Despite this book being Vol. 2, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to read it without knowing Vol. 1. There seem to be some back references to persons we met in Vol. 1 but it’s probably not too involved. In any case, if you are wondering about anything while reading this book, you are of course free to ask and somebody can fill you in.
Welcome to Volume 2 on our journey with Saikawa and Moe
This volume has ~100 pages less than Vol. 1 while it has 13 chapters instead of 11, so each chaper is quite a bit shorter. Therefore I thought we might aim for reading 2 chapters per week, perhaps? That means about 60-70 pages per week instead of the ~45 we had for vol. 1.
The numbers in the OP are based off of some backwards calculations from the ebook, so I might be off by a few pages per chapter, but I feel like that doesn’t really matter at that speed anyways. I think.
In case anybody has real page numbers from the paperback book, I’d be glad to have a glance at the index!
What do you think, does that sound reasonable to you? Do you have an alternative suggestion?
Volume 1 ends on June 25th. I was thinking of having a 2-week break to give @valkow a bit more leeway for keeping up with volume 1, while on the other hand not waiting too long. (It sounded to me like @Redglare and @Belerith probably won’t join us soon anyways…?!)
That would mean starting on July 10th. What do you think about this?
Oh absolutely! I’m just putting out some proposals and am happy to adjust of course.
Regarding the reading speed, I was of the impression that I’m probably the slowest person in the group (it usually takes me about 3 days to read the current assignments), but now that I think about it again, I’m not sure about @Jfredel78 reading speed? (@Jfredel78 please feel fee to speak up and tell us what you think about the schedule.)
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My problem is that I read very little during the week and then rush to finish the chapter on Friday or Saturday. So I’m always lagging behind. But one chapter a week is good for me, helps to keep me on pace.
If others don’t want a break, I don’t mind not having one! (I also don’t at all mind having one, if others want one.) I’ll probably finish the book I’m reading tomorrow, and then I’m going to try and focus on this one. I can aim to be done by June 25th.
Ok! In that case, let’s go with the 2-chapters-per-week schedule I laid out in the OP. (I need to put this in writing right now before my courage dwindles )
Unless somebody speaks up and says that they think it’s a bad idea, of course.
And if we discover that it was too fast, we can of course adjust the schedule at any time.
Great In that case, we can start straight away! June 26th is the start date, then.
Good point! I checked back with @Myria who already finished this volume, and they said that it shouldn’t be much of a problem to read vol. 2 without knowing vol. 1. There seem to be some back references to persons we met in vol. 1 but it didn’t sound too involved. In any case, if people are wondering, they are of course free to ask and somebody can fill them in.