博士の愛した数式 - The Housekeeper and the Professor 🎓🧮 (Intermediate Book Club)

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Welcome to 博士の愛した数式 - The Housekeeper and the Professor :mortar_board::abacus:

hakase

Where to buy

Amazon JP | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We will start reading on TBA.

Week Start Date End Phrase End Page End Percentage Page Count
Week 1 18 14
Week 2 [End Chapter 1] 33 11% 15
Week 3 14
Week 4 [End Chapter 2] 62 15
Week 5 16
Week 6 [End Chapter 3] 94 16
Week 7 12
Week 8 [End Chapter 4] 118 12
Week 9 16
Week 10 [End Chapter 5] 151 17
Week 11 11
Week 12 [End Chapter 6] 174 12
Week 13 14
Week 14 [End Chapter 7] 202 14
Week 15 12
Week 16 [End Chapter 8] 227 13
Week 17 14
Week 18 [End Chapter 9] 256 15
Week 19 [End Chapter 10] 269 13
Week 20 [End Chapter 11] 282 13

Discussion Rules

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Are you planning to read 博士の愛した数式 - The Housekeeper and the Professor :mortar_board::abacus: with the book club?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

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If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback

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@Kumirei Thanks for letting me know that the book arrived safely! I created this home thread so that we can discuss the schedule here (which I think is more focused).

I noticed that there are 11 chapters (at least in the ebook). What I would be interested in is

  1. The start page of each chapter
  2. The end page of the last chapter
  3. Whether the chapters start on their own pages or on the same page as the previous chapter ends.

Thank youuuu :kissing_heart:

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There is no TOC ANIME%20NITRO%20EMOTE%20SERVER-1

Chapters all start on new pages

Chapter Pages Count
1 5 - 33 29
2 34 - 62 29
3 63 - 94 32
4 95 - 118 24
5 119 - 151 33
6 152 - 174 23
7 175 - 202 28
8 203 - 227 25
9 228 - 256 29
10 257 - 269 13
11 270 - 282 13
参考文献 283 1
解説 284 - 291 8
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I’m “planning” to join, but it highly depends on how I’m managing to read 獣の奏者 and 本好き at the same time.

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Thank you so much! I had naively believed the Bookwalker page which claims

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but 232 pages is a dirty lie :scream:

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.)

Opinions and suggestions are welcome!

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On an unrelated note. Just stumbled over 小川洋子’s thoughts about this book in my “Read Real Japanese”

Has anyone read 『博士の愛した数式』を巡って and knows if it is spoilery? Would otherwise really like to read it beforhand to get used to her writing style.

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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!

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No problem

Pretty cover

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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). :woman_shrugging:

EDIT: I added tentative breakdown to the OP; please have a look and comment!

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I vote: read before but will enjoy following along with the book club, yay.

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Whoa this Hakase edition looks HUGE (when compared with the graded readers)! Is this a special edition?

For the sake of the reading schedule, could you maybe compare the contents of the first few pages with the pictures Kumirei posted above, to see whether the pages are the same?.. Thx!

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Maybe it’s the perspective in the photo? I don’t think it is any bigger than a regular novel. The chapter page numbers and images all match. Here’s the inside cover of mine.

Edit: mine is A6 size/文庫本

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 :scream: for a moment :joy_cat:

BTW I like the text on that marketing banner! Let’s brace ourselves… :roll_of_toilet_paper: :sob:

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