This is the first novel I finished in Japanese. I think it’s a great first novel. Enjoy
Oh! How hard did you find it? What was your approximate Japanese proficiency when you started?
Also, I put that I’m currently reading it but that’s a lie. Haha, whoops.
You can just edit your vote
(Hide results then vote again)
Sooo after seeing you guys’ discussion in the other thread, I ended up purchasing this one with my order too! Not quite sure when it’ll arrive yet though since I got it through Tenso and it’s my first time buying anything through them…
I’d be keen to read this one, but I’m not sure how hard it would be for my current level.
Here’s the original Nomination Post with links to sample pages.
@Naphthalene My faith in you is restored.
Because you told me how to change my answer. lol
But you don’t seem to have changed your answer, though
I unclicked it…I guess that doesn’t work.
You have to select a different option; can’t unvote.
Thanks for creating this @lopicake
I couldnt get the version thats pictured above, apparently its the only book out of 7 i ordered that cant be delivered to where i live… had to get what i assume is the furigana version… fingers crossed i ordered the right thing
Out of curiousity, are we planning on having a specific start date, or is the plan just to start whenever?
Thanks for putting this together by the way
Good question. Because my first impression was that there won’t be any schedule arranged… which tbh sounded cool to me. I can just come and share stuff about the book without feeling pressure to keep up with others.
I love the post-reading poll btw
Not incredibly hard but I had to use the dictionary a fair bit I guess. I think I was about level 36 or something like that when I started reading it. I struggled a bit through the first half but breezed through the rest after I got more used to reading. I had also been living in Japan for 7 months or so at the time. Overall the writing is quite straightforward so as long as you know the words (through a dictionary if need be) understanding it is not too difficult I think.
I went on to read 6 more books after that and am currently halfway through Norwegian Wood by Murakami Haruki. It gets easier very quickly the more you read. JLPT reading comprehension sections also become very easy.
Thanks, idk why I didn’t check the nomination post, didn’t even cross my mind.
It looks like it could be a little tricky for me judging by the first few pages. Looks a little harder than 時をかける少女 which I only want just able to get the gist of it.
I like that it’s out on kindle so I can look up unfamiliar vocab easily though. Still a maybe, but definitely one day!
Unfortunately you can’t unvote.
Is it just unfamiliar vocabulary that’s making it difficult for you or grammar as well?
Bit of both. My grammar is pretty not great, I’m most likely getting a Bunpo lifetime sub soon, so hopefully that’ll fix it.
No specific date! I plan on starting after I finish the book I’m currently reading which should be by this weekend hopefully.
Winnie the Pooh is deceptively easy and it’s kicking my tush. There are a ton of sentences like “Pooh said…” or “Piglet walked around.” and then there are certain passages that I have no idea what is happening. It’s crazy that it’s also using N2 grammar that I just started studying in depth. Plus all the nonsensical wordplay that is hard to wrap my head around in English let alone Japanese. Even my coworker looked through it and said 「まま難しいね。。。」
つまり、Winnie the Pooh is the true JLPT.
Yeah that’s what I’m hoping for! My original goal was to read 10 Japanese books this year but I’m feeling cocky and switching it to reading 10 before I take the N2 this July. Not sure books like 時をかける少女 will really be the same level. But I figure as long it gets me reading, Quantity>Quality and all that.
You might want to wait till the end of the year. Just like WK they don’t officially say it but I’m thinking the odds are good they’ll have another Lifetime Discount sale around the same time.