks, so I hope we can fully focus on it while we’re still fresh :wink:

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Here is week 2 already!

With this short and fast-paced book, this week will get us to the halfway mark of the whole book, and way past the halfway mark of the first story! Looking forward to hearing what you think about it :slight_smile:

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I have found a way!
A bit late, but yay.

After reading a bunch of 400+ pages books, I have to say it feels strange to hold such a smol boi. :joy:

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Our main story is drawing to an end already! Welcome to week 3:

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It’s already the last week of our little book club :slight_smile:
This week we’ll cover the book’s second story:

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Satisfaction Poll Time!

Congrats to everybody who made it through our mini-bookclub :slight_smile: Here is the usual poll:

Have you read 乳と卵?

  • 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

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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

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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

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Participation Statistics

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The reader base was very consistent. The spike in comments in week 3 is probably due to it being the end of the main story, so judging from that, the story was something worth speaking about :slight_smile:

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About my satisfaction rating, I voted 4, but it’s more like I loved the main story (would grade 5 I guess) and absolutely hated the extra story (1). Then I scaled by their respective length, so I ended up with a number that is absolutely not representative of my enjoyment at any singular point :sweat_smile:

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