Thank you so much! I had naively believed the Bookwalker page which claims
but 232 pages is a dirty lie
In this case, my suggestion for a schedule would be 2 weeks per chapter for chapters 1-9 and 1 week each for chapters 10-11. Which would put us at 20 weeks total. (Unless you say that one page somehow has less text on it than in other books…)
(From the Bookwalker count (plus the amount of text I see in my ebook) I had hoped we could go with 2 chapters in 3 weeks, but this seems to be too fast given the numbers of the real book.)
Oh @Kumirei one final request please if I may: Could you post (or send me - my email address is in my profile) a pic of the first two or so pages of your book? I’d like to compare the amount of text, because maybe the physical book really contains less text per page compared to other books? (Still puzzled by this page numbering thing tbh)
Thank you, that helped a lot! There seems to be not too much difference to other books, text-amount-wise… So it’s probably not worth trying to come up with a slightly more compressed schedule (especially as we can hit the end of a chapter every other week, which I like).
EDIT: I added tentative breakdown to the OP; please have a look and comment!
Oh good, thank you for double-checking! Probably your graded readers are smaller than mine because they are of a higher level? I only own a set of Level 2 ones (from the same series as yours).
My graded readers are A5 while most of my novels are A6, just like yours. (I.e. they are twice the size!) But on your picture the novel and the graded reader look like they are almost the same size, so I went for a moment
BTW I like the text on that marketing banner! Let’s brace ourselves…
I had set up a vote for the start date of this book club in the Intermediate thread, and it just occurred to me that I should probably cross-post it here as well so that everybody can have say who wants to:
Unfortunately the WK level alone does not say too much about your other Japanese skills, but since you asked, I’d say level 40 sounds totally fine (especially if you decide to read a digital copy where you have a lookup option, but it should also be fine for the paper edition).
For Japanese in general, I’d say if you have N3 or equivalent knowledge, that should be sufficient. With N4, you might struggle a bit more, but it won’t be impossible if you are willing to put in the energy. You can always ask questions in the threads, and usually questions will get answers quickly.
I must say I’m much more fond of the German title than of the English one which sounds a bit… dunno… “cheap”?
(The German title says “The secret of Euler’s formula”)
I just bought the bookwalker e-book version. Is there a lookup option for bookwalker e-books? If I read in the browser I could use rikaichamp, but I would rather read with the bookwalker app on an Android tablet.
Not sure about lookup in the web version, but in the iOS app I can hold my finger on a word and I will get a popup that has an entry called “Dict”. This will give me results from my dictionaries for that entry. I’d suspect the Android app works in the same way.
(If you don’t see any results, you may want to select “Manage” in the lower left corner to pick the dictionaries you want to use. Or maybe configure them in some other way…)
The lookup with Rikaichamp does not work in the browser reader, as you can’t mark text in this view. In the Android app, Google translate is used to translate the selected text. The online help does not mention a possibility to configure other dictionaries.