Everybody should feel free to post and ask questions–it’s what makes book clubs fun! But please do not post until you are familiar with Spoiler Courtesy!
Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.
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Finally the girl makes her long-awaited appearance.
I was surprised how long both 暦 and 和音 take to realize that their misunderstanding about what happened before was the result of a paralllel shift. Both must be aware of its existence, as 暦 has experienced it himself 5 years ago (grandfather dead / not dead / dead) and 和音 is wearing the indicating device.
I think this is the first time I’ve seen だとか used after the volitional form of a verb. Is this somehow different from a normal Verb+とか used to express non-exhaustive lists of actions? Does the だとか add some different nuance or something?
Had to basically speed read through the weekly reading, because genius me forgot that it’s friday and he has a ton of reading left to do. if only I was as smart as calendar
Starting the chapter off with Koyomi saying that he doesn’t need to study at all or read the textbooks in advance, or most anything to get the best grades is definitely an odd choice. I do feel that basically the first section of this part was koyomi mainly humble bragging about just how smart he is. But I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and say that it’s probably because his father is quite smart instead of it being the author’s dream or life story. Though I do think that this part is already leagues better than the introduction. Once we left the “look at me, I’m so smart, but also sad ” part, the actual meeting with the girl and the parts after that do have me intrigued. So I’m definitely looking forward next week’s this week’s reading
Running a week behind due to my Grad School thesis, but I actually really enjoyed this chapter! I knew very little about this book going in, but I was wondering when we would finally meet the girl Glad the ball is rolling now!
Quick clarification question. I believe that Koyomi is still the narrator for all of the “I’m such a massive genius” part, but then when he described Kazune as the top-scoring student three months ago, does that imply that since Koyomi stopped trying, she rose to take his spot?